The Art of "Building" Detailing
I am certainly no expert on the nuances of building laser kits or any other structure for that matter. That said, I'd like to start a thread here about how we can create the mood, feeling, and/or emotional responses when people view or model train worlds & creations. I'll upload a few of my favorite examples and then would enjoy hearing how others might strive to achieve this. (Please pardon the primarily US railroad examples. I intend to use the same techniques on my European layout that will be my first foray into non-US modeling.)
While 'how to' videos on specific techniques for assembling structures are important, I have always approached my HO scale model train creations as a blank canvas that paints a snapshot of a little piece of real life. So I gather kit plans, pieces, parts, and paints and dive in. I like to loosely follow the instructions and incrementally build the feel I like. Can a building be lonely? Stately? Captivating? What do you try to convey with your own modeling efforts?