With soldering joints and railroad tie insertion completed, it was time to finish the land contours behind the yard and paint the track.
Tools & Supplies
Painting Concrete Ties Track
Adding Terrain Contours
Painting Terrain Contours
A tan latex paint from the local building store reject rack provides a nice covering over the Scultamold and blue foam.
Painting Wood Tie Track
Painting the wood ties and rail consisted of airbrushing a 70% Polly Scale Acrylic Railroad Tie Brown / 30% isopropyl alcohol blend onto track. Once dry I used a track cleaning block to clean the railheads. When painting it was important to tape over the switch points and heels ensuring paint would not get where it impede electrical conductivity. The parts of the switch that will need to be painted will be completed using a microbrush and Polly Scale acrylic paint. In case anyone is curious the material put up to protect the backdrop during the sculptamold and painting process was simply parchment paper and painters tape. Once the painting was complete the material easily pulls out from being the terrain.
This week we will begin adding the base scenery layer on the terrain contours and ballast in the yard. It's amazing what a little paint can do, but adding ballast and other scenic elements will continue to bring more life to this scene.
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