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 Posted: Sun Dec 6th, 2009 01:47 pm
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Thanks Lynn.

Layout design has been a major bummer for me.

I want too much, and have too many different interests, to be able to nail myself down to something I think will be happy with.

I am trying, I really am, sometimes I think I am just suffering from information overload.

Add to that, I have been able to talk Linda into allowing me to grab some extra space in the basement for my layout room. The main area I have now is 23 x 11.5 and I can add something in the area of 10 x 12 to make it L shaped now.

But.....there always seems to be a but...... I have just finished up the upstairs remodel of our home.

I have now completely remodeled the entire home, inside and out, the vast majority of which I did by myself, including all new doors and windows, each of which had to have the openings enlarged, all new siding, new roof, new attached 2 stall garage to replace a car port, stripping each room down to the bare stud walls and starting over....I need a break...the idea of now heading downstairs, and getting right into the same old rut to get a room ready for a layout, just does not appeal to me right now, well........ maybe a little.

I have a BUNCH of the Bar Mills kits which I enjoy building and have now started this one, I have had parts on order for my sawmill, which I have just been notified have finally shipped after a long wait.

Right now, I am helping to do rock work on a layout that is being built by a friend, for a woman who wants to use it to display some little ceramic  buildings...many of which are of a Green Bay Packers theme.......Gag...and I am a fan......Gag..... and run a purchased themed train...you guessed it.....Green Bay Packers....Gag...but hey...it's her money.

So, I am enjoying the hobby as always...just not onto the layout aspect for myself just yet.

Believe me when I tell you...your not the only one asking about, or putting the spurs to me over this...I get it almost every day....literally..... from all corners of the globe. :time::bang: :bg:

Your doing great with yours though!!!!!:s::s::s::s:








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 Posted: Sun Dec 6th, 2009 03:51 pm
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Busy year, I hear you. Fortuneately my wife like me is a real bike enthusist so when I finally got her to face the fact that she would find better enjoyment riding on her own bike then on the back of mine and fell for it, well once riding it took her mind off of all the stuff that she thought needed to be done around the homestead.:rah:

 

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 Posted: Mon Dec 7th, 2009 12:41 am
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Ya but now that the snowman has arrived, you better figure out some kind of other mental distraction.........usually donning a slingshot thong around the homestead is enough to confuse them enough to make them completely not want you even hanging around the house, never mind the honeydoooooos.

lmao........let me know if it works...mike

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 Posted: Mon Dec 7th, 2009 12:23 pm
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Yeah Mike, the snowman is about to arrive in a big way mid week....they are calling for 8 to 12 inches in my area.

I better make the slingshot one of the fur lined variety. :w:



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 Posted: Fri Dec 18th, 2009 08:07 pm
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Thats turned out wonderful.  Was wondering about that pesky laser cut deck earlier. Nice job hinding the opposing grain.

 

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It's a little masterpiece. :thumb: All the weathering comes together very well, I like the windows too with all their dust and grime and maybe cobwebs...
An abandoned place for little boys to rummage (remember a similar shed in the garden of my grandparents) - but it needs not much work to bring it in a suitable shape for using it again - I like it.
But it cries for some scenery - if you're not in the mood for a layout, how about a nice little diorama?

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 Posted: Mon Jan 18th, 2010 04:16 pm
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I took your advise Michael, and put together a little diorama for this structure.

I think this is about all for me with this one.

I am sure I will fiddle with it here and there, adding more to it, but I want to set this aside and get back to my sawmill for now.






















I need to work on my figure painting as well.  I was reading about some finer paints for this...I may need to try those too. I used craft paints for these.




























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 Posted: Mon Jan 18th, 2010 04:41 pm
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The foliage really sets it off- not to mention the model A Ford!


Very nice job!


Herbie  :old dude:



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 Posted: Mon Jan 18th, 2010 07:40 pm
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Dave D wrote: I need to work on my figure painting as well.  I was reading about some finer paints for this...I may need to try those too. I used craft paints for these.



Actually, the figures don't look all that bad for HO. And craft paints can work just as fine as some of the super high-powered (and costly) "miniature" paints. You could use either alcohol or wind-shield wiper fluid to thin them a bit and they'll work just fine.

What I would suggest to help make your figures pop is to give them a thin wash to help with the facial features and wrinkles in clothing. Painting the eyes and all will drive you bonkers but a wash will suggest at that scale.

Just my 2, opinions my own and worth as much...

Really nice touches on the diorama, BTW. However, I can't see those nice "wiped" dirty windows you had on the front of the building. 



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Very nice Dave. :2t:



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