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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2146 on: January 12, 2021, 08:19:07 PM »
I smell pigs.   Kinda like Iowa.  :)   Great work on the diorama.


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Thank you - I thought I might get a comment from you on the weathering work I did on the pigs.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2147 on: January 12, 2021, 08:21:01 PM »
Prototype scents, the next frontier in modeling....https://mugdown.com/2018/02/01/rosenthal-meat-center-to-begin-selling-manure-scented-candles-to-students-on-west-campus/

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Thank you for the tip - but I'm not sure that the CFO will approve of me taking my modeling to that dimension.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2148 on: January 13, 2021, 01:55:17 PM »
John, ran across this video on using an airbrush with various acrylic paints.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WezhNoebA2Y
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2149 on: January 13, 2021, 01:56:06 PM »
John, ran across this video on using an airbrush with various acrylic paints.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WezhNoebA2Y


Thank you Steve - I will take a look.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2150 on: January 13, 2021, 06:29:56 PM »
John,

Your efforts on this one sure paid off. Just fantastic my friend. I very much appreciate all the effort put into sharing your build.

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2151 on: January 13, 2021, 08:28:02 PM »
John,

Your efforts on this one sure paid off. Just fantastic my friend. I very much appreciate all the effort put into sharing your build.

Tom  ;D


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Thank you for following along and your words of encouragement. I hope this forum can continue to grow and flourish. I also appreciate all of your efforts in helping it to do so, my friend.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2152 on: January 14, 2021, 10:29:56 PM »
I took a few pictures of the pig pen and the chicken coop areas before moving the Beach Farms diorama to my bigger workbench where I could work on the back side of the diorama.  This first picture is the pig pen showing the wallow.  For those of you that follow along on this thread you will remember that Bob Parish challenged me to create a pig wallow that was rectangular with one path in (like his smart pig made).  If you look at the wallow in the upper left corner of this Beach Farms pig it is also rectangular but the Beach Farms pigs are so smart that they know how to pump the water when needed.


The pigs were just feed garden scraps and only have their minds on one thing at this point.









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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2153 on: January 14, 2021, 10:33:14 PM »
The pumps are prototypical from my Grandparents farm.  The water table was at about 12 feet and there were pumps all over the farm to water the animals.  In the pig pen the handles where situated so you could pump by reaching over the fence, as you see in this scene.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2154 on: January 14, 2021, 10:34:45 PM »
I also have the chicken coop completed to the point where any additions or changes will be made once the diorama is on the layout.  Here is a progress picture. If you study the picture you will find a couple other types of birds. One has the chickens very nervous.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2155 on: January 14, 2021, 10:45:03 PM »
I can't wait to take some pictures of this diorama with the good camera and proper lighting.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2156 on: January 14, 2021, 11:24:11 PM »
Chicken coop looks great, John!

Don't tell me you hand painted that peacock!  The wire mesh is very well done.

A question re the wells.  I know you are basing this on the old family farm - but I would have thought they would have put one well fairly centrally and hand bucketed water around from there.  Surely they cost a bomb to sink?  I also have to ask why the entire pig area looks wet when all the other scenery is dry?  We have a wallow for Marilla and Dorothy (yes - they are pet kune kune pigs) but not much else except the wallow (and the pigs) gets wet.  In the winter or after a decent rain - sure, but like I say, everything else looks dry.  BTW - I'm only pointing out potential improvements because of the quality I know you strive for.

Its a lot of fun watching this scene come to life!

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2157 on: Today at 12:36:59 AM »
Just getting back to this thread John.  Wonderful work on this.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2158 on: Today at 08:38:20 AM »
Incredible looking John. How did you get the "mud" to look wet?
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2159 on: Today at 08:45:09 AM »
WOW. Incredible. The coup is fantastic. As is the sty. Wonderful work John!
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