“Here is a series of pictures from my current project. This is about 1/3 of the first half of the layout. Please feel free to post on your page (if you’d like).
This is a small town in the layout of the North East area of the US.
The water feature (creek) is not complete as it ties into one more board. Also, I stopped painting the buildings until I have them in place. That way I can blend them together better.
As a note, I am an architect, so I enjoy building the layout. The trees are a mix of woodland scenics and real “sedum” plants that have been covered with grasses, etc.
People have been hand painted.
Base is styrofoam with plaster for roads, etc. there are three panels in these pictures that I started the scenery just after Christmas 2013.
Hope you enjoy!
And now something I’ve been thinking over for a while. Perhaps you have too: it’s 3d printing.
If you’re unfamiliar with it, think of a printer that eats plastic instead of paper. And out the other end comes a plastic model – any model, of your design.
You can use them to make anything, and the more I think about it, the more excited I get about them for modelling.
There are more and more sites popping up that will print your designs off for you – you don’t even need a 3d printer, (which are not cheap).
So here goes: Is anyone using a 3d printer for their modelling? If so, I’d love to hear from you. Please do get in touch.
As you all know, I’m always tinkering with different stuff – here’s the best 3D printer info I’ve found so far.
I appreciate it’s not going to be for everyone, but I’ve given it a whirl (believe it or not, that’s how this site started – I found an online club that I loved).
Anyhow, I shall let you all know how I get on.
Don’t forget the ebay cheat sheet. Latest one is here.
Please keep ’em coming.