About this blog
I have been invited to demonstrate scenic techniques at the Great British Model Railway Show at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon on the 9th & 10th November 2019. I have a little experience of tutoring scenic techniques as one of the Pendon Workshop team alongside Mick Bonwick and indeed it was he who suggested to the organisers that I might be their man, thanks Mick, I think.
With time ticking away, I got to thinking how I might approach this as the environment of an exhibition is very different from a hands on, full day workshop course. I would welcome any thoughts on the following;
- Demonstrate and provide the opportunity to use a static grass applicator and layering sprays.
- Have sample scenic materials available (proprietry and natural) and explain their use and suitability.
- Have a number of different scenic dioramas available to discuss techniques, backed up by photos of construction stages on an ipad.
- Have a number of examples of different plants, trees, hedges, shrubs etc in various stages of preparation.
- Have examples of homemade scenic details, such as grass tufts.
This blog will document the preparation leading up to and including the exhibition weekend.
I have made a start on the scenic dioramas and will show the development of these as they progress.