A Line on the Water

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A Line on the Water

Postby dieselwater » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:34 am

I'm still working on Critter's Bank... just not at the moment... :oops:

I came across a painting board (ready made baseboard) and thought, I really need something on water. Plus I wanted to knock something up quicker, so I can start running my freelance critters.

So anyway, here's the little line so far:


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Postby dieselwater » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:40 am

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Postby Jon Randall » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:50 am

Charming David.
Is it a fishing shack :?:
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Postby dieselwater » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:53 am

Thanks.

Fishing shack... sure, why not. :D
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Postby martin » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:39 am

agreed this looks very promising!
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:14 am

dieselwater wrote:Fishing shack... sure, why not. :D


:lol: :lol: :lol:
Great attitude David, I like it and the little scene. There is definately something about railways and water together that just seems right.
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Postby dieselwater » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:51 pm

Thanks for the encouragement guys :)
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Postby Korschtal » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:27 pm

This looks like fun. My wife bought some of these battery operated trains when we were in Japan last time. I haven't seen them in a while so maybe the boys forgot about them...
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Postby altterrain » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:36 pm

Korschtal wrote:This looks like fun. My wife bought some of these battery operated trains when we were in Japan last time. I haven't seen them in a while so maybe the boys forgot about them...


That's nice, stealing from the kids. :roll:

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Postby altterrain » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:40 pm

I think it will need a couple of shark fins sticking out of the water -

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Postby dieselwater » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:05 am

Korschtal wrote:This looks like fun. My wife bought some of these battery operated trains when we were in Japan last time. I haven't seen them in a while so maybe the boys forgot about them...



Ha, ha :lol:

The toy shops are my inspiration! I'm there all the time... :shock: he, he
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Postby dieselwater » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:10 am

altterrain wrote:I think it will need a couple of shark fins sticking out of the water -

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-Brian 8)



I suppose it would give the layout that air of danger :twisted:


Warning! Fish with big pointy teeth, no swimming :shock: :lol:
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Postby Korschtal » Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:42 am

altterrain wrote:
Korschtal wrote:This looks like fun. My wife bought some of these battery operated trains when we were in Japan last time. I haven't seen them in a while so maybe the boys forgot about them...


That's nice, stealing from the kids. :roll:

-Brian :lol:


"Borrowing" Brian... sort of.

I like the shark fin idea.
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Postby dieselwater » Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:00 am

Starting to put in the base colours. Sorry blurred pic :?

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Need to find some fluffy stuff for ground cover.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:56 am

dieselwater wrote:Need to find some fluffy stuff for ground cover.


I guess you are a bit restricted on what you can find locally, will need to give this some thought :)

Is it supposed to represent salt water or fresh, as you would find different types of plant growth at each :?:
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Postby dieselwater » Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:46 pm

Actually, I'm going for more of a lake/ marshy theme as appose to a seaside theme.

In truth I can get quite a bit of "Woodland Scenics" type products. Plus I've got my friend "Mr sweepy" (soft floor brush) for reeds and such like. Good model shop across town, but anything on the cheap...


What I would really like is some long wirery grass type stuff. Back in the Blighty days I used carpet underlay, dyed to whatever shade. No carpets here though :?


I'd quite like to have a motorcycle on the bottom right corner. An excuse to knock up a motorcycle kit.

I'm still thinking about other little cameos to add to the layout, without over doing it.

I'm going to plaster the walkway and steps to make them concrete.

Well, it's all happy pottering :)
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Postby Simon Andrews » Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:05 pm

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Postby dieselwater » Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:40 pm

Thanks Simon! Oh and thanks DCR for the original posting.

Those pics are very inspiring! Much to ponder, which is Gnice 8) :)

The combination of workshops, sheds, boats and water, ooh I do like sheds :)
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:25 pm

How about coconut fibre instead of carpet underlay, I would imagine that would be easier to find in your part of the world.

You might also get a few ideas from these topics
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?p=59296#59296
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?p=55656#55656
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?p=64972#64972
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?p=54991#54991

Just a few that come to mind.
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Postby dieselwater » Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:25 pm

Thanks Steve :) Some very useful ideas for shrubbery and water.

Coconuts :D why yes, that's it! Now I better head a little further south and climb some trees :shock: Or take my pet monkey "Go-get" :lol:
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Postby dieselwater » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:21 am

Well I had a go at trying some ground cover:

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I used some ground cover from a couple of bags I have. Then some bits of brush for the long pointy stuff. I'm going to add more of the long stuff. I think it really does capture a marshy/ creek look.

I have found another sweepy brush that does use coconut type fibre 8) So no need for "Go-get" the monkey :( :lol:

Oh and I've got hold of some nice strips of balsa, for a bit of some jetty type Gnoings on.

Pottering on... :)
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Postby teetrix » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:43 am

David,

maybe it's better you paint the ground with a brown or dark green color before you apply the cover... the light blue foam is a little bit looking through :wink:

But the covering itself is really good work! I like the mix of long dry grass and green weed...

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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:19 am

dieselwater wrote:Well I had a go at trying some ground cover:


Looking good David, the mixture of the low clumpy plants and the taller reeds does look good together. That brush is going to look a bit bald by the time you finish :) . Another suggestion, take a look around the garden for some small twigs to put in amoung the plants as driftwood, just 2 or 3 to add a little extra detail.
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Postby dieselwater » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:02 pm

teetrix wrote:David,

maybe it's better you paint the ground with a brown or dark green color before you apply the cover... the light blue foam is a little bit looking through :wink:

But the covering itself is really good work! I like the mix of long dry grass and green weed...

Michael


The blue is suppose to be grey... at a stretch :roll: I just got some groovy brown poster paint. I've already watered some of it down and dabbed in between the clumps. I used thicker quanties to paint over the other blue/grey bits. Looks better 8)

Thanks for the encouragement. I think it's working out :)
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Postby dieselwater » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:27 am

I've done some more planting :)

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With a bit more painting, a dab here and a dab there and few more shrubs I think It'll work out fine, hopefully :roll: :)

Right, off to fine some driftwood...

Oh and I now have a pole and a stump to sweep the floor :!: :lol:
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