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Taking Detail to the Next Level: Edward Traxler’s Scale Models

by • March 28, 2016 • No Comments

Shop owner Edward Traxler of eTraxx has made a few true masterpieces in HO and O scale for version train sets. A retired engineer and veteran, Edward has been creating a few truly impressive, fully-painted layouts utilizing 3D printed components of Shapeways materials. He creations his products in Sketchup to be printed in FUD or WSF. After he prints with Shapeways, he uses a gray spray-based primer (Mr Surfacer) and and so hand paints via Vallejo and Reaper paints. He uses these hand-painted, 3D printed parts to add create flourishes to pre-made kits, embellishing his scenery’s realism without breaking the bank.

As Edward says, “You can take a fewthing bargain-priced and manufacture it appear great. You only have to put a few effort into it.”

HO scale Shed

HO scale hydrant shed

HO scale tools

HO scale hydrant door after being painted, with a penny for scale

Priming the door

Hydrant doors primed

Ho scale beer bottles

Beer bottles and crate

HO scale bottles

Detail of beer bottles and crates on layout

HO beer bottles

Detail of hand-painted beer bottles and crate with penny for scale

We’re blown away by Edward’s attention to additional detail, versioning and painting skills. You can follow him here for additional amazing scale versions.

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