Westlake Publishing Forums
August 14, 2020, 07:54:27 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:     REGARDING MEMBERSHIP ON THIS FORUM: Due to spam, our server has disabled the forum software to gain membership. The only way to become a new member is for you to send me a private e-mail with your preferred screen name (we prefer you use your real name, or some variant there-of), and email adress you would like to have associated with the account.  -- Send the information to:  Russ at finescalerr@msn.com
 
   Home   Help Search Login  
Pages: 1 ... 6 7 8 [9]
  Print  
Author Topic: Ale-8-One Reefer  (Read 49817 times)
ricklawler
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 19



« Reply #120 on: September 14, 2011, 11:12:05 AM »

Eric,

I just spent the past little while reading this thing from the beginning.....mighty impressive work, my friend.  I'll be following closely as you move forward.

Best,
Rick
Logged

Junior
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 710


Anders "Junior"


« Reply #121 on: September 14, 2011, 12:45:02 PM »

Haven´t studied this thread carefully until now - great work! I think the vegetation is just excellent.

Anders
Logged
EZnKY
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 365



« Reply #122 on: September 16, 2011, 08:44:47 PM »

Thanks guys.  This continues to be a worthwhile learning experience for me, mistakes and all.
I think I've figured out what bothers me about the weeds - I'm hoping to get some time this weekend to try a couple of things.  Photos to follow.
Logged

Eric Zabilka
Wilmore, Kentucky
EZnKY
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 365



« Reply #123 on: October 10, 2011, 07:30:22 PM »

I worked on the weeds a bit this weekend.  (Both in my yard and on the workbench.)  The thing that bothered me about the first try was how open and lacy the plants looked.  They were missing the density of the real plants, especially down low where it's almost impossible to see the ground.
To recreate this density I covered some polyfiber with ground foam and formed a blob to approximate the shape of the clump of weeds.  Once this was down, I glued very short pieces of the shrub materials to the surface of the blob.  I used the same ground foam on both the shrub material and the polyfiber so the colors would blend. 

The goal was for the weeds to have clear stalks at the tops, and then get more and more opaque closer to the ground, to the point where the static grass is completely obscured. 

I think the next step is to transition between the grass and the weeds, and to introduce some color and texture variations.  I used gray stalks for the first try, but more of a light green for the second, and I think the green is less jarring. 

So what does everyone think?  Better? Or not?


* Shelf 29.jpg (84.44 KB, 1123x510 - viewed 731 times.)

* Shelf 30.jpg (107.76 KB, 1200x900 - viewed 746 times.)
Logged

Eric Zabilka
Wilmore, Kentucky
EZnKY
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 365



« Reply #124 on: October 10, 2011, 07:31:34 PM »

Here's the raw polyfiber before creating the blobs.
And the green shrubby stuff...


* Shelf 31.jpg (119.32 KB, 705x663 - viewed 666 times.)

* Shelf 32.jpg (94.86 KB, 897x602 - viewed 718 times.)
Logged

Eric Zabilka
Wilmore, Kentucky
Ray Dunakin
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4213



WWW
« Reply #125 on: October 10, 2011, 08:04:58 PM »

Now that looks great!
Logged

Visit my website to see pics of the rugged and rocky In-ko-pah Railroad!

Ray Dunakin’s World
finescalerr
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5689


« Reply #126 on: October 11, 2011, 01:49:58 AM »

What he said. -- Russ
Logged
nk
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 231



WWW
« Reply #127 on: October 11, 2011, 05:48:31 AM »

your weeds look just like weeds. This technique works well to to give that scrubby opacity you're looking for. Thanks for posting
Logged

You may ask yourself: "Well, how did I get here?"

http://public.fotki.com/nkhandekar/
Chuck Doan
Mr. Wizard
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2517



WWW
« Reply #128 on: October 11, 2011, 08:22:26 AM »

They look good to me.
Logged

“They're most important to me. Most important. All the little details.” -Joseph Cotten, Shadow of a Doubt





http://public.fotki.com/ChuckDoan/model_projects/
Malachi Constant
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1544



« Reply #129 on: October 11, 2011, 01:07:19 PM »

Ditto ... and nice variety of textures so far with the wood ties, steel rails, ballast, grass, weeds, dirt ... coloring on all looks good and cohesive.  -- Dallas
Logged

-- Dallas Mallerich  (Just a freakin' newbie who stumbled into the place)
Email me on the "Contact Us" page at www.BoulderValleyModels.com
pwranta193
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 149


WWW
« Reply #130 on: October 11, 2011, 04:22:11 PM »

For me, the Shelf 29 image captures what Dallas listed... a nice congruence of the various textures, shapes and colors - a ton of depth done well that brings a simple scene to life.

Bueno!
Logged

Paul

"Did I mention this is a bad idea?"
EZnKY
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 365



« Reply #131 on: October 11, 2011, 07:44:17 PM »

OK, since I haven't heard a bunch of "gawd that's awful EZ" comments, I'll press on with the weeds.
Thanks for the feedback.
Logged

Eric Zabilka
Wilmore, Kentucky
finescalerr
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5689


« Reply #132 on: October 12, 2011, 02:06:18 AM »

Gawd that's awful, EZ! -- ssuR
Logged
EZnKY
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 365



« Reply #133 on: October 12, 2011, 04:07:55 AM »

Where's a corner when you need one?!
Logged

Eric Zabilka
Wilmore, Kentucky
Pages: 1 ... 6 7 8 [9]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.13 | SMF © 2006-2011, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!