First attempt at Sceniking

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by aartwmich, Feb 22, 2003.

  1. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

    Using Charlies excellent tutorial, Thank you VERY much Charlie, I have taken another 'first' modeling plunge today. Here are the results, kinda ugly but I learned ALOT. Like mix your colors better, that one brown is kinda too red. Mix some dirt and dry leaves in with ground foam, I was just impatient and once I started I could NOT stop!! I just kinda went at it and well hopefully the mext effort will look better.

    Here's Charlie's tutorial:
    Eastern Hills and Woodlands from Foam

    Here's my neophytelike result:

    Attached Files:

  2. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    And it Looks Darn good too Ima! , :cool:

  3. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Aart, that's really great. I can see why you couldn't stop! .. it turned out super at every stage of making it! :)

    hehehe, it can be so habit forming it can make one take up geology just to learn more about rock formations and their colours.

    You have achieved the three ingredients which makes a model RR ... Colour, Contour and texture. Well done, now then, when does the mountain and tunnel get started on? :)

  4. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    That really looks GREAT, Ima!
    :cool: :cool: :cool:
    I think it's an improvement over mine!
    :D :p :D
    It is addictive isn't it?
    The great thing is can't really mess it up!
    If something doesn't look right, just slap some more stuff on it!
    Have fun!
  5. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Damn that's good! :cool:
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Sure looks realistic to me. This hobby is sure fun and sounds like you are really enjoying it. What's next?
  7. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

    For a first scenery project, that is VERY well done. A good blend of rockwork and ground cover with a nice mix of color.:cool:
    Looks like you are a natural at it and as you continue working with your scenery, you will develope your own unique methode and style which will allow your scenery to stand out:).
    Happy Modeling!

  8. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Nice work aartwmich. Keep up the good work
  9. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

    Thanks everyone for your kind compliments and encouragement. :)

    I was having a real hard time getting started on anything, I'm fair at execution once I get started but have a hard time coming up with ideas and of course I've never done this type of modeling before.

    I stumbled across Charlies tutorial in an old thread while searching the forum for...I don't remember which keyword I used that time, lol.....his simple step by step from raw foam to groundcover what EXACTLY what *I* needed!! I just kinda copied it and now I have a feel for what works and what doesn't, and nothings better than a little hands on experience. :D

    Now I have a much better idea what to do on my diorama, which I'm doing for practice before doing anything to dads old layout and just for the pure joy of modeling!! You can see part of the diorama in the pic, behind the sceniking experiment. It will have a mountain with a tunnel, some water with a bridge and who knows!?! what else I'll add before I'm done!

    Again..Special Thanks to Charlie for putting together his tutorial ;)

    This tutorial should be in the archives. Hhmm I will email... hhhmm maybe Shamus? to add it there.
  10. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Charlie will have to post it first, with photographs & Text, then it can be moved by Dave Hagan to the Academy/Archives.

  11. Catt

    Catt Guest

    If this is your first time,your gonna be teaching us old pros :D :D :D :D a thing or two about scenery before to long.
  12. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

    But old pros is where I learned in the first place ;)

    Hey Charlie...If you want me to I can set up the post and text in the general forum for Dave to move to the Academy..but first I think you need to fix one of the photos--it's very small on the webpage.
  13. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member


    That's another great first effort aart! Looks like you are having tooooo much fun! Thanks for the link to Charlie's clinic too. I'll be using that one myself!

    :D Val
  14. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    I don't see anything ugly there! It's taken me 40+ years to get the scenery looking presentable, you're there, first step off the block!!!! I'm impressed!!! :cool: :cool: :cool:
  15. Mike R

    Mike R Member

    A very good Staart, Aart !;)
    best regards / Mike:D
  16. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    H Ima, it looks great to me also,
    It`s surprising how it all comes together but we are glad when it
    does:D ;)
  17. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Hi aart,
    Hi Ima,
    Hi Tomboygirl,
    (how would you prefer to be called ;) :) :D ?)

    Congratulations! You have absolutely no reason to call your work 'ugly'!

    IMHO you have a natural talent to model the cracks and faults of the rocks in a most realistic way. The same goes for the coloring - not only of the rocks, but also of the red and yellow colored 'flower patches' in your vegetation.

    Now I'm REALLY looking for more of your work - if you go on this way, your layout scenery must turn out just terrific. Share it with us, willya?

  18. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    "Kinda Ugly"?

    Sorry, aartwmich....I see NO ugliness at all in your work. If your goal was "kinda ugly", I'm afraid you've failed miserably.:D
    If your goal was some cool looking rockwork, then pat yourself on the back.:) I cannot wait to see more. Nice job!
  19. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Beauty is in the eye of hte beholder

    Kinda ugly? It's dirt and rocks; supposed to be ugly. It is, therefore, beautiful! Nice work!
  20. Matt Probst

    Matt Probst Member

    ;) "your first attempt Ima? I'm an old hydrocal/hardshell type myself but foam (especially yours) is starting to look more and more attractive!

    Great, great work!:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

    Matt--Hershey, Pa.

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