I made some progress this week. Chris will be painting the rock faces and blending in the darker colors to match the artificial rocks I found in Tammie's train dept. These are just laying loose at the moment, I'll move them around a bit before gluing them in place. I'll be making tufts of grass and small bushes to soften up the edges. I'll also be using train ballast along some of the edges but I need to let Chris get ahead of me a bit.
The extra plaster on the back board I intend to paint either as low clouds or as hills in the distance, perhaps a little of both.
I never handled boredom well as a kid, if it wasn't for having this track to fuss with I would have lost my mind by now.