Thanks to the model train guys heres my rendition on their tall redwood tree
Instead of using real plants for the branches, i thought that i'd go back and use an old Xmas Tree cut of the branches and use those.
think it needs a few more branches
here you can see the bark texture - makes all the difference
this is using a 18mm Tassie Oak dowel and shaped using a RASP FILE - looks like a cheese grater
Well nearly finished the bridge. Bought a new lacquer (a lighter one) came out just right - no perfect - just right.
Painted it up added some nails to give it a more realistic effect and 2 tree trunks for the sides of the bridge.
What you think ?
WOW - this stuff is addicting !!!
I've been at it again. Drew up the plan and scratch built this water tower in about 2 hours this afternoon.
Excuse the pegs - still making sure its going to be solid.
Still to cut out a cone tin roof and paint & weather
Well - while im doing other things, i thought that i should at least do some buildings for around the track (when it eventuates). Whipped this up in a day, yet to paint and weather it, but this will be the GAOL
Painted with a new type of stain - comes in a tube as a gel. Not too happy with the outcome, this was brushed on then ragged off, and still came out dark. I suppose because balsa is porous ?????
But still really happy with my first scratch build I can only get better ! And when on the track with a bit of Woodlands scenics around may tidy it up a bit.
still yet to paint front and decide on roof covering, but that black wet dry may be a goer ! Anybody know how to do a stove pipe chimney?