Work began doing the scenery for the layout. Solid foam blocks were used to cover any gaping holes and to create the larger mounds of terrain. The next step is to hide the rough cut of the foam blocks and to remove the perfectly flat baseboard surface.
Plaster or Goop overcoat?
Once satisfied with the rough shape of the foam laying down a filler to get a natural shape is the next step. Mark did some "goop" on the exhibition demonstration section and he was good enough to leave some materials so it could be tried on the shelf layout.
The old exhibition layout Murranbilla featured a creek that had a dry bed. I was interested in having one with water and giving us a reason to try out a couple of methods of creating model water.