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Re: BSC2021 Codsticker's... Difficultness???
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2021, 02:54:32 AM »
Thank you CU. You can send me the pics as I am curious to see them but they won't have an effect on the build as I have already submitted my pic. :D
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... the marsh I'm on about is an inland estuary lock that filters in & out with the tide, so it is a fresh water salt marsh if not an oxymoron. Lot's of fresh water birds on it, so can't be too salty
Indeed it is not an oxymoron; the water you describe is called 'brackish'. You are right, it's not really what I have modelled, although one of my inspirational pics earlier in the thread is of a brackish marsh.

The current 8" squares are not mounted on anything; they are just foam. I have already started on other 60cm tiles that will match the one I have made for this BSC and they are mounted on 7mm MDF.

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Re: BSC2021 Codsticker's... Difficultness???
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2021, 09:32:54 PM »
Thank you CU. You can send me the pics as I am curious to see them but they won't have an effect on the build as I have already submitted my pic.

Excellent, well I will enjoy seeing the the fruits of your labour in a couple of weeks. By that time you may have the photos, being that you would be in no hurry for them & they are indeed yet to be taken :)

Indeed it is not an oxymoron; the water you describe is called 'brackish'. You are right, it's not really what I have modelled, although one of my inspirational pics earlier in the thread is of a brackish marsh.

Very correct man, though as I'm unaware of your locale I weren't to know if you would comprehend what I meant by brackish as one word wonder catch all & rightly it may have compounded any confusion in my meandering description. Which is interesting in of itself as to how others use the lowlander scots english language in British regions coloquially, for in the Highlands & Islands 'we' use brackish, when speaking non natively, simply to refer to a 'Sour' water, which makes sense if one had tasted the salt marshes or sea Loch before to turn ones stomach & give you the shits, of which we certainly can refer to it, but we commonly, if not more, refer the scots word (yes, I aware, brak=dutch root) to such elevated & inland, non-alkali, blackened, bitter, stagnant, oily, reekin peat water (not the brownish sweet water we used to have from our 'tiobar' or the later come indoor plumbing, & before the water board got it's meddling hands on it).

They were lovely areas, are they photos you took yourself? Where are they from geographically? Rough regions fine, I'm not asking for your domicile lol


The current 8" squares are not mounted on anything; they are just foam. I have already started on other 60cm tiles that will match the one I have made for this BSC and they are mounted on 7mm MDF.

Ah, ok, gotchya. I was meaning that hardboard was applied over the poly & to be the most upper surface, to give a hard level surface that could be cut through or applied pre cut & formed, &/or, the depth of poly beneath the hardboard raised or lowered, &/or through openings in the hardboard. Of which I might give a try now that I contemplate it :)

I'm sure there is a diy product, pre-laminated, exisiting out there already that fulfills that material, but costs a small fortune & would defeat the purpose of cutting the board & applying it to made measure for the forms needed, better doing it oneself.


Anyway, will try & remeber to get those snaps taken & get them to you, or I can just put them in my gallery & offer you a pm link when they are there.
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Re: BSC2021 Codsticker's... Difficultness???
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2021, 03:43:46 AM »
Here in North America we use 'brackish' when referring to areas where salt and fresh water mix such as estuaries.

The top photo is not mine but the other two are. The middle one is the brackish swamp by a local mall, taken before the plants have greened up. The bottom photo is a shallow fresh water pond I drove by on my way home from working a day out of town. I live on Vancouver Island so temperate rainforest terrain.


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Re: BSC2021 Codsticker's... Difficultness???
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2021, 11:24:07 PM »
Oh for sure man, most people in the uk will do & use it as is, it's just us heathens with a forced language choose to use it as we want  lol

Lovely place to reside Codsticker, aesthtically it's as if the West Indies & Scandinavia got married. A place I have always wanted to visit, as with many other parts of Canada :)
Very fine architecture in parts too (though I read your getting the shitty stick through all these shenanigans going on just now, not quite as a bad as the aussies though, hah, says me in the British Isles)

The bottom pic is beautiful, the one above is remarkable that it is just outside a mall. Mind you, I'm forgetting the vast land mass you have there to plant a giant shopping area in the wild & the wild to remain somewhat wild around it lol

The only rainforest I have visited was in East Africa, Kenya, the Kakamega Rainforest to be precise. Felt wonderful. A wee bit dangerous of course, but amaaazing man. Felt so at home & at peace.

I'm fortunate to have a lot of natural (& managed) wild land around me. Couldn't do without it. I can do the city thing, no problem, but after a while I get stir crazy & really, really need the green. Get back to my roots (pun intended).

Aye, I will get snaps to you of the areas around here, I'm sure there will be similarities to your own in parts, but I think you will dig them :)

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Re: BSC2021 Codsticker's... Difficultness???
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2021, 03:46:31 PM »
Lovely place to reside Codsticker, aesthtically it's as if the West Indies & Scandinavia got married.
Lol, yeah sort of. It is a great place to live, mostly rural.
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(though I read your getting the shitty stick through all these shenanigans going on just now, not quite as a bad as the aussies though, hah, says me in the British Isles)
Vancouver Island has done OK. It helps that we are the end of the line so to speak, not a lot of through travel and although vaccinations started slowly we have achieved a high level quickly. Other parts of Canada not so much.

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The bottom pic is beautiful, the one above is remarkable that it is just outside a mall.
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That mall is at the north end of Campbell River which is at the top of the most populous stretch of Vancouver Island. North of that here is only about 9000 people inhabiting an area about 16000 sq kilometres.

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Re: BSC2021 Codsticker's... Difficultness???
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2021, 09:14:29 PM »
I’ve been wrestling with some wire tree armatures for my project as well. I think yours has turned out fine and would definitely looks right at home on some windswept plane.

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Re: BSC2021 Codsticker's... Difficultness???
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2021, 01:25:22 AM »
I’ve been wrestling with some wire tree armatures for my project as well. I think yours has turned out fine and would definitely looks right at home on some windswept plane.
Thank you cahrn. I think I can improve on them; in fact I am thinking about making a few armatures and making moulds so that I can just cast up trees as I need them.

 

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