I decided to give the repair shop a home in a backwood’s setting. Scenery is by far my passion in the hobby. It allow’s me to recreate nature in a miniature world. Using natural materials in larger scales brings any model to life. However in recent times, commerical products have advanced so much, that I now incorporate some of them in my artwork.
I found the tree branch while walking along a beach front. It had so much character and decided to use it as a backdrop to compose the overall scene.
Foliage comes in many shades of colour. I buy a packet of each shade to obtain contrast. At times I blend two or three shades on a branch.
Some of the 1:24 scale details that will be incorporated in the structure / diorama.
Nearly finished. Just need to add murky water, reeds, wild life, etc along the edges.
Then back to completing the internal details of the structure.
I studied many photos to obtain an idea of water colour for this project. In the end I settled for a brownish look as shown in the photo.
A few acrylic paint colours were selected and I set out to achieve something that was acceptable.
It’s all trail and error, with a lot of “blending” of colours.
When I was happy with the base colour, High gloss clear varnish was added to achieve a water look.
More scenery details are added in and around the water line.
Dirt, grasses, wild life, etc still to be added.
It’s never ending form of art, starting with a blank canvas.