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Getunderit

Working Lift Bridge Diorama

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It's really fantastic, and I know I've said this before, but I don't know how else to describe the majesty of what you're creating. Absolutely stunning craftsmanship and attention to detail,

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Thanks again my friends.

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Was not too happy with the footings, so I visited our Missingham bridge to make observations. These footings had some barnacles on it. Also studied the reflections of the pier on the water.

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Decided to follow this example. I avoided using a flood brown colour on the footings, for it would have a strong colour contrast with the bluish waters. So I used various shades of grey to neutralize colour comparisons. Exagerated the barnacles to make it look like barnacles at such a small scale.

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Cleaned up the wharf. Added another submerged tentacle to the kraken (near side). With the gangway in place, the kraken will be partly hidden (a sneaky fellow). Painted the fish and jellyfish swimming away from the kraken.

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Blimey this is good. I'm seriously envious of guys like you who can replicate reality with paint and basic materials with such stunning accuracy. I hope the museum realises what a superb piece of work is coming their way!

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Early Monday morning I drove across the Humber bridge.

(East coast of England around 08:30, low cloud)

A glance out of the left window and the water seemed dusky pink.

A second glance and it was mud brown.

A look to the right and on the other side of the bridge and it was grey!

 

Love the extra touches you're making.

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@Pete in Lincs, yes, reflections are fascinating.

Here is a photo I took one morning sunrise at the beach, where the water from a wave runs back to the sea. It sure does not look like a beach scene.

 

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Here is another one, but a sunset over the river. The snapshot was taken just right, where I can easily imagine the girl saying "It's time to go, brother".

 

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 Nice pictures.  Water looks so different when the sun is coming up or going down.  These are a couple I took from a boat off the very muddy Mersea Island.  Nice boat it was too.

 

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Beautiful photos @Getunderit & @bar side.

 

 

10 hours ago, Getunderit said:

I can easily imagine the girl saying "It's time to go, brother".

Having raised a step-son and a step-daughter from an early age (them not me) it's more likely to be “Oy, gitface, why's your nose so big?” or some such jollity. But obviously said with the tenderness and feeling that only a seven year old girl can manage. :poke:

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Sealed the arcylic paint with PVA glue.

 

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After it dried . . .

 

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Tomorrow I will start applying a few coats of enamel gloss.

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Wow! That looks fantastic!

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I really love seeing each new update you post, but am equally sad to see things progress and draw closer to the finish. It's looking absolutely sublime and really seems to have nailed every objective you set yourself at the start, and more! One day I'll come and visit this display.

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Great to see you back on the job Pete!  Your water looks fantastic!

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