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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #150 on: February 07, 2019, 08:18:17 PM »
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Completed 5 half-diameter pine trees for the space between the mine branch and backdrop



There will be additional trees in front of this track to blend the straight on view


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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #151 on: February 07, 2019, 09:02:25 PM »
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Awesome!
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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #152 on: February 08, 2019, 07:41:01 PM »
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Very impressive - love how its been coming along!
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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #153 on: February 13, 2019, 07:59:48 PM »
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Added new trees.....13 from the pine on the right to the end of the photo on the left in only 8” linear space. A scene drinks up trees pretty quickly. I’ve made 80 of these. I will probably make 1000 of these by the time I finish the scenery. I’ve made 50 pines. I figure I’ll need a few hundred of these as well.


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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #154 on: February 14, 2019, 09:15:45 AM »
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Ugh. Trees....

What are you using for those? I hate to make life even more difficult, but I think they could use some supertree "bits" added to them to bulk up their branch structure a bit. That'll give each one more heft and may mean you need to make less of them.

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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #155 on: February 14, 2019, 10:06:32 AM »
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What Ed said, although looking at the background, I think you need more evergreen trees and less deciduous trees.

Hope this helps,
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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #156 on: February 14, 2019, 11:00:20 AM »
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in this area I have more deciduous trees in order to see thru to the track when switching the tipple.....

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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #157 on: February 14, 2019, 12:22:40 PM »
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in this area I have more deciduous trees in order to see thru to the track when switching the tipple.....

Then the real cheat would be to go with more evergreen trees but placed less densely, allowing you to see through.  Less dense = less trees = Win!

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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #158 on: February 14, 2019, 07:25:09 PM »
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That’s the plan....a mix of both types




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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #159 on: February 17, 2019, 01:17:04 PM »
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Adding pines, moving west






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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #160 on: February 17, 2019, 05:00:18 PM »
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OK, now that you've gotten this far and it looks terrific. 
I want to go back to those rock formations.
There is something about them that looks like cast plaster resting on forest floor.

Blending them with Sculptamold or spackle should make them more natural.
As always, YMMV
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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #161 on: February 17, 2019, 07:04:59 PM »
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They did stick out, and I added foam as per the photos on page 10. They look much better, may could be more so, but the scene is complete and I won’t be revisiting it....too much more to do.

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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #162 on: February 17, 2019, 10:03:37 PM »
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This is great, I have really enjoyed following along!
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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #163 on: February 18, 2019, 07:40:29 PM »
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this is what I use for trees....it’s quite common around here...



I bunch a few branches together, wrap with floral tape....



Some of the tips make suitable trees on their own...



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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #164 on: February 20, 2019, 08:21:39 PM »
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Getting started on weathering....this one is pretty basic: multiple application of white acrylic wash for a fade, then multiple black wash to bring out the details




Sanded away some lettering first, then did the same to this one, then dabbed on a little dark rust along the bottom