Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday afternoon

After putting it off for a week, it was time to glue down the ballast. I soaked the ballast with water laced with detergent, then applied thinned down PVA to set everything. What I had not thought of was the glue heading some other places. I also turned the heater on to keep everything warm so that it wouldn't set white

At the other end of the layout there was a hillside that needed some additions. I had purchased some Woodland scenics foliage chunk stuff last weekend. Move over Johnny Appleseed, its time for Edward Bracken and Harvey Gorse.
Well, its not really like that, its just gluing chunks of dark green foam onto the hillside on a random fashion.

The straight line is the join between sheets of scenic texture. It will also do very well for a fence line.
I'm still pondering on what to do about the road and the edge, so I have not brought the foliage right down to the base of the hill.

And that where we are up to at the moment. The whole hillside will get a spray of a dust colour to fade and tie it together a bit better, and then add some trees (possibly of the cabbage variety).


0-4-4-0T said...

Did you use a spray bottle or a dropper bottle to put the water/detergent and diluted glue on the ballast?

Motorised Dandruff said...

Spray bottle, then disposable pasteur pipettes.

0-4-4-0T said...

Disposable what? Are they things that let out drops of diluted PVA in a controlled manner onto the pre-wetted ballast?

Motorised Dandruff said...

Yes, we chemists use them all the time. Don't buy them from the hobby shops though, they only cost $30 for 500 from the right people...