I get Stumped by Philip

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by Fred_M, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Got these wonderful casting from our own Philip who is selling them on ebay... http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQsassZpas10 in packages of 20 for a great price. They are pressure resin castings and are sized to work with O and HO, mayby even N if the tress are really BIG, LOL. In O they size from about 2 1/2 foot to 1 foot at the cut line, even bigger on the dirt end. The castings are bubble free and I did NO trimming or cleaning up. They are easy to paint as there is a nice transition where the bark meets the log. I sprayed mine flat black with walmart 99 cent paint, didn't even have to wash or clean them :) :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: I then pained the "wood" with sandstone acrylic or a sandstone/burnt sienna mix, drybrushed the bark a different mix of the burnt sienna and sandstone, and some huntergreen/sandstone mixes for mosses. I them weathered them with oil based minwax driftwood stain. I think Philip did a fantastic job on these castings, and the price he is selling them for is really fantastic. He even includes some double stumps and counts them as one! Thanks Philip! Fred

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  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    I wondered where he was getting all those neat looking castings!
  3. belg

    belg Member

    Philip and Fred you should be very proud of these they look great and I'm sure they will sell. Pat
  4. sams

    sams Member

    really nice castings.
    thx for the tip!
  5. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Dambid nice casting and painting! Looks better than my own scratch builds!
  6. philip

    philip Guest

    Fred, Again as I said in email...I appreciate you canvassing the forums and the nice review!
    You did a wonderful job painting and weathering the castings! :thumb:

    The wife and I were out by the lake today "sun shining :) " investigating what some beavers have done to some of the trees along the lake. Super router job on some of the trees! I may make a few Beaver Stumps. they look cool. The beavers do a nice job tapering the trees down.

    Thanks to the rest of the guys for the nice comments! It makes the effort seems worthwhile.
  7. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Be good for my new layout, the Beaver Hole Lumber Company. Fred :)

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