Yesterday I received this Walthers Dairy Queen model from my grandsons.
I woke up this morning and planned on putting it together. As I do first thing every morning , I checked your email, and I see Jon’s post on how he detailed a roof on his model.
What a coincidence, the model he was working on was the very model I received yesterday, Dairy Queen.
So I followed his directions and loved the results.
Thanks Jon and, of course, thank you for all that you share.
I’ve attached a picture of the final project.
(The post Ray mentions is at the bottom of this one.)
And now on to Peter:
Some revisions here and how to’s.
There was a gentleman that commented on the last post that I needed a fence so the animals wouldn’t trample through the garden…lol
Well, as I stated in that post, I wasn’t finished yet. I made the fence from northeastern strip wood products, then aged with a greying solution. India ink and alcohol. It’s getting real close now.
After the benchwork of a particular scene is complete, I grid it with 1 x 3’s to accommodate buildings, the rest is sectioned off with cardboard strips or metal light screen for the plaster cloth to adhere to.
After all plaster has been put on (1st the gauze then fill in with pre made plaster (mud) in tubs) It is all painted with a latex earth tone. When dry, texturing begins. I use a combination of a lot of things as you see.
Lot’s of ‘Wood scenic products, etc. grass tufts, many different shades of texture, rocks, sand for roads, and so on.
I scratch built the farm house and barn, though the barn was a spinoff from an old Campbell HO kit, I just built it up from scratch to 1/48 O scale that I model in.
Trees are mostly commercial, I just grab whatever, whenever it suits my aesthetic needs.
The water for the garden hose is woodland scenic products for water falls and still water combination.
The rest by viewing is self explanatory, sooo, if you could kindly post these pics of both the standard gauge & narrow gauge, it would be most appreciated.
A big thanks to Pete (his last post is here). His layout just gets better and better.
Ray really did put a smile on my face. I do love it when someone sends in a pic after they have seen how to do something on the site.
That’s all for today folks. Please do keep ’em coming.
And if you’re anything like me and want to avoid going stir crazy, the Beginner’s Guide is here.