Techniques for Spectacular Scenery 1: Scenery Base

In this session you will learn the importance of a good scenery base. You will get an overview of several different types of scenery base and a variety of materials used in building them. Considerations for planning your scenery will be discussed. You will see a demonstration of two of the most common and popular types of scenery base and how they are constructed.

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14 Responses to “Techniques for Spectacular Scenery 1: Scenery Base”


    Excellent start! I have used a lot of plaster cloth and it never occurred to me to rub it and fill in some of the holes. Shame on me!

  2. Casey

    They do make strips of plaster cloth versus the rolls. We make splints out of this material when we don't want to place a circumferential cast around a limb. Also there is a quick dry and a slower drying plaster cloth.

  3. Ross Hunter

    I'm glad Ron finally held up his drawing so we could see it. It was very frustrating when he was describing the drawing, but it was flat on the foam.

  4. Joseph W Navratil

    Thank you great video looking foward to the next one.

  5. Don

    Scenery 1 was very good. Looking forward to session 2.

  6. Don Schaupp

    working on three layouts: O scale, HO scale, and N scale

  7. Carmen

    The class was excellent thank you

  8. Bob

    Well done, Ron. You communicate techniques well. Thanks.

  9. James Karenko

    Good tips on the wall patch plaster/Blue shop towels and Surform tool/mess potential. I'm at this stage in my layout, right now. Great timing. Thanks.

  10. Max Bergdoll

    very informative