JV Models Lucas sawmill

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by willy4, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. willy4

    willy4 Member

    J.R. Booth needs a new sawmill, the old is run down. Under logging and mining
    you can see the new sawmill McCabe.
    For some reason logging and mining etc; is down.


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  2. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Wow..... That is impressive.
    The detail in there is amazing. :cool:
  3. jesso

    jesso Member

    Wow! :eek:Incredible job! I can't believe the detail for N Scale, and the fact the you can photograph it so clearly is amazing. Really great job!:thumb::thumb::thumb:
  4. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Excellent work Bill. Thank you for sharing it.
    Extremely well detailed and weatherd.
    Could you please elaborete about your weathering techniques? are you using acrylic paints, pastels or both ?

    Is it for a diorama ?

  5. willy4

    willy4 Member

    It is not for a diorama. I build my models on hard cardboard so I can detail them at the work table, then I glue them to the module. The light gray is Age-It Easy by Micro-Mark. The brown detail over the light gray is dark brown
    leather dve mixed with alcohol. The very dark gray is my on mix of India Ink and alcohol. For the rust look, I like to use Model Tech Studios Rusting Solution.
    After the inside was finished,I scraped some light yellow chalk over all the junk, then used a soft brush to spread around.

    Thank you for the compliments.
  6. Packers#1

    Packers#1 Ultimate Packers Fan

    Holy smokes, that's awesome!
  7. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Thank you Bill for taking some of your valuable time to detail your weathering procedure.
    So the way I understand it you use both liquid weathering "agent" and pastels , right ?

    So far I weathered my rolling stock but didn't try to weather my structures ( except for the bridges on my switching layout ).

    I hope you'll post some pictures of your future weathering projects.

    P.S. Are you from Québec city or from the province of Québec ? ( I live in St. Laurent, part if the Montréal island ).

  8. willy4

    willy4 Member

    I live in Luskville QC, a little town 30 miles from Ottawa in Pontiac county.
    I sometime use washes of paint. The McCabe sawmill project, all the walls were sprayed with a light gray first, then spray or brush on the main color .
    After, take fine sandpaper and sand off some of the paint.I have no tried and true system on weathering. What ever my brain tells me how that would look, is the way I try to make it look. I do read books on weathering to get ideas.
    I take pictures of tin roofs, old buildings, logs, trees, landscapes, etc.

    Have fun Bill
  9. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    A big round of applause !!!
    That is one masterfully done model. Can we see the layout?
    Thanks , Mike
  10. willy4

    willy4 Member

    I don't have a layout Mike. These kits are for my N-trak module.
    When I have completed the module, I will send lots of pictures.

  11. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    WoW...!!!! A real jewel of a structure...And in N-gauge, no less....Got to see some more....!!! :thumb:

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