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    Popcorn out and following along

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    @Digitallagasse

    Very nice! Thank you for sharing your build progress. Rather like your approach to building up the landscape and providing decent access where you can...
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    Today I got in some more work on one of the hills. The layout is starting to really get transformed. I used the stiffer news print paper to rough over the hill form. The edges were temp held in place by pins. Some of the hill was going to be a bit tricky so I wanted to rough in first before the plaster sheets went over it. The news print was also to help soak of drippings from the plaster sheet to minimize the mess within the hill.

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    That said I also wanted to protect the track and tunnel liners inside the hill. I used scrap cardboard pinned in place to cover the tunnel liners. I then covered the cardboard with plastic bags. The track was covered with tape and the inside of the tunnel portals stuffed with plastic bags as well. Hopefully everything turned out to be protected enough. Want to see how things turn out with this hill before I do the second hill. That hill is more complicated so will take lessons learned from this hill for it.

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    With that done on went the base layer of plaster sheets. I will only be going with a single layer of plaster sheets. The next layer will be scupltamold. Have a large bag on the way in a week or so. Keeping all the protective stuff in place in the hope to apply the scupltamold right away when it comes in. Also need to top out this hill and cover with plaster sheets before that point as well. May have it top out around 18 inches above the base foam.

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    That mountain is looking like a great place for a castle!
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    My son was born a little over a week ago. Been adjusting to having a baby in the house and my wife recovering. Things are starting to settle down, well mostly haha.

    Been working on the layout a bit. It has also been some project time with my daughter. The baby mostly sleeps and eats so to her things are a bit boring right now. We got the top of the mountain built and covered with a layer of plaster cloth. My daughter helped me build it up out of tissue paper. She had an idea of making a little canyon. It is hard to see since everything is so white but it is in the second picture in the bottom left corner. Turned out pretty good. Most important she is happy with it.

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    I got the scupltamold I ordered in. It is my first time working with it and to say the least I am impressed. It has been very easy to work with and I like the end results. I did a small section to get a feel for it. My daughter watched as I did it.

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    Then I made a second batch. I got a step stool for her by the layout. I held her up and let her do another section of the hill. The below is the results of a 5 year old applying
    scupltamold. She had a really fun time doing it and is looking forward to helping me finish the hill. I think she did a better job than I did haha.

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    Cograts on the birth of your son. Layout's look good
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    Congradulations on your new son, that is exciting for you and your wife. I trust both are doing well!

    Oh, and your layout is looking great as well
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    Congrats on the bundle of joy that you your wife and daughter have been blessed with. Also the layout is looking good nice work by your little helper also. I remember when my daughter use to help me on the layout at that age and now she’s into YouTube videos and a step team in middle school. I miss those days and your pic of your daughter brought back memories for me. Thanks for sharing
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    Congratulations, and kudos for getting your older kid involved

    Thanks for sharing,

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    Congrats on the boy!!
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    Congrats and start 'em young!
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    Congratulations on the new bundle of joy!
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    Congrats on all that's happened as of recently.

    Let the sleepless nights begin lol.

    Happy Holidays to you and your family

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    A new baby...Merry Christmas!

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    Congratulations on the wee addition to your household!
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