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Offline Digits

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #180 on: August 14, 2022, 10:56:23 AM »
Yup, we’ll start with that…..I already have all the fighting minis we need for a piratical falling out!

I’m going to paint some civilians too.  Table already looking better.  I’ve fixed the missing posts, made the missing fenders and touched up the damaged walling.    Going to touch up the paint around the base of the wall and paint the fenders today.  Pic later.

Hopefully the yacht varnish turns up tomorrow, so will add that to finish the sea, then it’s on with the buildings.
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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #181 on: August 14, 2022, 03:20:44 PM »
Fenders painted and in position.  Got the idea from ones I’ve seen on barging holidays.

Can’t seem to shift the brush marks from the “water” so hoping the varnish will help with that.   Going to just tart up the bottoms of the walls and posts first.




Also, I mentioned I have lots of dockside cargo, barrels boxes etc…..but I found these on ebay, perfect for adding a little fishing flavour to the quayside too, so ordered a couple of sets. 




What I am after though, is some suitable netting to make fishing nets from.    Going to have red clear plastic floats around the edges of the nets (beads) but I’m struggling to find suitable scale netting.   Mostly all 8 can get is plastics / nylon but it isn’t flexible enough……any ideas guys?
« Last Edit: August 14, 2022, 03:28:15 PM by Digits »

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #182 on: August 14, 2022, 03:42:40 PM »
Hi Digits, the harbour is coming along very nicely 👍.

Re. nets.  Not tried this but two things spring to mind.  The first is what ever the WW2 gang use for camouflage netting on their tanks.  Second is to get some material used for mosquito nets.

Offline Digits

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #183 on: August 14, 2022, 03:51:34 PM »
I looked as mosquito netting but it was a bit fine.  I have come across some slightly bigger hole mesh for insect nearing….in metal.   That may do it.  I’m tempted to get it so I can do some ww2 mesh fencing too.   Was hoping for something more “cotton” like in texture though.  Cheers

Just to see what kind of playing surface I’d get, here with boats on it….


Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #184 on: August 14, 2022, 04:37:55 PM »
Digits - check with your wife to see if she might have any fishnet hosiery she no longer needs, if it is small enough it might be large enough.  And if she doesn't have any, you can always go out and buy some.  Just tell the clerk it is for the wife - and she'll probably think it is for your girlfriend on the side!   lol

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #185 on: August 16, 2022, 10:46:49 AM »
Hmmm! 🤔

Ok so board’s are now touched up ready for varnishing.   Gull poop on the posts made me look to see if there were any decent sitting 28mm gulls out there……..found a print that in theory should look ok so ordered a pack of gulls.

Suppose I’d best start on the buildings now…….


Offline Golgotha

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #186 on: August 16, 2022, 10:56:06 AM »
Stunning can't wait to see it completed.

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #187 on: August 16, 2022, 09:31:15 PM »
I just read the whole thread from start to finish. You deserve kudos for your perseverance on this project! It is inspiring to all of us who started things, and then dropped them, to see you working towards fruition. I am especially liking the reworking of the pier board. It was sad to see it tattered and damaged, and to see it revitalized is a happy ending!  :-*

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Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #188 on: August 16, 2022, 10:35:47 PM »
Starting to really come together :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #189 on: August 17, 2022, 05:47:19 AM »
I'm starting to smell the sea breeze & can almost
hear some sea shanties coming from the Tavern,
at the sign of the Black Horse? (courtesy of my
old employer). :D

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #190 on: August 18, 2022, 11:27:00 AM »
wonderful stuff  :-*

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #191 on: August 18, 2022, 03:02:05 PM »
Getting more and more interesting!  :o Staying tuned! Cheers!
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. – Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #192 on: August 18, 2022, 04:33:20 PM »
A wonderful thread. 👍

Offline Digits

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #193 on: August 19, 2022, 12:05:40 PM »
Cheers guys.   Best not disappoint then!

Ok, so only taken a few years… it paint is finally going onto the buildings.   Not a lot yet but it
Still happening.



And I’ve also made a start painting up a bit of clutter, including, following a productive visit to my mother, a very prolific hobbyist, I have netting and beads to do some fishing netting!




And the varnishing has happened on the water surface…but that’s drying in my garage for the next 24 hours or more yet.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2022, 12:08:08 PM by Digits »

Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #194 on: September 01, 2022, 04:30:13 AM »
Maybe not a lot of paint yet but progress is progress.

And I must confess to a certain sense of relief at this and your other threads.  I, too, have so many projects that I have been working on for a long time that sometimes 'boil up to the surface' and get worked on and then settle back towards the unseen bottom of the cauldron until they rise again.

Nice looking clutter - and your mother saved you that trip for the fishnet hose!  Good on her - and keep you out of trouble with the missus, too.   lol

 

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