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  • Graffen
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  • kirk
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    You are really one sweet bunch!!! Makes a guy feel at home... humble thanks!!

    Today's bulletin:

    Lately I have been painting/weathering a lot of cars, and tonight I also worked on the latest aquired Forney. I've also begun constructing a crane for the coal dock on Cranberry Wharf.

    But the main event for me was the beginning of the passenger ship build. For once I have shelled out for a good tool! I bought a Proxxon foam cutter from Germany (cheapest there...), and managed, with much swearing, broken wires and wavy lines) to cut out the passenger steamer hull from some pink foam. Most of the wavyness was cleared with a sanding, and after spackling will look just fine.

    Next I cut out the subdeck from heavy cardboard. It will also act as a fender strip around the hull. White glue and the heaviest load this boat will ever carry should fix the deck firmly to the hull.




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  • Betageek
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    Reading this thread and hoping for the latest "Kirk" post has become part of my daily routine.

    Great job Troels. May this saga never end.

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  • Geezer
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    (Getting up off the floor....) Mumbling..." What can you say that hasn't been said?"

    Mr. Kirk - You are amazing....not only a fine artist, but a fine crastsman as well.....

    I agree with Larry - Picture #3 says it all.....

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  • jcoop
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    Wow,

    Almost time for another Vol.

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  • kirk
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    Originally posted by visman48


    Troels,

    I continue to store up ideas and visuals from your work. You mentioned all the scenic work you recently did with the Grassmaster. I got mine awhile back. I assume from this that you detail the ground effort, rocks and... do you put down parts, and debris, rusted implements then do the grassmaster work? dabbing the white glue around these? or ???

    Les


    Les, I normally smear a quite heavy layer of white glue over an area (after having painted the plaster dark greybrown), spritz it with water to gain drying time, then put down fine sifted sand where needed, followed by forest floor, coarse foam, then grassmaster, then fine turfs, leaves and various goodies down through the grass... I vaccuum the lot through a piece of pantyhose, and reuse the "stocking filler" for background areas and weedy areas later. Details are added later, with more greenery to blend them in.

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  • visman48
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    Troels,

    I continue to store up ideas and visuals from your work. You mentioned all the scenic work you recently did with the Grassmaster. I got mine awhile back. I assume from this that you detail the ground effort, rocks and... do you put down parts, and debris, rusted implements then do the grassmaster work? dabbing the white glue around these? or ???

    Les

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  • Oh_Mr_Porter
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    Fantastic progress with the scenery Troels. I was disappointed I couldn't look in over the weekend, but that feeling is a distant memory now I've had my fix! Fantastic!!

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  • Rick
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    I'll agree with the rest about picture #3.

    Very well done Troels.

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  • hon3_rr
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    I just continue to be amazed by the texture and coloring of the structures.

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  • Locoman
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    Totally awesome.

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  • wesleybeks
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    As always Troels, you work is amazing.

    I love how the the clouds in the first picture seem to mimic sea view house or maybe the other way round.

    Looks awesome

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  • kathymillatt
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    Wow,

    I have to join the chorus on picture number 3. It's partly the scenery, partly the view point, partly the feeling of space but mostly the artistic flair!

    Kathy

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  • Ian_Hodgkiss
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    Ii would also vote for photo 3 but I will save the accolades until the plastic track is hidden. I know you have this completely under control Troels, you have already alluded to what you will do with your track about 150 pages back.

    There is a feeling of logical placement, artistic quality and a great sense of space about the layout now. Wish I had the room and the talent to do this.

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