The Rye Airplane - The Model - the Diary

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Re: The Rye Airplane - The Model - the Diary

Postby CoasterB » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:31 am

love your terrain skills! so creative, this is truly the best model i'v ever seen :)
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Postby hillflyer » Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:41 pm

Playing with an idea for the invitations for the debut.

I hope to have two of the three sections totally complete by the end of this weekend. The landscaping is coming along nicely. Still trying to come up with good trees.
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Postby hillflyer » Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:19 pm

I’m keeping things on track as it were…and it still appears as though I will be finished with this project by the end of July. What can I say about that. Would I have done this had I known it was going to take so long? I don’t know….

I hope that the people following this are anticipating seeing the finished product. I’m worried too many spoiler shots will take away from the final “IMPACT” of the model when it’s done.

Other than my job, this is really all I have to do this summer as I cannot afford to go the beach let alone travel to any parks. Last week it was tough watching friends post coaster con photos. It’s been so long since I’ve joined them, I feel forgotten and that has me really down right now and it’s starting to show in the model.

That being said, now that I’ve rounded the final corner and am heading into the home stretch, I’m hoping a little cheering might pick me up. The lift in spirits will show in my work.
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Still trying new methods of making trees.
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Recently uncovered photo of the land where the 2nd spiral of the coaster used to be. True or False?
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Making more light standards
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I had to remove all the cartouches and carve a slot in the back of each so they will fit better over the light standard.
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Initial attempt at making it look like weeds are growing up through tracks.
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I’m quite a sports dunce, so it didn’t occur to me that the finished base is shaped like home plate on a baseball field.
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Making 2nd base
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The last part to be landscaped.
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Like “Skinny and Sweet” vs. “Rid-O-Rat” you do NOT want to get these two mixed up lol.
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The picture I will show when people ask, “Where do you store it?”
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Boner shot. This is the final look.
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Postby hillflyer » Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:50 pm

One more....
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Re: The Rye Airplane - The Model - the Diary

Postby CoasterB » Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:46 pm

holy moly!!!! I'm speechless!
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Re: The Rye Airplane - The Model - the Diary

Postby simaticable » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:29 am

Simply incredible attention to detail. In a few of those shots, I would have mistaken them as real if I didn't know it was a model.
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Postby hillflyer » Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:29 pm

Just a few more shots that I like. I'm hoping I can get an article in RollerCoaster magazine later this year. If I do I will be limited to only a few photographs of this whole process.
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Re: The Rye Airplane - The Model - the Diary

Postby Paradox » Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:27 pm

I seriously thought that last one was a real photo of the ride. Amazing job on this!
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Postby SixFlagsAstroworld » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:29 pm

I like how realistic your coaster model feels. Keep it up!
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Re: The Rye Airplane - The Model - the Diary

Postby hillflyer » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:19 pm

I hope you all had a great fourth of July, yes, even those of you outside the USA. LOL.

Fairly productive weekend on the Airplane. I had the whole three-day weekend to work on it. One thing I learned is that I need to take at least a couple hours break every few hours. Otherwise I start to get careless.

Now that August 6th is my deadline the ogre of “OKAY, NOW THIS IS SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE TO DO” raises its ugly head. This weekend I spent the morning just staring at it and loathing it for keeping me home all weekend.

In spite of that, I think the end result is acceptable.
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I had put stakes where I planned to mount the guywires but it was a complete waste of time.
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Throw on some burned (actually painted) woodery. This is my burnt tree that was cut down.
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There was a palm tree in front of the dentist office next door to me that was recently cut down. The fine sawdust that was left behind ended up being the winner of what I consider realistic ground cover. I put it on like glitter, glue the surface, coat with sawdust, press and brush off excess. As for what I’m going to make for the walkways…don’t know yet.
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I’ve decided how I’m going to set the stage for where it looks as if there might have been some effort at one time to restore this coaster. I guess it was decided they were going to repaint it white.
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I just couldn’t resist placing on the coaster to take a few shots…
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