Sunday, February 21, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

And...We're Back!


The Wetterau Food Services warehouse flat has been repaired and is ready for service.  Oh, and the layout only needs a few more details and it will be completed too!

Happy modeling,
Tom

Sunday, February 14, 2016

An Unfortunate Mishap

A minor setback, but none the less a setback.  I did not realize I had set my Wetterau Food Services warehouse flat too close to the workbench.  Isopropyl alcohol and scenic cement inadvertently dripped down on the building flat when I was bonding scenery material to the micro layout.  The printed cardstock was damaged and will have to be replaced.  Unfortunately I had printed the original brick sheets with low ink cartridges, so the color variation will be impossible to match.


I was able to peel off the old brick face and sanded the foam core backing to prepare it for the new brick face.  The cardstock on the left is the full-color printout, and the cardstock on the right is a grayscale printout. I will be using the full-color printout and will be sure to print several extra sheets just in case this happens again.  Lesson learned the hard way!

Happy modeling
Tom

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sneak Peek

A Change in Plans

I had planned to use photos of the actual location for the Wetterau Food Services Micro Layout backdrop, but could not get it to work. There were too many foreground objects that would not line up with the perspective of the layout.  I went ahead and painted the backdrop instead.

The end result is okay, but I would have preferred the realism of a photo backdrop.  The painted backdrop will have to do.  

Here is a sneak peek of the scene:




The rest of the backdrop and the final layers of scenery texture are being added this week.  More photos to come in the near future.  Time to get back to work!

Happy modeling,
Tom