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sgtbob
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Posted - 12/04/2016 :  07:47:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ted, Dave, and Ray, thanks for the comments.

Dave, it's just dry brushing with very light gray. I've seen these logs with the whitish areas even
when it's not cold. I think it may be leaching from the chinking between the logs. Anyway, I likes the look.

Bob


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Guff
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Posted - 12/04/2016 :  11:52:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bob,
The finish sure makes for a nice cold winter setting! Add some snow on your diorama and you could make a great Xmas card.
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sgtbob
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Posted - 12/04/2016 :  12:16:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave, I have thought of doing exactly that. Right now I am aiming at a fall scene but after
photographing it I may add snow, in fact, snow was my first thought.

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sgtbob
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Posted - 12/06/2016 :  08:21:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have to break into my build to let you know about a great source of figures that i just
found. I'm talking about 1/24 scale figures here but the maker does have figures in a lot of
different scales. These are all so naturally posed and the reason is that they are not
sculpted, they are scans of REAL PEOPLE which the maker had changed to files that can be 3D
printed and available on shapeways.

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/vivedemain

He has a large variety including men, women, and children to pick from but there are some things
to be aware of. They all have a round base but I do not think that will be hard to cut off. You
do have to be careful that you get your figure in 1/24 scale though. Click on a figure you are
interested in and that will send you to a page showing a large photo of the figure, it's price,
and more info about it. Scroll down to the lower left side of the page where you will see the
dimensions with a little switch to toggle back and forth between cm and inches, use what you
are comfortable with. People are all sizes so the height can vary some. A six foot man in 1/24
scale is 3 inches tall or about 77 cm but you must add the 0.5 cm of the base so a six foot
man should be about 8 cm or 3.12 inches tall (listed as depth on the page), Woman a little shorter.



I have a few of these figures and will be buying a lot more.

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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 12/07/2016 :  12:02:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow, that's a great resource for high quality figures!


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sgtbob
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Yes, Ray, and I received an email from him today in which he tells me he is adding many more
figures (he's scanning more people) and considering doing a bunch with little or no base.

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sgtbob
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The next item added is the sluice to carry water from the millpond further up the grade to the wheel. I had to make a decision here, there is no way I could model the entire length of the
sluice other then on the actual layout so for the time being at least, I will treat this as a
diorama and I cut the sluice off at the edge of the base.



In this photo you can see that if the miller came out onto that platform he could lift that
lever which would drop the gate down temporarily cutting off water from the wheel. For a more
permanent shut down a similar gate back at the pond would be be closed so that the entire
sluice would be free of water..




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Bill Gill
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Posted - 12/08/2016 :  06:22:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A convenient location for that shut off gate. I'm sure the miller appreciates it. Looks good there too.


Edited by - Bill Gill on 12/08/2016 06:23:21 AM

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Dutchman
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Posted - 12/08/2016 :  08:37:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good looking sluice, Bob. There is an old mill not far from us that is now part of a County Park. It has the longest wooden sluice arrangement that I've ever seen.


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Ensign
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Posted - 12/08/2016 :  12:46:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, your sluiceway looks great! I was originally concerned the your canopy over the wheel would interfere with the sluiceway.
I should have known better than to doubt you.
I see now that you left just the right amount of space in the canopy bracket to allow the sluiceway to get in there.

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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 12/08/2016 :  3:09:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks great, Bob!


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Michael Hohn
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Bob,

Terrific detail on the sluiceway. Really well done.

Mike


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Guff
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Posted - 12/08/2016 :  9:38:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Keeps getting better with each step...Really neat!
Dave



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 12/09/2016 :  12:29:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really looking great Bob'. And those figures look pretty darn good as well'..


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Carl B
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As always Bob, well done...


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