Mini Scenes

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by shamus, Mar 22, 2002.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    I am a great believer in mini scenes. To me, they bring life to an otherwise drab looking area.
    Take for instance the guy on the bench, he hasn't noticed the bear yet, also that poor chap in the tub getting cleaned up after a hard days work, might have to leave in a hurry without his cloths.
    It’s the little things like this and many more theatre pieces, which bring a layout to life.

  2. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    You're right, Shamus. Little scenes like that really make a big difference.

    I really like those bushes/small trees you have in the background. Those are some nice little details.

    Just out of curiosity, what's the story on the clothes on the line? Did you buy those or make them yourself?

  3. BDC

    BDC Member

    Shamus - speaking of the fellow in the tub, why is he still wearing clothes? (It sure looks like he has a purple shirt on) Is he extremely modest or just doing the laundry as well? ;)
  4. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    I can hear the guy in the tub right now sayin' "yup, sometimes it's near nine o'clock 'for my shirt's dry enough to go to bed".

    Kidding aside, the miniscene really does add to the overall feel of the layout, and can create all kinds of "stories" in the minds of the viewers.
  5. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    no clothes?

    I suppose if Shamus put him in the tub, with no clothes on, then he would have a "nude scene" and have to get the censors to classify his layout!! An "R" rated layout..... no kiddies allowed?? :eek: :eek:
  6. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    I think that;s a way for those Badger Creek loggers to knock out bath & laundry all at once! :D
    Besides that, if you've got hungry bears coming around, you don't want to "get caught with your pants down"! :D :D

    Here's a mini scene that I made to cover up some flaws in the scenery...A pile of junk, a board fence, & a parked tank truck provide a backdrop for a couple of guys standing in the alley talking, & help merge the modeled scenery with the printed backdrop.

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  7. wolfrunrr

    wolfrunrr New Member


  8. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Gang,
    I have changed the photo, now I have a NUDE in the tub. Now I shall get some flack.

  9. BDC

    BDC Member

    Shamus - Tell the fellow to pass on the second helpings of beans and bacon or whatever it is your loggers eat for dinner! He's getting so fat he can barely fit in the tub! :)
  10. Dave Harris

    Dave Harris Member

    Anytime you have figures (people especially) they should tell a story,. You should be able to look at them & know what is going on. Thats the general rule we try to follow on the Clover Valley R/R & the Tule Springs & Western R/R. It gives the viewer much fun to figure out what each scene tells them. Right on with the SAT BATH Shamus !!

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