Recently on a trip into Barnes Hobbies of Newcastle I picked up a bulk packet of Preiser sheep. After getting them home I started to modify them by cutting the tails from all 60 of them. Then Tamiya acrylic flat buff was applied and after drying a very thin wash of Tamiya sky grey was brushed on and then left to dry, next the chooks. As a footnote I have it on good authority that these sheep resemble Border Leicester Marino cross ewes. If you google Border Leicester Marino cross it will become clearer.








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5 Responses to MORE SHEEP

  1. Nice as always, Peter, but I can see that you haven’t read ‘Placing Livestock With Realism’ in AMRM Issue 293 (April 2012)! 😉

  2. BURROWA says:

    Hi James.
    Thank you for your comment. I have based the sheep placings on a trip in Oct 2013 to Castlemaine in Victoria via Gundagai, Wagga, Henty, Brockelsby, Corowa ,Shepparton, Beechworth, Bright and Bendigo with a return via Wagga ,Junee, Cootamundra, Murrumburrah, Boorowa and Crookwell. As you can imagine there were thousands of sheep grazing everywhere at the time in very green countryside. I also sourced numerous photos on the internet around Junee and Tumbarumba etc. However, I will read the article you mention when I am over at Peter Street’s next week, all for now. Regards Peter.

    • Peter,
      If your sheep are based on Castlemaine, then you’re in good company. I grew up in the district and they sure know how to place ’em… Seriously, I spent a lot if time rounding the damn things up – you’ve got it about right. Julian

  3. Mick says:

    Hi Peter. Thanks for a great blog. It’s awesome to watch your layout develop just at the scene would in real life.

    With the exit through the cutting, have you considered putting a track/road there with a bridge up against the backdrop? It would further take the eye of the train disappearing.

    Excellent work – I wish I could do the same!!!

    • BURROWA says:

      HI Mick.
      Thank you for your kind comment and interest.
      When planning the layout I had thought of the very thing you suggest after a few visits to the area I came to the conclusion that a road bridge would be a bit out of place as the countryside is quite flat and with the module being only 1.8 mtrs long I thought that it would be too crowded.Thanks again regards Peter

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