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When you look at a model railroad scene built by an expert, you’ll notice that almost all spaces are filled with something that keeps the viewer’s attention and makes the scene appear realistic. You’ll rarely find gaps where nothing exists, unless the train is travelling through wide open expanses.
However, in the case of an open hillside where there are no buildings or major focal points, it can be tedious for a modeler to take time filling every small space with something particular. When it comes to adding details to these areas, you’re best served spending as little time as possible on the foliage.
In this lesson we teach you some model railroad scenery techniques that can allow you to use nondescript vegetation to tackle a large hillside in no time.