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Realistic Scenery Volume 2 - Modelling Build an AWESOME bridge - Realistic 3 weeks ago   16:01

Luke Towan
A complete guide into recreating this scene of an old dirt road and dried up muddy puddle. Check out http://www.bouldercreekrailroad.com/ for more tutorials related to scenery and model railroading.

Follow along as I step you through a thorough how to style video on making this scene, from a piece of extruded foam to a photo real scene complete with cracked mud, dirt road, an outcropping of rocks, trees and realistic ground cover.

A lot of modelers see scenes like this and think they will never achieve this level of realism, however, as you will see making a realistic scene like this is nothing more than a few steps and the layering of scenery which eventually builds up into a great looking diorama.

Take your model railroad, war gaming terrain or dioramas for displaying your favorite models to the next level. This video demonstrates a small diorama built in HO scale and will show you some new innovative techniques for making your model railroad scenery look real. Real enough to make someone look twice at a photo you took!

Products and materials:

Foam Base –

Knauf insulation XPS multi use foam board 30mm (Bunnings Warehouse)

Cork –

AMRI 1-0401 HO Cork Underlay 3mm thickness (Orient Express Models)

Glue –

Gorilla Glue for foam (Masters Home Improvement)
Titebond II Wood Glue (Masters Home Improvement)
Mod Podge Matte (Spotlight)

Sculptamold –

AMACO Sculptamold modelling compound (Adelaide Moulding & Casting supplies)

Plaster of Paris –

Uni-Pro Plaster of Paris (Bunnings Warehouse)

Rock Molds –

Woodland Scenics Outcroppings Mold (Orient Express Models)

Paints & Dye –

Black Acrylic Paint
Burnt Sienna Acrylic Paint
Raw Umber Acrylic Paint
Red Acrylic Paint
Metallic Silver Acrylic Paint
White Acrylic Paint
Diorama base coat – Jo Sonjas “Vellum”
India ink
Citadel “Technical Paint” – Agrellan Earth (Military Hobbies Adelaide)

Dirt –

Collected from the great outdoors, nothing specific just regular dirt found near a river and sifted down into different grades, the finest of which was sifted through a stocking. 3 grades in total. Only fine and medium grades were used.

Grout –

Davco Sanitized Colorgrout Sandalwood (Bunnings Warehouse)

Wetting Agents -

Wet Water, 1% dish detergent mixed in water
Isopropyl Alcohol 99% (Adelaide Moulding & Casting Supplies)

Grasses -

MiniNatur – Late Autumn 6mm (Orient Express Models)
MiniNatur – Early Autumn 2mm (Orient Express Models)
Noch – Wildgras 6mm (Hobbyco Sydney)

Ground Foam -

Woodland Scenics Fine Turf Burnt Grass, Earth & Earth Blend
Woodland Scenics Course Turf Dark Green
Woodland Scenics Fine Ballast Buff
Woodland Scenics Clump Foliage Medium Green

Trees -

Woodland Scenics Fine Leaf Foliage, Olive Green & Medium Green
Noch Leaves Mid Green (Hobbyco Sydney)
DIY trees, made with natural plant stems and WS Course Turf
Dead Leaves, natural materials using real dried up dead leaves

Road Markers –

1.5mm square stripwood (Orient Express Models)

Weathering Pastel –

Art Spectrum, Raw Sienna

Car –

Cararama Peugeot 206, OO scale but in my opinion it feels closer to HO scale (Military Models Adelaide)

Intro Music:

Music by: Lino Rise
Title: “Channel Intro Alaska”
Source: www.free-intro-music.com & www.linorise.com

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Build an AWESOME bridge - Realistic Realistic Scenery Volume 2 - Modelling 3 weeks ago   27:04

If you’re looking for inspiration to build and design a bridge for your model railroad or for a scenery diorama then you’ve found the right video. In this tutorial I take you through every step of the process to create an awesome realistic looking model diorama or a scene that you could incorporate in to a model railway layout possible even a wargaming terrain piece.

The model is built to HO scale which is 1:87th scale however the same techniques could be used for N scale right through to O scale and larger.

The intro shows my favorite train! A Bendigo Rail Models P-Class that I’ve used numerous times and a new set of carriages from Auscision both of which are available from www.AustralianModeller.com.au

P-Class: https://www.australianmodeller.com.au/search?q=bendigo+rail+models

Carriages: https://www.australianmodeller.com.au/search?q=vicrail+passenger+cars

Also if you want more specific details about what measurements I used for this bridge and all the types of scale lumber I used you can find all that information here at boulder creek railroad:


A little story about the diorama:

There were a couple of things about this diorama that I would change in the future, the first being the color of the bridge.

This leads back to good lighting when building and painting models, the lighting I was using at the time of painting the bridge gave a false impression that it was more grey than it actually was, so at some stage over the next month or so I may repaint the bridge by adding a coat of grey over the top.

Secondly I would have liked to make the diorama longer, that way I would have been able to get better shots looking along the track whilst filming the run bys. This is not a major issue but just something I would likely improve upon on the next diorama.

I hope you enjoyed watching and managed to pick up a tip or two.