Luke Towan builds realistic dioramas in H0.
February 25, 2018 4:22 AM   Subscribe

The Underground Gold Mine is part 9 of his "Realistic Scenery" series.

As per his web page, Boulder Creek Railroad, the titular video took 130 hours to make including editing down the 22 hours of footage, and it shows. Last year about this time his work was featured in a Make magazine article, which showed the kind of amazing tricks he uses to make realistic, tiny hay bales, chainlink fence billboards or pallets. There is, of course, plenty more if you decide to go down this rabbit hole. Bonus: Laser-cut Moe's Tavern.
posted by Laotic (6 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
That was amazing. I saw 1/2 hour YouTube video and thought oh I’ll check it out anyway. And ended up watching the whole thing.
posted by ShawnString at 6:10 AM on February 25, 2018 [2 favorites]

Ditto. Great attention to detail and lots of informative tricks. Now I have an overwhelming desire to buy a hot wire foam cutter.
posted by grimjeer at 8:25 AM on February 25, 2018

Now I want a laser cutter.
posted by Dip Flash at 8:52 AM on February 25, 2018

I'm just starting to get back into miniature scenery so this is very relevant to my interests! Thank you!
posted by The otter lady at 9:41 AM on February 25, 2018

The otter lady, you might like Chester Fesmire's work too, he's a master of weathering, mostly does trucks, but places them in his own amazing dioramas. I honoured him in a post back in 2009, and since then (one very sad personal tragedy later), he has made more great things. (sorry for the derail)
posted by Laotic at 10:59 AM on February 25, 2018

Whoa, that static grass was cool.
posted by lucidium at 5:28 AM on February 26, 2018

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