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Re: Cypress Creek Railroad
« Reply #225 on: April 20, 2021, 11:10:54 PM »
Steve


I spent some time this evening getting caught up with your build thread, beautiful work. I love all the details. I look forward to your continued progress.  Thank you for sharing this with us.
John Siekirk
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Re: Cypress Creek Railroad
« Reply #226 on: April 21, 2021, 02:39:42 PM »
Thanks John
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Re: Cypress Creek Railroad
« Reply #227 on: April 21, 2021, 05:13:02 PM »
Hey Steve:

I have lots of castings too. Bought them over many years.

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Re: Cypress Creek Railroad
« Reply #228 on: April 22, 2021, 08:01:43 AM »
Steve,


I've said it before, but your coloring and weathering are fantastic! Nobody captures "dusty" like you - my hay fever acts up whenever you post pics.


I've got a load of unused castings too (they're easier than kits to fly back from EXPOs and NNGC's with). My long-term plan, once I complete a couple more buildings is to spend many happy years littering my layout with details (as liberally as you do) and funky narrow gauge rolling stock and vehicles.


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Re: Cypress Creek Railroad
« Reply #229 on: April 30, 2021, 09:23:49 AM »
Steve


Wow that is some really nice detailing work.




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Re: Cypress Creek Railroad
« Reply #230 on: May 05, 2021, 09:54:26 PM »
Thanks John, I really appreciate it! I try to trust my gut when it comes to coloring and weathering and it just comes out dirty and dusty. Just what feels right to me.

Thanks a lot Jerry! I really enjoy detailing little scenes. It's probably my favorite portion of the hobby.

Small update today just to show the direction I'm headed at the moment.


I glued Chippy Hollow in it's home and back filled the area between the tracks with some plaster. This is always tricky but I cover the structure with some paper to help avoid any plaster blobs. Also the plaster is mixed THICK.


I started mapping out the road with a sharpie.


I thought this area was a little too flat and boring so I started building it up with some foam. I try to never go more than a few inches without some sort of up or down in the scenery between structures.


Built it up some more.


I added some filler next to the station.


Sort of an idea of how the scene will flow. The areas in the front will be the station and the branchline bucket coaling station.


I covered the foam with brown dyed plaster and stuck a few rock castings in it while it was still wet.


Basecoat of plaster for the road.


Plaster road is colored and the first base of dirt is down.


I started adding the layering of foam and debris..still wet in this photo. I plan on having this little hill covered in trees, bushes and sticks.

That's all for now...Once I get the hill detailed I can add the station and start tying everything together.

Thanks for following along.
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Re: Cypress Creek Railroad
« Reply #231 on: May 06, 2021, 04:29:20 PM »
Hey Steve:

wow really looking great. Just can’t wait to see it in person.

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Re: Cypress Creek Railroad
« Reply #232 on: Today at 03:25:21 PM »
Thanks Karl
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