Re-modeling 2.0 – Part 6

Once I’d finished laying the brick pavement of my diorama, it was time to begin landscaping it. The first thing I did was to make up a liquid glue, composed of 1 part white glue; 3 parts water; and several drops of dish washing liquid. I poured the mixture into a bottle that has a spout.

Then I decided on the landscaping materials that I would use, all of which were originally manufactured for decorating HO-scale railroad scenes. The photo above shows my choices: earth-colored blended turf, grass, and gravel. Before putting down the glue I lined the edge of the road with painter’s tape, in order to prevent the landscaping from covering the brickwork.

I spread the glue with my finger, after which I put down each of the materials I’d chosen for the diorama.

I knew from the start that two or even three applications of the landscaping materials would be necessary, as there would inevitably be bald spots here and there. I employed a makeup brush to carefully remove the excess of each material. I collected the excess for use at another time.

Once the ground has been completed, I’ll start adding foliage. I hope you are enjoying my progress on this project, and that you will make any comments you wish regarding it.

3 thoughts on “Re-modeling 2.0 – Part 6

  1. Okay, I’ll bite. White glue and water I understand. What do the drops of dish washing liquid do for you?

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    1. The only thing that comes to mind is that the dishwashing liquid breaks down the water’s surface tension, making the mixture do a better job of soaking into the medium upon which it is spread. But then, I’m no scientist . . .

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