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shaun from s and s models Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 6:38 a.m. PST

one of the conequences of having a profesional gardner for a wife is that i sometimes have to wander around garden centres looking at all things gardening, this may sound bad but there are some great fishtank and aquarium buildings and terrain available at these places.
one of the things i always look at are the water feature parts and when ottery st mary garden centre had a massive water feature rebuild they were selling off lots of the waterfalls which to me looked just like rocky out crops so i had to buy one, i think it was about £15.00 GBP
i had a few ideas on the way home and ended up with this:-

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the piece is in a sort of hard rubber and had a hole in it for the fountain but easily filled, i stuck it to some 3mm mdf and added some paper mache to make the rocks meet the board as it not flat underneth.
the truck is a 1/72 unimog for sizing.
i coated the paper mache with some filler and added some grit for the rock fall effects.
now we have a sort of easily fortified rocky out crop where no vehicles can access, hoping to use it very soon
thanks for looking
shaun

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 7:03 a.m. PST

That's outstanding!! thumbs up

Vigilant19 Apr 2017 7:10 a.m. PST

Garden centres are a great source of modelling items.

Oberlindes Sol LIC19 Apr 2017 10:08 a.m. PST

Great find, and you can use it for any period, and for many different scales.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 10:14 a.m. PST

Great find and finished work.

Kropotkin303 Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 1:37 p.m. PST

I have seen people turn hard pond liners upside down and use them for hills and mountains, but I cannot find where I saw them.

Here are a few, just imagine them inverted.

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