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Carl B
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Posted - 07/08/2015 :  06:53:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really in the home stretch now, at long last, time for water. First after a quick cleaning...the basic primer I had put down a long time ago.



For the first coat, I used two paints at the same time with just a quick brush on. Craftsmart Dark Blue and Americana Prussian Blue. I have noticed that ALL my past water dioramas base colors have darkened some over time, so I am deliberately going to try to lighten these up this time.



Next coat, now bringing in greens and browns...Obviously, the dock footprint received very little attention.



A single coat of Liquitex gloss varnish applied.



After the varnish dried overnight , I needed to finish off and seal up the still open back 3 sides of the dio, to keep the little Styrofoam pieces from flying into the incoming water gel.

I had to a carve a portion of the foam away to keep everything flush to the base. I'm using 3/16" black foam core cut to 2" high and mitered at the corners. It is soft for this task, and careful handling is required.



In order to keep boats looking like they are IN the water rather than on top, I gouged out some craters in the base to accept them. Then dabbed on some more Prussian blue paint.


Liquitex gloss heavy gel..



… was applied with a large brush, with a slight stipple movement. And boats are set down into the craters I made previously..



Then the dock was carefully lowered in place. I soldered the garage LED wires on to the voltage busses. I already glued down 99% of the dock details , instead of waiting for several days for the gel to dry.

Now we wait…



Till next time...We try for the “grand finale”…



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Ensign
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Posted - 07/08/2015 :  08:07:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, the liquitex looks like frosting on the cake. Looking forward to seeing it dry and the final results.

Greg Shinnie



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sgtbob
Fireman

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Posted - 07/08/2015 :  09:43:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, I've told you before and I'll say it again, you have done a wonderful job of this diorama, I
love it. However, for the first time something crashes my brain when I see it. If those boats are
manned, OK, but if they are just freely swinging from a buoy as it seems it kills me because they
should be both pointing the same way as effected by wind or tide.

You may have other plans but I wanted to say something while you could still easily change
them, just in case.

Bob


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Edited by - sgtbob on 07/08/2015 09:44:50 AM

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/08/2015 :  10:21:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I thought the boats were tied to the dock. Carl it's looking better all the time.

Frank

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Carl B
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Posted - 07/08/2015 :  11:05:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, if it was frosting, my finger marks would be all over it!

Bob, thank you sir, but Frank has the answer, they will be tied to the dock bollard. I just didn't have any "rope" near me at the time. So I will add some once all the white stuff is dry.

Frank, appreciate that.



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JeffB
Crew Chief

Posted - 07/08/2015 :  11:18:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Carl,

That's looking great! Once again you have put together an impressive scene.

Jeff



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robert goslin
Fireman

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Posted - 07/09/2015 :  12:47:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, Absolutely brilliant.
I'm really waiting to see how the water comes out, once cured.
Something I'm curious as I've never done water.
Once it cures, are the boats permanently fixed, or can they be removed ?


Regards Rob

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masonamerican
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Posted - 07/09/2015 :  02:36:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Look great Carl! That gel sure can take awhile to dry. A dehumidifier could help if it is very humid. Looking forward to the end result! Am myself doing a sawmill pond and I'm quite scared doing the first pour and to mess things up.

Håkan



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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 07/09/2015 :  09:36:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Carl. I'm looking forward to seeing the overall scene once the water sets up. You've inspired me to include a similar style scene on my future maritime based shelf layout once I retire. While I will have some rather larger structures at seaside, I plan to build a smaller "Fisherman's Wharf" area similar to yours. Rest assured, I'll be revisited this amazing thread time and time again!

Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Carl B
Fireman

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Posted - 07/09/2015 :  1:44:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jeff, Thanks.

Rob, Appreciate that. The gel has major adhesive qualities. Pulling the boats off now would be a challenge.

Håkan, Thank you. The drying time is around 5 days for me.

Mike, That's great Mike. Glad to hear you're being inspired to build more water scenes.
I can't seem to get enough of them!



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JMancuso
New Hire

Posted - 07/10/2015 :  07:45:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl,
That's really fantastic work, top to bottom. Great use of levels, weathering, details…just great!

John



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railman28
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Posted - 07/10/2015 :  11:12:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, this is a slow stretch run though....
Very useful information too. I've been reviewing the build during breaks at work.


It's only make-believe

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Carl B
Fireman

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Posted - 07/10/2015 :  8:48:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks John, and welcome!

Bob, thank you too. I try to give out as much info as I can.

I'm always willing to help.



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Martin Welberg
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Posted - 07/12/2015 :  07:47:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Not commenting much lately but again a superb build Carl !!


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robert goslin
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Posted - 07/15/2015 :  07:37:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, Well I know it's early, but it is Wednesday, so I'm waiting for the latest update.
Can't wait to see how that water's cured.


Regards Rob

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