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More unconventional thinking
In this episode…
Ed Loizeaux, a coordinator for this year’s National Association of S Gaugers convention.
Jeremy St. Peter, weathering artist and member of The Weathering Shop.
NASG National Convention: July 3-9, Sacramento CA
In Episode 10, we provided an overview of this summer’s NMRA national convention. But Extra 2011 West – “The Unconventional Convention” – is actually two conventions in one. That’s because the National Association of S Gaugers will hold its national convention concurrently with the NMRA’s get-together.
One of the coordinators of this year’s NASG National Convention, noted S scaler Ed Loizeaux, tells Jim what’s in store for convention-goers … in all scales.
(Remember, there’s still time to register and The Model Railway Show will see you there!)
Weathering as an art form
Here’s an unconventional idea…
If the canvas, paints, brushes and other tools add up to $50, yet an artist can command five-, six- or even seven-figure sums for a painting… how much would a piece of art painted on a $32.95 freight car* be worth? And at what point does the finish and weathering on a freight car transcend the hobby to become “art”?
Most experienced modelers weather their rolling stock to some degree. But for some, extreme weathering has become the hobby within the hobby. A small group of these observers and interpreters of rust, dust and grime have formed an artists’ collective called The Weathering Shop – an online gallery where visitors can admire and, yes, purchase these model works of art.
Trevor speaks to Jeremy St. Peter – a founding member of The Weathering Shop – about weathering as an art form.
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Jim talks to master craftsman Bob Walker about his new book, “Scratchbuilding for Model Railroaders”.
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