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Steam Train winding through the Autumn colors (FINISHED)

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  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Steam Train winding through the Autumn colors (FINISHED)
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...

 

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    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 (back on the bench) - the Tamiya 1/350th version & Academy's 1/35 AH-1Z Viper, and who knows maybe something else over the holidays as I keep wanting to pull a box off the shelf! Must be an elf thing

  • 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?

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    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

 

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

Looking good.

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:44 PM

Completed my build of Revell's NYCentral Hudson this morning!  I started this build as a gift for a friend, and was able to deliver it to him this afternoon as an early Christmas present.

"...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 Sunday, December 6, 2020 10:36 PM

Oh man what a nice combin of elements. The smoke actually looks thick. Well done for sure.

In the pattern: King George V (back on the bench) - the Tamiya 1/350th version & Academy's 1/35 AH-1Z Viper, and who knows maybe something else over the holidays as I keep wanting to pull a box off the shelf! Must be an elf thing

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 7:08 AM

TheMongoose

Oh man what a nice combin of elements. The smoke actually looks thick. Well done for sure.

 

Thanks!  The smoke actually IS thick!  lol  doused a couple cotton balls in water with some lamp black acrylic paint, squeezed out the excess, let them dry and hot glued them together, pinching and twisting the individual cotton balls to look like undulating smoke.  Then hit it with Tamiya Smoke for added depth.

All on an armature of a pice of bent wire, and hot glued in place on the stack....

"...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
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 7:43 AM

Hmmm;

 You can  join the New Braunfels ,Texas, RailRoad Museum. Of course you gotta move here first! Nice Job!

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  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 12:14 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hmmm;

 You can  join the New Braunfels ,Texas, RailRoad Museum. Of course you gotta move here first! Nice Job!

 

 

Thanks!  If I only had the option of leaving this state.....I would totally take you up on the offer!

"...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...

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 2:57 PM

That looks awesome. Creative idea and beautifully executed.

Yes

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 4:07 PM

That is a wonderful dio. It's striking to me because of it's simplicity and the excellent presentation.

Thank you for sharing it.

-Greg

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 6:20 AM

Bakster

That looks awesome. Creative idea and beautifully executed.

Yes

 

 

Thank you for the kind words, Bakster!

"...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, December 9, 2020 6:22 AM

Greg

That is a wonderful dio. It's striking to me because of it's simplicity and the excellent presentation.

Thank you for sharing it.

 

Greg, thank you for taking the time to comment!  Your thoughts are appreciated!

"...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
    March 2017
  • From: Oregon: Beautiful tree country.
Posted by treehuggerdave on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:28 AM

The dio really came out beautiful, and your kindness to your friend for Christmas is equally beautiful.

The world needs more selfless kind people like you.

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:32 PM

treehuggerdave

The dio really came out beautiful, and your kindness to your friend for Christmas is equally beautiful.

The world needs more selfless kind people like you.

 

Thank you kindly!  Actually,with display space at a premium,  building for others keeps the display space saved for the super special builds!  I take a good set of photos before donating or gifting, so I will always have a record of the build.  

Justin

"...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, January 13, 2021 11:09 AM

Very nice work!

Mike

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