Thursday, April 30, 2009

Scenery Cross Section

We're starting to build the swamp base tomorrow and I wanted to double check my notes and previous designs. I'm going with two layers of foam, the first layer being the sandy, soupy, soggy "trembling earth" and the second layer being island material. Only Billy's island and small sections of Honey Island and the others will be "high swamp".

In this drawing (scale to 1/2 inch - click it to see the full size) you can see the pink foam on the plywood base. The water is a half an inch thick. The pilings are 1 1/2 inches long with a tie on top. Here is a longer cross section with the full piling trestle. The occasional diagonals appear when a piling has quite settled on the bottom and are completely at random. The taller weeds and saw palmettos grow on the low lands. The cypress trees will be everywhere.

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