Mar 17, 2013
Love the patina of the b/w photos.
If your camera has the setting, try sepia.
Ooooo. Fun idea!
Most photo programs have that setting in the program so it is fairly easy to do.
Here is the same photo posted earlier in color now in B&W converted by my photo program.
000_0165--101 by John Moore posted Apr 5, 2018 at 12:30 PM
And converted to sepia tone.
-2 by John Moore posted Apr 5, 2018 at 12:36 PM
Haven't got a sepia setting on the camera. Will dink around and see what I can do with the puter. But, yesterday was a fun with scenery and trains day. Added some rocks, ground cover and slide piles to the area you see in the pics. Relaxing! Did some b&w and color comparison shots.
Am really liking this scenery. The rock work is top notch.
Thanks! Some of the rocks are real ones reset into the scenery. Others are carved into the wet mud. Fun!
Rock molds (such as those from Woodland Scenics) are fun to use as well. I used them heavily on my layout.
Have never tried them, yet. I do have some rocks that I plan to make molds on, one day!
I like to use plaster on roughed up insulation foam. After applying the plaster with a brush, I carve out the rocks.
Also, I like to use rubber molds for larger areas.
One more thing, try putting base color tint in your plaster as you mix, use the lightest color that you want the rocks to be. When the plaster has set up add darker colors to the crevices and cracks. Finally use a dry brush with a sandy white color and lightly apply to the top of rocks.
Would color the stuff, but I use premixed sheetrock plaster. Final topcoat stuff. Here's some progress from the weekend work on the little drywash.
First phase, rocks and gravel,
More new mud, working on hiding that duck away to staging.
Bridge back in, looking mostly done. Still details to add, but looking better.
And some base foam added.