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Old 04-21-2008, 10:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well lets see, its been about a year since I started this thing, maybe I should try to finish this stupid thing BEFORE this years BTS [img]/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/shocked.gif[/img]



I work better under pressure anyways...

I started building up the blue foam "hills" last week, getting near the top now, be ready to start carving the foam into rocks pretty quick here, lets see...

...I got 47 days to go!

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Old 04-21-2008, 08:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Progress pics:


Starting with the foam

backside view

foam topped off

Now gotta wait for the glue to dry, then I can start shaping.[img]/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]
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One evenings carving, not bad, starting to look like southwestern sandstone




Still need to sand some of the rough spots down and carve the back side a bit but this was very very fast!
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Posted By vsmith on 04/22/2008 9:21 PM

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Still need to sand some of the rough spots down and carve the back side a bit but this was very very fast . . .*


*I like it ! Great little project you have going there. What are you using for the glue?
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Its Just standard carpenters glue, most things I've read say use "Liquid Nails" because it dries faster, but I have a big thing of the carpenters glue. I just glue it down the night before and its ready to go the next evening. But cold weather can effect its drying time. If time or weather are issues, use the Liquid nails route.

PS I watched this series of vids on Youtube, it was very helpfull.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=D1D4KBB_GC4&feature=related
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Posted By vsmith on 04/23/2008 8:47 AM

Its Just standard carpenters glue, most things I've read say use "Liquid Nails" because it dries faster, but I have a big thing of the carpenters glue. I just glue it down the night before and its ready to go the next evening. But cold weather can effect its drying time. If time or weather are issues, use the Liquid nails route. PS I watched this series of vids on Youtube, it was very helpfull. http://youtube.com/watch?v=D1D4KBB_GC4&feature=related


Yes, cold weather is ALWAYS an issue up here, so liquid nails it is. Thanks for the advice.
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Progress:

the buildings on top are just there for ideas, I'm still deciding what I want to do there. The Piko buildings may be OK but the HofB hotel looms a little large, I really want to build a series of very narrow buildngs winding there way up the hill, so these would only be temporary anyway. Even the station would eventually be replaced. But I only have a little over one month to get this ready.
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Small test area for scenery, Woodland Scenics stuff, guess it works for large scale, no ballast yet, gotta get some stuff without the blue "ore" in it.

Photo came out to bright, it doesnt look this washed out in person
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It's looking good Vic!! Nice little module!
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A tad more progress







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