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Re: Back to the lakes
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2013, 02:58:52 PM »
This is looking really good and the original layout looked to be a real cracker. Hope the new one is as good.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Back to the lakes
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2014, 04:10:14 PM »
Hi all,

Thanks for the comments

Not the best pics does not really show the chicken wire to well but you should get an idea of the hills coming into shape etc











A lot of work to follow, this is really just placing the wire and the working will follow I've used a smaller chicken wire than last time so t wait to form the contour of the land with it in the valley area shown.

Lee

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Re: Back to the lakes
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2014, 05:33:16 PM »
Hi Lee,
In the past I have used aviary wire as it is a much closer mesh :thumbsup:
Reminds me - I still have a sheet in the garage :hmmm:

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Re: Back to the lakes
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2014, 08:44:10 PM »
Hi all,

I see Newportnobby not sure what kind this is but seems a lot smaller than the last lot I used , hard to tell on pics at the moment what's going on but wont be long before the paper Mache is going on will see it better but in the mean time here's the roller coaster stream and hills in the making.

The layout is developing different to what I though imagined but I am in fact liking the way its going more river and streams are more on the menu than the large lake now .

 
 













Thanks for looking

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Re: Back to the lakes
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2014, 08:46:50 PM »
And thanks for posting. Very interesting.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Back to the lakes
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2014, 09:08:38 PM »
Ah, I remember the original layout very well and it was just awesome 8)

Good to see you back building another and it looks to be going just as well as the last one did :)


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Re: Back to the lakes
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2014, 11:02:46 AM »
Looking good :thumbsup:
Can I ask what you used to attach the mesh to the baseboards - staples??

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Re: Back to the lakes
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2014, 04:47:10 PM »
Starting to really take shape.

Looking forward to the your next post.

What's your paper mache method?

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Re: Back to the lakes
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2014, 08:13:44 PM »
Hi all,

Ive used no nails to fix the mesh down nobby :)

Dave G this is my method  I use for hills

Right then started work on some of the hill construction so yet again its not to clear on these pictures to what's going on but should give an idea to roughly where the streams are going.















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Re: Back to the lakes
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2014, 05:59:52 PM »
Hi all,

Just a quick update

Good job I robbed the paper kid hey here is some more paper mache anyway for on the other hill, this will be a bigger water fall and rocky area will add small polystyrene pieces for rock faces mixed into the hilly grass areas.

 



And this is the best bit my daughter did the middle bit down from the monitor think she enjoyed it anyway  ><  ><



Thanks

Lee

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Re: Back to the lakes
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2014, 02:59:40 AM »
I'm intrigued as to what the two big holes in the front of the baseboard are for - cable looms?
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Back to the lakes
« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2014, 07:01:44 AM »
I'm intrigued as to what the two big holes in the front of the baseboard are for - cable looms?

There's about 5 of them they are wire and point excess areas cheers ;)

Lee

 

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