Tutorial: Plant greenery and design fields

In this article we are devoted to greening. An art that you can use well in the design of the model railway layout or a diorama. We will show you how you can create different types of fields and a meadow for horses or cows with little effort and best result selbsteinbt realistic!

Many model railroad layouts are littered with rails. Houses and industrial plants are squeezed onto the remaining space. But reality often looks quite different: Meadows, fields, unused areas or forests draw entire stretches of land.

In the previous part Robin has already built a field path with paving stones. The article with the exact instructions and video, you will find here!

Now it's time for the design!

Field dug:

Materials required:

To loosen the soil and prepare the field for the next sowing or to work fertilizers into the soil, the field is "cultivated". This loosens the top layer of soil. The difference to plowing is that small furrows can be seen in the field.

To mimic this type of tillage, a trowel is used from the Faller Set 170545 several depressions in the Styrodur or, as in our case, in the Heki constructionsset embossed. The embossings should be close together. In the next step, an accumulation of earth is thus depicted in the spaces between them. The unembossed spaces should therefore be round.

After embossing, the surface is primed with brown paint. The Heki Acrylfarbe 7109 is particularly suitable. When the paint has dried, the field can be covered with Grass glue be painted and sprinkled different materials. The first layer consists of the fine Busch 7523 Quartz sand. For coarser stones and lumps of earth we use 42-0121-00 von Minitec. To replenish dried grasses that have been uprooted during digging, the following is suitable 70702-1 von RTS.


Materials required:

Also here is a Primer with brown paint is essential! After the paint dries, the surface is covered with Grass glue carefully dabbed in. Dabbing the glue creates an irregularity in the grain field. As fouling are long grass fibers or straw with 12 mm length required. RTS has a 50 g package with the Art. Nr. 70712-1 in the assortment. These are supplied with a Greening device applied.

The fibers are applied with an RTS Geenkeeper. From 12mm we need a powerful device

After a short drying time, we attach the ears. For this purpose, the 12 mm fibers are covered with Spray glue sprayed and 2 mm fibers applied on top of it. The 2 mm fibers should be applied sparingly so as not to change the structure of the field.

Rapeseed field:

Materials needed:

The canola field is constructed similarly to the cornfield. First prime the surface, then coat with glue. The fibers are suitable because of the color RTS 90106 particularly well. The 6 mm fibers are cut with a Begasungsgerät aufgebracht. Erst 6 mm später noch 12 mm Fasern. So entsteht eine realistische Wirkung.

With the RTS Blossoms 74002 the surface is now sprinkled. Finally Spray glue applied.

The flowers are scattered on the field and glued

Cow pasture:

Materials needed:

For cow pasture we use several fibers in length 4-6 mm. Besides green fibers, dried grass can also be used. The grass glue is dabbed in dots.

The glue is dabbed on at different intervals and patterns
Little by little the different grass fibers come into use
Realistic effect is achieved through different materials

In the process, the greening should not be a pattern. Thus, the various grass fibers are applied gradually. The remaining spaces are filled with Erdpaste, Quartz sand and Arable land filled in.

Video Tutorial

In dem anschaulichen Tutorial auf dem MSL YouTube-Kanal, zeigen wir Ihnen die einzelnen Schritte als Erklärvideo. Sehen Sie, wie die einzelnen Materialien ein großartiges Gesamtbild ergeben und das Diorama mit jedem Schritt realistischer wird!

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