Friday, August 27, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Here I have planted around 1000 tiny trees on the upper level narrow gauge. It is typical of many rock faces seen in the Western Cascades of Washington. I will place many more tree which are much smaller at the top for the illusion of deep perspective.
In the foreground, taller trees will be planted. I had to drill holes into the plaster and glue each tree in place.
I am working on the Skykomish, Washington area of the layout now. I have put a smooth coat of modeling compound onto the surface of the foam to hide the seams and to smooth it out. Hydrocal rock castings have been added to create a cut into
the landscape as well as craggy peaks on one of the mountainous areas. Ground soil and and trees will be added eventually after it is painted.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
This is a section called The P&E Junction on the O-Gauge layout designed by Dave Hikel of Hikel O-Gauge Layouts.
I am doing contract scenery work for him and his client on this 3000 square foot O-Gauge Layout. The P&E Junction area was
quite the challenge to match the unique rock forms found at the actual location. I applied a slip coat of FlexAll patch compound which evened out the carvings quite well.