|The state of things when I ended Nov. 27|
|Fiberglass mesh tape over the joint with vinyl spackle over that.|
Trace the contour:
And cut on that line with your saber saw. Voila!
Since I used 1x3s for the benchwork, there was almost as much foam as wood to attach the fasica to - so I used some foam-friendly adhesive (Loktite PL300) to glue the fascia and used screws in the wood. In the photo above, you can see I clamped it while it dried and spackled over the screw heads (which I'd countersunk).
Next, I decided to add some relief to the town area, defining roads and sidewalks. Foamcore is super handy for this. As you can see above, I used some scrap foamcore to provide a base for the town buildings and to provide a sidewalk/curb that would also define the roadway. This was all hot-glued in place after cutting to fit.
|Here are the cut lines - the sidewalk is about 1/2" wide.|
|Remember you can always click on an image to enlarge it. I plan to cover the foamcore and cracks with more snow goop.|
I didn't know quite how to go about building the trestle, but I knew where the track had to go, so I mocked all that up and used more foamcore to trace the track that would rest on the trestle and create a template for construction. I've never built a trestle before, so it'll be interesting to see how this turns out. Stay tuned!