Scale Scenic Display Design with Linda Becker Part 4
The main feature of the scale scenic display Linda was building was to be a working waterfall from the Vargas brothers. It would be the perfect element to showcase the various Dept 56 and Lemax buildings. The had three levels to descend to the main level. To achieve the look she wanted, Linda decided to add a waterfall. In the end she added three waterfalls to give the natural look of water descending the mountains.
The main waterfall feature came from the artistically talented Vargas Brothers. Armando and Dan are known for their lifelike vistas in realistic scale settings with museum quality precision with special attention to detail.
So, after some tinkering . . .
. . . some talking,
. . . it was working.
The final product.
To hide the mechanics, that drive the waterfall, Linda used Dark Green Reindeer Moss (lichen)
along the side to emulate the lush growth along the hillside of a waterfall.
Linda's Tip #4 - To cover not only the mechanism as well as making the exposed mountainside look natural it will take patience, time and more foliage then you think necessary. Take a step back every so often to assess your progress. Remember patience, time and more foliage!
Of course Linda being Linda could not just leave it at that. She added two more water falls.
At the top of the mountain she added a small Woodland Scenic Waterfall . . .
and at the base a back lit waterfall.