Nicks workshop mutterings

Various railway orientated modelling projects in my new workshop/railway room.

Cowleaze farm- stone walls

I have made a start on the stone walling which encloses the garden and orchard.
The base is 2 thicknesses of card one of which fits into a slot in the foundations of the scenery.

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The stones along the top are made from strips of mounting board chopped into small pieces and stuck into PVA. The whole lot is then covered with filler mixed with a small amount of PVA. This helps it stick to the card and also harden enough to be scribed. When dry the stone courses are scribed into the plaster with a sharp metal scriber.

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The stones are now painted with watercolour. I used charcoal grey, Chinese White, raw sienna and raw umber in varying amounts to get the colours.
Windsor and Newton no longer seem to do a charcoal grey but neutral tint is the nearest match.

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One thought on “Cowleaze farm- stone walls

  1. Just stumbled across your blog, and I am truly impressed by your work!
    From the pictures it looks like your cottage definitively meet the high standards of Pendon Museum.

    Regards, Håvard H.

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