I have been tweaking my South Wales layout lately. I have modified the scratch built warehouse by fitting a loading dock and winch shaft, – see before and after pictures. Also I have given it a pitched roof. I think it looks better as it was rather plain and uninteresting before. I have also given the 3 gables of the bus garage a roof which looks like it’s receding into the distance. It’s actually flat pieces of card cut to shape. The garage was from my first layout but was not needed here. I used part of it to construct the creamery.
I have also experimented in trying to make the terraced houses recede into the distance but am not happy with it, but i’ve included the picture to show what I mean.
The last picture shows how I blended the road into the back scene using a small piece of paper curved upward and painted to blend in with the road colour. The bus is a photo stuck to the backscene.
Thats all for now, happy modelling
“Cigarette ash makes a good medium for making anything look grubby, it’s a bit gross and smelly but you can add a drop or two of aftershave to mask the stale smell then let it dry.
Also cable ties are great for keeping track pieces together when storing them, or for securing if you are not sure about the layout and are experimenting with designs.
And lastly, if you missed the Dave and Ken’s last post you can see it here.. It’s been a long time since I’ve had so many comments on one post.
Heading off to ebay? Don’t forget the latest ebay cheat sheet.
One more thing. Have a look at the new low relief shops my boy has done. You can see them below too. They have turned out rather well.