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Podcast time I had a chance to visit with Brett and Todd Wiley on their BenchTime podcast last week. We had a great chat about trees, structures, and scenery versus operators. Bench Time #139: Steven Haworth is BACK
Rio Grande Southern Railroad Scenery workAlso, it's been a while and I'm overdue for sharing some photos of the work I've been doing. I went back to a number of completed structures and 'planted' them finally (which for some reason was intimidating, and I dragged my feet on it). But I'm happy w/ the results - see this older post - or some updates at Vance Jct after adding some bushes:
TreesAnd, with summer weather, I finally pushed myself to tackle tree-building, and ended up making a pile. Some of these started as unflocked pines / conifers - which I sprayed and then flocked with fine dark green ground foams.
And the I dug into SuperTrees, taking a few steps:
Painting SuperTree trunks:
Trees in progress:
Lots of bushes too!
You can judge the results for yourself. The dark green flocking on the SuperTrees looks like some types of conifer to me (at least for background trees). And SuperTree material yields all kinds of smaller stuff, so I made a lot of bushes and small trees as well.Blending trees and photo backdrops:I'm playing with layers of color and texture here, trying to create depth and blur the distinction between physical models and photos. And I'm having a blast playing with the effects!
Tracks thru trees:In these areas, I had to be pretty careful, balancing the look of track running thru dense woods, but also allowing access for my operators, maintenance, track cleaning etc. The trees also have strategic gaps - not easily noticed I hope - which allow my arm to reach into the scene where needed. Whenever we can return to operations, we'll see how well it works when people are switching on the branch.
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