Plastering and Painting Model Railroad Scenery

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When it comes to painting and decorating the landscape and scenery on your model railroad layout, there are a wide variety of techniques you can use to create the aesthetic you desire. Whether plaster and latex or styrene and watercolor, the choices are seemingly endless.

On David Barrow’s HO scale layout of Cat Mountain & Santa Fe Railway, a scene ripe with dry, arid landscape and not much greenery, the choice was fairly clear. In this segment, David shows you how he created the rolling hills and multicolored ground surface that makes up most of West Texas. See if you can use David’s expert technique on your next layout, and watch your scenery come to life!