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Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Project 20 - 0 Gauge Layout - Part 21

One side of the baseboard is decorated as the quay wall. The wall surface is a photo of the actual quayside at Padstow. The colour and texture would be difficult to model any other way. I had already used this same decoration on my 4mm Padstow box file layout. The only adjustment I made was to scale up the top row of stone blocks.

The pilings/ fenders are knocked up from wood, dyed and then pastel scrapes applied to mirror the algae layer of the wall.

The quay road surface is given a slight texture that was created from the ash of winter hearth fires.

First I mixed up a dark grey home paint from what I had available. Painted this onto the road areas and whilst still wet sprinkled over the ash from a herb bottle with fine nylon mesh cover.

A piece of A4 paper was then wafted over the surface to spread the ash evenly. Next, any loose ash was lightly brushed and vacuumed away. This actually removed quite a lot to the point where it looked like all was removed. But that is not the case. The ash is so fine it is not discernable but, gives a roughness to the touch like fine emery paper.

To Part 22.

To Part 1.  

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