I remember the book by Malcom Furlow "HO Narrow Gauge Railroad You Can Build" as the real influence and my awakening to three footers and the backwoods. (and FSM kits from the 70's that I built as a young teenager.) Now getting that backwoods feel is natural in all of my modeling. I am currently finishing up painting/weathering all of the castings for my O Scale Logging and Tractor Repair Shed kit. Once painted, prior to weathering, they just dont look right to me. Too fresh and clean. But once I smear and dab that chalk powder all over them they really come alive and begin to tell the story of the people that lived the lives! I enjoy detailing the diorama and creating a scene more than any other part of modeling. Here is where the backwoods feel is created.
smason2 wrote:Some of the finest modelers I've ever seen have gravitated to this genre. Guys like Nolan and Revelia are staples among logging modelers.
Yeah Scott, Revelia is truly one of the finest modelers around but that Nolan character....
smason2 wrote:...and I thank Brett for volunteering to moderate.
Volunteering??? Oh, so thats what you guys call it!!!