Going to the wall

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Tyson Rayles, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Elsewhere in cyberworld a contest was sponsored to built a diorama using a hydrocal wall from Downtown Deco (the sponsor). Having never worked with hydrocal castings before (other than homemade rocks) I decided to give it a try. This is the N-Scale wall section I started with:

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  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Here is the finished diorama:

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  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    And a close-up of the wall. This was a lot of fun, you can spend more time than you think detailing even this small of an area! :)

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  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Looks fantastic.:thumb::thumb: How did you do the signage?
  5. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Thanks Don. From the days when I used to work for a living I have a laser printer which I used to make the decals that I used for this project. After appling the decals I lightly sanded the larger black areas till the bricks showed thru.
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Wow! Tyson, that looks great!
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  8. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    " All in all it's just a...nother brick in the wall"

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  9. farmer ron

    farmer ron Member

    Tyson, excellent workmanship !!! an inspiration to us all..
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  11. siderod

    siderod Member

    Well said, Mr Floyd :D

  12. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Sweet work!!
  13. Tad

    Tad Member

    Nice work!
  14. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member

    Looks great, Tyson!
  15. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    This looks just great, Tyson!

    I love both your weathering job (especially those realistic dirt runoffs below the protruding bricks) and the little details (like those crumpled up pallets). Hats off to you! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    One question: You say you applied the signs as decals. I always thought that decals wouldn't adhere to a Hydrocal (or plaster etc.) wall. Am I completely wrong or did you use a trick to make them cling to that wall?


    PS: Your project just gave me the idea to use such a flat diorama in place of a painted picture on the wall! Hmmm... is there a free place somewhere in my apartment?? :D :D :D
  16. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Thx folks for the kind comments! Ron I didn't have any problems getting the decals to stick. I just slid them on the wall blotted off the excess water then applied softner so they would conform to the cracks and all. Keep in mind though you are not appling the decals to the hydrocal but to the paint on the hydrocal, don't know what would happen if you tried to put the decal on unpainted hydro.
  17. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Nice Work!

    Very nicely done Tyson! :thumb:
    Great weathering & scenic detail! :cool:
    I might have missed whether you mentioned it, but is the fencing a commercial product, or did you make it yourself?
  18. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Thanks Drew, the fence is etched stainless. I think it came from Micro Engineering but don't have the package any more so I'm not sure.
  19. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Hey Tyson...Welcome back!
    Missed pics of your modeling..Been a long time.
    Looking good!.
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