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 Posted: Fri Aug 21st, 2015 06:57 am
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Yesterday I took my trusty iPhone to Goolwa to photograph the construction of the docks there, which about the era I want for Port Elderley.











and finally a shallow bit . . .



So I've started a test tank, using PVA.



The PVA sets very clear, which is fine for the shallow end, but no good for the turbid quality of the deeper water, as seen the earlier shots.  However, it's excellent for reproducing the swells and waves on the surface.

The next layer I'll add some green acrylic paint to the PVA.  We'll see if that makes it look better.

It takes about 24 hours to set up, so I'll be back then with an update.



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Very Interesting Max,

I`ve never heard of PVA being used to model water before........but I guess I don`t get out much.?
I`ll be interested to follow your method and see how it pans out.
When I first saw your last pic I thought you might have been attempting to model the channel tunnel but I was mistaken.....:mutley

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It's pretty common, Gormo.  I can't take any credit.

It's sealed with varnish.

I'm pretty sure that's what Marty's using.

http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=362&forum_id=21&page=66 

It seems to work OK.



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The work shown in this attachment, and which Max has seen in person, was done with Magic Water poured over a painted base. A second pour included tiny spots of acrylic colour which gives the impression of depth.

This product sets smooth and glassy and cannot be sculpted.

I topped it with a layer of Woodland Scenics "Water Effects" paste which sets slightly matt and can be moulded into ripples, waves or what ever you wish. It can also be painted; I added white crests to waves and drew the paint back with a blade to represent foaming breakers.

The photo was taken using only natural moonlight after spraying the sea with water to ensure it glinted nicely.

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Good to know and very interesting
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Another method with great results : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgWt137zpkQ

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Here's my first go at a pile . . .



Only 31 to go . . .  :shock:



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A pile of piles...? Or is that a ship load of piles...? :lol: Looking good. I really like the sea moss on the bottom. :thumbs

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Thanks, Gary - I was hoping it looked a bit like barnacles.  :lol:

Maybe a bit of black spotted on might help.



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Looks very pile like to me... the green is marine growth for sure... not sure I'd say barnacles... spots of black might do it.
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Thanks, Marty.  I'll give it a go - after all, it's just a practice one.  :cool:



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Hmmmm so Max, If you look at images of barnacles on piles......you can probably get up to thousand on each one....that's 1000 little black dots x30 odd ?  I'd maybe model it at high tide mate !!!  :shock:

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I've made up a model of one bent of the wharf construction to see if it stacks up.



I think that I'll keep the barnacles below the bottom ties.



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That looks great Max, how big will this be?

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Hi Ron

The layout will be 5.1 metres x 1.2 metres.

I've got another thread running . . .

http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=13674&forum_id=21

. . . which explains it better.

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Looks good Max. :thumbs
Working at a larger scale allows for the extra details like the nuts and bolts. I know Grandt Line (HO & O), Tichy Train Group (HO) does scale nuts and bolts, rivets etc, but what did you use ??

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Thanks, Gary.  I'm afraid that I cheated and used track pins.  :lol:



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Nice and square too... looks good.
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