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7 hours ago, robgizlu said:

Are you going to put any "moss" on that roof?

And don't forget the seagulls a sea view is not complete without the gulls  :whistle:

 

beefy

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2 hours ago, beefy66 said:

And don't forget the seagulls a sea view is not complete without the gulls  :whistle:

 

There will be NO  sea vultures on my build, I hate the :shutup:  :shutup: things.

 

and before anyone asks 

NO marching bands

NO cricket matches

NO lights

etc.etc etc

:fight:

 

Kev

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2 hours ago, longshanks said:

 

:hmmm:  No pressure then . . .

 

I shall do my best

 

Kev

None at all, just make it so. :whip:

2 hours ago, beefy66 said:

Spoil sport  :winkgrin:

Fret  ye not, I'm sure we can think of something. :evil_laugh: I'm pretty sure I saw some model seagulls for sale somewhere.

 

Martian 👽

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Quite simply superb Kev. I can  hear the sea from here!

It's been a pleasure discovering your work: only sorry I didn't find it sooner. :thumbsup2:

 

I take it you won't be buying any of these soon? :laugh:

http://germania-figuren.com/gx2/1-72-Figures-from-Resin/1-72-PHERSU-Miniaturen-Resin/animal---Birds/Seagull.html

 

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3 hours ago, TheBaron said:

Hands/tentacles up those who think he should!

 

Martian 👽

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6 hours ago, phoscar said:

Splendid, it is a work of model-maker, historian, worthy of a museum.
Exciting.

 

5 hours ago, TheBaron said:

I can  hear the sea from here!

 

Thank you kind Sirs!

 

1 hour ago, Martian Hale said:

Hands/tentacles up those who think he should!

 

Hands/tentacles up those who need to feel pain . . . . :whip:

 

Kev

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3 hours ago, longshanks said:

 

 

Thank you kind Sirs!

 

 

Hands/tentacles up those who need to feel pain . . . . :whip:

 

Kev

As you recently pointed out Kev, I have skin so thick, many rhinoceroses would be jealous of it so I'm voting for seagulls.

 

Seriously though, although I too have no love of the creatures, especially when they do their business all over a newly valeted Sarah-Jane or my re-fitted launch but there would more than likely be one or two hanging about in a scene like this.

 

Martian 👽

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35 minutes ago, Martian Hale said:

one or two hanging about in a scene like this.

 

 

That's the point I've hung them all!

 

Kev

 

PS I've yet to see a model of one that doesn't resemble an oven ready turkey in February 

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More lovely workmanship.  If you will excuse another of my picky observations, the door and window are distressed but the masonry on the shed walls looks as if it's just been repointed.  Looking at buildings down that way last week, masonry seems to weather to a mid to dark grey shade often with a slight hint of brown.  You might also like to add a splash or two of vivid orange lichen on the roof.  I'd also vote for more moss and general green gunk: this building will have been subject to rain, drizzle and spray for at least 3/4 of the year. 

 

Apologies for being picky.  It's just that you have got so much right I feel impelled to help you get that final few percent.  And the absence of similar comments from me on your abandoned boat at Marazion is an indication that I thought it was absolutely perfect.

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9 hours ago, Seahawk said:

If you will excuse another of my picky observations

 

You're are excused 😉

All constructive observations/advice welcomed.

In this case you have reinforced my chain of thought. I've been experimenting with how best to portray the moss/lichen. The weathering of the building Im leaving until it is more or less complete..

 

9 hours ago, Seahawk said:

this building will have been subject to rain, drizzle and spray for at least 3/4 of the year. 

 

Are you suggesting that the weather here is perhaps not what the Tourist Board would have you believe? :rofl2:

 

Thanks for the suggestions

 

Kev

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13 hours ago, longshanks said:

 

Are you suggesting that the weather here is perhaps not what the Tourist Board would have you believe? :rofl2:

 

Well, I gather the locals were disconcerted by the appearance of a bright shiny disk in the sky over the Easter break.

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21 hours ago, Seahawk said:

Well, I gather the locals were disconcerted by the appearance of a bright shiny disk in the sky over the Easter break.

 

Perhaps even more surprised were the 'Emmets' visitors  🙂

 

A mixed bag today as I play around with various bits 'n pieces.

 

Rudder 'n pintles

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Net complete with metal and cork floats

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I wanted to have some fish boxes so . . .

Note if making boxes it's a lot easier to make the sides longer and trim afterwards. For gluing I work on a piece of glass and use a square to hold the piece in position until set

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Now onto veg,  ivy(?)

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Next we need the jury in. I've been looking at moss on the main roof using various textures

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Pumice powder in three grades 120,240 & 360

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Micro balloons & sanded insulation board

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Ground dry mint & Ground tea leaves

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Which do you prefer? Remember there is no right or wrong answer but your input would be appreciated.

Sorry it's been a bit long winded 

Thanks for stopping by

 

Kev

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13 minutes ago, longshanks said:

 

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I'd hazard that of all the tests there, the micro balloons look to emulate the particular 'springy/spongy' appearance of a lump of moss the best Kev. The insulation board next to it gives a good feel of lichen too!

 

I remain in total awe of your texture/colour skills...

 

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I think less is more.  I hesitate to offer advice to someone with your observational skills and creative flair but I'd just be adding a little in selected crevices between the slates, for which the 360 pumice, as finest grade, seems best suited to me.

 

PS The colours on that sheet of galvanise just look so right!

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I think a mixture Kev,  I like the Tea mix for its texture and I think the micro balloons have a place but the 120 pumice also looks good. Not suggesting you mix them all up together but using a combo in different areas might give you what you need mate ;)

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Hi Kev.

 

I found this photo of moss on a slate roof, on the 'net.

 

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IMHO, I agree the textures look close to that made using a combination of the two micro balloons & sanded insulation board samples.

1 hour ago, longshanks said:

Micro balloons & sanded insulation board

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PS:  The net, rudder & fish boxes look pretty good, too.

 

John

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