Milo Valley Farm - base and foundation, part 2

by brae  

The stone sample turned out great.  The glued portion ended up shiny, so I'll use the stucco patch alone.  It's a solid mass, but a Greenleaf forum member suggested I prime the wood first for longevity, so I will do that on the final go around.

The pebbles are a good size for scale.

I needed to figure out the earthen ramp before I could determine whether to cut down the base board.  It happens that the new foundation is exactly three thicknesses tall of the builders foam.  Fantastic!

I cut two full pieces of foam for the front and used one scrap on the top.  I marked the door to begin shaving the foam layers into a hill.

I then did the same for either side of the foundation.  This doesn't have to be exact since other landscaping materials will be applied to this base.

I think the base board will need to be this original size otherwise it won't look proportionate to the hill and the barn.  Roland approves.  :D

The car model should be here tomorrow, so everything will stay in dry fit for now.  :]


Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
ROLAND! Mini raccoon on the loose!!!!
03/17/15 @ 18:32
Comment from: brae [Member]
|-| Calm's a farm.'re a Farmie so you know this already! :))
03/17/15 @ 18:34
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
Yes, I do! I'm happy to introduce you to other critters as you build. Possums and skunks and coyotes! OH MY!
03/17/15 @ 20:17
Thanks for the tips on building slopes: it's slowly dawning on me that I need to make one myself for my Shapeways entry...
03/17/15 @ 21:31
Comment from: Daphne K. [Visitor]
Awesome post as always! And thanks for the pics -- this gives me an idea of how to approach the builders foam for my build as well. And thanks for giving us a Roland sighting too! Was wondering what he's been up to! :D
03/18/15 @ 05:41

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