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Cracked rock cliff texture in brown tone with short, green ...

Above. the real thing for reference, notice how water and freezing condition often help break up the stone even if not layered over millennia

 

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Above. This real face reminds me of Neil Stanleys work, he uses cork sheets to superb effect, this multi layered strata can be either lava flow or riverbed or other so various colours will work

Stone texture 031: Sandstone rock face - Square Texture

the may look like scoring but can appear quite naturally, I did not check the source of this one and it may a actually be a model, but I have seen plenty of similar real rocks, and below...

for anyone who has made cliff faces and ended up with a dribble mess I have your reference picture 🙂

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This is the effect that am working with, lighter or darker but that been around a long time and water has poured down taking grass seed which has taken root, but more might fall off at any moment! Look.

1412 modelled, using a knife and a saw into a foam base

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1413 same area different focus, the white can be rock or can be bird poop

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1414 this close you can see where i blackened the hollows fo that deep shadow look

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1418 still a work in progress but i am almost happy, although the trees need more work

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1410 and this one with real moss dried, and thus is a real plant in miniature so looks spot on, because it is a real plant.

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I do a specific water thread, but I will need to repeat some of it here, so apologies in advance.

8501 waterfalls work best when you have somewhere they flow from and too

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3844 realistic models help

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white paint into the varnish 'water' pulled with cocktail sticks, plaster cast stones,
 

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Water features can be ever o humble. Over cut the base? Fill it with varnish instant puddle

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8936 just want to add some extra  a atmosphere, that just a light shower, no need for a brolly moment, even just cleaning off the brush from another job you can add a light sheen.

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8550 or an expanse

a layer or two or six of varnish,

painted below, brush the paint to imitate the tide

add some deluxe waves for any highlight

before its dry you can incorporate white into the depths

or wait to dry and add the white after,

aways consider how th water flows,

notice the single layer of varnish that was purposely laid into the sand, which now represents the wet sand as the water ebbs and flows

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Platforms, they are my bets noir, i have never built one i have been happy with, I have researched and looked at the real thing, and there is a tendency to want a lovely perfect looking finish, in reality there is any number of not too perfect platforms

real thing 1976 Goathland

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euq

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I shaped the cobbles in the foam, those i am okay with.

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Goathland and the North York Moors | Sat Nav and Cider

8443 you can see the wobbly line which i think i over exaggerated somewhat

I still need to add the cables on the tracks as well, and the channel ended up too far back,

the biggest issue is i can't embed the steps, and worse if i am actually running locos i have to set the steps up on a small platform as it needs to be taller!

Rob has done a good jo on his version.

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So these are foam, cut and marked up

 

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Kalborough platforms have tarmac

6206 with peco edging

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6210 these were made from left over plasterboard, with the peco edging, and poly filler to hold the peco fronts in place, occasionally leaning over and putting to much weight near the edge popped a peco, so i need to be careful! The platform can take loads of weight, the edges can't!

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6265 i also did more than one finish, as Kalborough is very loosely on Peterborough, and in 2014 if you could find two matching platforms you had won the lottery!

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6291 I normally paint my yellow, even laying down tape first the colour can bleed under making it a bit lumpy, i have planned to go back and clean it with grey/black but admit to not having got around to it

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6294 and tried to replicate the dirty slabs, If I remember correctly i used a pencil and a metal rule to draw the in and make light indentations so the cracks were not too big

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9478 the problem is the rough and ready can end up just looking scrappy, on the other hand the clean and pristine can just scream model, you pays your money and takes your chances

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9479 careful photography can make them look better

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4308 always better photographed at low angles if there are imperfections

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8233 or if higher checks those lines

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