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Time for an update...

A few bits added. Skylights added cowls and boxes, hand windlass and portholes.

Started on the weathering

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Looking at the boat at this size shows the woodwork needs more work

Meanwhile time to crack on with the base

 

Stay safe

 

Kev

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It would be interesting to see this built in an undamaged state as a comparison, possibly sailing quietly along on something like the Norfolk Broads. It certainly reminds me of some of the vessels I saw there while on holiday as a young child.

 

Nostalgic of Mars 👽

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He's off with the BIG pen again  :whistle:

 

Cracking stuff there quite literally with the glass and hull damage  :yes:

 

beefy

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14 hours ago, Martian said:

possibly sailing quietly along on something like the Norfolk Broads. It certainly reminds me of some of the vessels I saw there while on holiday as a young child.

 

:hmmm:or perhaps the canals of Mars..... :wink:

 

Thanks for all the kind comments/likes

 

Stay safe 

 

Kev

 

 

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15 hours ago, longshanks said:

Time for an update...

A few bits added. Skylights added cowls and boxes, hand windlass and portholes.

Started on the weathering

P1100755

 

P1100763

 

P1100761

 

P1100759

 

P1100758

 

Looking at the boat at this size shows the woodwork needs more work

Meanwhile time to crack on with the base

 

Stay safe

 

Kev

Brilliant stuff Kev!

Al

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On 28/04/2020 at 18:15, longshanks said:

Until this photo, I hadn't appreciated how small it is - which makes what I thought was a fantastic model even more impressive!

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Hi Folks, thanks for all the kind comments and likes....

 

I've been playing around with ideas for the base

Plain polyfilla

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Sand to represent stones

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I'm thinking it looks rather bland.... 

Acrylic gel applied with a fan brush

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The idea being that the tide has gone out leaving our boat and detritus high and dry

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Obviously a lot more work to do but I feel I have a good base to build on

I hope you like it

 

Stay  safe

 

Kev

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This is going to be another great little diorama 

 

Kev have you tried chalk pastel ground to a fine dust a armour model friend used this on his display base to create mud and sand it looks better than actual sand he gets his from an art supply shop he buys the broken ones there cheaper :idea:

he uses matt varnish to fix in place and uses gloss to make puddles and oil washes to get some shading.

 

But you probably already know that with your other builds 🤐

 

Stay Safe 

beefy 

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Crushed cat litter might be an option Kev, pop it into a pestle and mortar and you have control on the size of the particles that you want, just might be worth playing with ?

 

The base looks rather good so far so I’m wanting to see more buddy, just report back on the sand creation :winkgrin:

 

PS, Use fresh cat litter though :winkgrin: if you try this.

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Thanks for the thoughts Dan.....

 

Spent the afternoon playing with ideas, all to no avail.

At this scale I'm thinking that trying to get the sand texture is a non starter. The sand I have is approx 0.5mm at 1/72 = 0.007mm

When you're stood on the beach you can't see the texture of the sand

So I'm going to continue as I am

 

Kev

 

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1 minute ago, longshanks said:

Thanks for the thoughts Dan.....

 

Spent the afternoon playing with ideas, all to no avail.

At this scale I'm thinking that trying to get the sand texture is a non starter. The sand I have is approx 0.5mm at 1/72 = 0.007mm

When you're stood on the beach you can't see the texture of the sand

So I'm going to continue as I am

 

Kev

 

I failed you Kev..... :suicide:

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3 minutes ago, longshanks said:

Never happen Mate. :frantic:

We tried and I failed you :crying:

 

That said it was worth a try :shrug:

 

Kev

Onwards and upwards Kev, Remedial sand making for me then. I'll parade behind the guardroom at 21:00 tonight showing working scale sand :thumbsup:

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Kev - 2 thoughts (that's the most I allow myself in most days)

1) Chinchilla dust (very fine sand)

2) Vallejo Sandy paste

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Dries very hard and is sandable. probably possible to "indent" "Sastrugi" (that's the snow word - you know what I mean)

 

I have both of above - getting to the post office possible within next few days?

Rob

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2 hours ago, robgizlu said:

"Sastrugi"

 

My education continues.........    about time some might say

 

New products to me, so thank you

 

I've been playing with my Sastrugi :blush:

and I reckon I can get the effect I'm after

 

I hope to post some pics in the next couple of days and you all have your say

 

Stay safe and avoid humans :penguin:

 

Kev

 

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Real sand, would make quite good scale gravel.

 

Martian 👽

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Thanks Martian

I'm trying  to portray Brea Beach/Dunkirk which is all sand 😕

I hope you're keeping safe in these troubled times

Avoid humans 

Kev

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