A lick of paint

The road gets an undercoat

The road gets an undercoat

I’ve given the road surface a lick of paint so that I can better see those pesky pot holes. When it’s dry I will be able to do a bit of filling and smoothing before putting on the top coat.

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Road works

Skimming the road surface

Skimming the road surface

As promised, the road has been given a skim of Polyfilla to bury the magnetic tape. It is going to need light some sanding and a few potholes filling. I might apply to central government for a grant to do that. Although I might leave it as it is. It would be more it realistic.

Paving the way

Hole filing with Vallejo Plastic Putty

Hole filling with Vallejo Plastic Putty

Like me, I’m sure you’ve got bored with the ‘Abutments’ title series. So, back to a good ol’ pun.

Just a quick task today, but all keeps the project moving. There were a few unsightly holes in the paving and the curb tone edging. Time to try out my latest purchase – Vallejo Plastic Putty. Something that I came across on Vallejo’s YouTube channel.

Having watched there tutorial video I thought this was a good time to try it out. It was very easy to use and the fine pointed nozzle was really good for application. I’m pleased with the results so far.

Abutments No.8

Curb stones added

Curb stones added

I’ve finished adding the curb stones to the pavement and given one side its first coat of paint. The paving will need weathering in and the road still needs a skim of Polyfilla to finish it off.

Pavement painted

Abutments No.7

Adding the pavement

Adding the pavement

Another element I have got to add before I can install the bridge is the pavement. This has been formed from 3mm foam board and is surfaced with Wills Victoria stone paving.

To finish the job I’m adding some curb stones from 3mm MDF.

Abutments #6

More bridge weathering

More bridge weathering

Still experimenting with weathering effects. I’m just working on one side of the bridge at the moment. Applying the rust effect a bit at a time, trying not to over do it.

Like Baldrick, I also have a cunning plan. If I get the weathering right, it can stay this way around, but if I get wrong, I can flip the bridge around and this can be the back.

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