Since I had already made and fitted the bridge over the river, I put it in place before the resin had set, taking care not to make any
bubbles. As the resin cured, I added small sticks, scale tires and other debris to give the river a little character. After letting the resin river sit over night, I applied a thick coating of Gallery Glass Crystal Clear (#16081) which, when it dries, has
a clear rippled appearance resembling a slow moving body of water. This is my “go to” material for water effects in any scale and I have had lots of success with it.
The next step was to detail the overall scene. I decided on a junk yard at the left rear of the scene. I made a small Quonset hut to act as the yard office and garage and I had some junk pile castings
along with a crushed car, skids, barrels, more tire and just junk in general to populate the yard with debris. The fences are N scale kits from Bar Mills which I weathered and added some posters along with the name of the place, 'Jeff's Junk' painted in faded
yellow paint by hand.
The railroad tracks beneath the bridge were added along with the road bed but I probably should
have done this step before I stuck the bridge in place to make their installation a little easier. I had a couple N scale freight cars which I weathered and glued to the track with AC glue to keep them in place.
The foreground and right side areas of the base were painted a dark green for an undercoat color upon which I added ground foam grass, bushes, trees and weeds which
I secured with a 50/50 mixture of water and white glue.