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  1. Re: Another hobby of mine, N scale train diorama. (Picture heavy)

    I got the kit off of eBay. Woodland Scenics produce a few different kits. The one I had sent to me was the N scale version of Scenic Ridge...but they do offer HO scaled ones as well. these kits come...
  2. Re: Another hobby of mine, N scale train diorama. (Picture heavy)

    You are welcome. :)
  3. Re: Another hobby of mine, N scale train diorama. (Picture heavy)

    And a video to cap it all.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTITdOREosE&feature=player_embedded
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    Re: Leather Back Quiver.

    24. Because every time you wet (case) the leather, you are taking out some essential oils, It is important to condition the end product. I used some Saddle soap to do this. ...
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    Re: Leather Back Quiver.

    It may be simple, but it does finish the top edge nicely.
    http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Album%202/IMG_2100small.jpg

    21. Time to sew that bottom piece. Probably the hardest...
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    Re: Leather Back Quiver.

    Pass the needle through each hole in a figure 8 fashion. Once you get to the end, go back 3 holes and cut off the excess thread. ...
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    Re: Leather Back Quiver.

    15. To trim the belt tip, I like using a belt tip punch. Far easier then by hand.
    http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Album%202/IMG_2083small.jpg

    16. Dye the harness the same...
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    Re: Leather Back Quiver.

    11. Time to dye the whole piece. Because it was so large, I had to dye sections. I prefer an antique gel. Cover the leather with the gel, and quickly wipe away the excess with a wet sponge. This was...
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    Re: Leather Back Quiver.

    http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Album%202/IMG_2074small.jpg

    9. I dislike round punches for buckle bars. Oval is the only way to go. ...
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    Re: Leather Back Quiver.

    The finished product after thousands of strikes. This will pick up the dye differently and be worth the investment in time....
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    Re: Leather Back Quiver.

    5. Once you are done carving, the next step is the tooling. Basically, a Leather craftsman uses metal stamps to work the leather and impart a 3D effect to it. I always start off with a beveler. The...
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    Leather Back Quiver.

    I haven't touched much leather in recent times, being occupied by other hobbies. However, this July, I had some free time to do a project for myself. I am going to list the steps in making this...
  13. Re: Another hobby of mine, N scale train diorama. (Picture heavy)

    http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Album%202/SAM_0796small.jpg

    http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Album%202/SAM_0794small.jpg


    4 photo limit and 30 second...
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    http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Album%202/SAM_0790small.jpg

    http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Album%202/SAM_0789small.jpg
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  15. Re: Another hobby of mine, N scale train diorama. (Picture heavy)

    An overview of the whole thing minus trees, people, and other details.
    http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Album%202/SAM_0787small.jpg

    The final product. It turned out very well....
  16. Re: Another hobby of mine, N scale train diorama. (Picture heavy)

    Time to make trees. First start by dumping 3 colours of clumping foliage into a bowl. I found the pieces too large for N scale, so I had to break them into smaller pieces....
  17. Re: Another hobby of mine, N scale train diorama. (Picture heavy)

    Plaster the sides to finish and add structural rigidity to the whole diorama.
    http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Album%202/SAM_0727small.jpg

    Next, colour the rocks using a set of...
  18. Re: Another hobby of mine, N scale train diorama. (Picture heavy)

    Using foam board bought at the local Dollar store, I built up the village area so the curb is at a better height in relation to the oval Tomytec Bus System track. The Bus System is a running but that...
  19. Re: Another hobby of mine, N scale train diorama. (Picture heavy)

    Use rock molds to make rock using Hydrocal (Think plaster of paris).
    http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Leather%20Projects/IMG_0993small-1.jpg
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    The next step is a big one. Once i have the tunnel covered, I can now start to build my terrain. Crumpled newspaper is used as a support. ...
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