I'm getting down to the final details and then will put in a final ground cover. I found a suitable figure to "holler up" to the guy in the window. He's primed and waiting paint.
There was an accident at the warehouse. Looks like a driver backed into the awning post. Nothing's shipping in or out until the workers are finished and it doesn't look like the guy in the yellow shirt knows how to hold a hammer.
I'm at a stopping point on this until it is ready to install on the layout. I redid the repair scene and it looks like they may be able to track down the culprit--he seems to have left his license plate!
I started to remove the pigeons because of their size and lack of detail but one of my kids insisted that they stay. So they came back..maybe they are homing pigeons.
I have learned my lesson about homasote as a base. Don't do it! As you can see the corners have warped. Not a problem once installed because I will screw the corners down to the plywood. This makes the awning posts come out of the dirt but I can brush up some more when I hide the screw heads and cut lines.
Once installed I will blend the ground cover to the surrounding areas and call it done.
Thank you all. Elliot, the animation was one of the tips I got from studying your dioramas. By not just putting in a person or 2 that was just looking around but by really thinking about what they may be doing and finding the figures to do it.