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Blazeman
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Posted - 03/18/2016 :  11:09:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What do you use for the N-B-W effect?


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Grubes
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Posted - 03/19/2016 :  12:59:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks everyone.


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Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Very very nice. I'm impressed by some of the details you've included such as the nbw's on the sides, which I can't recall seeing in most models of docks. I also like the way you did the piling. I have the impression you have studied the prototype carefully.

Mike




Mike, guess I picked up some knowledge of the waterside after 21 years in the Navy.

Larry, I'm using NBW castings from Black Bear Scale Models (formerly Black Bear Construction). They're Grant Line NBWs and listed as GL-5066 for N scale.

Have finished the staining and painting of the dock and will move on to finishing the water and marshland areas which is a huge step. Hope to have some progress by the end of the weekend using some techniques that I'm not sure will work, but keeping my fingers crossed.














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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 03/19/2016 :  5:22:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice!

Mike

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Grubes
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Posted - 03/19/2016 :  8:06:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike.

One last picture after today's painting and putting first layer of acrylic on water.








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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 03/20/2016 :  1:16:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Like I said before, I can smell the salt water!

Mike

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Grubes
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Posted - 03/20/2016 :  10:02:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was able to add another layer of acrylic gel to the water I painted yesterday as I find a few layers give a better effect of depth and also fill in some of the unevenness that I'd keep if I were looking for waves, but not for relatively calm bay water.

Also have completed a few of the marsh sections and have temporarily placed them to see how things look. I ran out of static grass and need to finish all of the marsh grass sections before I coat the base with acrylic, permanently place the grass and blend into the surface. I've attached some pics of the temporary setup.

With all of the water painted, I'll be able to permanently place the fish cannery that I'd finished a while back (last picture is taken from the dock I just built facing the cannery).












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mainetrains
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Posted - 03/21/2016 :  6:34:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Stunning!

Dave


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/21/2016 :  8:47:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks real to me! Beautiful.

Mike


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Blazeman
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Posted - 03/21/2016 :  9:38:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Besides the salt air smell, I'm swatting at mosquitos. Hope none are Zika carriers. Getting hungry for some crab cakes and she-crab soup. Might as well go all Maryland if not Delmarva.


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Grubes
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Posted - 03/27/2016 :  2:51:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nervously waiting for the gel to dry to see if I get the desired effect. First picture is of actual Eastern Shore marshland. Hoping to get something that looks similar.













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MarkF
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Posted - 03/27/2016 :  8:11:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good grief Dave, I have to keep reminding myself that this is N scale I am looking at! Well done!

Mark

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railman28
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Posted - 03/27/2016 :  9:46:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, I really like your wetlands.

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George D
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Posted - 03/28/2016 :  08:04:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
From the ground level pictures, it looks like you have the "desired effect".

George



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 03/28/2016 :  09:07:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Mike

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wstrouse
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Posted - 04/01/2016 :  09:59:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm very familiar with the entire DE coast, looks great. I would have been too intimidated to try and model it, you pretty much nailed it. All you need now is the salt marsh stench to go along with it.


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