Luib Bridge

Discussion in 'Members Personal Layouts' started by Toto, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    So, i hit the shed for a wee while to try and push the scenics on a bit.

    I had to start by painting along the top corner now that I had the layout in a workable position........


    and then I was going to attempt the footpath route on the diagonal slope .......


    and so I did ......

    I had to touch up the paint where the rock meets the back board so could not do any scenics to the extreme top of the rock / ridge ....


    I'll need to go back to that area with a black wash and highlights to try and bring the rock in line with the rest of the stuff done previously. So the next job was to start on some of the rock out crops .......


    i deliberately kept the scenics quite light. I can always go back and apply another coat once the glue has dried and the true effect and tones are obvious.


    I have also used some darker soil cover as a base coat prior to the burnt turf and blended turf mixes. I went sparingly on the course turf. Again, I can always add more.


    I intend giving a very spartan sprinkle of a very fine grey ballast that I have here and there on the path to act as scree. just a very thin smatter here and there.


    and the last photo for tonight. I'll get back to it on Sunday night ...... guess who's decorating. :facepalm:

    I'll deal with the top ridge as the paint will be dry, apply the black wash and highlights and then continue picking out the out crop areas for further vegetation.

    I also have the area around the point switch to patch in. Its coming on though and I am happy with it as a first attempt.

    cheers

    toto
     
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  2. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    A job and decorating in the one week, how lucky can a guy get, next you''l be doing the shopping - lucky bar steward, life don't get any better :avatar:

    Paul
     
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    York Paul Full Member

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    What has that poor shed ever done to you Toto to deserve a smacking?
     
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  4. Gary

    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    Coming along Toto. :thumbs: Will you be adding any static grass to the mix of weeds etc ??

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  5. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Gary.

    I think I will do. Not a ton of it but a bit here and there. Especially along the top edge and maybe some of the larger rock areas.

    Feel free to suggest .......

    Toto
     
  6. Gary

    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    My theory for dense grass is anywhere water can be contained to keep the soil moist or hollows in rocks such as crevices where soil can gather, allowing for good growth habits. I would imagine grass would not grow that well along top edges of rocky out crops, after all, that is solid rock with no soil content !

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    And Toto has to find his static grass applicator :avatar:
     
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  8. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    No ..... I know exactly where it is. It's all under control. :p
     

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