Today I purchased from my LHS some Woodland Scenics autumn scenery materials, including a large bag of clump-foliage (orange, reddish brown, yellow and red) and lichen (autumn mix). I also have a bottle of Woodland Scenics orange flocking.
Can any of you folks share any tips or advice regarding how to make realistic early autumn scenery for an O Gauge model railroad?
The reason I ask is that although I'm relatively pleased with my Spring and Summer scenery in various shades of green, when I have attempted many years ago to make autumn scenery, I was not pleased with the results. My previous efforts to make autumn scenery looked very artificial to me.
Even when I tried to add a little bit of autumn colors while keeping the scenery mostly green, it still looked fake to me.
My guess is that I need to soften or mute the autumn colored scenery materials.
Any input is greatly appreciated. Arnold