7mm Stephen Fay’s Layouts & diorama’s ( Sonning Cutting )

Discussion in 'WR Action' started by Compton castle, 25 October 2015.

  1. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    Thanks all, I was out pruning a few branches last week that are now drying out nicely in a warm cupboard indoors ready for the next batch.
     
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  2. Compton castle

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    First timber cut for Sonning. It will be modular for ease of storage, transportation etc. Plus some additional trees and scenics arrived
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  3. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    What value would you put on your trees in the medium range Steve?
     
  4. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    I would say it costs me about £15 to £30 to make the larger trees,
     
  5. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    92ADFCA0-5682-4EE3-8EC2-CE37974F61C4.jpeg First scenic board I’m base coat, It was PVA’d and sanded yesterday. I usually use a spray paint for the base coat but I can’t seem to track any down!
     
  6. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    Base cover of scenics started, the top grass covered area will be the tree covered area. It does look pants at the moment and will need to be built up in layers. 28057654-8E7B-448D-AEB5-DFEDE96862FF.jpeg FBAD6A7B-F270-464A-92D2-5D0473CE431A.jpeg
    so far scenics are from Noch ( static grass ) woodlands scenics ( Turf ) mininatur and GModelScene
     
  7. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    B38845F7-920D-4FA8-9247-5AADBF4BCE74.jpeg Second day, top area has had a covering of autumnal 4mm grass and 6mm straw coloured grass. The lower area had had the first pass of static grass. I’ve popped a few trees in place but will need many more. The ply fascia will be covered by Kirtley models weathered concrete papers.
     
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  8. Compton castle

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    AA24068D-4EC2-471E-9490-B356F3413254.jpeg Another pass this morning using two green shades and one straw, 4.5mm and 6mm strands
     
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  9. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    The final product is looking pretty damn good Steve, although knowing your work, there will be more 'passes' before it's completed.
     
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  10. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    Lots more yet Larry, many more trees and scrub growth around the tree line in particular.
     
  11. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    Small additional details, Polak and Modelscene bushes added today. A few more spruce trees from GModels also arrived, once the MBR trees arrive I will use the spruce trees a little more sparingly all over the layout.
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  12. Compton castle

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    Another new tree done and some extra coarser foliage on the BIG tree
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  13. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    Another tree completed today, the Jarvis 10mm grass arrived so this was mixed with Noch hay 6mm and mininatur 4.5mm autumn green
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  14. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    80B40C0D-B5A7-489B-9197-C32F84AC46CF.png 6335ABD8-A077-4F17-9545-A0581E243DD2.png Repositioning a few trees last night. Another forest in a box kit ordered this time I’ll use these as individual trees to fill in along the back to blend in to the backscene. Until the MBR trees arrive none of the current trees are permanently fixed.
     
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  15. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    9DFABB13-5E6E-4EB7-9CCF-A34F6852C786.png 3A7A7024-C778-4D62-AED1-384636D1E63F.jpeg 58E54356-205B-4F26-B467-CD0F99A0CC9C.jpeg A delivery today from MBR of their superb trees! Also a full forest in a box set flocked up and added along the rear plus the backscene has been glued in place. Even got my self a hot glue gun !
     
  16. Phil O

    Phil O Western Thunderer

    Those trees look great.
     
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  17. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    23579479-71FA-498C-AA31-C78A0145D0FE.jpeg A little splash of colour. There will be plenty of scrub type bramble blackberry bushes to hide the join from scenic board to backscene but my preferred supplier ( Polak ) are currently out of stock. I do have some coming from MBR along with another 20 trees but I’m guessing that order will be a month or two away yet.
     
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  18. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

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  19. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    16D1F18F-8891-4F60-9CC3-7FEA5601954D.jpeg If you go down to the woods today
     
  20. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    F2DDB82B-7E1F-4304-94ED-A1ACD261FB90.jpeg One of my trees was looking a little undernourished in the foliage department so I’ve given it a coating of the same noch 2.5mm summer meadow grass. I think it’s come up very nice. I’ll be doing a few more like this. Blends in better with the printed trees on the backscene as well