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Your right there on the mess factor and the time to dry. I have been doing most of my hills/land forms in paper mache. Takes a couple of days to dry in the shed, but it gives good results as well as being somewhat economical.

Look forward to see how it all ends up.

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Maybe try the chicken wire with wet newspaper overlaid in strips and painted when still wet,sprinkle saw dust and highlight with dry brushing. Cheap and effective as well as being hard wearing Paul. Drying time is no more than over night.
 

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My sympathies chaps!

Takes me back to my model train days.

I used a combination of chicken wire, rolled up newspaper and masking tape, (I had access to unlimited supplies in those days).

Rock faces were plaster faced then covered with crumpled turkey foil,(you need to remove it from the kitchen while she is not looking!), which was removed before it set.

I think your method is just as effective and great fun if you've got kids as they can all join in...

Keep up the good work.


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Alan
 

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Try Plaster of Paris for the rock cliffs. That's what I did. Some styrofoam under it and the drying time is less than 15 minutes.

You can see some pictures on my track photos page (see my signature).

It's in French too!
 
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