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Challenge #3 - Danbury, CT abandoned rail graffiti wall
« on: March 06, 2019, 03:33:54 PM »
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When I saw this challenge idea for something small and simple I knew I had to get in on it. The fact that it is a t-trak module, which I've been thinking about doing for a while, solidified my decision. I also realize that I don't have much space to work in, given a new baby and a small apartment, so I started looking for simple ideas that would work on a single, half-depth module, and came across some pics of a "legal" graffiti wall in Danbury, CT. Its located right along an abandoned double-track railway, perfect for the t-trak standard.

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This is the first pic I found. It is a rather long building, relative to the single t-trak spec, so I will be taking liberty and cutting it short at about the third telephone pole from the closest end in the pic.

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This is about the space that the module will be in, and...

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this is the "view" i'm going for with the foreground.

All in all, I think this will be a fun side project to hold me over until summer. A couple things that this will push me on are definitely getting all of that graffiti looking right, as well as getting the "abandoned and overgrown" look and feel, especially around the tracks, without affecting how trains run. Can't wait to start!

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Re: Challenge #3 - Danbury, CT abandoned rail graffiti wall
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 11:19:42 AM »
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Take digital photographs of the graffiti and create decals.  Perfect reproduction.

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Re: Challenge #3 - Danbury, CT abandoned rail graffiti wall
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2019, 11:24:35 AM »
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I love it!

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Re: Challenge #3 - Danbury, CT abandoned rail graffiti wall
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2019, 04:15:01 PM »
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Cool idea (this from someone who hates graf).

Take digital photographs of the graffiti and create decals.  Perfect reproduction.

That assumes he lives in or near Danbury... ;)
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Re: Challenge #3 - Danbury, CT abandoned rail graffiti wall
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2019, 07:32:11 PM »
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Take digital photographs of the graffiti and create decals.  Perfect reproduction.
Or, buy ready-made graffiti decals and create a similar effect.
https://www.walthers.com/search/show/120?match=AND&q=graffiti+decal

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Re: Challenge #3 - Danbury, CT abandoned rail graffiti wall
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2019, 08:13:22 PM »
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Cool idea (this from someone who hates graf).

That assumes he lives in or near Danbury... ;)

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Re: Challenge #3 - Danbury, CT abandoned rail graffiti wall
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2019, 03:36:32 PM »
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Road trip!

I'll buy the beers!

Or, buy ready-made graffiti decals and create a similar effect.
https://www.walthers.com/search/show/120?match=AND&q=graffiti+decal

In all seriousness, as I don't actually have the capability to make the trip, this is what I was probably gonna do. Just take all the graffiti decals I could find and get it close.
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Re: Challenge #3 - Danbury, CT abandoned rail graffiti wall
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2019, 10:36:18 PM »
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I rely on that concept: Look at something, and concentrate on capturing the essence of it only.  If one of those tags stand out to you, make a decal out of it and use Blair Line laser cut decals for the rest.

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Re: Challenge #3 - Danbury, CT abandoned rail graffiti wall
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2019, 07:29:57 AM »
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Any news on this one?
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