Lucian’s stunning scratch build scenery

Here’s the last installment from Lucian.

There’s no text with this one, but the pictures speak for themselves. There are 37 of them, so if the page takes a while to load, that’s why. Worth hanging on for though.

CETATE 01gif

CETATE 02 copy

CETATE 06 copy

CETATE 16 copy

CETATE 19 copy

CETATE 21 copy

CETATE 24 copy

CETATE 25 copy

CETATE 35 copy

CETATE 49 copy

CETATE 51 copy

CETATE 58 copy

CETATE 70 copy

CETATE 78 copy

CETATE 88 copy

CETATE 93 copy

CETATE 108 copy

CETATE 112 copy

CETATE 113 copy

CETATE 115 copy

CETATE 116 copy

CETATE 121 copy

CETATE 144 copy

CETATE 147 copy

CETATE 152 copy

CETATE 164 copy

CETATE 171 copy

CETATE 183 copy

CETATE 184 copy

CETATE 187

CETATE 191

CETATE 193

CETATE 202

CETATE 203

CETATE 204

CETATE 207

CETATE 213

A huge thank you to Lucian for sharing his scratch builds with us. He must have the patience of a saint!

If you fancy tinkering with some buildings, the full range of print out scenery is here.

That’s all this time, folks. Please keep ’em coming.

Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

Best

Al

PS And if you haven’t taken the plunge yet, the can still get the model railroad guide here.

58 Responses to Lucian’s stunning scratch build scenery

  1. Malcolm says:

    This man is a genius, beautiful building, stunning, nothing more to say.

  2. Bob Cassidy says:

    Outstanding!

  3. James Merritt says:

    That is totally awesome!!! You truly have patience and skill to do this amazing work. Please keep sharing your work with the rest of us, it is truly inspiring.

    Thank James

  4. Barry . Devon UK says:

    Lucian, a very good and high quality build. What is your base material and did you mark the stone by pushing into the material with a blunt tool?
    Barry

  5. david howarth says:

    Very professional Lucian .looks first class…..Dave

  6. Len says:

    This is patience and imagination combined – fantastic work -thanks for showing how you accomplished this beautiful structure.

  7. Walter McGrath says:

    Wow. Simply wow. Incredible.

  8. James says:

    Absolutely awe inspiring work. Thanks a million for giving us mere mortals the opportunity to see how you work. Inspiration to us all.
    Thank you so very much.

  9. Paul says:

    Wonderful job. The details are what make it.

  10. jim morris says:

    great

  11. Jimmy STORRIE says:

    Great job A1

  12. Steve Roberts says:

    Absolutely excellent work Lucian. Looking forward to more of your work.
    Steve R UK

  13. Dan Gronert says:

    What are you doing building models. You should be out designing real homes.

  14. Dan Gronert says:

    I would love to know the inventory of tools that you use to build these custom models.

  15. Richard O. Price II says:

    Looks like Rothenburg, Germany, on the Romantic Road. Great job.

  16. Guy says:

    Absolutely amazing,,,great job…

  17. very gifted work

    lucan I am a wooden nameplate maker and used my scroll saws to make a living for over 16 years. I also have medium sized train layout.

    my question is is there any demand for well built houses and the like for 0 scales buildings and trees.

    please reply as I need an experts guideance

    Tommie GODBLESS

    i

  18. mark greenhalgh says:

    Wow! What an inspiration

  19. jerry (Mitch) Michnewicz says:

    All is can say is, WOW!

  20. Jim R says:

    WOW… what an incredible talent. Looks so good! Thanks for sharing.

  21. Alan Batcheldor says:

    Absolutely b****y brilliant!

  22. Robert Mocko says:

    Nice detail!

  23. Ralph in Eureka, Missouri, U.S.A. says:

    Imagination + Patience = Fantastic!
    What is the main construction material?
    Looks like what we call “Foamcore” here in the USA (heavy white paper laminated to both sides of closed-cell foam).
    Please keep sharing with all of us.

  24. Mike Street says:

    Agree with all comments, just stunning work. Would be brilliant in 00/H0, but in N outstanding, was N wasn’t it, not Z.
    Would like to know what material was, must be softish to make stone outlines on.
    Fantastic design as well, looks like a mini castle.
    Mike S

  25. James Allgeier says:

    Total Great!!! what an Imagination…

  26. Larry Johnson says:

    A beautiful model by a very talented modeler of a house built by a “Mad Prince on the Danube”!

  27. Ralph Viola says:

    Great work. Is the model made of foam core, using a blunt instrument to create the outlines of the rocks? What scale is the model and how to you scale the rocks to that scale? Was something printed out and placed on the foam core, if that is what was used? I would like to start to scratch build and I have more questions on how things are done. Thanks for any advice you can give. Ralph

  28. Robert Gevert says:

    Amazing!!! Wouldn’t mind living there either!!

  29. st louis bob says:

    what is the product used to make these great buildings and where is it bought? fantastic details, great job.

    bob

  30. absolutely incredible build Lucien…
    wotta guy…!!

