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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #75 on: January 15, 2017, 02:31:28 pm »
Happy Anniversary Keith.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #76 on: January 16, 2017, 04:09:11 pm »
Busy weekend creating more rock, covering the plaster bandage.



The quarry is beginning to take shape, with a lorry added to give a sense of scale.



Really enjoying this terraforming.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #77 on: January 16, 2017, 04:51:12 pm »
I have had a first attempt at some harbour walls.

The mark 1 version is modelled on a concrete wall with timber greenheart piles. The wall is modelled using coffee stirrers on a card background. There was some movement in this structure when I added paint and glue. I can probably rectify this but maybe a more substantial sub-structure is required.

Comments and feedback welcome.





I have a mark 2 version under construction, but (paid) work will interrupt progress until Friday at the earliest.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #78 on: January 16, 2017, 05:04:59 pm »
Looks pretty good to me. Just the top section (above the weeds) looks a bit too pristine really. Higher tides or a storm would make it look a lot dirtier ?
I might also suggest a coat of thin varnish over the weeds to give a "wet" effect ?
Just my thoughts.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #79 on: January 16, 2017, 05:09:40 pm »
Thanks Martin,

2 excellent thoughts. Something for me to try later in the week. I may also be able to post the mark 2 version as well for a comparison.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #80 on: January 16, 2017, 06:47:26 pm »
Your rock faces are coming along very well indeed. I also really enjoyed making mine.

Martin's tips are well worth following, Keith, as the harbour at Trepol Bay is really superb: very realistic indeed.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2017, 06:48:48 pm by Chris in Prague, Reason: Updated. »

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #81 on: January 20, 2017, 04:42:15 pm »
Hadn't realised how much rock terraforming I had done last weekend.

It's time for some serious paintin (no g).  :D

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #82 on: January 26, 2017, 04:20:11 pm »
I think that I might have overdone the weathering of the concrete  :doh:




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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #83 on: January 26, 2017, 04:51:52 pm »
The weathering looks really good to me.
With kind regards
Laurence

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #84 on: January 26, 2017, 05:32:01 pm »
The weathering looks really good to me.
Looks very good to me too.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #85 on: January 26, 2017, 05:42:40 pm »
Thanks guys.

I need a couple more coats of varnish on the seaweed.

The mark 2 is still in progress, had to work this week (not for much longer). I will post for comparison once completed.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #86 on: January 26, 2017, 09:54:15 pm »
I think that I might have overdone the weathering of the concrete  :doh:




Definitely nothing wrong with that.  :thumbsup:
David.
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #87 on: January 27, 2017, 06:37:26 am »
I think that I might have overdone the weathering of the concrete  :doh:




I agree with dannyboy above   :thumbs:  When i clued my coffee stirrers i used Gorilla Glue put on with a fine paint brush to stick them together and to any post, they never moved after painting Keith. That Gorilla Glue is serious strong stuff   lol...    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #88 on: January 27, 2017, 07:16:59 am »
Thanks Steamie. The gorilla glue is an interesting idea. I have used stirrers glued to card using pva , then uhu glue for the matchsticks. My mark 2 is using styrene sheet as the backing for more rigidity. I might upgrade to gorilla glue for the rest of the structure.  :hmmm:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #89 on: January 27, 2017, 07:34:30 am »
Thanks Steamie. The gorilla glue is an interesting idea. I have used stirrers glued to card using pva , then uhu glue for the matchsticks. My mark 2 is using styrene sheet as the backing for more rigidity. I might upgrade to gorilla glue for the rest of the structure.  :hmmm:

Use it sparingly Keith because it dries to a creamy colour if you use to much, thats why i used a small fine paint brush, it makes the brush useless for any thing else but then the structure you are making will be very strong and  another best bit it doesn’t overpower you with a strong smell.       :thumbsup:
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