Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fred's Model Train ~ A River Runs Through It

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Fred has been working on his model train, and I had to show you what he is creating!

A Lake and River!
Here is the lake so far.

It will be appear deep because Fred is painting the bottom a darker color than the river before he pours the final glue substance that will harden but appear like water.

This is a similar process that he did to create the waterfall.

How cool!


oooo! Excavation!


Close up of the river after is was just carved.


Here is a better idea of how the lake and river join.




And the little people and canoes he got to enjoy the new water ways!




I will show you the next steps as soon as the water is poured!
Emmitt is asking for hotdogs and marshmellow grilled over a campfire.
I think we had better dig a BBQ pit too!
xoxoxoxo
m & e


15 comments:

Pugs and Kneedles said...

That is amazing! You are such a wonderfully creative and talented family. Thank you so much for sharing your treasures with us. It is so much fun.

Kimberly, Ho-Tei, Myoki & Bodhi

Manon Doyle said...

Hey Melissa,
Please tell Fred how awesome this is!! It looks like a ton of work. Great job!!
Btw ..... the sweaters are terrific!! I love seeing the furry friends in them!!


xoxo

The OP Pack said...

Wow, that is just amazing! What a great project with such beautiful results.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Caiara

Stubby said...

Hi Melissa & Emmitt! Fred is really working hard on his model train. What fun to design and build all the pieces for the model. The little people and canoes are so little and I'm hoping Fred can find a little puggie to go in the canoes.

Stubby xoxo

Pee-s: Definitely need hotdogs and marshmallows. Get working on that firepit Fred!

Nancy Medina said...

Very cool Melissy, does Emmitt supervise when the train is running? I can just see him in a conductor's hat... : )

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

That is amazing! Wow, you guys are a family of artists. Ummm, I didn't see any miniature puggies for the train set. LOL!

Love,
Shannon and the Gang

Diane said...

That Fred is pretty amazing, Melissa! Love his train!

Those Elgin Pugs said...

What a great postie!

I just love the little people! SuperDuper Cute! Now we just need a little Emmitt in there!

XOXOXO

Josie, Izzy, Anakin

Sequoia & Petunia said...

We agree this is great, but a mini Emmitt would look so cute in one of those boats!

Abby Creek Art said...

Nice going, Fred! I love the people in the boats. There needs to be a dog in the boats too.:)

Maggie and Mitch said...

Fred is doing a brilliant job! That looks like real water!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Furry nice!

What a great job!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Laura said...

What an awesome job!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

That is sooo awsome.
I can just imagine a kyak going down the rapids through the white water. I bet it goes clear to the Grand Canyon,
Fred is doing a fantastic job.
Yes, we agree- hot dogs and camping tents, and a nice fire pit, and marshmellows
Thank you for sharing
love
tweedles

Hank said...

LUV this! So fun!

But Hank wants to know where the miniature pugs are.