|Front view - ground floor|
|Oblique rear view|
|First floor outside walls with internal prints|
I also managed to cut and glue the internal wall prints to the external first floor walls (second floor if you're American) even managing to miss cutting out a pain of windows, before being laid low.
|Left original, right 'worked on'|
I decided to have a quick experimental trial at my palms.
Firstly let me say that palm trunks come in every shade of brown, grey and sandy-cream colours imaginable.
Secondly I now have a fairly large number of trees to 'spruce up' (no tree- pun intended) so whatever I do has to be quick!
|Again, original on the left - not so effective as the previous one imo|
Forgetting that as these are fairly soft plastic and should probably be washed in some luke-warm
soapy water I gave the leaves (fronds ?) a quick wash with Tamiya clear Green; the trunks were washed in some dark brown ink I've had for about twenty years and finally a bit of milky-coffee-coloured dry-brushing. IMO for the minute or so that it took I thought it was quite effective for a trial run.
|Bottle palm - very happy with this|
|Imo, another success|
|Its a monster sized tree|
Also a late arrival to the jungle terrain were more plastic bits for my 'jungle', they're described as "flowering plants" om ebay and came form the same source as all my flora, namely "Model railway collectibles" -
They come in packs of either fifty or a hundred plants and either all of one colour or in five colours (like my own)
I'm still awaiting three more packs to arrive - bamboo and two types of "grass" (in reality green bushes)
It's hard to know what to do to 'improve' the looks of these flowering plants, so maybe they'll be left as is (always my preferred option)
That's it then for this week thanks for visiting and as always, your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.