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Ensign
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Posted - 01/10/2016 :  3:46:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Ted & Wes!

Wes, it's good to hear from you! I thought maybe your future wife stole you from us.
Glad to see that this isn't the case!

Hi everyone, have you ever wondered how to paint a flock of seagulls?
I was showing friends and family my Magoun pier over the holidays, with the sound effects turned on.
And they kept commenting they could hear the seagulls, but they could not see any of them.
So I thought I'd better start painting some before I got any more complaints about the lack of gulls.

The first thing I do is drill a hole into the bottom of each gull, so I can glue a small wire into them.
This does 2 things, it gives me a stable way of holding them in place while painting them.
And secondly it gives them a leg to stand on that can be securely glued when placing them on structures and in the scene.
After that is done I painted them all white.




I then paint some very light grey onto their wings.








When that's had a chance to dry, I then paint black onto their wing tips & tails.






And then finally I give their little beaks a bit of yellow.





And I now have a flock of seagulls to install on the pier.





Greg Shinnie



Edited by - Ensign on 01/10/2016 4:34:30 PM

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Carl B
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Posted - 01/10/2016 :  4:11:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good Greg. What vendor is your source for the gulls?

BTW- You must have painted these outside at sunset, cause everything looks a bit yellow.



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/10/2016 :  4:13:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg, I'm not even going to use any of the dozen or so puns available for this post. The painting of the seagulls is spot on.


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JeffB
Crew Chief

Posted - 01/10/2016 :  4:24:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, those seagulls look great. Did you make them from sculpey?

Jeff



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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 01/10/2016 :  4:26:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just who's going to clean up after these gulls??
Great job painting those little things.


Jerry

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

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Ensign
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Posted - 01/10/2016 :  4:33:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

Looks good Greg. What vendor is your source for the gulls?

BTW- You must have painted these outside at sunset, cause everything looks a bit yellow.



Hey Carl, they came from Sheepscot 16 flying and 22 perched.
Sorry about the poor lighting.

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 01/10/2016 :  4:35:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Frank Palmer

Greg, I'm not even going to use any of the dozen or so puns available for this post. The painting of the seagulls is spot on.



Frank, feel free to use puns, I know I've punished you with mine.

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 01/10/2016 :  4:37:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JeffB

Greg, those seagulls look great. Did you make them from sculpey?

Jeff




Brad, just kidding.

Sculpey! I'm no Bob Santos, I could not even attempt such a thing.

Greg



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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 01/10/2016 :  4:39:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

Just who's going to clean up after these gulls??
Great job painting those little things.



Thanks Jerry!
The bird droppings started to appear before the gulls even arrived.

Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 01/10/2016 4:40:05 PM

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 01/10/2016 :  5:02:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very impressive painting job on these tiny gulls, Greg.


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 01/10/2016 :  5:36:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, I'm not sure I'm gull-a-Bill enough to believe that Frank was just winging it
when he slipped that pun into his reply, but I certainly won't swoop to such tricks- Nice painting!



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Ensign
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Posted - 01/10/2016 :  5:42:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Frederic & Bill!

Bill, I can always count on you to either beat me to a pun, or beat with one.

Greg



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dallas_m
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Posted - 01/10/2016 :  9:33:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Um ... did you have the camera taped to your forehead ... or are you some sort of cyborg?


Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 01/10/2016 :  11:01:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dallas_m



Um ... did you have the camera taped to your forehead ... or are you some sort of cyborg?



Dallas, it's the new Go Pro Modeling cam strapped (not taped) to my forehead.
Though as Carl pointed out, I have yet to buy the Go Pro Modeling lighting kit to go with it.

Greg



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sgtbob
Fireman

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Posted - 01/11/2016 :  07:04:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wonderful job Greg, and you really do need more droppings.

TRUE STORY: I was getting home for a visit a few years back and my Dad had been watching for us
so I pulled into the driveway and he was out of the house to greet us. Just as we shook hands he got this
terrible confused look on his face and his entire nose turned white. He got hit right between the eyes and he said it
smelled mighty fishy.

Bob


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