Thursday, December 2, 2010

Layout 5

As promised an update on my progress thus far.

                Here you see my dairy\citrus farm.

Here are the pig sty, barn and vehicle shed.

Farm house with car port.

                   Farm outbuildings painted.

Trees added to farm drive-way and completed car port.

The green patch below the tree line will be the camping site for people with tents.

Mountain top view of farms and dam.

Discontinued highway being used as a fishing pier.

Hope you enjoyed the view.


Friday, November 26, 2010

Dams and ponds

 I was having a difficult time in creating a dam\pond so I came up with the following:

Paint the base coat a grass green

While still wet add yellow, leave a small green edge.

Next add a light brown, blend the edges well.

Next add a darker brown, blend the edges again.

Next add a little black to the center and blend in well.

Finally put a layer of gloss varnish over. The final product should look like this, I just chose to go lighter in the center again.

 Next week I will give a quick update on my layout progress. Dairy\Citrus farm almost complete.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Citrus and Dairy Farm

The following photos will show you the start of my citrus\dairy farm.
Here we started off creating the farm house.

Here is the complete house, we will be filling up the gaps, sanding and painting next.


Here the house is placed on my layout.

I have added the grass terrace for the house to stand on just for a bit of height variation.

You can see my next project in the background, it is a barn and it is one of three farm outbuildings that I am working on to complete this farm.

All buildings created using Linka moulds obtained locally from Dream Trains Feel free to comment on anything.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Update on vines

Just received the flock for the vines from Dream trains and thought I should post a small update.

The farm is nearing completion, keep watching the blog for progress.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Mountain Construction

The following will show you how I went about constructing a mountain.

Step 1

Lay down the tracks.

Step 2

Lay down your foam base so that the mountain is not fixed.

Construct mountain on base.

The next few photos will show how I get the base for the section in between the tracks. Place foam on tracks and press down on the foam, turn over and cut excess away.

Construction of mountain on base. Please note that a dense type of foam must be used to ease your creation efforts.

Using a knife or foam cutter shape mountain to desired shape and size.

Use crack filler and fill all gaps that exists between foam layers.
Step 3

Paint the foam surface with thinners to create a rock like look.

Step 4

When you are satisfied with the look we start the painting process. I used spray bottles with diluted acrylic paint which I spray on. First I start with slate then stone then black, green and last burnt sienna. Wait for each colour to dry before applying next color.

These photo are just to show the other section.

Here you can see I am busy consructing a bridge in the revine section and you can also see I have added flock to the mountain.

Hope this has helped some of you!