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Steam Train winding through the Autumn colors

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  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Steam Train winding through the Autumn colors
Posted by Justinryan215 on Friday, November 20, 2020 12:57 PM

I had this build started in the Figures and Misc. sub, but it never quite fit in over there.  Now that I have started on the scenery, I will transfer the build journey here.

I started with Revell's 1/87 Scale NYCentral Hudson, dressed up in Pennsylvania Railroad livery:

I am placing it in a wooded scene in autumn colors.  I have started my base construction with laying the track and roadbed.  I am building this on inch and a half thick Expanded Polystyrene Foam Insulation board, available at any home center.

Here I test fit the layout before putting the foliage on the trees

once laying the track was complete, I started making my autumn trees using woodland scenics armatures and clum foliage in fall colors

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, November 20, 2020 7:05 PM

That will add some life to all that cold steel. Looking good.

In the pattern: King George V (on-hold for paint), the Tamiya 1/350th version & Academ's 1/35 AH-1Z Viper !

  • Member since
    April 2009
  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Saturday, November 21, 2020 7:57 AM

As my wife would say, "Nice, but where are you going to put it?"

Geeked

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Sunday, November 22, 2020 11:27 AM

Cadet Chuck

As my wife would say, "Nice, but where are you going to put it?"

Geeked

 

Actuslly, it is much smaller, now that I trimmed it down to its final size- basically I trimmed it down where the tan ends.

 

Also, it is a gift for a friend....

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:27 AM

I was able to complete the basework for the scene over last weekend.  I will need to smooth and paint the edges black, add the trees, the Loco, and wire it all up, and she will be finished!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    November 2020
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye2 on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:27 AM

That's going to look nice!

Mike

 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 5:03 PM

Looking good.

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