Way back in June (and it really does seem such a long time ago) I painted a batch of buildings for a friend link. He requested that one of those buildings be mounted on a board with a walled garden. The buildings and the walls have dat around, painted, since that time. Finally on Friday I found the time to finish the task.
I had the time because I have taken reduced hours at work. The reduction is entirely voluntary, but done because we have made so many people redundant in the business, and more redundancies are likely. My view is that the business can ill-afford losing what talent is left so if enough of us sacrifice some hours it might save someone’s job. Of course it doesn’t mean the the volume of work has reduced! The silver lining that I have Fridays to myself and it has enabled me to finish this model.
I mounted the model and its walls to a piece of 4.75mm MDF, deliberately cutting the edges irregularly. I the glued some course sand to the outer edges, and painted them various tones of green and brown.
Some sand was also added in parches in the yard and then some Woodlands Scenic turf applied. The turf came out a bit too much like a bowling green so I added small garden in one corner and a few tuffs and bushes around the walls.