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Re: 2020 build challenge - wharf and cannery
« Reply #75 on: February 12, 2020, 08:19:54 AM »
Beautiful modeling.
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Re: 2020 build challenge - wharf and cannery
« Reply #76 on: February 12, 2020, 08:53:47 AM »
Mark


Your project is coming along nicely - beautiful modeling.
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Re: 2020 build challenge - wharf and cannery
« Reply #77 on: February 12, 2020, 09:22:48 AM »
Wow!!!!! That's one heck of a job Mark................Dennis

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Re: 2020 build challenge - wharf and cannery
« Reply #78 on: February 13, 2020, 01:10:20 PM »
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That looks terrific Mark!

Thanks, Bob!

The next section of the wharf will be largely under cover so I have used some Campbells scribed decking.  I used the same weathering and distressing techniques.  The colour came up fine, but you don't get the variation between boards like you do with stripwood.

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: 2020 build challenge - wharf and cannery
« Reply #79 on: February 13, 2020, 01:16:18 PM »
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Mark, wharf and decking look very nice.  Good color to the wood.
Hope Daisy heals quickly!

Thanks, George.

I'm happy with this Golden titan buff as a colouring (and as a substitute for Floquil grime).  I think after doing the process a few times its best to give the wood a bath in leather dye and alcohol first, and then the sponge and paper towel wipe second.

Daisy is doing well.  Its a struggle to keep her quiet!  I try to remind her that she has just had major surgery, but it seems to fall on deaf ears!

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: 2020 build challenge - wharf and cannery
« Reply #80 on: February 13, 2020, 01:23:35 PM »
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Beautiful modeling.

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Your project is coming along nicely - beautiful modeling.

Thanks Curt and John!

Our Easter convention is looming so I need to make sure I'm prepared for that as well. As well as the layout tour I'm giving a talk - something along the design/ composition/ use of mock-ups line.  I also suggested I might run a structure special interest group.  I've been to four NZ conventions now and there has never been one.

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: 2020 build challenge - wharf and cannery
« Reply #81 on: February 13, 2020, 01:29:44 PM »
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Wow!!!!! That's one heck of a job Mark................Dennis

Thanks, Dennis!

Its been a lot of fun so far.  I think its the most complex structure I've ever attempted.

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: 2020 build challenge - wharf and cannery
« Reply #82 on: February 14, 2020, 10:39:35 PM »
Hi guys.

Well, I managed to get the next wharf area completed.  This area will be largely under cover, so to save on time and materials I used Campbell's scribed planking for the decking (stolen from kits I will never build or have kit-bashed).  I distressed and weathered it the same as my stripwood and then cut and glued it together, after some careful measuring and a bit of math, to the right size and shape.  I cut my 8"x2" joists to length on my Northeastern chopper and marked the positions on the underside of the wharf in pencil - approximately 18" centres.  I used canopy glue and tweezers to carefully position the joists.  Since this wharf will sit at the very front of the layout it will be possible to view the underside of the decking.  The prototype has a boundary joist running all the way around the outside of the wharf.  As I have gone to the trouble of putting the entire deck on joists, I elected to leave the areas not sitting over the concrete retaining walls without boundary joists, so that the viewer will be able to see all the ends of the joists.  this will hopefully entice them to check under the rest of the wharf to see if I have gone to the trouble of fully joisting the wharf where they will find I have.  I drilled and added nut/bolt castings to the timberwork attached to the wharf above the concrete foundation.

More soon, cheers, Mark.

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Re: 2020 build challenge - wharf and cannery
« Reply #83 on: February 15, 2020, 07:36:18 AM »
The posts and beams look especially good with the aging & distressing you did.....well done Mark.  8)
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Re: 2020 build challenge - wharf and cannery
« Reply #84 on: February 15, 2020, 10:41:56 AM »
Hey Mark:

That is coming along very nicely. Beautiful job so far. Can't wait to see what comes next.

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Re: 2020 build challenge - wharf and cannery
« Reply #85 on: February 15, 2020, 11:36:12 AM »
Very good work on this, Mark.  Agreed that the distressed wood looks top-notch.
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Re: 2020 build challenge - wharf and cannery
« Reply #86 on: February 18, 2020, 02:27:38 AM »
Beautiful, Mark.

I avoid waterfront scenes, I'd have to do them at ultra low tide, my water modeling is the pits LOL

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Re: 2020 build challenge - wharf and cannery
« Reply #87 on: February 18, 2020, 08:38:08 AM »
Beautiful, Mark.

I avoid waterfront scenes, I'd have to do them at ultra low tide, my water modeling is the pits LOL

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But imagine what you could do with one of those "scent generators" for a low tide scene  ;D


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Re: 2020 build challenge - wharf and cannery
« Reply #88 on: February 18, 2020, 01:22:49 PM »
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The posts and beams look especially good with the aging & distressing you did.....well done Mark. 

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Very good work on this, Mark.  Agreed that the distressed wood looks top-notch.

Thanks, Gregory and George.  My power drill with a wire wheel technique works well on the larger timbers.  I must remember to look at wire dremel wheels next time I'm at the hardware store.  They could be just the thing for the smaller timbers.

Cheers, Mark.
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Re: 2020 build challenge - wharf and cannery
« Reply #89 on: February 18, 2020, 01:36:47 PM »
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Hey Mark:

That is coming along very nicely. Beautiful job so far. Can't wait to see what comes next.

Thanks for your comment and stopping by, Karl.  I'm hoping to get a bit more done tomorrow.  I've been debating colours - mainly how much I want to add.  I like the unbleached titanium as a trim colour.  Its amazing how off white it looks on its own, and how white it looks when placed next to a bright colour.

Cheers, Mark.