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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #105 on: October 06, 2019, 11:51:50 AM »
Graffen


Looking good!  I would use a wash of A&I as a last step to bring out the shadows and make the texture pop out. Try it in a small area and see what you think.
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #106 on: October 06, 2019, 01:04:42 PM »
And then, drybrush the tips of the rock with something like Titanium Buff. 

In between those steps, I like applying various colors of chalks/pigments (stippling using a worn out old brush).  That adds color and texture to the rock, making it look more like there are "grains" in the rocks. 

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #107 on: October 08, 2019, 09:52:39 AM »
Thanks for the inputs.

Tunnel liner made of Shaper sheet.

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #108 on: October 08, 2019, 07:34:28 PM »
Tunnel portal in wood.


Instead of staining the wood, I'll paint it to look like wood. This was due to the strange veins in the wood which did not look good with stains.


I use Vallejo's wood weathering kit. In the pictures I only just primed it with IDF-grey primer.

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #109 on: October 09, 2019, 05:38:57 AM »
Painting of my tunnel portal. I used Vallejo's "Old & new wood effects" color kit.

IDF gray.


Painted concrete lightly and then random boards in IDF sand gray.


Some boards painted light brown.


Dry brushed with ivory sand.


More dry brush with IDF sand gray.


Dark gray wash all over.


Airbrushed soot with weathered black.

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #110 on: October 09, 2019, 02:02:57 PM »


The portal is installed and the tunnel tracks got cinders.





The hidden staging tracks are finished as well. Only the servos left to install

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #111 on: October 09, 2019, 04:23:01 PM »
Looking great , I am using the AK wood sets to paint plastic wood  ;) , almost the same product I believe.
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #112 on: October 09, 2019, 04:28:27 PM »
Very nicely done. Thank you for sharing.
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #113 on: October 09, 2019, 04:32:49 PM »
Nice job on the portal. 

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #114 on: October 09, 2019, 06:18:22 PM »
I AGREE!!!! Looks great.......Dennis

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #115 on: October 10, 2019, 07:49:58 AM »
Hey Graffen:

Looks just great.

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #116 on: October 14, 2019, 04:38:45 AM »
Thanks!  ;D
My solution of current pickup on brass locomotives. 

They pick up one pole on one side of the locomotive and the other in the tender. 
And it's via spring blocks .... It doesn't work well on digital. 
I replaced the gearbox cover with a piece of circuit board laminate. 
There is not enough space on the underside, so I had to sand the laminate 1 mm. 
The holes next to the gear are filled with epoxy for strength. 
The pickups are phosphor bronze which has a small spring coil made by wrapping the wire around a 0.7 mm drill bit. 
The power cables are soldered to the old pickup points. 
Now you have full power pickup on the locomotive, now the tender trucks will receive the same treatment.