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« Reply #120 on: April 03, 2018, 02:50:57 AM »

Thanks to you all for your comments -
Russ - The dirt /soil is just that - a long time ago a guy found plenty of it on a canal bank in Warwickshire - I believe its decomposed Granite from when they dug the banks out for the locks - unfortunately stocks of it are low now and the area were we found it has become a boat yard and lots of people walking there dogs making it difficult to gain access to dig it out without looking suspicious + I think its illegal to remove soil from the Monarchs land !!
The grass Tuffs come in many sizes and shades and are from the MINI-NATUR range of products -I also use small sections of Grass mats from the
REALITY in SCALE company who also do a wide range of scenery products
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« Reply #121 on: April 03, 2018, 02:52:00 AM »

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« Reply #122 on: April 03, 2018, 02:53:00 AM »

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« Reply #123 on: April 03, 2018, 12:01:56 PM »

Thanks, Barney. The combination of natural dirt and commercial products you used looks very real. Most satisfactory. -- Russ
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« Reply #124 on: April 03, 2018, 01:43:13 PM »

Barney, I'm surprised the canal is still there after all that soil removal. I remember years back our group all using that excellent "dirt".  These days you have to be careful where dog walkers go, you might retrieve more than you bargained for!
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« Reply #125 on: April 04, 2018, 11:40:06 PM »

Wow! Very impressive collection of models!
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« Reply #126 on: April 09, 2018, 12:52:26 PM »

Well Mr Barney you obviously have used the long dark winter nights very constructively , love them all but especially the cement mixer ....... Was going to ask you for some measurements  ( would I dare ask you for plans  Wink ) but reading the whole thread I notice you got them indirectly from me , shows you how bad the old memory is !!

Still got supplies of Humbrol OD I see  Grin Angry Grin
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« Reply #127 on: April 09, 2018, 01:25:52 PM »

Just put on a "Bob the Builder" jacket and hat, throw in some traffic cones and have five of your mates dressed the same standing and drinking tea while you dig out a bucket of soil, and all the passers-by will think you work for the local council.  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #128 on: April 13, 2018, 03:06:49 PM »

Lawton - Our council workers just gather round a hole in the road and put traffic lights up and leave  it for weeks - months - years
Gordon do you still want the measurements for the cement mixer he put them on the photos
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