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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #360 on: September 09, 2019, 06:29:57 PM »
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Amazing what a little bit of dirt can do.



Still need to "work in" the buildings better, but just having a base coat down looks much better than painted foam.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #361 on: September 09, 2019, 07:51:58 PM »
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I agree... hence my modeling mantra...

Needs More Dirt.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #362 on: September 11, 2019, 12:04:39 AM »
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Slapped some black paint up on the fascia:


And started working on the waterfalls

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #363 on: September 11, 2019, 01:36:58 AM »
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Man, your layouts are always the shiz!
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #364 on: September 11, 2019, 10:09:27 AM »
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Man, your layouts are always the shiz!

What he said.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #365 on: September 13, 2019, 02:24:45 PM »
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #366 on: September 13, 2019, 02:33:59 PM »
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Slapped some black paint up on the fascia:


And started working on the waterfalls

that made a huge difference

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #367 on: September 13, 2019, 03:13:26 PM »
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Slapped some black paint up on the fascia:


Between the Juniata Division and your layout, I seriously may consider a black fascia on my layout- something that I've never done before.  I always went with an earth tone as if the ground had been sliced open at the edge of the layout.  But, your fascia really makes the scenery pop.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #368 on: September 13, 2019, 03:30:51 PM »
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Between the Juniata Division and your layout, I seriously may consider a black fascia on my layout- something that I've never done before.  I always went with an earth tone as if the ground had been sliced open at the edge of the layout.  But, your fascia really makes the scenery pop.

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Funny, I went away from black.  Sure, it works great for popping scenery, especially the deep greens of Eastern scenery.  However, it does tend to darken the space.  For the Rio Grande Southern I went with a neutral gray/brown that was on the same color palette as the "greige" walls the basement was finished with.  It works well without darkening the room as much...plus I'm modeling a drier area.  Vegitated, yes, but the colors overall are somewhat drier than what you guys are doing.

If I were still doing East Coast I might consider black again.  However, at the same time, I do like how much brighter the layout space is without black fascia and black curtains.
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #369 on: September 13, 2019, 03:38:37 PM »
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Funny, I went away from black.  Sure, it works great for popping scenery, especially the deep greens of Eastern scenery.  However, it does tend to darken the space.  For the Rio Grande Southern I went with a neutral gray/brown that was on the same color palette as the "greige" walls the basement was finished with.  It works well without darkening the room as much...plus I'm modeling a drier area.  Vegitated, yes, but the colors overall are somewhat drier than what you guys are doing.

If I were still doing East Coast I might consider black again.  However, at the same time, I do like how much brighter the layout space is without black fascia and black curtains.

Hmm.  You raise a good point, Dave, and darkening the space has always been my concern.  But, again, that looks so good on Chris' layout, that I may consider trying.  It's only a coat or two of paint after all.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #370 on: September 13, 2019, 03:49:54 PM »
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For this 2x5' layout I have about 400watts of LED bulbs around it. Most of the time I make sure to look down when I flip the switch cause it's gonna be bright.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #371 on: September 13, 2019, 04:11:05 PM »
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For this 2x5' layout I have about 400watts of LED bulbs around it. Most of the time I make sure to look down when I flip the switch cause it's gonna be bright.

Black does work well in well lit areas and small layouts.  I like it Chris.  On round the walls layouts I tend to go neutral like an olive drab sort of color, something that highlights but not overwhelm the scenery.  Anything but that hideous bright green.
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