The build remains pretty much as it was in the last update, but with sand and small rocks glued on to add extra texture and detail. I think I'm on the way to creating the riverbank feel that the Wind in The Willows characters (who will stand in it) demand, now it's just a case of adding in layers of extra tone and detail with paint.
I'll soon need to decide if I add clear resin to the lower part of the scene, to give the effect of a river running through. I'm considering using a thin sheet of transparent perspex instead. I'd add ripple textures to the top of this and change the colour tone of the underwater part to sell the effect.
I think I'll get further with the painting here, then do some testing of both options.
I also picked up some of Games Workshop's Creeping Vines and I'll use these to add depth to the scene, hanging them a little more to the foreground. I've stuck the models into the scene here to check the composition's working and I think that it is. This photo shows the colours a lot closer to their current state too - the first photo came out a little weird! I'll probably add more warmth - beams of light finding their way though the canopy of the trees and stuff like that. I don't want the scene to be too gloomy.