There are several copses and small woods dotted around the line and indeed at Pilmoor itself there were substantial woodlands. So I've simply moved a small wood so that the line runs through it.
A base of dark green acrylic paint was applied to the plaster and some Woodland Scenics undergrowth was dotted along the board-backscene join. A few dabs of watercolour are intended to carry the illusion of woodland into the backscene:
Now, you may be one of these very organised modellers; everything in it's right place. Not me I'm afraid. Once I start, things get messy and stuff gets picked up and put down without much thought. I'd like to think it's my artistic side coming out; my wife says I'm just messy. Anyway, before I get going, things do seem quite ordered:
Here I'm using trees from Woodland Scenics and SiSt Trees, flocks from the same along with Mininatur grass fibres, Brillo pads cleaned and sprayed, Greenscene flock cement, spray photo-mount and several bags of "grot" (accumulations of flocks and scenic materials reclaimed and blended) and tea-leaves.
The trees had been initially placed to work out a naturalistic scheme and then removed to enable permanent fixing. Starting from the back, trees are glued in and undergrowth from the above sources is fixed into place, checking regularly to ensure I'm getting the desired effect:
Some of the undergrowth is made using clumps of static grass sprayed with photo-mount and sprinkled with flocks etc. Others are formed from teased out Brillo pad flocked in a similar manner.
I will need to add some more, tinier clumps of weed and overgrowth at the edge of the woodland, but this will be done when I add the fencing. The right hand piece of woodland is otherwise complete; the left hand is yet to be done:
Subsequent to the final photo, I painted in a bit more foliage adjacent to the hole in the backscene and added a little bush near the base of the hole.
Anybody else having fun with scenics?