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 Posted: Tue May 21st, 2019 01:39 pm
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Joined: Wed Apr 10th, 2013
Location: Unanderra, Australia
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Hi all,
Resuming the "potholing" of how we got from where we was at Post 145 on page 15 at

In the following photo the Top End module has had a base layer of shredded vegetation, while in the background the Dead End module basks in bare sandstone textured paint glory.
This was the "state of play" for these 2 modules at Easter 2015 at the Bowral Australian Narrow Gauge Convention when the layout was displayed as Stage 1 being operationally complete, but scenically "deficient"

Stage 1

When it came to adding vegetation, it was easier to work from the Dead End module back to and across the Top End Module.
starting with

then deadening the golden sandstone down to a more usual weathered "chocolate" with some daubs of Burnt Umber and adding the culvert before the base layer of shredded sedum offcuts were added

and then came the trees, with smallest closer to the tracks,

leading back to bigger trees including some sedum gum trees and ferns in the creek bed

After the vegetation jumps the creek gully

it's almost starting to look like Aussie rainforest on a mountain side.

That'll do for this post

Last edited on Tue May 21st, 2019 01:42 pm by oztrainz

John Garaty
Unanderra in oz
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