When it comes to weathering, most people only consider the trains and not the model train scenery. If you are purchasing buildings from a store, you will want to weather them as well in order to keep with the appearance. After all, it will look odd for the weathered train to be traveling through a pristine environment. If the train is traveling through the city, the train and the city should both look just as worn by smog and graffiti artists in order to make it look as real as possible.
The first thing you can do in order to weather model train scenery is to use a mixture of paint thinner and a dark gray paint. This paint should be mixed into an airbrush gun in order to spray a light coat of paint that looks like it has been accumulating for years. The best way to apply the paint is in wide sweeping motions side to side. Make sure the room is well ventilated before attempting anything of this sort. For best results, do not try to finish the weathering all at once. Apply one coat, allow it to dry and then apply a second coat. Use as many coats as you feel necessary to create just the right look.
Another city element you may want to add to your model train scenery is graffiti. You can buy different pieces of graffiti from the hobby shop, or online. The graffiti you buy will be in a decal form, so you may want to spray it with the same formula you used on the building it will be on. This will cover the edges and give the graffiti the worn look it usually has in the city. Graffiti is also a good addition to trailer cars. It gives the appearance the cars have been docked in the city rail station for a period of time.
Rail stations that are a part of desert scenery should have a look as if they have seen many different sand storms over the years. A good way to accomplish a sand worn appearance is to shoot sand at the structure. Mix together fine grain sand and water in the bowl of your airbrush gun and use it to blast the structure. Sanding the structure may be too harsh as you can simply scrape the paint off rather than adding a look of wear. Another good element in these conditions is to airbrush on a medium brown color to the metal roof in order to give the rusted over look expected in the climate.
Creating realistic looking model train scenery is an endeavor every model railroader has. It is a skill, which has to be learned over time in order to get it exactly right. The best way to learn is to find as much information as possible about weathering and creating your own structures. Practicing what you learn is the ultimate way to learn. Have fun and explore new ideas you may have in order to decide which methods work best for you.
New York City is the most populous city in the United States, and happens to be the only city, along with its metropolitan area, to have more than one team for each of the four major sport – Football, Hockey, Baseball, and Basketball. With so many sports teams – there are a total of nine teams – there is bound to be a lot of sporting activity. The New York sports teams that make the New Yorkers proud are:
New York Giants (NFL), New York Jets (NFL), New York Islanders (NHL) , New York Rangers (NHL) , New York Mets (MLB), New York Yankees (MLB), New York Knicks (NBA), Both, the New Jersey Nets (NBA) and the New Jersey Devils (NHL).
In addition, there are two Minor League Baseball teams – the Brooklyn Cyclones, the farm team of the New York Mets, and the Staten Island Yankees, the farm team of the New York Yankees.
With so many teams and so many sporting events all year round, New York sports tickets will always be in demand by its many fans. These tickets can, of course, be obtained from the many sports venues all over the city. But the question is – Is it practical to visit so many venues for procuring your New York sports tickets?
Definitely not! In addition, you need to book well in advance for your favorite events, and are still not assured of getting your New York sports tickets. What happens if you are visiting New York on a short stay, and wish to take in a game? Your best option for your New York sports tickets is the services of a reliable ticket broker.
There are many legitimate and reliable brokers all over the city. Ensure that the broker you approach for your New York sports tickets is a licensed broker, and a member of the National Association of Licensed Brokers. These brokers, who work to a certain set of standards, offer you good deals, and are certainly better than the those who offer dubious deals. For your New York sports tickets, avoid approaching re-sale forums and the anonymous sellers on eBay. Similarly, avoid scalpers you will find outside the sports venues.
Through reliable agencies, you are assured of your New York sports tickets, and you have to pay a little extra on the face value of the tickets, to cover the costs.
If you ever have wanted to know if it was possible to build a powerful email list using free methods then you should read this article on free list building tips. Seven Free List Building Tips
At the bottom of each post include a link to the email list “squeeze page” on your main website.
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If the forum forbids direct we blinks, then you should modify your forum account to include a we blink to your list squeeze page or your home page at the least. Also add a we blink your email accounts, all pointing back to your squeeze page. (5) Write Articles most article directories will take how-to pieces as low as 400 words. So trot out your thinking cap and write down a 5-7 helpful tips, warning signs, “best ways to”, etc. Complete with a paragraph or two per each tip, warning sign. Post in directories like EzineArticles, Snare or Idea Marketers, etc. In your resource box include a we blink to your email squeeze page.
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