Scenery modeling - woodchip piles

08 Mar 2014

TMTV
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Average: 4.3 (7 votes)
Summary: 
14:36 - Modeling groundwork and terrain (2012)
Description: 

Expert modeler Mike Confalone demonstrates the process of modeling woodchip piles on his proto-freelanced Allagash Railway St. Regis Paper mill project. This is chapter 8 from the Scenery Modeling Outside the Box DVD series from Model Trains Video.

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Comments

I wouild have liked to have seen the application of the alcohol and glue. Experience tells me this would not be an easy process with such light material and steep slopes. Kind of a "rip off" to not see the last and very crucial step. I know if I did it it would look like an eroded mountain side after the spring run off! 

Steve

Steve,

 The application of alcohol and the 50/50 glue and water mix is pretty straight forward using a spray bottle on mist setting. The mist setting will get everything moist without disturbing the wood chip covering. Wet it with the alcohol first and then apply the water and glue mixture to affix everything in place.

 I'm sure they went on the assumption that everybody knows this.

Chris