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 Posted: Thu Sep 4th, 2014 02:42 am
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I like the rocks, Dan!

I did a rock face with foil and plaster a couple layouts back, and I think that it captures the looks of the granite that we see around here better than any other method that I have seen tried. I know that the fellows out West probably think that the color is all wrong, etc, etc. But that's just 'cause they don't live where real rock grows!

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The layout def. ROCKS ! dude !

Cheers.

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Know what yer mean 'erb...

...proper like, 20 billion year old ones.

(spare foil comes in handy if sun-spots are up)



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Hi guys

Thank you very much for your kind comments and thank you for the advice I prefer people to tell me it looks wrong and what to do to make it look right than just go yeah looks good.

Herb I'm glad you get grey granite rocks in the U.S. as I just couldn't get the yellow sand stone rock colour right so it all went grey.

I also thought the hill side looked to low and od standing there so I raise to hill side as much as possible with out it looking like cliff face at the sea side.

Here's some pics

This is what I done last week



At the weekend I concentrated on this area below.

The building was stained and coloured using Joeys technics and I used this to create the road. I don't have a static grass machine just done what Joey does in his show you how video and I think it produces as good as affect for making tuffs of grass and a lot cheaper than buying them. Although I would like to get one for making tress etc.. like Martine does...









I'm hoping once I get a few pine trees in and clutter it will look like along the lines of the American back woods.

Kind regards Dan



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 Posted: Fri Sep 5th, 2014 12:01 am
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very nice and scenic being in the backwoods often you've gotton a good feel for it sofar



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not sure what type of plaster you guys use but being a tile setter you can get tile grout sanded and unsanded at menards lowes etc.it comes in lots of colors and shades and can be blended dry to create your own shades.make molds you could make rock, block, piers,tie walls.cobbles bricks.and they are cement so you could chip off pieces sand etc and it is the same color thru and thru.12 dollars for 10 pounds



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it would save the trouble of painting a solid base coat.and being cement it will except stains and probably most paint



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 Posted: Fri Sep 5th, 2014 06:21 am
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Hi Jim

Thanks for the reply and I'm glad its looking right as I wasn't sure. Most pictures I see are Yellow rocks, autam grass (Spelling)and pines which every one over here seems to model with multiple levels but I didn't want this.

I like the grey look of the rocks, summer grass and plants, thick shrubs on the flat with pines on the hill sides.

Thanks for the info.

I just use filler with some PVA mixed in to give it some flexibility and grab adhesion plus a few drops of ink you use for fancy ink pen writing and air brushing to give the desired base colour I need. Then a few weathered washes are applied, then I use chalks or dry brush in some high lights.



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Hi Dan,

I like the look that you created so far. The road is looking nice too. What material do you use for the flowers?

Thanks, Alwin

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Hi Alwin

Thank you

The flowers are just coloured foam, the same as the green foam scatter material.

If I get time in the week I will take a few build snaps of making the flowers.

Cheers Dan



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i would also like to see how the flowers are made thanks



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