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NEW! - Easy Scenery from start to finish with Dave Frary DVD
In Easy Scenery you'll learn how to build great looking scenery from start to finish.
  • Learn how to build great looking model railroad scenery from start to finish.
  • Using simple tools and materials Dave shows you how to start with cardboard strips, plaster cloth and carved foam to build your base;
  • add rocks and paint them;
  • build a realistic waterway;
  • make trees and finish with scenic details.
  • Doug Foscale and Hal Reynolds add their expertise to
    demonstrate carving plaster rocks and making twisted wire trees.
  Land Forms DVD

Easy Scenery from start to finish is a 103-minute DVD - 23 easy to access chapters. Price is $29.95.

This DVD is packed with tips and ideas to help beginners and experts alike build better looking scenery.


- Building Landforms Part 1 & 2 with Dave Frary DVD
Building Landforms shows all my tips and tricks to build a realistic base for your scenery.

I demonstrate

  • Installing tunnel portals
  • Using cardboard strips & applying plaster wrap
  • Cutting, stacking and shaping urethane foam
  • Using hot wire tools
  • Using both Gypsolite and Sculptamold
  • Adding both foam and plaster rocks castings
  • Carving rocks directly into foam using a kitchen knife
  • Then I finish with a rock painting tutorial, what colors you need, and how to dry brush the rocks for best effect.
  Land Forms DVD

Building Landforms is an 80-minute DVD - This is two videos in one. Price is $29.95.


Easy Casting Techniques w/ Dave Frary & Hal Reynolds

Hal Reynolds and I will show you all our techniques for:

  • Making simple casting masters and making molds of them using 3 types of Micro Mark's silicone molding rubber. We'll show
  • How to mix and pour different types of casting resin to get perfect results every time.
  • Also included is a brief section about painting and finishing your castings.
  Land Forms DVD

Easy Casting Techniques for Structures and Scenery DVD - This 60 minute DVD is just $29.95 + Postage.


Building Waterways w/ Dave Frary & Bob Hayden

In this video, Bob Hayden and I will show you how easy it is to create beautiful, realistic looking water on your layout or diorama. The easy techniques we show you include:

  • building ponds,
  • streams
  • rivers
  • harbors
  • Waterfalls.
  Land Forms DVD

Building Waterways on your Model Railroad DVD - This 65 minute DVD is just $29.95 + Postage.


1 - Easy Model Railroad Weathering Techniques with Dave Frary & Bob Hayden DVD

Using stains, washes, dry brushing, and airbrushes - Dave and Bob present their easy to learn techniques. You'll see how they weather rolling stock, motive power, structures and track. All the techniques are presented as easy steps so you can master the art of adding dirt, water streaks, rust, and more, to your models. Topics covered:
  • Making and using dry pastel powders
  • Mixing and using an alcohol wash
  • Mixing and using an oil stain
  • Dry brushing
  • Snake oils
  • Duplicating the prototype
  • Airbrush weathering
  • Weathering flextrack
  • and much more!
DVD This tape contains a Quick Reference card listing the tools and materials used, mixing formulas, and suppliers. 60-minute DVD only $24.95 .

2 - How to Paint Model Structures with Dave Frary DVD $24.95

Using brushes, airbrush and spray cans - An introduction to painting all types of model structures. I demonstrate brush painting, airbrushing, and how to use a spray can. Topics covered:

  • Mixing, thinning and caring for your paint
  • Different types of brushes - how to use and care for them
  • Brush painting wood, plaster and plastic models
  • Simple weathering
  • Using spray cans to paint structures
  • Masking models for airbrushing
  • All about airbrushing
  • Caring for the airbrush
  • Painting safety
  • and much more!
DVD This tape contains a Quick Reference card listing the tools and materials used, paint mixing formulas, and addresses of suppliers. 60-minute DVD only $24.95

3 - Rocks and Basic Scenery Made Easy DVD

I show you the tools and techniques needed to build rocks on your model railroad. This video tape is chock-full of easy step-by-step methods for adding realistic rocks to your layout. I show you how to install the rock castings, color them, and then add details to blend them into the surrounding scenery.  Topics covered are:

  • Build a lightweight scenic support.
  • Use Rigid Wrap to cover the scenic base.
  • Cast rocks in rubber molds.
  • Apply the rock castings.
  • Use lightweight Gypsolite for scenic texture.
  • Paint the rocks, a revised guide using his water-soluble methods.
  • Detail around the rocks with foam putty.
DVD Each tape contains a Quick Reference card listing the tools and materials used, paint mixing formulas, and addresses of suppliers. 50 minutes - DVD only $19.95

4 - Finishing Your Scenery DVD

Building trees, weeds, water, roads and more - This tape continues where Rocks and Basic Scenery leaves off. I show you how to:

  • Make your own dirt and texture.
  • Build tar and dirt roads.
  • Make 4-types of trees.
  • Select and install weeds.
  • Add texture over texture for realistic ground cover.
  • Create clusters of detail.
  • Build water, the easy way.
  • Ballast and then weather the track.
  • How to add structures and then detail around them.
  • Detail the finished scene.
DVD The Quick Reference card contains instructions and coloring-mixing formulas, a list of the tools and materials needed, plus the names and addresses of suppliers. 60 minute DVD only $22.95

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