Well, I was down with some bug this weekend and feeling rather poorly, so not too much got done, but at least I took plenty of bad photos!
I'm preparing some scaled down paper model fish to put...somewhere? The tuna is about 2&1/4".
Rolling stock. Not sure what I'm going to do with them, but I figured I better get started. These are just trucks and bolsters sawn off some old stock. I'm just building them as flats unless I get more inpsired.
For the loco, I'm thinking maybe a tiny cab forward, vertical boiler of some sort.
Got a little more paint on a few things and it's really helping to get me to the "ambience" I'm striving for.
Here's a washed out flash version for comparison.
I've painted the mysterious steampunk devices on the roof and while I like the way they came out, if I have time I'd like to busy them up a bit more.
Even adding basic green paint to a few plants helps a lot!
A more blurry but better angle on the infernal machinery.
After careful consideration about how to do the water, I decided just to try a paint treatment on it. It's not fantastic, but it may be what I live with. I'll hold off giving it it's final gloss coats just in case I change my mind!
I've begun gluing some of the things down, but I'm holding off on the pirate shack. I'd really like to do one or two more, If there's time. So for now it's just propped in the corner.
The diving suit looks good in the layout, but I think I need to build some kind of frame or crane for it to hang from?
Hard to make out in this horrid photo, but There's a big, copper thingamajig in the building to carry through the infernal machinery concept.
This shot's for Steve, just to prove I'm not ignoring the trackwork! This support frame isn't painted yet!
Today is the first day I've felt like it's coming together the way I'd hoped (can't say planned!!:D ). I like the darker, piratey feel it's starting to get. But there's still a lot to do.
I realized the only good place for the printie stuff is as cargo on the rolling stock. So I don't know how unique these cars will be?
Here's my big bugaboo at the moment. I haven't really come up with an idea for the bridge over the sub and how I can support it from this corner.
Ideas are welcome!!!!!
That's it for this report. Wish I'd gotten more done this weekend. Oh, wait! I also started a couple more pirates and a couple of seagulls, so I got a little more done!