With all the hubbub at work and end of session (finally!), I totally forgot to post here that I have an article in this month's Railroad Model Craftsman! (though, admittedly, I did post about it over at the Valley Local Facebook Group last week)
|Source: Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut, via Robert J. Belletzkie. Max Miller Collection.|
- Remove right edge of diner
- Remove sparse trees, and fill in others
- Remove light pole
- Remove power lines
- Remove white flag pole
- Remove black sign and reconstruct rear fender of white car
- Remove crossing sign pole & sign
- Fill sky with "sky color" to match paint color on my masonite backdrop
So here's where things currently stand... the "canvas" is 6"x24" & filled with my "sky color" and the rescaled photo is in place. I determined its exact location by noting where my foreground road centerline hit the backdrop and then locating the road centerline of the photo at that same location.
After obsessing for, literally, years over the backdrop at Wethersfield (that's Jordan Lane in Wethersfield in the RMC article), I'm psyched that I'm not getting bogged down with the Cromwell backdrop. In fact, once I fill in to the right and left of the main photo (likely with trees), it'll be ready for printing and installation (click here the process I use).
In the meantime, I have plenty to keep me busy in Cromwell - including getting back to the roads, sidewalks, and structures... and of course, scenery. I'll be sure and post my progress here - and hope that you'll provide some helpful feedback/suggestions in the comments below. . .
Until next time!