Today, I am excited to show you how Fred made his tunnel and the trees for his model train layout.
He created the skeleton of the cave with mat board strips and then layered it with plaster paper.
After it dried he put joint compound on the plaster paper for texture and then painted it.
Look how cool it came out!
Then he moved on to the tree kit to make a forest.
The kit comes with bendable tree forms, glue and 3 different shades of green clump material to make the foliage.
First, he bent the trees into natural shapes.
Then he added the special glue that needs to dry a bit before getting really tacky.
The next step is to put the tacky tree forms into the clump material and watch the trees just come to life!
Here is a video of how he made them.
I will keep you posted on all of the cool things he creates. I know he will be working on it this holiday weekend.
The next features will be a waterfall for the mountainside and rocks made from silicon forms and plaster!