Sunday, August 1, 2010

New DVD - Easy Scenery

EASY SCENERY from start to finish


My latest DVD is 103 minutes and 23 chapters long. The price is $29.95 plus $4.95 shipping. Available now from my web site.


Learn how to build great looking scenery from start to finish. Using simple tools and materials I show you how to start with cardboard strips, plaster cloth and carved foam to build your base; add rocks and paint them; build a realistic waterway; make trees and finish with scenic details to create scenery for your layout. Doug Foscale and Hal Reynolds add their expertise to demonstrate carving plaster rocks and making bottle-brush trees. This DVD is packed with tips and ideas to help you build better looking scenery. Great for beginners and experts alike.


The 23 chapters include:

Building Mountains

Making rocks - two ways

Ballasting track - the easy way

Coloring rail

Cutting an shaping foam scenery

Painting rocks - two different ways

Modeling water

Adding scenic texture

Building a dirt road

Making weed trees

Making twisted wire trees

And, putting it all together


As a disclaimer I must say that some of the topics included in Building Landforms part 1 & 2 are also included in this DVD. Only in Easy Scenery I use different products, colors and methods to achieve similar results. Easy Scenery takes you to the end of the scenery building process - finished scenery.


Most of the tools and materials used in Easy Scenery can be obtained from Micro Mark.


11 comments:

  1. Thanks for the post, Dave! Will definitely be looking to get it.

    I wanted to ask a question and I guess here is as good as anywhere.

    Several years ago, I bought a 2-tape Scenery set on VHS from Micro Mark you produced. You showed how to do the plaster settings, all the way to flocking and planting trees. I don't remember the exact title of that series offhand. I think it's the same as Item #82868 at Micromark.

    I see you have a set now of 4 DVDs. Is this a whole different set?

    Thanks for everything! I love watching you work and scenery is my favorite part of model railroads.

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  2. I like the new DVD. I appreciate showing multiple approaches, e.g. styrofoam and cardboard strips, Doug Foscale's carving techniques and plaster rock castings, etc.

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