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Blue Ridge Parkway - 2 Lane Routed Track

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Working on the back straight.

Hills are foam and plaster soaked chux clothes, plus some fly screen and newspaper coated in plaster clothes. Rocks are from rubber moulds. I have been busy processing some foam to cover the hills - will use a mix of static grass, ground foam and some small trees I have from my model railroad days.

Having fun - figure once I get this mostly finished I can paint and tape as most of the other scenery I can reach from the front.

Rocks aren't finished I am working on getting the shading right...

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Looking good. But, I must say your green is very intense. Must be plenty of rainfall in that part of the world.

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Tis the problem with being colour blind

It is in Virginia and does seem to have some luscious green colours... though I was tempted to go for an autumn theme as there are some beautiful photos with autumn hues

Some larger images here http://yadkinvalleyhome.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/nearmt-jefferson.jpg and here
http://nchistory.web.unc.edu/files/2011/03/Blue_Ridge_Parkway-27527.jpg

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triggy

 

thanks

my son asked me if I was doing some clouds - not sure how to make them look right..... I guess I can have a go and see what happens

though in the 2 big photos the clean blue sky looks great

 

cheers

David

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Looking Good , rather than clouds it may be easier work with a slightly stronger blue brushed randomly in the top third of the background. Enjoy St Pat's day.

regards digby

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DM, this was my first attempt at clouds. A bit of white paint then dry brush it out in swirls to look like a cloud and some light grey at the bottom to give it some depth. I got a bit carried away with my cloud painting here: could've done with a couple less, but I think they would add to the depth and feature of your background.

 

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nice looking clouds triggy, I found a couple of videos on youtube which were helpful...will give is a go tomorrow and see what I can come up with

In case anyone is interested

 

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Progress shot - painted the first coat of the track paint - it is a suede effect paint. I am caught in between finishing all the scenery and wanting to get the track running :)

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Will spend some time this weekend making some more pine trees a few more on here will look real good
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cheers
David

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Good tip, thanks KK, I work in fits and spurts on things, I probably need to commit to finishing something before I start the next thing (nah! that will never work for me)

 

after getting the basic outline of the clouds done I backed off them for a while, need to finish some of the painted rocks on the backdrop as well

 

cheers

David

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Bit more progress and I started making a few foreground trees. They are on my little test track for now until I am ready for them on the big track.
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Love the tree, nice use of dead wood, I do the same myself using sand, gravel and wood. looks really god I reackon, better than plastic. well done

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Main part of the back straight is finished I will need to work on the right hand end when I make the train layout and the left end I can finish now that I have added the extra bit of wall.

A few pics - it is a long straight after all :)
From left to right
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track is taped and wired up and running - (back straight is mostly done) I want to run it some before I do the foreground scenery as there may be some twisty bits that need modification. (Hope not) Least that is my excuse.



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