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  • Great to see progress.

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    • :up:

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      • Thanks guys. Few update pics. The lower cliff is started. The dark band is a layer of cork to represent a different type of sedimentary rock.





        With and without the flash. After the glue sets up, I'll go back and fill some holes and pick at it a bit.



        Here the bin is set in place.

        If anyone has done this type of ceiling tile rock, I'd sure like to here from you. I found a great tutorial from The Pacific Coast Liner http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/more_rocks/ Other than that I'm flying blind.
        Cheers, Heath.

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        • If it's not already permanently glued down you might try putting a small wedge under one end so the rock runs at a slight angle as it usually didn't run parallel with the ground.

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          • Nice progress Heath.

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            • Thanks guys.

              Took your advice, Tyson, and very happy I did. The slope of the rock is a little steep, but I like it. About half way thought the rebuild.



              Building to Dolly Varden tolerances


              Cheers, Heath.

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              • Looks great Heath, very natural looking! :up:

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                • Update pic.



                  Next some experimenting with final prep before painting. Comments and suggestions welcomed.
                  Cheers, Heath.

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                  • I think the slope is a significant improvement.

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                    • quote:


                      Originally posted by BigLars


                      I think the slope is a significant improvement.


                      I agree.

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                      • The overall effect is fantastic, especially with the slope. I've seen layers tipped a lot more than that at times, so don't fret the angle.

                        Can't wait to see it finished.

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                        • If you spray paint the rock flat black first then dry brush the lighter colors on top all the cracks and crevices will be dark as in real life.

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                          • Wow Heath what an improvement. Looks a lot better than the straight wall.

                            Need to check in more often to see what's happening.

                            Bernd
                            New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                            • Thanks for the kind words and encouragement, gentlemen. A little experimenting. The Pacific Line tutorial recommends that the tile be sealed with paint primer. I did not in the sample. I did 'soften' the rock by adding some water the the surface prior to painting with cheep artist paints, black base and light dry brushing with yellow and grey, as suggested.

                              The upper portion has had more water treatment then the lower.



                              I like the upper portion, it has more of a sandstone look. Just need to figure out the paint. I would like the colour of the rock that is found along the Niagara Escarpment. I not modeling any particular region, I just like the look of that rock.

                              Thanks for checking in,
                              Cheers, Heath.

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                              • I vote for the bottom section although both look good.

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