Monday, August 21, 2006

Making my own hedge

That shop-bought hedging looks good, but I won't have enough for the length needed and I'm not sure I can get any more so I'm trying to make something similar for myself. Here's how I'm doing it:

Start with Graham Avis textured mat and Continental Models "seamoss"

Cut the mat into thin strips and the seamoss into small branches

Lay the branches in a hedge-type shape

Soak the strips in dilute PVA glue and lay them over the branches

Fill in the gaps with various textured foams - I'm using Green Scene "Bramble", "Oak Leaf" and "Elm" and Village Models "Conifer".

I hope this suggests the slight colour variations seen in most wild hedges

Friday, August 18, 2006

Boundary fence with hedging

At last a better colour for the wooden fencing. White weathering powder makes the difference. Hedging is from Village Models of Folkestone, UK. Are they still in business?