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Author Topic: Hills and meadows - grass lands around the radio tower  (Read 78794 times)

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Offline Mito

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Re: Hills and meadows - New video
« Reply #690 on: December 16, 2017, 06:10:17 pm »
Super video. I think I'm a little jealous. :goggleeyes: :envy:
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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Re: Hills and meadows - New video
« Reply #691 on: December 16, 2017, 06:29:48 pm »
I did like the smoothness of the video.  It was good to see the two cameras in action at opposite ends of the station.  It is a very professional looking job!
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Re: Hills and meadows - New video
« Reply #692 on: December 16, 2017, 11:23:58 pm »
 :hellosign: Thanks for sharing Maurits, all looking excellent  :thumbsup:
     regards Derek.

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Re: Hills and meadows - New video
« Reply #693 on: December 17, 2017, 12:10:07 am »
Excellent and professional footage.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Hills and meadows - New video
« Reply #694 on: December 17, 2017, 12:31:45 am »
great to see the 2 cameras operating together. the canopies really look good.

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Re: Hills and meadows - grass lands around the radio tower
« Reply #695 on: January 14, 2018, 07:46:11 pm »
Thank you all for the kind words.

Although I am aware I haven't done an update here ( yes I know I have done lots on face book ), quite a few jobs are done and pending.

Main current Job is to cover helix number 5, from all the most ackward one to do, down to the fact it's difficult to get there, second, it's much higher than the surrounding parts of the layout.  Walking the dog a while ago around Sandy radio tower I thought that was the solution for this part as it's grass land and a quarry. not that I am going to build a quarry ( ermmm yes I am going toactually but not on Hills and Meadows, ) it justifies some rocks . so below in the pictures the progress sofar.

first trial



Rocks are made from plaster of Parish and painted , I have looked a lot of youtube videos so it's basically following what these guys are doing







Once dried and painted I have used sculptamold to cover the lower area's first time I have used this product and think it's great.



Takes a while to dry and once dry I have painted everything with creap brown paint, air brushed the surroundings around the rocks.



Started with static grass today which will continue over the next couple of days.



The 4 houses you can see in the first picture are almost done and will start on the Radio tower hopefully after the =Canterbury show.
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Re: Hills and meadows - grass lands around the radio tower
« Reply #696 on: January 19, 2018, 08:08:08 pm »
Happy Friday all,

productive few days and really like this kind of work down to the fact that you can result within minutes. Used the air brush first to create shadows around the rocks and to high lite the foot pads.

Once this is dry the fun started, static grass.



The trick with static grass is firstly a proper unit, I am using the flock it unit bought from the green scene, secondly take your time.



I normally leave it overnight to dry before I am going to hover all the excess.

on the picture you can see the difference between the work I did yesterday and today





next step is a second layer with 2 mm grass in a darker colour around the edges before I can start adding bushes and trees.



Best regards, Maurits

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Re: Hills and meadows - grass lands around the radio tower
« Reply #697 on: January 19, 2018, 09:06:38 pm »
Very good work, Maurits. Very useful for those of us yet to try static grass.

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Re: Hills and meadows - grass lands around the radio tower
« Reply #698 on: January 19, 2018, 10:55:06 pm »
It certainly looks like you are managing to blend the area into the backscene well. Top work.  :thumbsup:

 

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