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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/07/2018 :  09:35:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Water and rocks are turning out well. Water near rocky shores can be relatively deep so itís not as important to blend in lighter colors close In.

Mike


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/07/2018 :  10:09:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave I use stir sticks all the time. I use weighted down bamboo skewers laid on top of the stir sticks to hold down the warping. The skewers allow air to circulate under the weights. The slight difference in thickness and width are what I like about them.

The coast line looks great so far. Are you going to have a mild sea condition or heavy surf?




Edited by - Frank Palmer on 01/07/2018 10:11:59 AM

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David Clark
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Posted - 01/07/2018 :  4:31:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce, I may yet add some more lighter colour towards the rocky part on the left because I expect that might have more shallows than the wharf area which would have been dredged deeper. I expect that applying the gel will mute the colours somewhat also.
Philip, thanks for checking in.
Mike, I am going with your thoughts as well.
Frank, my aim is to have a relatively calm sea - choppy water but no big waves.
Today I am still planking. It is slow going because I don't have a lot of weights and I am basically waiting until each plank at least sets before moving on. I hope to be done today, however.
Cheers,
Dave



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Guff
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Posted - 01/07/2018 :  7:08:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think your rocks and water are turning out nicely.
Dave



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David Clark
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Posted - 01/08/2018 :  7:43:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Made it! I got the wharf planked and ready to be mounted onto the pilings. Still have to finish the water.
Here's the wharf with a couple of the mock-up buildings.



Here's a close up of the "land" side of the wharf. For some reason I didn't trim the substructure square - and I knew that - but I'm not sure what I was thinking. Anyway, I ended up trimming it flush and square.



Here is the overall "bird's-eye" view.




Thanks for looking.
Cheers,
Dave



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David Clark
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Posted - 01/08/2018 :  8:35:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got a couple of packages in the mail today! My windows and doors from Walt at Rusty Stumps, along with a bag of barrels and some rowboats. I also got a bag of casting seconds which included an oil tank, garbage can, workbench top with some parts on it, another desk, a couple of oil barrels, and what must be a couple of roof exhaust fans.



I also got this rail truck off eBay for $50. Haven't tried it yet but it is DCC. It looks to me like something is missing off the front, in front of the hood (bonnet). Does anyone know?



Cheers,
Dave



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Pennman
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Posted - 01/08/2018 :  10:11:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Dave,
It's been a while since I stopped by to see your progress. That's quite a wharf. I like the coloring of the wood. That mock-up building looks great too. Just paint it as is, no one would know the difference.
Rich



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/08/2018 :  10:16:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Very nice job on the wharf. Itís going to look very scenic with a small train puffing along.

A package from Walt is always fun to open.

Mike


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brucet
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Posted - 01/08/2018 :  10:36:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave it's looking good. Don't worry about the end not being square. More excuses to do it a bit 'different'!What are you going to use for the water. I found the same 'stuff' Troels used. Really easy to use. takes a while to dry and gives you plenty of time to fiddle. Can be as smooth or rough as you like. It will mute your colors somewhat.

bruce



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Philip
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Posted - 01/08/2018 :  11:46:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hammer down some boards! Looks great! Mock -up too!

The truck should have a driver figure, cattle guard for the front and some other stuff. I'll look tomorrow! can't remember...



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David Clark
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Posted - 01/09/2018 :  12:51:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for looking in guys! You will keep me honest. I do have some of the Heavy (thick?) Gloss Gel Medium. I will put some gloss coat first and then the gel over top to make the waves/ripples. It is good that I will have lots of time to fiddle. I think I will find a piece of board to practice on (if I don't get too impatient).
It's back to work tomorrow, after a 2-week holiday so we'll see how much time I get to play.
Cheers,
Dave



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 01/09/2018 :  08:56:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice. Great coloring.

Jerry

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David Clark
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Posted - 01/09/2018 :  1:44:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

Very nice. Great coloring.


Thanks, it was a complicated recipe. I slurped in a good splash of India Ink into a bottle of alcohol, then added more alcohol because it seemed too dark. I then mistakenly tossed the sticks into a jar of 50/50 Cordovan Brown Hunterline ink and alcohol mix before putting them into the IA mix....
Cheers,
Dave



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brucet
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Posted - 01/09/2018 :  3:39:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave I wouln't bother with putting gloss down first. Speriment with a small section using just the gel. I think you will be surprised at how glossy it is.

bruce



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David Clark
Fireman



Posted - 01/14/2018 :  9:30:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I applied a coat of heavy gloss gel for waves and planted the wharf. My idea of using the gel medium to make the ripples meant I had to put the wharf down before it hardened but that also meant that I couldn't paint the foamy parts near the rocks. Hopefully it won't be obvious. Despite cutting all the piles on a jig so that they would be the same height, once they were glued to the wharf and placed on the board, I had differential heights and quite a few spaces between the bottom of the piles and top of the water. Again, I hope that once the gel dries those spaces will disappear.
Anyway, here it is ....





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