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jonathan


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« Reply #90 on: January 19, 2020, 05:57:00 PM »

OK, it has been a while since my last update.  Threw my back out a few weeks ago, and I'm just healed enough where I can move, more or less, normally.

So...

Went to Hobby Lobby and bought all the plaster cloth they had.  Thought I had a lot. It was enough to make a dent, but I still have some work to do on my mountains.  Here is what I finished so far:

DSC_0225_03 by Jon Vogel, on Flickr

DSC_0228_01 by Jon Vogel, on Flickr

DSC_0229_01 by Jon Vogel, on Flickr

I started building up the last bridge I needed.  It's a bit slapped together with some old girder panels and abutments I had in the junk box.  Once I put in some footings and build up scenery around it, it'll be good enough for me:

DSC_0230 by Jon Vogel, on Flickr

DSC_0233 by Jon Vogel, on Flickr

That's all for now.  Gonna take some aspirin and watch a little football the rest of the day. Recovery you know  Wink  

Regards,

Jonathan
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Ken Huck

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« Reply #91 on: January 19, 2020, 06:14:43 PM »

Sweet !  That trestle really looks like it belongs there now.  I like the way the through truss bridge in the back
is 'framed' between the two mountains, it adds a lot of depth.

Keep 'em comin'.

Ken
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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #92 on: January 19, 2020, 07:05:21 PM »

It's looking great so far..
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« Reply #93 on: February 06, 2020, 01:16:49 PM »

Hi Jon - this is Woody -- I've been ill and haven't kept up with this board. Your new layout is super. The trestle is, as my graduate students would say, AMAZING! Looks like you cornered the market of ore cars.

Keep up the great work.
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jonathan


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« Reply #94 on: February 06, 2020, 01:21:43 PM »

Thanks Woody!

Great to hear from you.  I do like those little cars for some reason.

Hope you're feeling better.  Went thru a long bout of illness myself.

Regards,

Jonathan
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jonathan


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« Reply #95 on: February 09, 2020, 03:22:01 PM »

Those of us, of a certain age, remember Malcolm Furlow (sp), who would instruct we young modelers to break up our layouts into little vignettes/scenes and work on one little story at a time... so we wouldn't be overwhelmed by trying to scenic our layouts all at once.

In that vein, I am working on one corner of my layout, which might really entail 3 scenes at at same time.

I broke out some scenery materials:
DSC_0246_01 by Jon Vogel, on Flickr

And went to town on my corner.  The glue is still drying all over, but I'll share some shots.  Here's a long shot of the corner in progress:
DSC_0244 by Jon Vogel, on Flickr

The tunnel portal is some foam molded thing I picked up cheap at the last train show.  I started with basic gray and dry-brushed various colors, finishing with white highlights and some weathering powders:
DSC_0241_01 by Jon Vogel, on Flickr

For the basic color of the landform, I mixed equal amounts of brown, gray, and white.  Was going for something very neutral.  Then I spread some matte medium around and sprinkled on ground foam for the hills, and a gravel mix for the parking area:
DSC_0240 by Jon Vogel, on Flickr

The ballast is light gray. I mixed fine and medium ballast together before spreading:
DSC_0238 by Jon Vogel, on Flickr

DSC_0236_01 by Jon Vogel, on Flickr

DSC_0235 by Jon Vogel, on Flickr

Regards,

Jonathan
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Ton N


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« Reply #96 on: February 09, 2020, 04:06:37 PM »

Nice.
Even here in the Netherlands, Malcolm Furlow was a big inspiration to me with his articles in the MR.

Ton
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« Reply #97 on: February 09, 2020, 07:40:06 PM »

Coming along nicely Jon. Once the white plaster goes away, things really shape up.

I have been doing a little scenery also, and doing just what you are. I am starting in the furthest. Hardest to reach corners and working out in little bits. Photos to come.

Siding
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Ken Huck

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« Reply #98 on: February 09, 2020, 10:48:11 PM »

This just keeps getting better and better.  .  .  !  !

Ken
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jonathan


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« Reply #99 on: February 10, 2020, 06:04:45 AM »

Thanks, guys!

Regards,

Jonathan
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