Friday, January 29, 2021

Scenery Work Update


My favorite part of layout construction! 
I have affixed a section of the photo backdrop and placed some scenery elements in the scene. The hay bales and surrounding ground textures are dry-fitted in place. I'll let this sit a few days to see if I like it, then glue it all in place.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Scenery Work Continues

 


Scenery work resumes on the OASIS District. I like using a base coat of Woodland Scenics blended turf as a scenery base. It helps me to visualize things.  Track weathering and ballast will be applied next. Additional textures such as dirt, static grass, gravel, weeds, bushes, etc. will be added after the track work is completed.


Until next time, 

Tom

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Scenery Work Expanding

 






I have been doing some work on the layout over the last few weeks with painting the baseboard and finishing up the canning plant kitbash. Scenery application and track ballasting will be extended up to and around the canning plant. 


Tom

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Lollipop Lollipop

 

An LCL shipment of Brooklyn Lollipops has arrived at the public siding in Owensville, Missouri on a warm August 15, 1972.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Ground Cover Application

 

I like to apply Woodland Scenics (WS) Blended turf as a base coat to the dirt areas where I want vegetation. The blended turf gives the area a "golf course" look which is not want I want for the area around the yard, so I will be adding static grass, grass tufts, and clump foliage to the scene. 


Here are the static grasses I will be using on the layout. The WS 12mm grass will go to the back. I'll add the Noch blend (2-6mm blend) to the middle ground, and the WS 2mm grass at the front.


This step is my favorite part of layout construction. The addition of scenery textures is what makes the layout come to life. I work slowly through the scenery phase, and will wait several days before adding additional textures to see if they are truly needed.


Until next time,

Tom