Author Topic: Putting My Head in the Lion's Mouth...  (Read 7355 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Ian MacMillan

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 11991
  • Gender: Male
  • Learn to use the god damn search feature!
  • Respect: +115
    • Conrail's Portland Line
Re: Putting My Head in the Lion's Mouth...
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2007, 11:05:01 AM »
0
OK, my first reply was for the first set!

For the second set.

I would add power lines, I think they look REALLY good when they are added. I would suggest using Berkshire Junction's EZ-Line. I have used it both in HO and N and it is works great if you are concerned about accidentally hitting it.  If you want to go prototypical you can go the tread and white glue route. Instead of gloss medium for the insulators I would use Floquils Krysal Cote as the gloss medium would be too thick to be effective.
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

wm3798

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 15110
  • Gender: Male
  • I like models. She likes antiques. Perfect!
  • Respect: +3918
    • Western Maryland Railway Western Lines
Re: Putting My Head in the Lion's Mouth...
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2007, 11:10:40 AM »
0
The only thing is, to look right, the lines across the water would have to have a fair amount of sag to them.  That would be difficult to replicate in scale.  I'd rather leave them to the imagination than to have them look wrong.

Lee
Rockin' It Old School

Lee Weldon www.wmrywesternlines.net

Ian MacMillan

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 11991
  • Gender: Male
  • Learn to use the god damn search feature!
  • Respect: +115
    • Conrail's Portland Line
Re: Putting My Head in the Lion's Mouth...
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2007, 11:16:03 AM »
0
For the sag you could add super glue or white glue along the length of EZ Line to get the sag, or even maybe use piano wire.
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

Nelson

  • Guest
Re: Putting My Head in the Lion's Mouth...
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2007, 01:55:27 PM »
0
Great job, looks much better with the bridge pier weathered.
As Gregg mentioned, try the orange sharpie on that LED, it works wonders!
The only question I have, and it may just be the way the colors show on my monitor, but some of the trees look to have a blue-ish tint to them. That is a natural looking color on pine trees (hence the name "blue spruce"), but looks out of place on the hardwoods.

The water is excellent, what did you use for it?

wm3798

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 15110
  • Gender: Male
  • I like models. She likes antiques. Perfect!
  • Respect: +3918
    • Western Maryland Railway Western Lines
Re: Putting My Head in the Lion's Mouth...
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2007, 01:59:06 PM »
0
Mod Podge gloss de'coupage stuff.  It's similar to acrylic gloss medium.

Lee
Rockin' It Old School

Lee Weldon www.wmrywesternlines.net

MEC_FAN

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 420
  • Respect: 0
Re: Putting My Head in the Lion's Mouth...
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2007, 03:39:48 PM »
0
Lee the whole thing looks great, the double poles are cool. Pole lines would finish it off. I guessing you built the bridge abuttments out of styrene, how about some closeups of them.

MEC
MEC_FAN

I love the smell of pulpwood in the morning!!

wm3798

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 15110
  • Gender: Male
  • I like models. She likes antiques. Perfect!
  • Respect: +3918
    • Western Maryland Railway Western Lines
Re: Putting My Head in the Lion's Mouth...
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2007, 03:58:22 PM »
0
Hard to shoot them now that they're in...  But here's what I put together for your edification...

http://www.wildcardgraphics.biz/media/evolutionscenewmry.pdf

Lee
Rockin' It Old School

Lee Weldon www.wmrywesternlines.net

sparky

  • Guest
Re: Putting My Head in the Lion's Mouth...
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2007, 07:49:19 PM »
0
Lee-

Those pics look great.  I guess if I had to pick nits, I'd say that some of the rocks in the river look like they're sitting on top of the water.  If you could blend them in a little, I think you've got a couple money shots.