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Having decided on the placement of the downed ME, I softened the “earth” by rewetting it and imbedded the nose and engine nacelles to pile up some earth from the “skid”. Removing the aircraft I applied diluted white glue to the “earth” except for the “impact” areas, and the stone formation then applied a mixture of, course and fine grass to the dio.
The “stone formation”, which is a leftover from an old MatchBox kit, was painted neutral gray, then speckled with flat black by racking a stiff brush across the edge of a piece of plastic and letting the drops fall where they may. A wash of Testor’s earth was then added, and while still wet a light coat of fine grass was added.