Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Making Rocks

While I was working on the hardshell over the helix, I had placed an order for rock molds with Joel Bragdon. While I have made rock molds in the past, I was really impressed by the quality of the Bragdon molds. Some of them are fairly large, so it's taking some practice to be able to use the big ones successfully. One of them is 18" x 30" so I've been using quarters of it. After I finished the section on top of the helix leading to the Queen of the West mine, I colored the rocks using acrylic paints in a spray bottle. I still need to add the rest of the ballast and ground cover to this scene. I'm also going to add a snowshed to cover up the tunnel portal.


  1. So. I check blogs every day and no body is posting. So. Then I stop check and all of the sudden everybody is posting something!

    Go figgur...

    Wow that looks great. Almost Alpine Tunnelish...

    I've never tried the bragdon molds. I'll have to give them a try on my "vast" Empire!


    I.M. Leghumper

  2. Patrick,

    It's amazing what even basic scenery will do for a layout. Avalanche Gorge in the picture looks impressive! Keep things moving ahead and looking forward to seeing your handiwork in person.


    P.S. - Just ignore I.M. Leghumper, obviously a jealous individual!