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Friday Update: Twenty-three Two Twenty-four…

It’s been a slow week here, I’ve suffered with long Covid symptoms for years now but every now and again I become physically and mentally burnt out, plodding on but inefficient and ineffective. This week has been about accepting that, focusing on what can be done, giving myself permission to rest and reflecting on the successes of the last week… My work and my hobby are a fantastic muse. This latest layout commission has been the perfect project this week. I began on Monday with some incomplete structures on a ballasted layout and end with basic foundational scenery over much of its surface. Structures were painted and weathered using more of an artistic method, spotting on colours and mixing them on the fly. The road bridge girders worked especially well, further detail painting brought the brick and platform to life with methods all discussed in the past. A foundation of Woodland Scenics fine cinders were applied to the rest of the ‘grey’ space once these structures had been stuck do

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