Adding scale 75 figures in your Model Train Design

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Detail is the key for the most realistic product train layouts. In which detail can be found in the particular scenery, locomotives, rolling stock, or even in historical realism. All of these things are important, but with out people, your layouts will still look flat and useless. Take a look at model train magazines or at the photos and videos you can find on the internet and the most realistic types will all be populated with people doing something strongly related the scene. You ought to seriously consider making people a part of your product railroad scenery.

Individuals can help make your picture more realistic and interesting if done correctly. Think about consider is what the scene is trying to share. If it is an industrial building, the people are going to be dressed up differently and be performing different things than if those people are holding out at a train station. Another consideration is historical accuracy. If your scene shows a day at the beach in 1920, you are not going to find a lot of sting bikini clad bathing special gems if you want your scene to be realistic. Also think about grouping your people. A single person could get lost in your picture depending on its dimensions and scale, yet a small group will stay noticeable. If you do use just one figure, put them in a spot which makes sense for just one individual, like entering your bathrooms, sitting on a park bench, or angling by a stream.

Besides the figures, your model railroad supplies will also need to include glue as well as paint for those figures. You may need sandpaper to help make the bases more shapely since many plastic molds leave the bottoms of the figures feet less than flat. Glossy paint or flat paint can be used, but I think that flat paint is more realistic. Now when was the last time you saw a shiny person walking around!? Good old Elmers white glue may be used to keep your people in spot. You may need to find a way to support them until the adhesive sets, but that is usually only an hour or so.

Pay attention as you walk around in your daily life and notice where individuals congregate and what they do when they are there. Are all of the people waiting for any bus facing exactly the same direction or is it talking and getting together with each other? Do they endure close together or perhaps far apart? Could they be standing in some sort of pattern or is their place random? As you observe these things, transfer these attributes to the people in your scene and you will be surprised at how much more realistic they appear.

The addition of small scale figures to your model railroad materials and to your product train layout may be one of the most fun areas of the hobby. Searching in your local pastime shop or at the swap meet for the perfect person in an ideal pose can become like a treasure hunt. Finding individuals personalities that fit, can be very satisfying and will also get people to wonder why your layout looks a lot more realistic than theirs. So go out and multiply!

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