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Messages - Zephyrus52246

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Saturday 19SEP2020
« on: September 19, 2020, 07:33:43 AM »
Morning, all.

Hopefully I'll be a little more ambitious today and work on some train related activity.  I did get the lawn mowed yesterday.

Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: T.G.I.F! - 9/18/2020
« on: September 18, 2020, 09:24:26 AM »
Morning, all.


Power back on after at least a four hour outage.  No storms here, so who knows what the issue was.  I'm off today after 3 somewhat grueling days at work, so I'm not very ambitious, but perhaps some layout tinkering later.


Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday - 9/15/2020
« on: September 15, 2020, 07:18:41 AM »
Morning, all.

Breakfast time and then off to work. 

Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday, September 14, 2020
« on: September 14, 2020, 07:52:53 AM »
Morning, all.

Today is my only day off in this six day stretch.  Trip to the store, mowing the grass (for for first time in weeks), and some other chores to do.

Jeff

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Kit Building / Re: Laserkit Dabler Mill & Supply
« on: September 11, 2020, 08:32:10 AM »
I like what you did with the sacks, I'm stealing that idea.  ;D  The whole structure looks great.

Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: LONG HORN CADDY
« on: September 11, 2020, 08:24:56 AM »
Sad news of a wonderful modeler.


Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wed - Sept 9, 2020
« on: September 09, 2020, 07:57:39 AM »
Morning, all.

Off work today, no big plans.

Jeff

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Scratchbuilding / Re: Penn Mechanical Scratchbuild
« on: September 09, 2020, 07:56:41 AM »
Nice work.  Beautiful structure.

Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday, Sep 8
« on: September 08, 2020, 07:42:11 AM »
Morning, all.

Getting ready to head to work.

Jeff

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Layout Tours / Re: The Empire
« on: September 07, 2020, 03:08:20 PM »
This section took nearly two hours to do with making the sculptamold, applying it carefully around the rocks, and cleaning up the mess.   The white over spray is from the Krylon Spray on gesso, as most of the rocks were applied right after making them while they were still malleable. Speaking of mess, you don't want to just put this stuff down the drain.  So I take off as much as possible with paper towels from the tools, mixing bowl, etc.  I used to hate mixing it up and it's very thick and hard to stir.  I bought my own stand mixer on Amazon to do this, and now it's MUCH easier.  Still some to cover, maybe later, as my arm gets tired from working this stuff.  Then it'll be time to color the rocks.  Then the foliage.  Maybe by Christmas I'll be done (don't quote me on what year).   ;D


Jeff

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Layout Tours / Re: The Empire
« on: September 07, 2020, 03:03:19 PM »
I used "Ground Goop", a concoction of vermiculite, Celluclay, Elmer's Glue, and Latex paint (with a capful of lysol to prevent mold growth).  With my latex paint color, it looks like something that rhymes with goop.  I use a darker brown than my dirt color, so I can make sure I've covered the entire area with dirt.  I apply it with these palate knives, and my fingers (wear disposable gloves).  It sticks to the surfaces better than the Sculpatmold, as it's very sticky.  You can make grooves in it to show erosion, though I doubt the shallow ones I made will show after there's ground cover and foliage on the sides. 


Jeff

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Layout Tours / Re: The Empire
« on: September 07, 2020, 02:58:37 PM »
Thanks for following, guys.  Thanks, Tom for the Zane pics.  The foliage on the vertical sides is kinda what I'm trying to do.  Oddly I had no WS Clump Foliage here (until some arrived yesterday).  I think it will work well.  I used some Sculptamold in between the castings.  It kinda looks like rock if you don't smooth it out.  I needed to wrap the tunnel portal in Saran Wrap to put the sculptamold around it. 


Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2020
« on: September 07, 2020, 08:41:26 AM »
Morning, all.


Last day of my staycation.  Ground goop application later. 


Jeff

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Harbor Master Office build.
« on: September 06, 2020, 11:26:43 AM »
Great build.  The birds add a nice touch.

Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Labor Day Weekend Sunday, Sept 6, 2020
« on: September 06, 2020, 08:10:51 AM »
Morning, all.

Thunderstorm here this morning.  We really need the rain so hope it lasts awhile.  Need to make two more rock castings and I think I'll be done with that for awhile.

Jeff

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