MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

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dan8400
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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:45 am

Haha thanks Ned. Everyone loves a Hobnob!

The grass is no secret. I paint the surface brown. Then put random blobs of pva down and use longer static grass. Then more blobs of glue and shorter static grass and so on. I maybe use 3 or 4 different grasses. I then go over with some different colours of scatter. I do it all at random and often it turns out alright. I’m no expert when it comes to bushes etc. We’re all learning

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Dan
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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby glencairn » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:39 pm

Coming along nicely, Dan.

(For anyone following this thread)

Remember, wild grass is fifty shades of green. It never grows like a bowling green. Brown earth randomly shows wherever. In the fifty shades of green there are wild flowers growing; mainly yellow.

Two pictures to show what I mean.

The first is on a farm near Spennymoor, County Durham

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The second is near Ravenglass, Cumbria

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Keep up the good work, Dan.

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:55 pm

Thanks Glencairn .

Some nice pictures there too. I do a lot of driving so I’m always trying to actually see the colours. Greens of trees and grass. Greys of tarmac, faded whites of pubs etc.

I always used to paint like a child (one green for grass, black paint for tarmac etc) but then I realised I wasn’t actually seeing when I looked (if that makes sense).

Always good to reference real life or photos to get the juices flowing.

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Dan
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