Moonson posted:

Fredstrains, Love thoseMoondog Streets, huh. IMG_0508Too bad they went out of business.

FrankM

The real story on Moondog is they went thru a nasty  Divorce & his wife ended up w/ the business!!  He wouldn't tell her where he had the products made,   So she went out on her own to keep the Co. going !!'  The price doubled, the quality went downhill & she eventually lost the business!  END of STORY !!' That's all I used on a 40' X 50' Layout.

Fredstrains posted:
Moonson posted:

Fredstrains, Love thoseMoondog Streets!

The real story on Moondog is they went thru a nasty  Divorce & his wife ended up w/ the business!!  He wouldn't tell her where he had the products made,   So she went out on her own to keep the Co. going !!'  The price doubled, the quality went downhill & she eventually lost the business!  END of STORY !!' That's all I used on a 40' X 50' Layout.

What a shame. (I wonder if she's happy now.) Like you, I sure used a lot of them too....IMG_4607IMG_4615IMG_4308

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Arnold D. Cribari posted:

Now this little guy looks like a politician to me. Boo!

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That politician is everywhere.  I have a picture of him campaigning a few years ago at a Christmas Parade.

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And you did say little people ( sorry, I couldn't resist)

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I read (on another forum) about the "dip" method: you take a painted person and dip it in whatever product you have that will get into the crevices to bring out the detail.

This guy is one of those fairly lousy K-Line figures that came to me un-painted. The jacket (brown) and pants (maroon) are actually 2 different colors, but the stain made them look almost the same:

guy...

The only thing I had on hand was some Minwax "Red Oak": I think it's too dark, and dries glossy. I gave this fellow (2) shots of Dullcote, and it'll still pretty shiny, but I think if I had some lighter stain, this technique just might work...(?)

Mark in Oregon 

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Arnold and MELGAR, I did find a couple more of those transients. Almost out-of-sight in their little world, they never seem to move once they get ensconced in a favorite spot...IMG_5052 [2)IMG_5053 [2)IMG_5057IMG_5063 [2)

However, some of them were here for a while but eventually gathered themselves up and left....

x [2)FrankM

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge has limits.     Dr. W.Dyer

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People milling around Stoney Creek, in late summer, 1943:0525191920a-010525191919-01

Even in wartime, with school out and Mom off in the rayon mill, the Ensor boys stop to watch trains, knowing the locomotive will stop where they stand when it takes on water...0423192202-01-01

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coach joe posted:

Arnold, that's a pretty nice pipe rail fence.  What did you use to make it?

Good question, Joe. The railing might be something I made from plastic flashing from a model.

One of my favorite things about model railrading is making something useful from junk. Doing so in a clever way is creative and brings satisfaction. Arnold

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

Moonson posted:

Arnold and MELGAR, I did find a couple more of those transients. Almost out-of-sight in their little world, they never seem to move once they get ensconced in a favorite spot...IMG_5052 [2)IMG_5053 [2)IMG_5057IMG_5063 [2)

However, some of them were here for a while but eventually gathered themselves up and left....

x [2)FrankM

Those 2 transients are ubiquitous in our Little Worlds. I also have them, and they are among my favorites. The one I have that is standing with the pole on his shoulder has diffent colors than yours, Frank.IMG_1358

Arnold

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

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Strummer posted:

I read (on another forum) about the "dip" method: you take a painted person and dip it in whatever product you have that will get into the crevices to bring out the detail.

This guy is one of those fairly lousy K-Line figures that came to me un-painted. The jacket (brown) and pants (maroon) are actually 2 different colors, but the stain made them look almost the same:

guy...

The only thing I had on hand was some Minwax "Red Oak": I think it's too dark, and dries glossy. I gave this fellow (2) shots of Dullcote, and it'll still pretty shiny, but I think if I had some lighter stain, this technique just might work...(?)

Mark in Oregon 

Just as a bit of a follow up:

Here's another guy, painted but "un-dipped":

Guy #2

Now here's the same dude, after "dipping" and (2) shots of Dullcote:

2 guys...

As you can see, they're still way too shiny, but it does bring out the details...FWIW.

Mark in Oregon

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Arnold - nice to see this thread resurface!   Here are some pics of little people doing their thing in Patsburg.IMG_9643IMG_9741IMG_9799IMG_9803IMG_9807IMG_9815IMG_9816

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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Little People - prepping and moving a big load.  Followed by - " Break time " IMG_5931IMG_5951IMG_5952IMG_5960IMG_5973IMG_5976IMG_5988IMG_5992IMG_5993

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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