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Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:52 pm
by BrotherWolf
Here's an article on how to use real cactus......

Using real cactii

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:28 pm
by dr5euss
Thanks for all the suggestions :)

Can't get that last link to work :( There was a guy in Model Railroader who grew Cacti in a 35mm camera film case and transported them to the layout...

This isn't Cacti, but I don't think it looks all that bad; I really like it 8) What do you guys think?

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Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:43 pm
by Lee
Yet again superb work, you dont mess about do you :wink:

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:46 pm
by Class 60
looks great George , is that the old venturer hotel/building i can see :wink: :D

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:57 pm
by Woody
Hello George,

Looking good - lots of progress.

Not sure if the item about cacti in film cases was an April Fool item - seem to recall it being in the April edition and the RM always seem to do something for April like that.

If you want to see the work of what I think is one of the best model railroaders, Pelle Soeborg from Denmark, go to this link and down load the item 'Big diesels in the desert on Pelle Søeborg's HO scale Union Pacific model railroad'

This guy really is amazing. I opened a copy of the March 2005 Model Railroader and just looked at one of the pictures and knew exactly that it was the main street through Mojave because the motel where we stayed was modelled exactly with all the rest of the street. The pictures alone are just worth looking at - they just overflow with real life detail.

Hope you find it of use?

Woody

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:58 pm
by BrotherWolf
That looks great...... a lot better than the splodges.

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:29 pm
by Lofty
dr5euss wrote: even the pros make mistakes

Do you know any Pros George :?:

dr5euss wrote:Can't get that last link to work

The link worked for me, it had some good information on it, I would try it again

Overall you are progressing well mate 8)

Lofty

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:30 pm
by Lofty
Woody wrote:If you want to see the work of what I think is one of the best model railroaders, Pelle Soeborg from Denmark, go to this link and down load the item 'Big diesels in the desert on Pelle Søeborg's HO scale Union Pacific model railroad'

Highly recommended 8)

Lofty

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:32 pm
by dr5euss
Hi lofty,

Tried the link, it was what i was on about...looked like the Model Railrodaer article on the web.

I shall try the PDF on later 8)

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:49 pm
by Infrontcat
I'll get the hairdryer on it and see what happens


Perhaps that's all the foliage needs mate...a quick cut 'n' blow dry! :wink:

Seriously though, the main problem you've got is (cue: Kelly, the artist girlfriend...I can't take the credit here!) that the coulours contrast quite sharply i.e. the green and the bright earthy red of the rock (sandstone?) are very contrasting. I guess it's a good old 'trial and error' session for you matey!

Keep it up!

Tim (and Kelly :wink: )

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:53 pm
by dr5euss
Hi Tim and Kelly Image ,

I'm going to cut off the lichen and scrape everything off, and use some more...blendable colours. The Woodland Scenics burnt grass looks good 8)

Thanks,

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:18 pm
by westbrom
Looks really good George, you're making great progress.


Neil

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:21 am
by Danny
Great photos; the comic store you did seems to fit well in the first photo but not so much in the third for some reason. Keep up the cracking work.

Danny.

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:22 am
by dr5euss
Danny, I think it's because it's a city building.

I'm going to have huts and Wild West type structures in the country bit :)

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 1:51 am
by dr5euss
Oooh it's late, but Mummy's out and Georgie's left home alone with big bro :twisted:

I have benn thinking :idea:

You know that 11ft long 'peninsula' at the top of my plan, where the city is?

Well I'm dispensing with the city, and it's being turned into a fiddle yard.

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The reason being I can store 6/7ft long trains; something I can't do with the city arrangement.

"But won't you be bored, my child?" I hear you all screaming at your monitors.

"No!" I cry.

And you rejoice etc. I shan't tell you why I won't be bored, because I bet you can guess :wink: 8)