Dave Frary & Bob Hayden
Kalmbach Publishing Co.
A collection of tips organized in chapters by the two authors.
Title / Description
Introduces Bob Hayden's HO-scale "Carrabasset & Dead River Ry." which was used for the photography for this book. Explains the purpose of model railroad scenery.
Scenic base materials such as plaster, sculptamold, foam. Also covers paint colors, black washes, rubber rock molds, pavement cracks, roads, tunnel portals, and bridge abutments.
Tips for Texture and Trees
Foam colors, sawdust, and real dirt for ground cover. Making weeds, daisy fields, tall grasses, leaves, foam bushes, stumps, dead trees, uprooted stumps. Various trees are discussed from kits to scratchbuild.
Forced Perspective and Backdrops
Forced perspective using smaller-than-modeled scale structures near the back of the layout, including backdrops. Painting backdrops and clouds.
On the Waterfront
Simulating water with Envirotex, modeling tide, painting rocks and seaweed. Also covers pilings, spills, boats, ships, rigging. Dealing with dust on modeled water.
Tricks with Figures and Vehicles
Installing figures, painting figures, posing figures. Painting vehicles, headlights, adding loads, adding details, Americanizing European models.
Detailing and Superdetailing
Covers flowers, color. Adding crates, barrels, and drums. Modeling stains and spills. Adding delicate details, and removable details. Modeling barb wire, fences, telephone poles, and junk. Painting plastic track. Track cleaning tools and cars.
Signs of Life
Tell stories by establishing an era, adding signs. Discusses various techniques for adding decals, including making your own.
Improving and Detailing Structures
Building bridges, creating cardboard mockups, fitting structures. Gluing, weathering, and installing buildings. Stone foundations. Weathering roofs. Roof details.
Weathering and Airbrushing
Modeling diesel crud. Weathering bridges, parts. Tools and materials for painting and weathering.
Workbench ideas, project trays, many tips, glues, and casting.
Where to Find the Products
Manufacturers names and addresses.