The workbench photo above was taken about two hours ago when I was half-way through painting the bananas on the banana plants. I've since (after a break to watch Tour de France highlights) done the other half. Once I've published this post, I will be drybrushing them and then adding texture gunk to the bases. I should be able to get the rest of the basing done and drybrush the foliage tomorrow and then I can declare the banana plantation completed.
When I left you on Saturday, I had just started work on the terrain tiles for the banana plantation. I got them finished today. I had hoped that they'd be finished much sooner, but I hadn't allowed for drying times - the temperature has dropped and the humidity has gone up a bit since the short heatwave we had with the result of everything taking longer to dry. Using fairly dilute glue and paint mixes didn't help with that. The longer drying times and amount of water also combined to cause the tiles to warp, which I haven't completely corrected yet.
|Turf mix, herbs and scrub mix added|
|Herbs "fixed" with paint/PVA mix|
Once the "fix" had dried, I then airbrushed the tiles with scenic cement (10% matte medium), followed by some extra cement added to the scrub by pipette. When that had dried, I sprayed the tiles with matte varnish to help seal everything in place.
"Errmm, I see something vaguely interesting in the background of that photo."
Vaguely interesting? Pfft! Well, if you must know...