In Modern Times.
It is the 5th of September of 1940, and Mr Triggles was endeavouring to read the daily newspapers. Well at least the Headline News of the day that is. All the papers had been delivered as was the practice of each day, and once each page had been ironed out fresh, each copy was stacked neatly in a pile beside the large chair that Old Jack always sat in.____ He was rather small for that huge chair, but supported by Mrs Triggle ,Bess to her fiends,he fitted it best as he could since his older Brother left for foreign climes."Tut!Tut!Tut!" He muttered out in a most curious manor of stutter,as his eyes scanned the front page of,`The Daily Telegraph' ,which read`,
Hitler, Vow`s Revenge Upon London For The Bombing Raid On Berlin. '
Below Chimney Pots all in a row,and Pieces of Aircraft. Very easy to model these roof top crowns.
Bits were to be shot off and would fall all over the place.
( The air-war was about to turn a tight corner in favour of the RAF,but few realised it at the time.)
The new long awaited for asphalt was being laid upon the last stretch of road outside,and in plain view of Jacks window as he shuffled his way to it while still holding the newspaper outstretched in both hands.Peering over the top,he could see how the work was being carried out. He was very glad that he had never ever had the need to work so hard as those men working upon his private road.
September 2016 And A Touch More Work.
ASPHALTING THE ROAD
Having some stuff over from doing the roofing on Mr Glad Grimes, factory ,i thought I`d use it upon the small section of road. i had inspected rolls of Asphalt in the Toy Shop the other day,and quite frankly i was not overly impressed by any of it. ( i was pleased that i could walk there unaided although Mrs B,was at my side as always.)
i applied white wood glue on the base thinly,then leaving it to go tacky,i applied another coating of glue. Leaving it a short while, (10 minutes), I began to sprinkle the gritty stuff on. This is slightly larger than my dry sand and will be fine for this job of work.
i carefully covered the area with this Hornby Coal,not wishing to spill it off the table. Then i added a thick layer of the stuff, and being much to lazy to fetch a Steam Rollor from that section of the toy collection ,i opted to use a full tub of HODGE PODGE,which did make a good heavy solid job of compression.
I could add watered down glue with a couple of drops of washing up liquid needed to break the surfice tension ,and drop it drop by drop over what you see and leave it all to dry out hard,but not this time. When this mix is dried out,i`ll brush the top off leaving the road bed stuck fast in place. i want the road to look rough and ready in places. Pot Holes and Cracks fully acceptable.
I`ll dry brush it to finish it off.
The boathouse and the large white section that can be seen were designed for greater purposes to do with the past and future of this strange unfolding place.
i opted to use a type of plug in system on this larger base,because i can simply model other stuff buildings and such and plug them into the same foot print on the base,and so change the scenes upon a whim! An Odd Sort of Puzzlement, that will have many a piece to add to it.