Monthly archives: March, 2015

Panel Line Accents

Before posting a modeling technique, I look to see if it can meet two marks.  First, it must be simple enough that an entry level modeler (middle school student, recent retiree, etc.) can easily employ it.  Second, it must create a fair degree of visual impact.  Panel line accents meet both criteria.  Forcing shadows into the crevices…


More Utilities

  After my last posting, I was contacted by Paul Cooledge who was kind enough to share with me his exceptional utility pole model above.  He explained his methods as follows: “I completed this scratch-built  1/87th scale model on March 4th as part of a Railroad-Line Forum challenge and thought that being a fellow utility pole enthusiast…


Vertical Elements

  Each of us has a defined number of hours we can dedicate to the hobby.  That being the case, it makes sense to focus on things that provide not only the most enjoyment but the most visual impact as well.  Vertical elements, specifically utility poles, if well executed can really elevate the appearance of our scenes….


Old Blog Transfers

A number of folks have contacted me asking if I plan on transferring the  blogs from the old site to the new one.  The answer is an emphatic yes.  Although it’s been slow going, I’ve already started the process starting with the entries with few or no graphics as those are more of a cut…


WWII

Decades ago I had a sales trainer that happened to be a former WWII battleship gunner.  He was emphatic in consistently making his point that we should practice our sales technique  BEFORE we were in front of a customer. He made the point at every session and then immediately drew the analogy to his days in…