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  • Steve McQueen Le Mans Tribute track.

    I'm not going to transfer over the entire thread from the old forum but will just start from where I last left off.










  • #2
    Wow!

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    • #3
      It looks fabulous. I am keen to see how your track scenery progresses from here.

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      • #4
        I added some interior detail to the ACO building. I still need some microphones in the control center & to stock the bar on the second floor. Of course, I'll be adding plenty of figures too. I'm sure that the graphics and interior details on this aren't very accurate but I think it "sells" what it's supposed to be pretty well anyway.





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        • #5
          How I create simple grass sections.

          First I make a cardboard template of the area I want to have grass. I test fit it, and then take it outside & spray paint it flat black. When dry, I test fit it again, then remove it, and bring it to my workbench and apply white glue and then Woodland Scenics foam grass. I do this over a sheet of cardboard, so when the glue is dry (I wait overnight), I can just shake the loose grass off onto the cardboard so I can reuse it.

          Now I have one big sheet of grass that has been custom cut & flocked & ready to drop in place. I test fit it one more time, then carefully remove it, add construction adhesive (I used Liquid Nails), and then glue in place on the layout.

          Why do I do it this way? It keeps all of that mess off my layout, plus there is no wasted material. Any questions?

















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          • Fathead59
            Fathead59 commented
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            Very good looking detail , I am planning on doing about the same thing but was only going to use paint . Didn't want any of the grass to get into the motors . I have foam poster board for the borders

        • #6
          Downtowndeco - that grandstand and pits is fantastic! Very impressive detailed work.

          I am not sure if you have seen the Woodland Scenics grass mat rolls. Their website has lots of details on this. The grass mats come is various sizes and various colours of grass. Their large size is 50" X 100" and can be cut to size and is easily placed under track pieces. It looks the same as what you are ending up with (but the grass wont be flush to the track), but is very easy to do, and the grass mat is very solid and does not shed grass easily. I have used them under my tracks for years and even re-use sections year after year. Just something to consider if you run out of steam on all the grass work and want a quick fix!

          Cheers and thanks for sharing your layout. RvE



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          • #7
            Ford v Ferrari

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            • #8
              Looks fantastic! I like how you've blended the two colours for added realism. And your buildings...awesome! Really nice layout.

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              • #9
                This same basic technique can also be used for simple landscapes as well. Here I needed a small earth mound to fit into a corner. I created the basic shape using cardboard strips covered with paper mache & sculptamold. I painted it brown, and then glued foam grass in place with white glue. I also added some trees and figures. All of this was done at the workbench. Now I have an entire sceniced area that can just be dropped into place. No mess, no fuss. Questions?











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                • #10
                  Adding a hedge. Just like with my small grass and scenery sections, I built this scene on a base so I could work on the whole section off the layout. The base is foamcore w/ a sheet of cardboard under it to bring the height up to match the track. I painted it Model Master Aged Concrete. The structure is scratchbuilt. The hedge is simply a piece of white packing styrofoam, cut & trimmed to shape. I painted it green, and then, when dry, coated it with Elmer's Glue & sprinkled it with Woodland Scenic Foam. I hot glued the hedge in place, added a couple of figures and then placed the whole scene on the layout. If I want to do any additional detailing I can just remove the whole section & work on it at my workbench. Any questions?











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                  • #11
                    I needed a new building for along the edge of the track. This one isn't quite finished but you get the idea. First I made a crude cardboard mock up, and tested it in place on the layout to see how the basic shape looked. Next I made the basic structure out of foamcore. The windows are from Tichy Trains, the door is scratch built. I added a light stucco texture with spackle.After spray painting it, I added the trim, which is made out of Evergreen Styrene. The final touches will be to add roofing (spanish tile) to add a couple flower boxes for some of the windows and to weather it a bit. Any questions?

























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                    • gt3racerich
                      gt3racerich commented
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                      Could I ask, what is "foamcore"? I would like to start doing some buildings but cannot find foamcore. Is there another name that it goes by perhaps?

                    • Fathead59
                      Fathead59 commented
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                      What you might look for is foam core poster board . That is what I plan on using

                  • #12
                    I added some figures to the ACO building. The "officials" are actually pit crew members from a company called "History In Miniature". They are nicely cast white metal. Note the Le Mans map on the wall of the officials floor. The newspapers & magazines on the desk are copies of vintage periodicals that had articles about Le Mans in/on them. Note; The various floors of this building each come out so I can repair or further detail them.



















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                    • #13
                      Really interesting seeing the process and steps that you go through to create such detailed buildings and scenes.
                      Thanks for posting,
                      Randy

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                      • #14
                        Solid Gold!
                        -Harry

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                        • #15
                          Final pics before I make a foundation and add it to the layout. The roofing material is vacuform spanish tile.I spray painted it flat tan, brush painted it adobe clay color & then gave it a dirty brown wash. The final touch was a little weathering with chalks.





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