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Water trough and Manure!

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Just a quick blog entry to show that a water trough and some horse poo have been added to the scene:-)

 

The water trough was built from 40 thou plasticard sheet, then "distressed" using a rose head bur in a rotary hand piece to give it some texture. The water is a represented using a clear sheet of plasticard painted on the underside with a dark green/black colour and held in position with a dab of epoxy resin. Once painted the trough was sat into the yard surface and some weeds around the base were represented using green foam scatters.

 

The tap is a white metal casting from S & D models http://www.sanddmodels.co.uk/products_43_accessories.htm number AB46, which once painted was positioned behind the water trough.

 

Horse trough
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Horse poo was represented using Richard's (Tricky) recipe involving sieved soil, sand, brush bristles and PVA white glue http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/121411-midland-in-london-or-is-it-birmingham/page-4 post 96 onwards. Quite if it lives up to the "poo master's work is for others to judge, but I think it adds a little something to the scene!

 

Horse Poo
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Overall view of scene
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Until next time.........

 

Best wishes

 

Dave

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Its these little details that make it all come alive Dave, keep it up !

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Love it....luckily we don't model smells....

 

Lol! Yes that might be a step too far!

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Hi Dave, coming late to this after a week away. Good to see another horse/livestock themed entry!

 

I like the water effect in the trough, very convincing. I'm also studying those weeds closely, as I'm about to add some to my Old Yard. It can be hard to tell from photos how much would be appropriate. I like what you have done.  Not sure whether there would be more or less in urban areas. Intuition says less weeds in urban areas, on the other hand they probably had more time to spare at rural stations to keep it tidy!

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Hi Dave, coming late to this after a week away. Good to see another horse/livestock themed entry!

Hi Mikkel, I hope you had a good time:-)  It looks like Job has picked up the reins of "Horse Weekly!"

 

 

I like the water effect in the trough, very convincing. I'm also studying those weeds closely, as I'm about to add some to my Old Yard. It can be hard to tell from photos how much would be appropriate. I like what you have done.  Not sure whether there would be more or less in urban areas. Intuition says less weeds in urban areas, on the other hand they probably had more time to spare at rural stations to keep it tidy!

I reckon those pesky weeds get everywhere if my patio is anything to go by!  I think even in urban areas weeds and grasses manage to make an appearance in tucked away corners with low footfall. I'd avoid lush greens and stick to parched looking straw colours.  I used a brighter green around my water trough, reasoning that horses are messy drinkers and quite a lot of water would run down the sides of the trough resulting in a greener, mossy type plant growth.  I'm sure that even in Edwardian times with lots of cheap labour the yard foreman would find more useful things to do with his staff than a spot of weeding:-)

 

Looking forward to seeing Farthing's Old Yard.

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Thanks for those observations, Dave. Makes good sense. I will try to replicate something along those lines. Might even task a workman to get some weeding done!

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