So after a brief trip away for work, it was back to work on the diorama.
- Tracks rumbling through Sturminster
The final batch of decals have arrived while I was away , so now all three tanks, the Scammell and the Bofor’s are correctly marked for the 7th Armoured Division.
They have received a coat of dullcoat and now just need some weathering. And the barrel needs to be fitted to the Churchill!
- Wheres the grass?
Back to the diorama board itself, it was a matter of building up some layers of base textures and then commence adding the scenic materials. First up was the ground texture, especially around the ramp area and the Bofor’s gun position. Next will be some static grass and finally the ballasting of the track.
- Wagons please
Researching some picture of anti-aircraft positions, the guns had some form of protection. In most cases, the humble sand-bag. So sand-bag making commenced. These are just strips of air-dried clay, cut to shape and then glued into position. Once dry they will get painted a nice shade of hessian/dirt.
- Sandbag production.
At some stage, I will need to get on with finishing the wagons.