Realistic Scenery Vol.25 is well underway! A lot has been happening and there are heaps of new tips and tricks that I'll be demonstrating in the latest scenery video!
As you can see it not quite finished but the end is in sight! The process is being filmed from start to end and it will soon become Realistic Scenery Vol.25.
The model is being specifically designed to fit on the shelving area behind the workbench and it will have the ability to connect to future modules that will be built later on down the track 🚂
There are quite a number of new tips and techniques that I'll be demonstrating in the video.
The rural bitumen road is one of those examples, it's made using a technique that was a bit of an experiment and to be honest I wasn't entirely sure it would work but thankfully in thje end the result turned out quite nice.
It resembles an old bitumen road with a loose rock surface, it was made using some Mig Tarmac Textured paint and then sanded back slightly. The sand texture imbedded in the paint was just a little coarse for HO scale but from the normal viewing distance it doesn't look too bad.
If I were to do this again I'd try mixing up my own textured paint with a finer grit sand to get a result better suited to HO scale.
The track I used is code 55 rail, I actually 3D printed all of the wooden ties so they would be a perfect match to the prototype and then thread the ties onto the rail.
Because the ties and tiny little spikes that hold the rail are 3D printed in resin they are super fragile, so you'll need to be very careful not to bust them when handling the track.
You might also recognise this bridge. it's the same bridge from a previous realistic scenery video.
The original diorama was slowly being dismantled for trees and this bridge was all that remained, this was the perfect opportunity to give it a second life, I did have to shorten the bridge a little but I think it fits the scene nicely.
Now all that needs to be done to finish the video are trees, grass and all the tiny details like signs, fences, seat and people.
It's really turning out to be a fun little module!