I've been messing around with my new photo plank, testing out scenic techniques for my P4 layout, Meadow Lane.
I'm pretty happy with the undergrowth now, and it's just the track that needs a little weathering, and the edges of the board painting white.
I have built up the grass using a layering technique I read about in Model Rail Journal a while ago... basically down goes Woodland Scenics 'Scenic cement' on to which Woodland Scenics fine turn is sprinkled until saturated - I used 'yellow grass' first, with a dusting of 'burnt grass' over the top. I then spray over some hairspray and add Woodland Scenics coarse turf 'burnt grass' randomly - and press this down a little. Once this base layer is finished I use Mini-natur static grass applied with a puffer bottle. Here I've used 'early fall, short fibres' - first off I apply a layer all over just by shaking the bottle. This is sealed with hairspray before adding another layer in the same way. Once there is a good covering I add denser patches by s queezing the puffer bottle. Once I'm happy with the finish I seal with a final spray of hairspray.
So a few years on from my first shots and 33019 is withdrawn sat up in Motherwell and 33108 is in the yard which looks a lot quieter and more abandoned. Time marches on...
I'm pretty pleased - and expect to see all my OO project photographed on this board from now on Job done!