Magal wrote:Thanks for the comments folks. Just arrived in the desert,so it will be at least another four weeks before I resume working on this one. I'm thinking of placing three figures in the foreground on the LHS of the tank and as indicated above, adding the finishing touches to the groundwork.
Speaking of groundwork, its worth mentioning that on this vignette, I used different sized static grass which I fixed to the 'ground' using my DIY applicator. The difference this makes is astounding; the results are considerably more realistic than just sticking on the grass as I used to do before.
love your work. btw how about a step by step article on how you built your diy applicator as it looks like it works perfectly.
All that's needed is an electronic flyswatter [€4.5 from homemate] and a metal strainer or sieve. In my case, instead of a strainer I used a herbs dispenser which my missus had bought from a kitchen ware store.
1. Cut out the swatter net and surrounding frame. This leaves you with two free terminals at the output end of the circuit board.
2. Solder on two wires - one for the negative about 40 cm long and the other [positive] just about 3 cm.
3. fit the strainer seculely in place of the nets and solder or crimp the positive lead to it.
4. At the free end of the negative lead, attach an insulated croc clip.
Close up the handle and the contraption should be ready for action, looking something like this
As I said above, instead of a sieve, I used a metal dispenser can but the function is all the same.
If you encounter any problems with this project, I'll be available to help out when I return home towards the end of May