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mark_dalrymple
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Posted - 07/21/2019 :  3:58:38 PM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Nice cobblestone pavements, Carl!

Cheers, Mark.



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 07/21/2019 :  5:13:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, I think I see a thruppence in one of those cracks. Terrific!

Jim



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Carl B
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Posted - 07/21/2019 :  7:49:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Bill, Bob, Kevin, George, Dave G., Fred, Greg, Frank, Mark and Jim!

I think we've established that you all think this section of the build is nice!

Frank- I'll be using Martin Wellbergs technique of making cobblestones with Das clay....

Gee BurleyJim, you've got better eyes then me, but for everyone else, here's a thruppence (threepence...)



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wesleybeks
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Posted - 07/23/2019 :  08:07:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Man you are just too good. Love your work.


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JeffB
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Posted - 07/23/2019 :  12:52:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is great work, Carl. I'm enjoying watching you at work.

Jeff



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Carl B
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Posted - 07/23/2019 :  8:22:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wes- Thanks for the compliment.

Jeff- Appreciate that, and for hanging in there.



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Carl B
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Posted - 07/26/2019 :  06:42:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
To create cobblestone streets, I am using a technique previously demonstrated by forum member and scenery master Martin Welberg, which he did for his O scale layout. The medium is Das modeling clay, which will air dry in place. It's available in different colors.



A small paint brush with the hairs pulled out of the ferrule, is formed with needle nose pliers into the size of your choice. I made this about 10" x 6" for HO scale, or 1/8" long x 3/32" wide. Cobble stones in the 19th century were all kinds of sizes & materials, with no clear standard.



I laid down some white glue directly on the plywood....



Stretched out a lump of clay pushing down...



Then flattened it out by rolling a plastic bottle...a little goes a long way...



Made light incremental guideline impressions with a steel ruler...



I pushed in the squared off ferrule. I moved down the line overlapping the last joint. Then I lightly pushed my finger on top of these impressions, to smooth them out a bit. After a couple rows I dipped the tip into water and wiped off any clay residue. This procedure took me a few days due to hand & finger cramping....brought on by the repetitiveness of the action..



All the areas are now covered. Allowing to dry for 24 hours before painting...





Till next time....finish up the streets and wall assembly...



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/26/2019 :  08:12:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very professional results, Carl! The pavement doesn't look cobled together at all :)


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kebmo
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Posted - 07/26/2019 :  08:34:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
it just keeps getting better and better.

the only mystery in life is...why did the kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

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George D
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Posted - 07/26/2019 :  08:51:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those cobblestones are impressive. Thanks for the detailed description on how you made them. However, I'm not sure I have the patience to do what you did.

George



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/26/2019 :  09:04:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Carl, “impressive” work. I’d need a Psychiatrist and a therapist after that job.



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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/26/2019 :  09:04:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice job on the cobblestones, I'm sure they will add too and set off a great integral part
of your diorama. Can't wait to see you paint them.

Bob


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deemery
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Posted - 07/26/2019 :  09:33:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
On Shapeways, there are 3D printed rollers you can run on DAS and plaster to get cobblestones and other (repeating) patterns. I got one, but I haven't tried it yet.

The paint brush ferrule is a clever idea!

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 07/26/2019 :  09:56:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl very nice indeed. Like I've said before you have the patience of a saint!!

Jerry

"And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Guff
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Posted - 07/26/2019 :  10:08:39 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Nice cobblestones!
A nice touch to the diorama!


David Guffey

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