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SAH

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Re: Foreground, Middle Ground, Background
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2007, 12:20:24 PM »
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Looks great.  The only suggestion I can think of would be to thin the leaves a bit so more of the backdrop shows through that canopy.

I agree, but never could get the trees to look like anything other than caspia basil with foam fuzz when I went thinner.  Another foliage material might work better.  Any ideas?

Steve

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Re: Foreground, Middle Ground, Background
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2007, 12:32:10 PM »
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Steve,

I wasn't going to etch them, just have the transparency film left over from etching.

I was gonna print it out and try to replicate what you did.

.jpg (or any other photo file)
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.dxf
any of these would work.

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Re: Foreground, Middle Ground, Background
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2007, 02:05:08 PM »
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How come the foreground trees have foliage and the backdrop trees don't?

I tried a transparency with leaves on the branches but it didn't let any light through to the back drop.  Not the effect I was after. 

As an aside, on the inside of the curve in the photo I'm going to try my hand at planting a field of Skibbe corn.   ;D

Steve

Bonus.  Let me know if you figure out a way to speed the process.  I tried to import 14 year old Chinese girls from the Bachmann plant, but the government frowned on that...

My next step was going to be to try to make a "comb" out of music wire to make holes a row at a time instead of individually.  Oh, and don't sharpen the music wire, the hole will close up when you pull it out.  Blunt is better. 

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Re: Foreground, Middle Ground, Background
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2007, 03:58:23 PM »
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I think I found something similar
check this out.

http://www.driedflowersrus.com/catalog/case-dried-broom-bloom-20-bunches-p-586.html

click on to enlarge button.



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Re: Foreground, Middle Ground, Background
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2007, 04:10:55 PM »
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I think I found something similar
check this out.

http://www.driedflowersrus.com/catalog/case-dried-broom-bloom-20-bunches-p-586.html

click on to enlarge button.

Ron

That would probably work too.  Looks like the shape might be even better.  Might be too fragile.  The caspia is pretty tough.  Worth a try though.

Are you modeling the NKP?  What part?

Steve

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Re: Foreground, Middle Ground, Background
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2007, 04:16:47 PM »
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Steve,

I wasn't going to etch them, just have the transparency film left over from etching.


Chris

The jpg is too big to attach and I believe the address I have for you doesn't work.  Send me a note.  My e-mail is the same.

Steve

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Re: Foreground, Middle Ground, Background
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2007, 04:50:30 PM »
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SHA

I have been using a generic modeled layout so to speek! Because of room size and all: I have to have mountains so its a combo of N&W and NKP rolling stock and locos.
I also run some Chessis and CSX/NS as well.


And sence seeing all the great modeling stuff  on this fourm and others, I am thinking about total redo as far as senery goes.

I'd post a pic but would get a LOL. OK check out Weekend updates Jan.
Let the fun begin.

Ron
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Re: Foreground, Middle Ground, Background
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2007, 08:02:06 PM »
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My track is just over 4 inches from the wall. The perspective isn't perfect, but I'm happy with it for now. I built the hills pretty steep and tried to blend them into the backdrop (my first backdrop-painting attempt).

Ray








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Re: Foreground, Middle Ground, Background
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2007, 10:35:03 PM »
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Ray, nice looking PA hills!  Living in Iowa now, I miss them.

  Frank

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Re: Foreground, Middle Ground, Background
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2007, 01:44:27 AM »
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Steve and Ray

Great looking senery.... only 2" to 3" of space.

Guess I need to going on mine.

Ron

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Re: Foreground, Middle Ground, Background
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2007, 09:05:31 AM »
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I'd post a pic but would get a LOL. OK check out Weekend updates Jan.
Let the fun begin.

Ron

Well, you have a layout and can run trains.  After being without a layout for 15 years, I'd forgotten how much fun it was to see my ideas come to life.  And perhaps I'm easily amused, but it's just plain fun to just watch the train roll through ones handiwork.  Now, get busy playing with some scenery.   ;D

Steve

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Re: Foreground, Middle Ground, Background
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2007, 03:54:44 AM »
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Oh well, the CNJ in NJ is only 10 miles from the ridge line... shouldn't be a problem, right?

Bob in IDaho

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Re: Foreground, Middle Ground, Background
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2007, 10:10:51 AM »
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Hey Chris333, how WOULD a photo etched backdrop of trees look? If they could be planted like Skibbe corn, couldn't they be made progressively smaller and thus give a denser fade away look. Just a thought. lv4142003

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Re: Foreground, Middle Ground, Background
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2007, 10:39:23 AM »
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Works great in the photo - does it work in person?

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Re: Foreground, Middle Ground, Background
« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2007, 10:22:56 PM »
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I used super trees and caspia basil going around the curve.  No transparency skeleton trees either since I had lots of depth to work with.  I think the combo of super trees and caspia lends a better texture than either alone.  Kind of tough to see at this res.



I found the super tree skeletons easy to work with and perfect for this type of installation.  I have some specific trees I'm going to need to model and will be thinking about how the supers can help me do it.  We'll see.

Steve