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Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: BSC2021 - Peteís cliffhanger
« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2021, 08:32:00 AM »
Looking good  :)

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Re: BSC2021 - Peteís cliffhanger
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2021, 11:29:03 PM »
Finally got some mdf so cut and bevel the bases.  Havenít glued the cliffs down yet because I need to paint the bottom of the bases.  Yes i know itís daft but itís what Iíve done on some other pieces which turned out well so sticking with something that works for me.


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Re: BSC2021 - Peteís cliffhanger
« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2021, 09:13:18 PM »
Coated one of the cliffs with watered down grout. I asked hammers about the coloring and got the ok so donít think Iím breaking any rules. I saw a train terrain video but they never mentioned what or how on the grout part so i had to wing it.  I used the pre-mixed grout and watered it down before brushing it in.


Lessons learned:
- less water than I thought to thin it down.  Not  sure if video used powder or premix and any ratios.
- have to keep stirring because grout sinks and thickened
- obscures some minor texture
- has a nice subtle sandy texture

Overall still not sure if I entirely like this method on this but since I started i have to keep it at this stage.  The video i saw had large details out of seat cushions so there might be a scale, size factor for feasibility.  Iíll know more once I start painting but for now, it is what it is.

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Re: BSC2021 - Peteís cliffhanger
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2021, 09:57:20 PM »
Well, if it's any consolation, it certainly looks like rock to me! I like it :)
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Re: BSC2021 - Peteís cliffhanger
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2021, 11:58:01 PM »
Thanks daoethar.  Itís starting to grow on me too.

 After doing the second cliff a couple more lessons:
- wear gloves.  Grout is a pain to clean off skin.
- when mixing, use the brush.  Seems like the sand grit sticks to the bristles and transferred better.

Next will be attaching to bases.  Pretty simple, liquid nails and some weight, probably wonít post photo of that.


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Re: BSC2021 - Peteís cliffhanger
« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2021, 12:09:44 AM »
Looks good :)
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Re: BSC2021 - Peteís cliffhanger
« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2021, 05:13:05 PM »
Yeah, I like the colour and the texture.

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Re: BSC2021 - Peteís cliffhanger
« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2021, 01:20:16 AM »
I had to get some more paint for the base boards and the back of the cliffs so went to the local home depot.  I have been buying the sample sized versions which were great, cheap ($4), twist lid, small enough to keep on workbench.  Unfortunately they stopped having them in various finishes, or types; they only have satin interior, no more flat, no eggshell, no matte, no gloss, no more primer+paint.  So i asked and was told they discovered crafters were buying it and they wanted them to buy quarts or gallons instead.  So I had to get quarts, at $14 each.

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Re: BSC2021 - Peteís cliffhanger
« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2021, 06:27:55 AM »
Good work on the cliff...very realistic looking  :)

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Re: BSC2021 - Peteís cliffhanger
« Reply #39 on: May 05, 2021, 08:51:22 AM »
That works really well. Looking forward to seeing the next stages and the finished article in due course :)

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Re: BSC2021 - Peteís cliffhanger
« Reply #40 on: May 05, 2021, 12:35:56 PM »
Thanks for all the feedback, really appreciate everyone following along.  Got the bases attached with liquid nails. Lesson learned- make sure table is clean before adding weight so debris doesnít implant on base bottoms.  I didnít want to spoil the reveal photo so taped out 3x3 (nevermind I donít actually have a board or mat to start with) and arranged the layouts.

As originally thought in corner





And laying out a rough idea for a river


And cross table view


I donít like seams for rivers but i do like options for changing the direction,path and I have some ideas on how to accomplish both.  I might change the river direction to go around the larger piece. So more planning, testing will be coming.

Overall Iím really liking how this is going.

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Re: BSC2021 - Peteís cliffhanger
« Reply #41 on: May 05, 2021, 12:59:16 PM »
The rocks look really good. Well done :)

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Re: BSC2021 - Peteís cliffhanger
« Reply #42 on: May 07, 2021, 09:43:35 AM »
Looking sharp!  8)

And I like the modularity you'll be achieving with this too!

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Re: BSC2021 - Peteís cliffhanger
« Reply #43 on: May 07, 2021, 08:08:49 PM »
While the tape was fine for general ideas of the river, it proved a bit fiddly to try and transfer or reposition so had another idea.  I cut up a garage bag and laid it out under the cliffs and drew the river using a silver sharpie.  It allowed more fluid lines and super easy to make several changes.  Once the path was chosen, used a pair of scissors to cut it out. 


Then i got tired of having to reposition the cliffs between original corner and cross table...


so cut out some cardboard matching one of them so both placements could be used to check against the river simultaneously.


Then transferred the bag pattern to some 3mm sintra i had. And in a pure lucky chance, it was already 36Ē so one less cut.  Again some layout designs with a pencil.  Once chosen, pressed hard with a ballpoint pen as a guide for cutting with a utility knife.


Then final test for layout before beveling the edges. 


Word of caution working with sintra using dremel or sanding - it creates a LOT of dust so wear a mask, gloves, eyewear, and have a vacuum or air blower handy.
In hindsight i should have started with cardboard and the sintra for the layout.  I donít think Iíll have this one be in modular pieces as I couldnít quite figure out the pieces and am already getting concerned about leaving enough time for painting.

Next is adding some small rocks as river edges and to the cliff bases.

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Re: BSC2021 - Peteís cliffhanger
« Reply #44 on: May 08, 2021, 12:43:27 AM »
Sintra?  ??? ???
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