Friday, March 28, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

HO-scale Oak Tree for foreground

This is an oak tree I created with a sage armature and locally collected lichen and coarse foam foliage. I am very pleased with the results!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Younger Ponderosa Pines, Sage and Fire Lookout ready for installation.

I finally came up with a formula or process of creating young ponderosa pines for Jerry Franklin's SP&S Klickitat Junction Route in O-Scale. Although the layout is O-Scale, the Fire Lookout model is HO-Scale and the trees reduced in size a bit to add a forced perspective. This model will be added at the top of the tallest peak on the layout. As I get closer to the lower tracks, I will create larger trees with more detailed branches. The sage was made from local lichen found near Snoqualmie, Washington. I will take photos of the installation and post soon.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Fire Lookout Tower Complete (in HO-Scale) from a kit from the 1960's

I finally finished this kit from JV Models, circa 1960's. It turned out pretty darn good. I do not know how they did it back then without ACC glue! This is a model commissioned by Jerry Franklin to go on one of his mountain peaks on his Klickitat Junction Route of the SP&S. The model was an all wood kit. It is in HO-Scale which will lend to a forced perspective effect on his O-Gauge Model Railroad. I am creating the scenery for this layout.

More Gaming Maps for Game Masters I made in Photoshop! Day and Night versions!