Some pictures of my scenery work

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by jawatkins, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hello Judy and welcome to the gauge.
    Now that is some very fine modelling, beautiful scenes and the trackwork is also well done. You need to get this into a magazine sometime.

  2. jawatkins

    jawatkins Member

    Thanks for the encouragement and the kind words
  3. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member


    Judy that is some fine looking modelling - I really like the little town in your first post, and those autumn colours. The creek and the coal tipple are great too! Aw, what the heck, every shot is a winner!!!

    Welcome to the Gauge from me too. You're going to love this forum. A great supportive bunch of folks and some darn good modellers too.

    Always great to see a fellow-woman (can I even say that?) getting into the hobby. It's a heck of a lot of fun, isn't it?

  4. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Judy. I see you got your pictures posted. They are all beautiful.

    You can post more pictures anytime you want.
  5. jawatkins

    jawatkins Member


    Checked out your web site. Will have to go back later to read your article on making things look rusty. I like to see things weathered on layouts. Gives it that 'lived in' look.
  6. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Hey Val,you and Judy are sure showing us guys.:D

    Judy, most excelent modeling, lady.
  7. Jim Cullen

    Jim Cullen Member


    Great job on the scenery. The use of colors and attention to details make the scenes come alive. Just for reference, what brand of ground foam and trees did you use/make? Any other "construction" details or techniques that you would like to share? Jim
  8. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Very nice work! I enjoyed all of your photos!
  9. jawatkins

    jawatkins Member

    On the autumn scene I used the Woodland Scenics trees and dried folaige from Garden Ridge. To get the color for the trees I made the Woodland Scenics trees then used two types of craft spray paint. Santa Red and Primary Yellow to get the color. I would spray the folaige yellow and immediately come after it and spray it with red. Works like a charm. This was my first time to ever make trees, so using the Woodland Scenics trees was pretty nice.

    For the ground cover I take sheets of dried floral moss that you can buy at Walmart or any craft store and run it through the blender until I get the fineness or courseness that I'm looking for. If I want to add more color, let's say for autumn, I take some autumn colored lichen and run it through the blender with it. I'm not a big fan of lichen, but for this purpose it works pretty well.

    For some of ground cover I tore off chunks of the same moss and just glued them down and trimmed them to the height that I needed. It makes great "dead" under brush.

    I'm trying to make trees from scratch with nice trunks and it's been a pig of a job. Any suggestions out there? If anyone out there has a great technique that has some pictures to it, I would be really grateful to have someone share them with me.
  10. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Judy. If you can contact Shamus or hope he sees this post, he can explain and show you how to make good tree trunks. Something about using a hasp or very coarse wood file. Also Robin (Matthyro) can show you how to make very nice evergreen trees. I could but don't have a digital camera for close up pictures

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  11. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Picture a fireworks display. OK.
    Now hear all the people resonding to the display.
    Yup! Those are sounds I made from seeing your work.
    ;) :D :D :D :D
  12. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Welcome to The Gauge Judy!:)
    You do REALLY nice work!
    Keep those photos coming...they are FANTASTIC!!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
  13. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Welcome to the gauge! I have just started playing around with N scale, so can appreciate the effort and skill shown in your pics.
    If you, and Val, and Aartwmich are any indicator of the quality women can bring to this hobby, you need to get more of you interested. Competition would give us good ole boys a reason to get off our **** and improve!
    Trees, It is a "pig of a job". On the other hand, like any model, the more effort, the better the look. I had a thread called "a tree is "built",, "planted",, "started" which described the building of an O scale tree, which follows the same technique I use for HO scale. It's in scratchin & bashin. The same materials, and techniques can be applied to N scale.
    Excellent work, looking forward to seeing more,

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