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QUOTE Does any one else have a good source for tips on makeing building's or creating scenery?

Hi everyone,

Well, it's odd that my first post here should be about gaming terrain but I found this site with molds for plaster casting bricks a while back:

Hirst Arts

You probably won't want a Gothic Graveyard on your layout
but they do have some other molds that resemble concrete slabs and conventional bricks which could work for slot racing.

For example, here is a concrete bunker that I built using their "station builder" mold:



This kind of idea could easily be adapted to make a marshals post say or just concrete walling...

There is also a wealth of information to be found relating to figure painting war gaming models in magazines like "White Dwarf" and on the web and this could be a real inspiration when it comes to painting up those SRA figures, etc...



notice the painted shadows and highlighting on the clothing for example.

Anyway here is my hobby site, and, you'll be pleased to know it's about slot cars


Ladybrook Valley Raceway
 

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Hi astro and thanks for the comments. You are right about the grass being different. On the new circuit I used "static grass". You can get this from Games Workshop or most hobby shops that are clued up on model railway scenary, etc.

Basically I used ceiling tiles to raise the infield as described on my previous track. I then painted this with watered down green and brown acrylic art paints until I got a muddy field greeny/brown/khaki type effect.

Once dry I painted on a 50-50 mix of PVA glue and water and then sprinkled on the static grass. If you blow on it a little as it settles it helps the grass stand up and you get a nice realistic effect.

It feels nice too
 
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