AVBCW: Here’s one I did earlier

For the Big Game last Saturday I did a couple of new scenery pieces, and bought some bocage style hedges from Jon & Diane Sutherland.

About 2 years ago I bought some buildings on e-bay from a dodgy vendor who shorted me out of over £100, but about 2/3rds of the goods did reach me, and to be fair they were very nice. I had long planned to put a couple of these very British terrace houses together and make a country Post Office. I’d even got an appropriately sized piece of MDF cut as a base, but I just never got round to it.

Well having to dress a third table, concentrated my mind ! So I dug out the pieces and started work. The MDF board has the dolls house paving glued to it. I had envisaged the base would have a pavement out the front of the buildings, around the side and a paved yard behind the P.O.

The two (resin) buildings were assembled and glued to the base.

The edges of the base were painted in – a small but noticeable flaw if you don’t do this. (Or is this just me being obsessive ?)

Then the back garden was flocked.

By now it was Friday lunch, the static grass was added, and I left it on the kitchen window sill for an hour to dry out – the extra wamth from the sun helped dry it all out ASAP.

Because I needed to add the brillo pad hedging ! Yes simple brillo pads chopped up, sprayed a darker green and then highlighted with Foundry Forest Green and Moss.

The only thing I didn’t have time for was to add the lettering on the front of the shop !

Very simple to do, but makes it stand out as a more important “objective” and makes it useable in urban locations as well as rural.