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Bocage Hedge Row


Now to add the hedges. I am using some packing material I got from a friend. It has a backing on it that is very easy to pull off. Then I trim it to fit around the pieces of junk on the base.

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I flocked the hedges before attaching to the base. I did this with watered down PVA glue. I used my own mix of different green flocking and lots of yellow flocking. Then I trimmed them back to make them less uniform in shape, and to create clear areas so that you can see the junk within. Once the trimming was done, I glued in place. Then I needed to touch up some bare spots in the flocking with watered down glue. I also got the weed-wacker out of the shed and trimmed the weeds around the junk a bit to make them more in scale.

A shot from my deck using natural sun light.
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The reverse side.
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And for some close up shots
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Peek-A-Boo... I see you!
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So that's it. First base done. I leave tomorrow for business so I will not be able to work on this for a week. Hopefully when I come back, I will have time to scratch build some farm equipment and chuck them into another section of hedge. Maybe some more piles of junk. Would like to make a pile of rusty cans but in 15mm scale... only thing I can think to do is to cut up bits of wire and grind the ends flat (crimped from cutting) and then glue in place. This might be something I could make a mold of so that I can make many pile of cans in the future for other hedge sections. Any suggestions on a better way to make a rusty pile of tin cans?


Looking really good, that's come along so quickly and looks great nice colour contrast between the rusty Brown's/oranges and the rich vibrant greens great work


Back home from Ohio. Starting to work on scratch building some farm equipment. First. An old broken down tractor INSPIRED by the photo I posted earlier in this thread. I am making it mostly from a ball point pen.

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The body is the casing of the pen. The smoke stack is the inner tubing minus the ink. The boiler is the part of the pen that slips into the casing and holds the ball point tip in. This was trimmed down with a razor. Then shaved with a dremel tool to match the contour of the outer casing. Will need to fill in the hole on top with some 2 part epoxy putty and round it off to make a half sphere. The end of the pen was shaved down with the dremel to remove the logo.

On the under carriage, two plastic square dowels will form the axels. In the inspiration photo, there is a delicate construction of small steel workings. My scale is way too small to try to replicate this so going with the simple dowels. The keel is a piece of plastic I beam. Cant tell in the photo but that is what it is.

Lots of trim work to be done... will need my magnifier for that... cant see it with my naked eye but oh boy does the camera pick it up. Laughing


Added some reinforcing strips of metal for the seams made out of index card. Also made the seat and panel where the steering wheel would go. Not making the wheel though... its lost to time.

This is the left side of the tractor. This will not be seen.... this will be the side towards the hedge row.

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And here is the right side of the tractor. This will be the visible side.
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Nice. Applause

I appreciate this kind of meticulous work.


Thanks Tob.

Here is the horse drawn tiller sled from my second inspiration photo. Made from balsa wood and wire. Need to add the tiller discs yet.

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Been very busy with work. Here are a few progress shots. Hopefully I can get the second section completed and then entered in time.

1st. Rusty tractor and horse drawn plow sled.

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2nd. Added to the base of the hedge row. Weeds added as with the first section. Hedge row glued in place waiting for flocking.

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Project completed. Not to figure out how to fill out that form. No clear instructions that I can find on this site.

Finished off the second section same as the first. Added the weeds, bushes, and flocking in the same manor.

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Was this meant to be in the Old & Rusty comp or the Finest Five comp? Your WIP is in the Old & Rusty forum but has been entered into the Finest Five comp.


Oppps definitely a misplaced entry there it should be for old and rusty (must admit the entry form for the contests could do with an idiot's/newbs/oldies how to guide) it's a little confusing for first timers


Well I give up. Took me over an hour to submit that dang thing and now it shows up in wrong competition. Unless someone can figure out how to move it over or I quit.


cprljohnivey said:

Would like to make a pile of rusty cans but in 15mm scale... only thing I can think to do is to cut up bits of wire and grind the ends flat (crimped from cutting) and then glue in place. This might be something I could make a mold of so that I can make many pile of cans in the future for other hedge sections. Any suggestions on a better way to make a rusty pile of tin cans?

Been thinking about this while perhaps too late for the contest (perhaps not) how about using sawn sections of cocktail stick (would suggest paint the stick first then dot silver/gunmetal on the sawn end as a final bit before placing. I have been using ExtraEvilDaves method for 28mm versions which use bamboo kebab skewers in the same way.


cprljohnivey said:

Well I give up. Took me over an hour to submit that dang thing and now it shows up in wrong competition. Unless someone can figure out how to move it over or I quit.

I hope it's not going to come to you quiting after all that really great work and attention to detail perhaps if we speak very nicely we can get the entry moved to the correct place so everyone all together..... 1.......2......3......pretty please Mr TerraGenesis can you help.

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