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Author Topic: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.  (Read 19512 times)

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Offline dats475

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progress that I didn't make.
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2016, 08:36:45 am »
I'm still waiting for the low desert soil from the Arizona mineral & sands.( apparently, post office lost it in the mail and They are looking for it now.)
So, my ground rejuvenation project is not progressing.
Now I'm thinking of the backdrop. What kind of the backdrop are you using?
Photo, drawing, just a plain paint or in the between.
Temporary a cloud poster was put up as the backdrop. The clouds are too big for N scale to me.
Temporary a cloud poster was put up as the backdrop. The clouds are too big for N scale to me.

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Re: A layout in my closet.
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2016, 09:57:04 am »
Yeah, you are possibly right there, but it's heaps better than nothing.

If all else fails, a plain blue backdrop is also better than nothing. Being relatively "old school," I have hand painted jobs which basically go from blue at the top to almost white at the bottom.

Given the location you are modelling, there wouldn't be any hills and stuff in the background anyway?  :hmmm:
« Last Edit: March 15, 2016, 02:08:05 am by Bealman »
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Re: A layout in my closet.
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2016, 11:33:13 pm »
They may be too big clouds for the wide open blue skys of the USA but to my English eyes the look pretty much spot on!

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Re: A layout in my closet.
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2016, 06:34:35 am »
Hi Dats475,

A highly creative work - I love it.

Do you have a track plan - or maybe an aerial photo?

And what's the music on this one?

Cheers Jon  :)
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Re: A layout in my closet.
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2016, 01:21:06 am »
Hi, PostModN66.
Thank you for your reply.
Music are Jim Beard's "In the hat" and Weather Report's "B flat waltz".
I made a new move, it's on the YouTube now.
It has photos of my entire layout.
I'll make new thread for the movie later.

Thanks again.


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Re: A layout in my closet.
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2016, 04:50:16 pm »
I just caught your new one - I'm thinking I'm half way qualified myself, now! Great stuff.

Search you tube for sp closet - it pops right up.

Cheers

Donald

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Re: A layout in my closet.
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2016, 06:08:48 pm »
Music are Jim Beard's "In the hat" and Weather Report's "B flat waltz".

Thanks  :thankyousign:- just YouTubed it - seems to be actually "D Flat Waltz" - fantastic whatever key it's in!!!

Cheers  Jon  :)
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Re: A layout in my closet.
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2016, 09:31:30 pm »
Hello,PostModN66.
Thank you for your reply.
Yes, it is D flat.
I decided to remove all copyrighted music from my videos voluntary.
I felt that I'm stealing something so, the videos are silent now.(except CHiPs theme. I could not remove it somehow)
It's very wired without music but at least I can sleep well tonight!
Anyway, I'll concentrate on backdrop and "making the ground better" projects.
I just got Low Desert soil from Arizona, mineral & sand so, see what happens.
The back portion of my layout looks like moon surface!
Please wish me luck for that!
Cheers.

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ground cover.
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2016, 08:50:56 pm »
I reworked the ground little bit. I wanted the less-maintained tracks of the branch line. Left is a siding track that has pileup dirt.
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Testing the backdrop
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2016, 05:59:30 pm »
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Backdrop test

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Re: Testing the backdrop
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2016, 10:44:59 pm »
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Backdrop test

It looks good - is the tree stuck onto the backdrop as there seems to be a bit of a 3D effect?
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The backdrop test.
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2016, 10:40:06 am »
Thank you for your comment, Dannyboy!
I temporary placed a sky poster and cut- off picture from Internet printed ordinary paper. 3D affect is just because its not glued on the place. You gave me an idea though. As you know some modelers make layers of printed pictures, maybe I can do it too.
Still I have to figure out how to hide the seams between two pictures. I tried once before but my artistic disability got on the way, end up with horrible result. Please let me know if you have any good ideas without using the artistic paint skills!!
« Last Edit: April 06, 2016, 02:45:51 pm by dats475 »

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We seem to be feeding ideas to each other - just had the thought that if you stuck some trees/hedges etc onto different thicknesses of card, (cut to the same shape as the trees/hedges), and then stuck them on the backscene, you would get a feeling of depth  ???. Will have to try that when I get that far.
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Is that effect you are discussing called decoupage?

Cheers John.

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Just looked at a dictionary - decoupage is shown as  "a decorative technique in which a design is made of cut-out pieces of printed paper glued onto a flat base and then varnished", so it is that, sort of, maybe.  :thumbsup:
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