Modelling Scenery

How to Model Scrap Ground

How to Model Scrap Ground

How to Model Scrap Ground Every large diorama or layout has a few pieces of scenery that are not part of the main action.  They may be an awkward corner or even a planned scenic gap.  They are easy enough to fill with a piece of waste or scrap ground. Not every piece of ground …

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How to Model Road Markings

How to Model Road Markings

How to Model Road Markings Most roads have road markings but it is fascinating to see how they vary from country to country and through the years.  The age of the road markings has a huge impact with new ones bright and fresh but older ones, patchier and sometime hardly there at all. They are …

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How to Model Road Details

How to Model Road Details Roads are more than just tarmac and pavement, they are the routes through which many countries run their utilities, such as water or electric, they need drainage and they amass a plethora of equipment such as parking meters, traffic signs and lights, fire hydrants, postal and telephone boxes. For parts …

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How to Model Tarmac Roads

How to Model Tarmac Roads

How to Model Tarmac Roads This is the first instalment in how to model a tarmac or asphalt road. Roads are everywhere so it’s vital to get them right.  They are in every country (well maybe not Antarctica) and there is every colour of tarmac under the sun from jet black to almost white.  With …

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How to Model Muddy Roads

How to Model Muddy Roads

How to Model Muddy Roads Muddy roads are a common site and even tarmac (asphalt) roads may have muddy verges which can use the same techniques.  Adding one to your diorama or layout is easy. This video starts off using chinchilla dust as a base and in O scale it comes out at the right …

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How to Model a Path

How to Model Paths

How to Model Paths Every layout or diorama needs a path somewhere for its little people to get from one bit to another.  In built up areas it may be a passageway with a few scraps of dead looking grass and weeds along the edges.  In the countryside, it is more likely to be surrounded …

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How to Model Damp Earth

How to Model Damp Earth

How to Model Damp Earth Most countries in the world will have damp earth somewhere.  It is universal and they all share common characteristics; the earth is normally darker than the surrounding dry earth and is glossier where the water is actually sitting.  It is often smooth due to the action of the water running over …

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How to Model Culvert Grilles

How to Model Culvert Grilles

How to Model Culvert Grilles Culvert grilles are put over the pipe entrances and exits to stop debris or people/animals entering the culverts. They easily accumulate bits of rubbish and branches and so make interesting little models.  There are many different designs of grille but this one was in my local park – a mine …

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