Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Waste ground


In front of the station side road, there is a section of ground with no real purpose. Literally "waste ground", and since this sort of land was quite common in the 1970s, that's exactly what I've decided it will be for now. If I come up with another idea, just like the prototype, it can be redeveloped. 

Several colours and lengths of static grass were laid on the "mud" and once dry, scrubbed away on patches with the toothbrush to reveal the earth colour. I'm quite pleased with the look this gave the model, especially considering how easy it was to do. Like hairspray weathering, the technique seems to produce a natural finish almost automatically. 

After that, it's more Forest in a Box around the corners and a couple of clumps in the middle. A bit of grass and perhaps some smaller undergrowth using scatter over poitin in the future, but for now, I can leave this bit. 

I'm tempted by a burnt out vehicle, but wonder if that's a bit cliche. Dunno. One to consider later.

1 comment:

Huw Griffiths said...

One potential problem with including a burnt out vehicle is that it could fix the era of the scene rather more rigidly than might be desired.

Whatever vehicle you add, this would probably "fix" the scene to within about 5 or 10 years of when the full sized versions were made.

This could be an issue, if the scene is intended as a photographic backdrop for models of vehicles, some of which might have been in use over a wider time range.