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Re: 29 Let's Go campaign and prep work

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:42 am
by Gun-Pit Paul
Only some trees I bought from a show. The flock started to fall off, so sprayed them with hairspray, seems to be working so far.

Paul

Re: 29 Let's Go campaign and prep work

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:35 am
by gilliessim
I think Capt Fortier (thank you for the kind comments!) has it. I've been reading/watching up on it a bit and seems like sawdust flock just doesn't like holding in place. I'll probably try use clump foliage, or foam flock in future.
Although I may still give them a good shellacking with hairspray for good measure! surely can't hurt.....

Re: 29 Let's Go campaign and prep work

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:57 am
by gilliessim
Making some more hedges, cause you can never have enough it seems! Also the 29 Let's Go maps all seem to have a good quantity of hedging!

Maybe next time it'll mean I actually remember to take them to the game.

https://nottherivercottage.blogspot.com ... glory.html

It would be interesting to see what other folk use for making their hedging.

Thank you,

Gillies

Re: 29 Let's Go campaign and prep work

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:54 am
by hendrik
good progress on those hedges! have you considered pulling the coconut fibre apart a bit as Mel the terrain tutor has suggested?
It's only a little bit of extra work and it really hepls with creating some more density and you'll manage to make more hedges our of the same amoutn of material!
(unless you want to have well maintained hedges obviously :) )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQxHnoLpPUc

Re: 29 Let's Go campaign and prep work

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:00 am
by gilliessim
Ooh I either haven't watched that video or watched it so long ago I've forgotten it! That is rather interesting, on some previous hedges I pulled the strips apart slightly but the fibre I was using was thicker, this time it has been pretty thin. I think I'll try and test out that technique though, see what kind of result I can get. Thank you for flagging that up! Still got loads of fibre left so would like to use it. It looks like it could be adapted to make tree foliage by pulling it apart like that.

Re: 29 Let's Go campaign and prep work

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:49 am
by gilliessim
I acquired some wallpaper, just a sample so it was free, and decided to try it out, along with some other materials I hadn't used before (cork and the foam base you get in some brands of frozen pizzas)

Blog post about it here: https://nottherivercottage.blogspot.com ... rials.html

Image

Tips, thoughts, comments always welcome!

Thank you,

Gillies

Re: 29 Let's Go campaign and prep work

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:49 am
by Capt Fortier
For some offcuts and scratch built I think that looks great! I'd love to see that roof in terracotta colour - would make for great Peninsular and Italian/Sicilian terrain. Also love the vines too.

Re: 29 Let's Go campaign and prep work

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:51 pm
by gilliessim
Thank you! Now you mention it the pattern/texture on the roof probably suits the terracotta pantile idea much better than North European slate/tiles. I might need to give that a go and see what it turns out like!

Re: 29 Let's Go campaign and prep work

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:09 pm
by hendrik
that building looks great!

Re: 29 Let's Go campaign and prep work

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:33 pm
by gilliessim
Thank you Hendrik! Very kind of you to say so.