MODELING Weekend Photo Fun, September 25, 2020

r_i_straw Sep 25, 2020

  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

    Another great weekend for doing some modeling. Amazing stuff everyone.
    Here are a few shots on the bridge a deep water lake, during an op session.
    Thanks for stopping for a look, have a good weekend!
    fordy744, dti406, Hardcoaler and 16 others like this.
  2. jhn_plsn

    jhn_plsn TrainBoard Supporter

    Your results are quite nice. I have got to try my hand at a water scene.
  3. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

    Thanks JP.
    I wasted so much time overthinking the water, I mean a year or more. A wise fellow MRR mentor told me "get over yourself" paint the bottom the color you want, get some cheap gloss clear from a hardware store and just start applying layer on top of layer, then get some gel gloss medium make the waves you want and just layer layer and yep layer. That deep water lake has a dozen layers of gloss. Could it have been better? Yessir, but this was my first attempt. It is actually over 6 feet long and over 12" wide at its widest. That Woodland stuff I was concerned, would "setup" before I wanted it too. So as said, I had a six pack of my favorite beverage and just did it. Another short video.

  4. SMR

    SMR TrainBoard Member



    I can second that, we use this method now for years if not a decade. Best, Sven

  5. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

    Well, I have finally caught up from not accessing my photo provider for a month.

    Got a couple of cars done this week!


    IMWX 1937 AAR Boxcar Kit, used Yarmouth Scale Models metal sill steps in place of the plastic ones in the kit. Painted with Scalecoat II Reefer Orange and lettered with Smokebox Graphics Decals. The New Haven ordered thousands of these cars just before WWII and refurbished them in the mid 50's during the McGinnis era although many were sold to other railroads due to the decline of manufacturing traffic post war.


    Exactrail PS 4427CF Covered Hopper Kit, painted with Scalecoat II UP Covered Hopper Gray Paint and lettered with Oddballs Decals. Many grain elevator companies purchased their own new high capacity cars to facilitate the shipment of grain to export centers on the east coast and gulf ports.


    Since I finished my Rock Island engines this last month, I took them (GP35 and U25B) to the club and made a train of mostly Rock Island cars I have done in the past. The first two cars are part of the GM pool supplying parts to Assembly Plants.

    Thanks for looking!

    Rick Jesionowski

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