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sukhe_bator (Neil)

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #60 on: January 09, 2021, 11:57:17 AM »
I don't have to model tumbleweeds now. The first consignment of PP troops arrived in the post this morning... Government troops to man the barricades and the first part of my supply train...

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #61 on: January 09, 2021, 02:20:17 PM »
Very nice Neil.
Would you send me those buildings photos fr the MILL please
Gracias (see what I did there. I could just blend in  :-[)

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #62 on: January 09, 2021, 03:30:42 PM »
Sure thing, Martin - you should get them about now...
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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #63 on: January 11, 2021, 05:14:39 PM »
The cacti sculpts and other plants are coming along nicely.
Made using the nail method: a flat headed nail (corroded for better adhesion) glued to a base with a high grab adhesive. Then clad in finescale white Milliput lightly scored with interrupted parallel longitudinal lines to create the pleats. Additional branches are made using a thinner wire armature which needs to be sufficiently rigid enough to take pressure from applying and sculpting the Milliput while flexible enough to be bent outwards for better access while still wet.
The Saguaros are easy enough but the multi-armed variants such as the Mexican Giant Cactus and thinner Organ Pipe cactus require significantly more work.
Seen here with PP cacti being processed
The agaves are culled tips from plastic Christmas tree sprigs, while the bushes are made up from the leaf-lets of the Christmas tree glued in clumps to the bases.
I can also recommend Model Scenery supplies N gauge maize crops which make up great patches and fields... well worth the extra expense for being too fiddly to attempt oneself but can be visually very effective https://www.modelscenerysupplies.co.uk/Sweetcorn-N-gauge

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #64 on: January 11, 2021, 05:40:29 PM »
We need some puns here about Neil's cactii.
I dare you.

martin :)

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #65 on: January 11, 2021, 05:57:43 PM »
That could be a thorny subject, but Neil gets the point.

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #66 on: January 11, 2021, 06:04:07 PM »
Sharp as ever, Dave.

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #67 on: January 11, 2021, 06:52:38 PM »
They look very good Neil, need to make some myself.

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #68 on: January 11, 2021, 07:08:29 PM »
We need some puns here about Neil's cactii.
I dare you.

martin :)

That would be corny....... :)

sukhe_bator (Neil)

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #69 on: January 11, 2021, 07:13:39 PM »
well I happen to think they look amaizing!

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #70 on: January 11, 2021, 07:34:18 PM »
well I happen to think they look amaizing!

I think you are right, Neil - great work!

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #71 on: January 11, 2021, 07:38:53 PM »
I donít want to comment. It seems like it might be a prickly subject.

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #72 on: January 11, 2021, 08:16:29 PM »
Nah - I think Neil has absolutely nailed it.

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Re: MexRev scenery
« Reply #73 on: January 12, 2021, 06:26:51 PM »
ouch  ::) - the good Colonel wins that one I think!
More field defences are rolling off the production line - some 15mm 'cheval de frise' ex Hallmark (Magister Militum) https://www.magistermilitum.com/ae11-20mm-cheval-de-frise-x5.html. I've had them for years and they make a useful addition to either sides' repertoire of obstacles...