San Miguel Central RR, On30 layout.
I have updated my track plan from HOn3 to On30.
It sure eats up more real estate in On30 compared to HOn3...
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Yes it does. Make sure you allow for buildings twice as big and roads twice as wide as well.

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Painted a horse and rider in O scale.
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I used to avoid painting horses when I was in H0, but now it's real fun.
Excellent details, now try to do one in N scale... that's why I don't have a lot of colorful figures on my layout. Nope 

Nice job
Don (ezdays) Day
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Great job!
Silence is golden but Duct tape is silver
Ridley Keystone & Mountain Railroad
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Here's how I paint my figures.
These are from Aspen modeling company.
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After a thorough cleaning that I end with a good soak in Isopropyl alcohol, I prime the models in black acrylics with the airbrush
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Then i mix a medium grey paint that I airbrush at a 45° to almost horizontal angle from above, leaving the black paint in the negative spaces.
I finish with white that I airbrush almost vertical.
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​​​​​​​This gives me a perfect shaded foundation for the paint job that will be all done with brushes and acrylics.
Nice work!

Sent from my pocket calculator using two tin cans and a string
Here's how I do it.
I use water-based paints and the most important thing is to use a slow drying medium!  Otherwise it will not work...
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The smallest brush I'll use is a #3.

I will paint a "Bay color" horse, so as the base color I use light rust.
It is mixed with slow drying medium and water to make a glaze.
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It should NOT be laid as a wash, but in thin layers without pooling in the recesses.

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Four layers of glaze.

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Here I have added a layer of medium rust to warm up the color a bit.

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Mix a lighter version of the base color by using a little white and apply on the lightest surfaces.
I glaze the legs with medium rust.

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Here I have painted all the details and the legs with dark rust mixed with black.

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All of the details are highlighted with lighter versions of their base color.
the eyes are painted dark brown.
The metal fittings are painted in aluminum.

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Mix a dark brown wash and gently apply it around all the details to highlight them.

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The detail you have on those horses are awesome.
Matthew Miller

Longtime Member - Been here so long that I could be considered an old timer but we won't go there. 

I can smell a steam post ten blocks away, and when I do, clear the tracks because the steam express will be hi ballin through

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