Building a hill...

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Building a hill...

Postby Beynac » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:29 pm

Hi all and one,
this is my last idea of the day: building a small hill (diameter: 420mm). It's just the beginning. Pictures talk better than words.
All your constructive criticisms are welcome ! This is the first step:

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Re: Building a hill...

Postby TimberSurf » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:12 am

That's less of a hill and more of a mountain!
The sides are very steep, I would think it would be a rocky cliff rather than a grassy moll!
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Re: Building a hill...

Postby Beynac » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:21 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Building a hill...

Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:30 pm

Ayers Rock???
This Signature Left Intentionally Blank, but since I have written this and I intended to do it, this Signature is intentionally not blank. Paradox or What?
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Re: Building a hill...

Postby Beynac » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:53 pm

The second step has been delayed a little bit... :mrgreen:
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Re: Building a hill...

Postby Beynac » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:45 pm

Done ! I'm very happy with the result. :D
It also needs some painting (what colour ?) and some grass (what kind of stuff ?).

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Re: Building a hill...

Postby TimberSurf » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:08 pm

Most mountains are grey! The grass should be white, as it would be snow! :D

But seriously......
Paint - depends on the look you are going for with the grass.

Grey - for rocky outcrops on steep sides {I think this is the case :) }
Brown - if you want that winter look of mud beneath rough grass
Green - for normal summer "I cant see the ground for the thick grass"

Grass

Grass mat - good for flat area's, would be difficult to fit on your mountain!
Flock - (died sawdust/rubber) basic cheap imitation grass
Static grass - Applied with an electrostatic charge to make it stick upright (plastic bottle dispenser or electronic gizmo) {can be applied without static, for rough/windswept area's}

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Re: Building a hill...

Postby Beynac » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:48 am

Merci mon ami. :D
Thanks. Can I use this kind of stuff: Javis Scenics scatter ?
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Re: Building a hill...

Postby b308 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:01 am

Yes but bear in mind even grass tends to struggle to grow on vertical surfaces!

I would agree with TS, I recon you'd have nearly as much rock on show as grass, this sort or terrain...

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Re: Building a hill...

Postby TimberSurf » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:56 am

Beynac wrote:Merci mon ami. :D
Thanks. Can I use this kind of stuff: Javis Scenics scatter ?


absolument

Yes, by far the cheapest option. But just for fun, get a small pack of 4mm yellow "Static Grass" and try making some grass tufts :D
Example here viewtopic.php?f=16&t=27613&start=45#p625999
Starter kit http://www.hattons.co.uk/59996/Gaugemas ... etail.aspx or buy a static grass applicator ("Fly killer") on ebay
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Re: Building a hill...

Postby Beynac » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:21 am

Thanks folks. All your answers and the links are very helpful.
The Gaugemaster Starter Kit is made by Noch. I can buy all Noch products directly from Noch in Germany.
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Re: Building a hill...

Postby Beynac » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:07 pm

Another question: how many Javis Scenics scatter bags do I need for my small hill (diameter 420mm) ?
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Re: Building a hill...

Postby TimberSurf » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:22 pm

The coverage is a bit trial and error, but more importantly, a single colour will look too uniform, buy a few colours and mix it up around the hill and mix two colours for even better natural patchy look. Mother nature has more than just a few tins of paint!
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Re: Building a hill...

Postby Beynac » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:47 pm

First coat of brown paint (I know it looks like a big chocolate cake :lol: ):

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Re: Building a hill...

Postby Beynac » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:51 am

I found this very interesting thread: Types Of Senic Matieral. Very helpful.
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