Sunday, 26 June 2011

We have trees!

I have spent ther weekend putting down some greenery. This includes trees and bushes.

The trees are Timberline and MBS and the bushes (?) are Woodland Scenics Clump Foliage.

Yet again, the hot glue gun came in really useful in fixing all of this down.

I will use the airbrush to tone the clump stuff down a bit and to give it some tonal texture.

Here is a video and some stills of the current state of play.

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Saturday, 18 June 2011

Grass and Tarmac laid

I spent today finishing off the basic scenery. I have put all of the grass flock down and laid the tarmac around one of the main industRial sidings. I have done a lot of airbrushing to cover some of the ragged edges and to tone the grass flock down - this was a very bright green.

I think the effect is quite good. Here are some snaps!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Almost the last of the plaster work done

I got some more plaster bandage and have now virtually finished up on the plaster work.

I have covered all of the hill areas and also layed some over all of the joins and screw holes. I still need to use some wet plaster to blend the edges in but there isn't much of that to do.

I have made a retaining wall and a girder to hide the point motor and the hidden entrance.

Here is a photo of where these two are going:

The rest of the pictures are just general shots to give an idea f how the plaster has finshed up.

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Sunday, 5 June 2011

When an idea becomes reality

I have two areas at the back of my railroad where the trains are nominally in a tunnel but I don't want to cover them in as I think I will occasionally need access. So, on thinking about this, I thought that I could put up a false backscene in front of each area.

I got some plastic card and rigged it to be the right length - airbrushed the blue with both me and my wife saying that the colour was wrong. I then airbrushed some clouds but made them more distinct than I did on the actual backscene. Fitting shouldn't be a problem using a hot glue gun.

So I finish and up I go to the railroad room.

This it what it looks like - Complete and utter rubbish. I am posting this in the interests of honesty - on my modelling blog I always show my failures as well as my successes - well this one is a 100% failure!

Needless to say, these will not last the day. Mind you I am not sure quite what to do as these two areas still need hiding. Thoughts anyone?

I have continued with putting the plaster down and have now put the main scenery in with a first coat of colouring. This is what the last area looks like:

The gap between the existing and new has a surface mount point motor in it. To cover this I have made a retaining wall. This is work in progress as it has only had one coat of paint so far.

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