Lyon Valley Northern

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Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Friday, March 21, 2008

Trees trees trees

Had a great day making trees for the LVN. Three hours of work. In order to progress the scenery you need to make up a batch of the trees to get you going. Number 1 priority is trees for me it gets my juices going. Without them you cannot go forward (at least I can't). I got 25 feet of scenery to do on Sunday. I used sedum and the old bottle brush for starters.. After careful trimming, I dip them in a 50/50 mixture of white glue and water. Then, I stick them between my thumb and forefinger, upside down in an old ice cream bucket and give them in a spin, till most of the glue has left the park. I learned this from my good friend Mike Hamer. Next, I apply copious amounts of green woodland scenics grass, weeds ...all fine stuff and then sprinkle earth blend as a light dusting. In three hours I made all these trees /.....Great fun. You can shape em with little nips with you scissors. Just leave them in the foam to dry. Next stop the layout


Blogger James said...

Those are great looking trees Chris! The earth blend sounds like a great idea. Had never tried that myself. I imagine it gives them a nice variation of colour. Look forward to seein where you place them on your layout.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Chris Lyon said...

I placed them along the back wall. The space I have to work with is not very deep. 4-6 inches. I posted the progress on the railroad line forum. I will probably be able to get it on the blog tomorrow.

9:06 PM  

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