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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2019, 02:29:00 PM »
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Might want to see about moving this thread into the Layout Engineering Report forum. Might get a bit more attention there (which is deserved).
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2019, 04:31:48 PM »
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Might want to see about moving this thread into the Layout Engineering Report forum. Might get a bit more attention there (which is deserved).
You're probably right.... I don't know how though.
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2019, 04:48:03 PM »
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You're probably right.... I don't know how though.

Just PM a mod (look for "Global Moderator" under their username).
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2019, 05:03:02 PM »
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Thanks! It's moved now!
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2019, 10:36:04 PM »
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I've been looking forward to an update on this layout.  However I think it's not fair to the rest of us to have to compete with such a talented artist when it comes to background and sky painting.  Going forward I think it should be decreed, that for your backdrop scenes, you should be forced to employ the neighborhood kids, ages 5 and below preferably with finger paints.   :trollface:

Seriously, it's looking great so far.  I'm both dreading and looking forward to what you do with that hardboard mountain backdrop.

Scott

I think the decree should say that it is to be done in the dark, left handed assuming the OP is right handed).   :D  :trollface:

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2019, 11:41:46 AM »
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Sorry. I just want to paint... :D
I've started painting the backdrop.

Just regular artist acrylics.

It's important to have a good original photo to paint from.
The colors are mostly midtones at this point.

The details are being added.
A lot of work left to do.
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2019, 11:58:24 AM »
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Sorry. I just want to paint... :D
I've started painting the backdrop.

Just regular artist acrylics.

It's important to have a good original photo to paint from.
The colors are mostly midtones at this point.

The details are being added.
A lot of work left to do.

Yeah I'm just going to have to hate you.  ;)
It's looking fantastic (like we didn't know that was gonna happen) really looking forward to the finished product.

Scott
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2019, 01:13:14 PM »
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 :D :D :D
I test painted a mountain...
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I use regular acrylics and WS earth pigments.

First an ochre wash.


Then a light wash of burnt sienna.


And finally (?) gray stone earth pigments.
As it is supposed to look Colorado-ish, I hope this is the way to go.
It will lighten when dry.
Then some dry brushing.
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2019, 06:17:00 PM »
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This is the real deal. I thought it was Jensen's at first.
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2019, 02:44:17 PM »
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 :D thanks Chuck!
I'm trying to match some photos I have of the Colorado mountains.
The color lightened a bit when it dried.
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2019, 10:43:52 PM »
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The color lightened a bit when it dried.


So will you just add some more dark washes, or will you have to do something else?

Thanks,
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2019, 10:59:25 PM »
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I'd typically, if happy with the overall color, just apply a thinned alcohol/India ink wash to bring out the details and shadows of the rock faces.
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2019, 09:50:34 AM »
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Tunnel liner made of Shaper sheet.
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2019, 10:16:11 AM »
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Looks great, but is it still removable so you can paint the track and ballast?  :scared:

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2019, 10:30:18 AM »
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Looks great, but is it still removable so you can paint the track and ballast?  :scared:

DFF
Thanks! Yes it's still removable.
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