“It has been some time since I added any pictures to the forum.
After a long period of time where I struggled with motivation I finally went back to work assisted by my 7 year old grand daughter Brittany who has developed an interest in working with me to create scenery.
While we have a long ways to go (we are actually half way through with our basic layout) I thought that I would share the progression made on a snowy Saturday morning.
Unlike many, I do not have the video capabilities yet and I still do not have the rail up and running. I hope you enjoy.
Here are a couple of good videos demonstrating the application of shaper sheet with a hot glue gun and plastering over it for an excellent modeling surface.
In the first one, I use a hot glue gun to attach shaper sheet to my corrugated paper board framework. It is a very quick and easy way to do this. I also start thinking about how I am going to build a siding and run around for the locomotive.
In the second I demonstrate mixing and applying Shaper Sheet plaster. I also look at the completed work, at the time of shooting, around the layout with my new camera gimbal.
Farland is now about half done at least for the big details. I expect to be making small modifications and adding smaller details for several years after the big picture is created. Building Farland has been the most fun I have ever had in my life. Well, I suppose when I was younger I had some very good times too, but I cannot imagine any better way to spend my retired time than doing what I am doing.
Thank you for all you do for the modeling community,
Rob, Farland Howe”
A big thanks to Rob and Kenneth.
I couldn’t find Kenneth’s orginal post, but while looking for it I found another American West layout from another chap called Ken (pretty sure it’s not the same one). It’s got bags of character so here it is.
That’s all today folks. Don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to pick up all the tips and tricks the easy way.