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Offline keithbythe sea

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #405 on: August 02, 2018, 05:11:33 PM »
After rather a lot of delay and procrastination I have girded my loins and filled the harbour with water.

First picture is of an extreme low tide:  :D



I then began water construction using the toilet paper method. This is best quality Andrex. Hate to think what the result would be using the famous old Izal stuff. Those younger than a certain age who missed the pleasures of Izal paper will have to resort to the interweb to discover its fabulous properties...





Most of the area is covered with 2 layers of paper. some areas required a third layer. Method I used was:

Paint layer of 1:1 PVA:Water mix
Add layer of paper
Paint layer of 1:1 PVA:Water mix
Add layer of paper
Whilst still wet use a wide(ish) brush to move paper around into ripples and waves (avoid over-brushing, which can cause the paper to clump and tear. If this happens, grit teeth, mutter darkly and then add more paper and bush more gently!)
Walk away for at least a day to allow to fully dry.

Apply some paint (in my case artists acrylics):





After letting the paint dry I decided that the sea was too blue, so more paint applied. All of the above pictures are taken from the back of the model. I had turned the model round as it is easier to work on the harbour from the back. Aware that when viewed "the right way round" the lighting would be different I turned the model back to "front view" to apply this layer of paint. I also added some white water to the wave tops (it's quite stormy even in the harbour...)





I now need to "tidy up round the edges", apply several coats of varnish and then add the finishing touches, such as seagulls, people, sharks fins, whales tails etc...


« Last Edit: August 03, 2018, 07:19:59 AM by keithbythe sea, Reason: Typos »

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #406 on: August 02, 2018, 05:24:11 PM »
That is looking pretty impressive.  :thumbsup:

and then add the finishing touches, such as seagulls, people, sharks fins, whales tales etc...

And don't forget the Mermaid, as mentioned elsewhere on the forum. :)
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #407 on: August 02, 2018, 05:30:46 PM »
Many thanks for this detailed, illustrated explanation, Keith. Your cliffs also helped me finish mine and, now, I can follow your example for the estuary but not the little cove as the water would not have any waves there.

I will have a spare mermaid . . . 8-)

I also have some (metal) seagulls, already spraypainted in white but they need detailing before placing.

The excellent Peedie Models have announced: "We will be adding a number of nautical items to our website shortly in both 2mm and 4mm scales, such as bollards, winches, anchors and several other items with will make your quayside look even more realistic." (Perfect timing!)
« Last Edit: August 02, 2018, 05:33:10 PM by Chris in Prague, Reason: Updated. »

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #408 on: August 02, 2018, 07:18:53 PM »
Hi Keith,

All looking good and thank you for the 'how to' as any harbour advice always very welcome on board my ship.

Keep up the good work.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #409 on: August 02, 2018, 08:23:56 PM »

I then began water construction using the toilet paper method. This is best quality Andrex. Hate to think what the result would be using the famous old Izal stuff. Those younger than a certain age who missed the pleasures of Izal paper will have to resort to the interweb to discover its fabulous properties...

pain has a name!

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #410 on: August 02, 2018, 08:50:22 PM »

I then began water construction using the toilet paper method. This is best quality Andrex. Hate to think what the result would be using the famous old Izal stuff. Those younger than a certain age who missed the pleasures of Izal paper will have to resort to the interweb to discover its fabulous properties...

pain has a name!

I remember at school we had to put our hand up and were given 2 sheets of the terrible stuff.  :veryangry:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #411 on: August 02, 2018, 09:19:19 PM »
You could always say that the sea was so blue because there was an outlet pipe for the water from the policemanís laundry....😀

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #412 on: August 02, 2018, 09:46:24 PM »

I then began water construction using the toilet paper method. This is best quality Andrex. Hate to think what the result would be using the famous old Izal stuff. Those younger than a certain age who missed the pleasures of Izal paper will have to resort to the interweb to discover its fabulous properties...

pain has a name!

I remember at school we had to put our hand up and were given 2 sheets of the terrible stuff.  :veryangry:

Being blunt, Izal soaked nothing up but just pushed it further up your back :doh:
However, I digress (unusual for me, I know)
The water effect with the loo roll does seem to work extremely well. Nice job!

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #413 on: August 03, 2018, 07:23:52 AM »
That is looking pretty impressive.  :thumbsup:

and then add the finishing touches, such as seagulls, people, sharks fins, whales tales etc...

And don't forget the Mermaid, as mentioned elsewhere on the forum. :)

Of course, how could I forget the Mermaid! She can be a tourist attraction, sitting on a small rock. But wait, that means I will need hordes of camera clicking tourists.... :doh:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #414 on: August 03, 2018, 07:35:12 AM »
Thank you for the comments and support, always helpful.  :beers:

Chris, yes I saw your Mermaids on another post. It would be good if one could swim over to Sonmel.  :thumbsup: I had also seen the comments regarding Peedie models (from you I think). Thatís great news I need some nautical clutter for the harbour wall. I await their release. PS have my drawers arrived yet (can I say that mods?)?

Pleased that I prompted some (painful) memories regarding the delights of Izal.  :beers:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #415 on: August 03, 2018, 07:48:26 AM »
That all looks really good Keith.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #416 on: August 03, 2018, 07:51:51 AM »
Thank you Martin, more detailing required but heading in the right direction!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #417 on: August 03, 2018, 08:28:28 AM »
Congratulations, Keith; that looks splendid.  And an interesting technique.  Thank you.

By the way, I really like the little row of cottages.

Best wishes.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #418 on: August 03, 2018, 09:43:34 AM »
PS have my drawers arrived yet (can I say that mods?)?


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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #419 on: August 04, 2018, 06:55:48 AM »
Thanks NN, I donít normally air them in public  :-[

 

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