Static display..

Discussion in 'Dioramas and static displays' started by Alfie, Jul 31, 2021.

  1. Alfie

    Alfie Full Member

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    :hismiley:This will be my first attempt at a railway static display. My modelling background used to be war gaming dioramas.
    I thought I would have a bash at producing something so I can show some of my O gauge wagons off.
    The display area is only going to be 200 x 200 millimetres. I think this is large enough for showing off single wagons.
    The base is scalemodelscenery which I think is ideal for a static display.
    The track I am using is Peco bullhead right-hand catch point, why you may ask. Simple answer is I just like the look of them.
    At the back of the display I will be adding a scenic background, this will have a sleeper type wood fence running along the full length.
    As with war gaming an assortment of different foliage and weathering will hopefully bring the whole scene alive.:avatar:
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Sounds like a plan Alfie :thumbs:, keep up the updates and I like the sound of war gaming techniques for ground cover :thumbup:.

    Cheers, Pete.
     
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    Don’t forget the photos!! :thumbs:
     
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    Evening Andy I will be adding pictures as the build progesses.
     
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    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    You guys who do war gaming produce some very well detailed dioramas. I'm looking forward to your small wagon diorama.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Looking forward to your build Alfie :thumbs:
     
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    Thank you for all the positive responses.
    I have added my first picture of the work I have done so far regarding my display. As you can see the track has been glued in place ready for weathering.
    For the sleepers I am going to use Vallejo black brown as this will capture the dirty look I want.
    I'm toying with the idea of what type of backscene I should use.
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    good start Alfie :thumbs::thumbs:

    Ian vt
     
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    Pop corn at the ready, sitting comfortably and ready for the build

    Paul
     
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    Thank you Ian and Paul for the response.:thumbup:
     
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    The initial base colours have been applied to the track.
    I love the Vallejo black brown colour as it looks so realistic on the sleepers, better than the shiny plastic. The rails have been rusted using Vallejo rust.
    These like I mentioned are just base colours. Once I have added the ballast I will continue using pastels and powders to bring out the rusty dirty look.
    Now for the backscene. :scratchchin: I'm thinking off painting this and adding flowing fields and sky which will hopefully look ok.
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    I thought I would make a start on the back scene and came to the conclusion I would add a sky scene.
    I'm really pleased with the effect the sky gives.
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    While it's been warm today I have been making a small hillside that will run along the front of my display.
    Materials used to form the hillside is cardboard and paper mache. I am enjoying railway modelling, it's great to see something coming together.
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    I'm waiting for an order to arrive from 422 Modelmaking, as their railway sleeper fences and coal bunkers are nicely detailed resin pieces.
     
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