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Ground Foam and Fascia Paint
Here is the next step in the continuation of the ground foam and fascia.
Here you can see the ground foam progressing. This will be a work in progress for awhile. Keep checking back for further pages to be added. As you can see, I have painted the base with brown latex paint, applied the first layer of green blend ground foam and also added a little burnt grass to it to break up the solid green look.
Here is a good shot of the elevation changes down the line.
I don't know if you can see it or not, but the module on the right does not have the burnt grass on it. What a difference.
This is on the center module
As you can see here, I have applied drywall joint compound to the fascia to cover over the screw holes and smooth the edge between the wood fascia and the plater/newspaper wrap over. I know, joint compound reactivates with water. But, I am good. All kidding aside, for this purpose, it works well and after you apply the paint, no more reactivation.
Here you can see I have begun to paint the fascia. It looks really good although you may not be able to tell that from the picture. At this point, I began to get a little excited because the painting of the fascia really gave it a more finished look. So...
I put the backdrops on to take pictures. What a difference. Here you can see how it is shaping up. I cut the piece of cardboard in the back to show where the building will go once I am able to begin building it.
And here you can see how good it looks 'completed'. You cannot see it in this shot, but I will be sanding the black and putting on one more coat so that it really looks good.
And here is a picture from right looking to the left. The black fascia really makes it look great.
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. Bill Carl really does a great job of showing you how to scenic your model railraod.