Lyon Valley Northern

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Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Monday, May 02, 2011

Getting ready for CARM clinics.

I was asked to do a couple of clinics for the CARM convention which will be held over  the May long weekend in Ottawa.

The first premium clinic which will be hands on and will teach folks how to paint backdrops for their model railway.  Paints, Brushes and Backdrops are provided to participants and they will complete a 4 foot section in the 2.5 hour workshop.

The second standard clinic will be painting doodads and figures.  The techniques come from a variety of sources where I learned from experienced modelers such as Dave Revella and Brian Nolan.  Also through some personal experimentation with different paints powders and solvents.  I am looking forward to the weekend of trains trains and more trains.  My layout will be open on the Sunday for convention participants to enjoy.

Here are some of the doodads and figures  I will be working on.

 HO scale wood bin
 O Scale work bench
OO scale figures


Blogger Eric said...

Hi Chris,

Looking forward to hearing how the clinics went.

Have you heard that my new book on VIA Rail is now available?

If you'd like more information about the book, email me. If you would like to mention it on your blog, please feel free.

You might remember that it wasn't quite ready at the time of the Kingston train show, but within a month I completed the text and selected the photos, and now it's a reality. It's been a very fulfilling process, and has turned out better than even I expected. Now, if I could just get my wife to uncover her ears when I talk about the book... :)


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