Model Railway Display Artist
By Todd Gamble
Scale Model Scenery Artist – Museum Interpretive Dioramas – Model Railroads
Print/TV/Film – Private CommissionsThis is a view of an area of New Mexico being modeled. The work is still in progress and more details along the edge of the terrain will be added later. Here are some views of the hand-carved rock work that has had its final washes of paint.
I am working on the Skykomish, Washington area of the layout now. I have put a smooth coat of modeling compound onto the surface of the foam to hide the seams and to smooth it out. Hydrocal rock castings have been added to create a cut into the landscape as well as craggy peaks on one of the mountainous areas. Ground soil and and trees will be added eventually after it is painted.
Here is a nice shot of scenery a passenger might see on a trip through the many deserts being modeled on this layout.
Here are some more scenes from the Prescott area of the train layout. I’ve added real dirt from the actual location collected by the director of the project, Dave Hikel. I am working on the adjoining Owens Valley area now.