  31. Dick Carlson says:

    Excellent construction ideas! This project reminds me of the beautiful villages of Pays de la Loire, France. Specifically, portions of the Angers City Fortress and its beautiful moat.

  32. Bill Fitzpatrick says:

    Lucian , that is absolutely magnificent !!!!!!!!. You are a VERY fine modeler !!!!. Fitz (from near Phila.).

  33. christine says:

    Very nice work.

  34. Pete Evangel says:

    It’s not fair. Lucian has all the talent and patience to make such fine looking building and scenery, all in Z scale !! Such detail, I only wish I could do this kind of work. Previous post showed a bridge made from phone cards (plastic cards). Who would have thought of that? And it looked very professional. Two thumbs up Lucian.

    Pete, San Jose USA

  35. mark loos says:

    Wow! What talent! I’m really impressed. Mark <

  36. Ian Campbell says:

    Fantastic stuff – & same comments as everyone else – is it N [1:160] not Z [1:220] & is it styrene sheet or foamcore [styrene foam with paper on each side]?

    Here in Tasmania Australia you can’t even *get* foamcore; styrene sheet [ie Evergreen is extremely expensive ~ $10-12 per small piece ~; & sheet styrene foam is almost unobtainable [tho’ blocks, spheres etc are easy to get in craft~hobby shops] & easier to find when you buy BluRay players, refrigerators, etc. I get most of mine from beside the road, when you see it dumped, or blown free of rubbish bins etc.
    The stuff that fresh fish & Veges come packed in is good, [tho’ sometimes marked or smelly] & the bubble-size is a bit too massive.

    Lastly, what do you do about dust & particulates when you cut & file? Do you wear a mask & vacuum a lot?

  37. DAVID says:

    Brilliant work brilliant model.Would like to see how you make
    the stone walling, Looks like what we call plaster board in the UK,chalk between
    paper ( not sure could be to heavy for modeling).
    Hope to see a lot more of your modeling,please keep it coming.

    Dave R.

  38. jesse zambrano says:

    Lucian. There are builders and there are Craftsman. You my good man are the latter.Your craftsmanship is absolutely STUNNING!!!!

  39. Ken Stramel says:

    Excellent, what a talent. Keep it up.

  40. John Foster says:

    I must agree with the other comments, your work is awsome, and I also wounder what the material is that you use?

  41. Brian Foster says:

    Lucian. I agree with all the remarks made, All I can add is YOU are a
    CRAFTMASTER STUNNING …… 🙂 ..

  42. tim dorsey says:

    what is that material ..? like it ? easy to use? makes nice buildings, like to know what it is and if you can get it in the United States?

  43. Lindsay says:

    No Insult to all the other railway modellers,including myself.This is real modelling. AMAZING,Congratulations
    Lindsey

  44. jim from north carolina says:

    Phenomenal craftsmanship! Wish I had 5% of Lucian’s talent.

  45. Raymond Brady says:

    Not that I’m an atheist, but by God if I were: I’m not now! …’and it just kept getting better. Stunning, is all I can say, just simply stunning.

  46. tom timberman says:

    Lucian,
    You have a gift! Share it but don’t ever give it away.
    best,
    tom
    Maryland, USA

  47. Ian McDonald says:

    just a stunning model unbelievable patience craftsmanship and a great desire to enjoy and share with the world thankyou.

  48. Roy Tibbles says:

    Well Lucian, what can one say grand job there we all have a gift in life, this one yours well done, time is the many we don,t have so keep the good work coming. Roy

  49. ian impett says:

    VERY GOOOOOOD !

  50. Doug Hagler says:

    Sharp !

  51. sid roberts says:

    absolutley superb

  52. kim says:

    I been using crafter’s board.It is papered on both side’s and the paper can be peeled off to expose the styrene core.I played with that idea but then I saw this.And again I’m back to it. Look’s like some soft plaster cast. The crafter’s board will give the same affect and can be bought in America and Canada .It’s $1 per 3 foot by 3 foot.And is less than a quarter inch thick.I sent in picture’s of this crafter’s board to Al super great job on the modeling.

  53. Dionisis says:

    EXCELLENT,NICE DETAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  54. Bob says:

    Lucian, your work is fantastic. You attention to detail is tremendous. I wish I had a steady hand to do what you have done. I’m sure your layout shows the same craftsmanship.

  55. Ed says:

    Great job

  56. Ed Clark says:

    Absolutely amazing and an inspiration to any N-Scaler.

  57. SwissChris says:

    Having just caught up on the 3 Lucian posts, I am totally gobsmacked and envious of his ability.. I only wish I was a quarter as good.

  58. Frank Hensley says:

    Lucian, You have inspired me to get back to scratch building. As a kid, 50 years ago, I worked with plaster molds and carved wood. Your designs are awesome and you make it look easier than some old school approaches. I have been designing my own layout and the buildings were something I was going to worry about later. Now, with your methods of building, I can try to recreate some of my past creations that are not so heavy and brittle. Thank you. Great Job!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *