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Cheddar P4 - Sept 2018 update - greenery part 2

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So I've sanded back the road to represent a metalled surface. I do have a bag of mendip roadstone which should be suitable! The retaining wall's been painted in a selection of acrylics and pounced with talc and quarry scenic dust. A bit more weathering and dry brushing is required yet.
More hedging has been laid and I've been adding a selection of ground cover, mainly using postiche covered with foam. The second board has had its initial covering of static grass and I'll be working my way down through the boards. Takes a long time to do anything, though I'm quite liking the view down the line towards the bridge.
I'd left a strip of masking tape under the static grass which I can remove so as to add the line side fence later (i.e. when I can't put it off any longer). Next step is an orchard, maybe the up advance starter signal by the bridge and then the Callow Rock stone loading point shelter. A load of brass angle has duly arrived.

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That's really good, nothing uniform. Did you re-colour some of the ground work to give the different shades? What techniques did you use?

 

Mike

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That's really good, nothing uniform. Did you re-colour some of the ground work to give the different shades? What techniques did you use?

 

Mike

Thanks Mike

The basic ground cover is a blend of Heki 3367 (wild grass meadow green) and 3368 (wild grass forest floor). I then tend to waft Green Scenes straw from a puffer bottle over the top of that to lighten that. Green Scenes foam is sprinkled onto that for the basic layer.

The next layer is postiche, teased out to about 4cm by 4cm squares and sprayed with adhesive before being sprinkled with a selection of Green Scenes foams (sorry don't have the references). Key is never to use the same bag on adjacent pieces.

Hedges and larger bushes are rubberised horsehair, teased out sprayed with grey primer before adhesive and darker Green Scenes foams again.

Hope that helps.

Andrew

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