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Thoughts on model painting.
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I was in the process of priming some new details and realized this is a topic I haven’t said much about.  My preference is to use black under the majority of my models.  This allows the use of a couple of techniques that work out from the black, allowing it to become a shadow.  When painting to get the look of weathered wood I...

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Ramblings inspired by podcasts 2
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Continuing from where I left off in the previous post: Around this period I recieved my first Athearn locomotive…a major improvement to the Tyco and Lifelike.  It was an F7 unit painted for Amtrack. Scenery on the home layout was not very good…dyed green sawdust representing grass (poorly I might ad) and some lichen directly out of the the box in all of its...

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Ramblings inspired by podcasts
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Lately I have been listening to a couple of different podcasts about model railroading, these include: Model Rail Radio, the Model Railcast Show, the Model Railroad Hobbyist, the Model Railway Show, the Observation Car Podcast, and the Scotty Mason Show. I found all of these on iTunes, and can strongly recommend each of them. These podcasts led to a train of though of how...

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