Styrofoam scenery

Modelling Scenery in Styrofoam
By Dr Gary Hinshaw
I will discuss the approaches I am taking to modelling scenery on my Tehachapi-based N scale layout. One of my primary goals is to capture prototype-inspired land forms as realistically as possible, and I have decided to use carved foam panels to achieve this. I will discuss how I go about this, the tools I find most valuable, and cover some of the techniques I am exploring for ground cover and related finish work. I will bring an in-progress diorama to the clinic to illustrate the results.

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