First Coast April 19

It’s nice having a layout that’s half to two thirds done. You have enough completed to run trains and convey your vision while at the same time you can throttle back and work on whatever project strikes your mood. Next on the drawing board is the First Coast of Miami complex. This week I finished […]

First Coast of Miami

An appealing aspect of the area of Miami I’m modeling is the quiet, calm, melancholy atmosphere along the 22nd Street corridor. I particularly like the late afternoons when the shadows grow long and it takes on an almost Hopperesque atmosphere. My next project will be modeling the First Coast of Miami (produce) scene shown above […]

Domingo Photography

Here’s an “art shot” of the Domingo structure on the layout. Lighting consisted of a single tungsten photo flood about three feet to my left and pointed downward from about two feet above the layout. I used Helicon Focus for the depth of field. Most of the layout backdrop was photoshopped out and an image […]