The most difficult part of model railways in my oppinion is trying to emulate God. That is, trying to create a landscape like the big fella has done and make it look half reasonable and slightly believable. The first part of this process is what I call terra forming. Last weekend I finished the basic terra forming for the area around Fairy Hill Loop.
I use styrofoam and cut it down and shape it to get the basic contours and this was followed by the first coat of the plaster (half on Saturday and half on Sunday) over the styrofoam. As previously stated I use tissues dipped in plaster and lay this over the styrofoam.
After a visit to a mate's house this last Tuesday (for our fortnightly Tuesday Nighter's meeting) and just seeing the detail in his scenery I decided that I would try and bite the bullet and progress to the next step after terra forming and jump into creating the dirt and the grass in the latest section of scenery I had plastered. There are still a few more "creation" days left in the emulation excercise following this, with fences, bushes, trees, weed tufts, animals and man made junk, etc. to follow, but I thought I might share the results of this and last weekend's activity in the shed.