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Ensign
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Posted - 08/02/2017 :  8:39:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I bet that flying one, belongs to Jonathan Livingston.
Great work, Bob!

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 08/03/2017 :  12:09:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Your bouy and gulls look terrific despite all the puns they have inspired.

Mike


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sgtbob
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Posted - 08/03/2017 :  07:09:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your comments Ted, Bill, Ray, Greg,and Mike. You are right Mike, perhaps I should call
them pungulls instead of seagulls.





I hope to get better photos later today.

Bob



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Guff
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Posted - 08/03/2017 :  09:16:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic modeling Bob. The gulls look terrific and bring the scene to life! Your talent is amazing.
Well done!
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Carl B
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Posted - 08/03/2017 :  09:47:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ditto what Dave said!


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Ensign
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Posted - 08/03/2017 :  10:16:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Boy O buoy! Do those ever top off this project nicely.

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sgtbob
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Posted - 08/04/2017 :  06:06:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys. Here's a few shots in a more natural setting.

Bob









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Posted - 08/04/2017 :  07:25:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I really like the look of your water Bob, how did you accomplish that?


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Ensign
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Posted - 08/04/2017 :  10:26:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, it looks so good, I can almost hear the bell clanging, and the seagulls squawking.
Great work once again!

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sgtbob
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Posted - 08/04/2017 :  1:09:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Carl and Greg, thanks for your comments.

Carl, it's kind of hard to answer your question, I'll have to digress a bit. First let me say that
when I uploaded those photos to my computer I was really surprised. I liked them but I was surprised
at the nice blue ocean. The reason was that the material I used for that photo is GREEN. I did
take them outside in natural light and it may have reflected some sky..

I don't know that name of the material, it's a plastic sheet somewhat like plexiglass with a
rough surface. Not regimented rough like some shower door material, but random rough like
waves, AND VERY VERY EXPENSIVE. There used to be a glass company in Harrisburg that sold all kinds
of glass and plastics and did commissioned work. What was nice was that they had a scrap pile with
left overs and cut-offs at very nice prices and I was always there rooting through to see what I
could use. This material came in many colors but this "green" one was my favorite and I used a lot of it.

It is hard to photograph because it is translucent and objects below are visible.
Therefor I used a piece of plain white foam-core under it.

This is a piece about 16 x 26 inches that I have left and used in the buoy photos.








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Posted - 08/04/2017 :  1:18:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The first time I used this material was back in 1985 to make the "sea" in a diorama I was working
on depicting a US Navy 26' whaleboat about to pick up a downed pilot. I had it entered in a contest
in 1986 and it was seen by some folks at Fine Scale Modeler magazine. The called it a "cube of
the sea" and loved it and asked me to write a how-to article which I did. It was followed by many other articles.









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These are all the same "green" material but in some lights it does appear blue. This CSS Hunley diorama was also in the article.












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sgtbob
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One last shot, I found a piece of the same material in brown and used it for the muddy water
of the Yangtze River for this model of the US Navy River Gunboat USS PANAY.

I did find a purple sheet which I bought with a science fiction diorama in mind but I never used it.





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Guff
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Posted - 08/04/2017 :  3:08:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The dioramas are fantastic! They should call it chameleon glass, every angle shot appears to change color.

What's going to be the next coming attraction for volume 4?

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Pennman
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Posted - 08/04/2017 :  4:27:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Expert modeling for sure. I really like the looks of that glass for water too. I wonder if this stuff is good enough to fool people for HO scale purposes. It would be a lot easier than pouring resin or using chemicals to make water. Yours looks real. There was a fellow on Ebay a while ago selling plastic textured glass, but I was afraid to purchase it. It looked similar to what you have. But I think it was a clear sheet or a light blue

Rich



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