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    Quote Originally Posted by HiBaller View Post
    Nicely redone, Peter. Could use some "shabbyness" though. Patched spots on wall, mis-matched paint, dirt spatters, etc.

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    I totally agree, however the way the mapping works from my memory has lots of repeating bits so weathering things like that end up standing out like a sore thumb.

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    That's been my experience also, Peter. The only way it could be done is to create "appliques," much like the graffiti decals for buildings and walls. If they were rotatable (+90 through -90) then they could be horizontal or vertical or anywhere in between. I'm thinking stuff like vines, irregular-shaped bare plaster, dirt splotches, faded colors, etc.

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    I took a day off updating textures and terrain etc. and took a look at the rolling stock.

    An annoying thing that TRS19 does to legacy assets is that it strips out a lot of shine that was in the older versions, not a problem for buildings but for locos the matt finish can hide subtle details.
    I've victimised just one loco body and it's main bogey today and using the im editor tool and paint.net I think i've improved the look of this little loco. I've slightly changed some colours too.



    I'd appreciate any feed back from anyone

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    I like it, Graham. In most of the videos I've seen, there is definitely a sheen to the locos, except once they complete their runs, they are rather bedraggled and covered in coal dust. So, this is a happy medium.

    These are Peter's babies.

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    Graham

    At first glance I thought 'what have you done to my baby' and then I realised that it does look better. You have my blessing!

    If you have the patience, do the rest. It is pleasing that the DHR is in capable hands. I suggest that you leave one 'dirty' so that it would not look wrong hauling the freight stock. Freight was probably the main reason for the line.

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    Really nice, Graham. The after version looks very good.

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    Thank you all for your comments.

    Peter, The original versions will remain untouched so your babies are still there in their original forms.

    I will also try some stand-alone specials that do not rely on a mesh library, let's see if I can do it eh!

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    Default Loco B779

    I am still working away on the route itself, changing trees, textures etc, but i have completed part one of a loco upgrade.

    Loco B779 has now been made as a stand-alone model that does not need a mesh library.
    Part one....body texture type changes is completed
    Part two... main bogey, WIP, I want to try and make it more realistic, not a quick job because you guys know how many parts there are in each bogey!

    Why have I made a stand-alone model?
    What it means is that each loco can look different, dirty, clean, museum standard etc.
    Texture shades can vary between locos, just look at the images on the web, there are so many shades of blue, plus a green one!
    There is even one that looks like it's been painted with Hammerite metalic blue!

    So here is the loco B779 with completed body update.



    NOTE.. this model is unsuitable for TANE, (although it is build 3.7) but the originals are still untouched on the DLS for those that use TANE or earlier.


    I have also been repainting some speedtrees, but more on that in the future.

    Cheers and stay safe,

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    The loco looks great, Graham. If nothing else, your work might be an inducement for me to get TS2019. As of now, I only work with TANE SP4.

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    End of week report

    I have got some progress shots of the route for you.

    When you plant a million and one trees on slopes, you then have to adjust those trees that are within viewing range to avoid the half-in-half-out trunk effect.
    Then when you set up a screenshoot, you find the one that you missed

    So, I hopefully now am somewhere near getting the 'train in the jungle' look without spoiling the view of the trains by having too many trees near the track.









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    Some wonderful work going on here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by edh6 View Post
    Some wonderful work going on here.

    Agreed, this is looking good!
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    Wow, Graham. This is simply wonderful work.

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    I concur with all the above. The look and feel of the original route is being captured very nicely. Great work!!!

    Gary

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    This is one of my favorites to run . And I'm just going to add to other here . Nice work .

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