Wasted detail

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Bill Pontin, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    I did enjoy detailing the inside of this logging camp mess hall for my NTRak module. I put in two large skylight windows hoping most of the detail would be visible and I also have a warm white LED inside that I can wire up.

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  2. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Here is the finished mess hall.

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  3. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    but you had fun doing it, I'm sure!

    looks awesome!

  4. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    WOW, that’s awesome. I love it.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  5. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    that is so cool!....could you do a half roof or something similar?....be a shame not to see your sweet work inside.
  6. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member

    I have had that question in my mind for a long time. I have a building with a lot of inside detail, with no roof. I don't want to roof it, but seems illogical to have a roofless bldg. What's to do?

  7. Smoke

    Smoke SOU is for you!!

    I've always liked the idea of having a new roof being built on it so you can see inside.

  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Looks great inside Bill! Nice work!
  9. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

    It's a matter of...

    ...showmanship. You're an Ntraker. You do events. It has to be an eye popper when you take off the roof and say, "Get a look at this", to the nearby victim with a camera, I mean admirer.

    Detail is only wasted by those in a hurry to produce less. For whatever reason- that's not a negative comment either. You produced more for a reason- so show it. It was a scene worthy of rendering more.

    Run with it.

  10. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

    Cool work, maybe you can do some of the same detail in some of my passenger trains. :)

    There is a ton of pride in your work and it shows.
  11. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    This detailing work is awesome, Bill! And this in N scale- WOW! :thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Perhaps you could make the roof easily removable by adding some stiffening rafters and/or crossbraces. It really would be a shame to hide this fine craftsmanship permanently.

  12. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    now that is amazing.

    I agree with Ron, do not attach the roof, then while you are giving your layout tour, you relate a story to do with the mess hall or maybe one of the LPBs inside. At the appropriate time in the story, you remove the roof to show the guys talking.

    Gotta show off artwork like that.
  13. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member

    I think the roof has got to be the answer to this. Spifire did an awesome job on a corner diner. It was lit up to show it off, but the biggest thing is that a diner could have large windows. She milked it for all it was worth, but it looked like you could just walk in and order coffee and pie.

  14. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Looks good Bill.
    Wasted detail.....Nah!
    Oh...Will be looking for ya next weekend......
  15. MadModeler

    MadModeler Member

  16. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    That is really well done. I agree with everyone else - don't dare attach that roof!

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