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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #210 on: February 23, 2019, 07:41:48 PM »
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Should be fun for 100 or so blocks  :scared:

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #211 on: February 24, 2019, 01:42:33 AM »
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Should be fun for 100 or so blocks  :scared:

Probably about as much fun as hand-forming a hundred from clay.  :trollface:  :D
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #212 on: February 24, 2019, 02:13:29 AM »
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Clay comes in bricks, sorta like foam. Slice them both up and the clay doesn't need sealed.

I sealed the quarry walls with a coat of paint. Then Modge Pod, then a second coat of paint. Then filled in some spots with white glue, more paint and sprinkled in a little dirt for texture.

Just don't feel like doing that to 100 little blocks balanced up on a toothpick for painting...
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #213 on: February 24, 2019, 02:20:55 PM »
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Oh well, I guess clay wins.

Is the Modge-Podge thing similar to Acrylic Matt Medium?  How about the spackling compound mentioned recently?
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #214 on: February 24, 2019, 07:58:39 PM »
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No foam is winning, I guess. Sealed up a bunch of them tonight:


Yeah it says the Modge Podge is a sealer, just had it so I used it. The internet says you can use water mixed with glue in place of it. After they dry I will start painting.

So now I wonder  :trollface:  Will the foam out-gas and bubble my quarry like it does if you use foam as a water base?
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #215 on: February 24, 2019, 10:00:07 PM »
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No foam is winning, I guess. Sealed up a bunch of them tonight:
Yeah it says the Modge Podge is a sealer, just had it so I used it. The internet says you can use water mixed with glue in place of it. After they dry I will start painting.
So now I wonder  :trollface:  Will the foam out-gas and bubble my quarry like it does if you use foam as a water base?

Probably not - the sealer you are using is water-based so there should not be any bad reactions with the foam.
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #216 on: February 24, 2019, 10:44:23 PM »
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Yes, but in another layout where I used foam as a base for water. And then used gloss medium for the water. I got a bunch of small bubbles a few months later. Dave Frary says you cannot  use foam as a base for water because it keeps out gasing.

That is why all the waterways on this layout have a wood base.

Just wonder if the quarry will bubble as well.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #217 on: February 26, 2019, 05:59:06 AM »
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Foam blocks are working. I got them painted and washed with ink. There are still some small holes, but each block really only needs one good side so I'll be OK.

Now the fascia... no I don't think I'll be blending it in  :scared: Do you think it needs it?



Think I need to work on those backdrops next, yikes!

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #218 on: February 26, 2019, 12:09:09 PM »
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I think if it were me, I'd blend it in.  But, if you decide to merely paint the fascia and call it a day, I don't think that will be objectionable.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #219 on: February 26, 2019, 12:21:15 PM »
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I think if it were me, I'd blend it in.  But, if you decide to merely paint the fascia and call it a day, I don't think that will be objectionable.

This. And congrats on the foam blocks. Much better.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #220 on: February 26, 2019, 09:12:06 PM »
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Foam blocks are working. I got them painted and washed with ink. There are still some small holes, but each block really only needs one good side so I'll be OK.

Now the fascia... no I don't think I'll be blending it in  :scared: Do you think it needs it?


Think I need to work on those backdrops next, yikes!

Very nice Chris - you did succumb to the peer pressure and it worked out.   :D

Since we are critiquing, I think that pile of rock chips would not look like it does in your model - the steep slope is too linear.  I think it would look more realistic if it gently flair out at the base to a much larger footprint.  Unless of course your 1:1 photographic evidence shows it just like you modeled it.

This would be an easy fix - just add more chips on the bottom and blend them into the existing pile.
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #221 on: February 26, 2019, 09:24:17 PM »
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Yeah it is just a base shaped out of foam and coated with small rock. Not done yet. Looks like it started out as stone dust from teh saws:


And then turned into the trash pile:


I will pile clutter more up.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #222 on: February 26, 2019, 10:41:43 PM »
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Got it!  Carry on.  :)
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #223 on: February 27, 2019, 07:59:15 PM »
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Over the backdrop peek at the "extension"... and my mess.


Track isn't glued down yet.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #224 on: February 28, 2019, 03:02:30 AM »
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Obviously this is not in the US, but it is some nice color drone footage of a working quarry: