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chooch41
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Posted - 07/26/2016 :  6:16:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ya know..... just after you've had a crappy day, you fire up the computer and see modelling like this...... the day ends on a great note. Thanks for the lift up. I feel better now........

Brad



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Ensign
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Posted - 07/26/2016 :  6:21:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dallas_m

I tried to throw a penny in the reflecting pool and make a wish, but the dang thing bounced off into a corner somewhere ... lemme know if you find it!



Dallas, that's because we don't allow pennies anymore here in Canada.
It was probably deflected by our Canadian penny shields, protecting us from wayward American pennies.
Trying to escape from your upcoming presidential election in November.
So I'll just wish you luck with that instead!
Good Luck!!

Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 07/26/2016 6:33:49 PM

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Ensign
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Posted - 07/26/2016 :  6:25:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by chooch41

Ya know..... just after you've had a crappy day, you fire up the computer and see modelling like this...... the day ends on a great note. Thanks for the lift up. I feel better now........

Brad



Thanks Brad!
Glad to know that the new Magic Water around the pier now has restorative properties to it.
I wish you a better tomorrow!!

Greg



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Pennman
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Posted - 07/26/2016 :  7:04:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,

Nice water and modeling. Can't wait to see your next step.
Rich



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Ensign
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Posted - 07/26/2016 :  7:29:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Pennman

Greg,

Nice water and modeling. Can't wait to see your next step.
Rich



Thanks Rich!
That makes 2 of us!

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 07/28/2016 :  11:43:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone, well I have started the texturing of my water surface.
I decided to texture the entire surface, instead of just areas around the ships & barges.
I used this product called "Liquitex" heavy gloss gel, to texture my water.



Using the flat side of a small brush to apply the Liquitex to the water surface.
Always keeping the brush pointed in the same direction when applying it.
I did not want large waves, but more of a slight disturbance in the water surface.





Working my way down one side of the pier until I had complete covering.




It goes on white and dries clear, drying time will vary depending on thickness.
This is how it came out looking when dried.





It worked out really well in hiding that wooden lip that I have around the pier.






My water texturing is relatively flat so it won't really pose any problems with the placement of the ships down on it.
I will post some pics with the ships in place when I have completed the water texturing process.

Thanks for looking!

Greg



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 07/28/2016 :  11:47:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I feel a slight disturbance in The Force....

Looking good, Greg!

Pete
in Michigan



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Ensign
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Posted - 07/28/2016 :  11:50:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Orionvp17

I feel a slight disturbance in The Force....

Looking good, Greg!

Pete
in Michigan



That's good news Pete!
A slight disturbance was exactly what I was looking for.
May the Force be with you!

Greg



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Carl B
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Posted - 07/28/2016 :  1:28:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job Greg!


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Ensign
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Posted - 07/28/2016 :  1:39:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

Nice job Greg!



Thanks Carl! Glad you like it!

Greg



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/28/2016 :  2:54:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, not to be a wet blanket, but everyone has been lavishing praise on your water. Ok, admittedly at first it was Magic, but now it's just medium, and to hear you explain it, barely a ripple at that. Nevertheless, it looks great! If the vessels seem to have noticeable gaps when set in place, somewhere I once saw a way that might be a simple fix:
1. place a vessel where it will go
2. stick small pieces of masking tape a half inch or so away from the waterline of the vessel where there are gaps and with a maker put a small mark where each gap starts and stops.
3. remove the vessel from the water and cover the bottom and a slight amount up the hull with plastic wrap, keeping it as smooth as possible on the bottom and the hull.
4. put the vessel back in place and using the same brush that you originally applied the gel medium with, gently dab a little more medium along the intersection of the water and the hull to fill just the gaps and keep the same texture as the rest of the water. The idea is not to build up a ridge that will be noticeable when the vessel is removed, but to add just enough and in just the places to fill - or mostly fill - any noticeable gaps
5. when the medium is dry, remove the vessel. if done right there shouldn't be any discernible outline. remove the plastic warp and set the vessel back in place.



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Guff
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Posted - 07/28/2016 :  3:08:13 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Looking good Greg!
You better put a rider on your insurance policy to cover this fine scale model! It's priceless!!!
Dave


David Guffey

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Ensign
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Posted - 07/28/2016 :  3:55:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bill & Dave, for your kind thoughts!

Bill, once again you have a solution to a potential problem on my horizon.
I will have to see how my ships will settle into the new water before I can determine if it's going to be a problem or not.
I chickened out regarding the oil spills in the water, or any floating garbage on the water.
I figured I better play it safe, and not attempt something new that I haven't done before.
Though I must thank you for the ideas, and for tempting me to try it.

I had to see what this new textured water looked like at night.
So here is the first photo taken with the newly textured water.





Greg



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tloc
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Posted - 07/28/2016 :  4:20:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg

That night shot is stunning, as of course are your modeling skills.

Thank you for sharing
TomO



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Ensign
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Posted - 07/28/2016 :  4:52:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks very much, Tom!

As to my modeling skills, I've been building models most of my life, I'm 54 now.
I built my first model with my Dad, when I was 5 years old.
And I have loved & enjoyed building them ever since then!!
So your bound to pick up a trick or two, when you have those years of experience backing you.
You never stop learning new things, and picking up new skills!

Greg



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