The snows have melted and spring has definitely sprung at Sherton Abbas! I've thought for a while that although there are plenty of trees at either end of the layout, the centre is looks somewhat sparse.
Centre section of the layout
I made some more trees using wire armatures, artex powder, postiche and Greenscene scatters as outlined in a previous blog entry https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blogs/entry/17699-trees/
These were then positioned into the hedgerow that runs along the lane at the back of the layout. Here are a couple of before and after images.
Before & After
I also bought a packet of rabbits at the Bristol show, the eagle eyed will have spotted them waiting on the platform in picture 3:-) A few holes were formed into the bank below the trees to represent the entrance to the bunny's warren and the rabbits once painted were glued in position.
Rabbits and Warren
I hope people think the new trees are an improvement, If nothing else they help disguise the join in the backscene between the two boards! I think the layout is now more or less complete, though i am toying with the idea of putting a water tower between the tracks at the toe of the run round loop. I'll probably make a card board mock up, place it on the layout and garner your opinions:-)
Until next time.........