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I decided the textured finish to the bank of the creek was wrong, it should be smooth and flat, so I had to re-do that.  So while all that is drying and I await delivery of more static grass, I got around to finishing off a couple of bits of detailing I've been meaning to do.  Firstly with some small fences....




Then I relocated William Brown and his friends, as with the new Creek board they were rather lost at the rear.  Still caught scrumping apples through the gap in the old fence.....



And finally, Mrs Wiggins, who owns the local pie shop, is having her tyre replaced at Ayers' garage, who also have a couple of old cars awaiting restoration....







All small details, but they take up a bit of time in lockdown....

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Mrs Wiggins A40 Farina or Ferrari as we used to call them. :)  Lovely detail in all that and the scrumping took me back to my childhood days when I was caught by a copper, who whacked me round the back of me noggin with his wet weather cape. Gawd blimey gawd lummie mate, fair made me ears ring.



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They all look lovely especially the first one. Really coming together nicely. 



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Thank you Chris  My photography is getting no better though!
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Some static grass arrived from WWS today.  20% off at the moment, so I ran out at an opportune time to replenish supplies.  I like their grasses because they seem to get a good charge, which not all makes do.
Anyway, it meant that I could get on with doing the "wet" mud bank by the quay, and the base layer of grass over the entire area.  I don't really care about the colour of the base layer, although this is quite a pleasant, if a little vibrant, green, all at 2mm in length.  Longer grasses will be added in due course.  But you can see the effect of scrunching up grass into small mounds, which will be even more pronounced with the longer grass, but everything will flow quite naturally.  Well, that is the intention.

The bank area is pretty close to the colour of the mud at the creek when the tide is out, and it's had a satin finish varnish to give it a wet look, ,which I think will make more sense when I get onto the actual creek.




 







I also made a rickety jetty and a new shed for the bottom of the Abbot's Hotel garden...  Matchsticks for the jetty and card with strips of thin plasticard for the shed.



I think this is my favourite, sometimes I manage to get the lighting just right...




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Yes that last photo really looks the part. I think you are trying to get one in the photo competition again? ;-)



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Ominous looking sky in the last of some great pic's.



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TeaselBay wrote: Yes that last photo really looks the part. I think you are trying to get one in the photo competition again? ;-)

Well, there is almost a train in the last one!  Still some way o go with the scene before any such notions, Chris.  :lol:

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peterm wrote: Ominous looking sky in the last of some great pic's.

Yes, there is a perpetual summer storm brewing!

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When the sky goes green here, it means we're in for a right hammering with hail.



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Well, there is almost a train in the last one!  Still some way o go with the scene before any such notions, Chris.  :lol:

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Careful Michael .........you must not get carried away.......there have been suggestions of railway activity on at least three of your recent posts! :shock: :lol:

I love the broken down jetty.....just perfect. The creek scene is going to be spectacular. I do like the sense of space that you are creating. I am always struck by the contrast between high and low water. At high tide the river/creek is so enlarged it dominates the scene whereas at low water, when the creek is reduced to a mere trickle, the empty mud flats create an entirely different scene. You will have gathered I am really enjoying watching you develop this scene.

Without becoming cluttered, any chance of introducing just the ribs of an old row boat that is only exposed at low water?

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Thank you John.  I am trying very hard to keep the scenery quite simple; in the real creek, where there isn't building development, it really does just trail off in course fields and leads to the Saxon Way, the walking path along the old Saxon shoreline.  So I feel like it needs to have a sense of space for it to make sense.  As it is, the topography of the land is all wrong, but that is because I changed plans.  I should have removed the bridge really, but I like it too much, so I have ended up with two different viewing angles, which will be good for photographs (although not necessarily good photographs!)
Again, the real creek has a number of wrecks along its length.  there is an old sunken barge and the Pirate ship - which is some old hull - I'm not even sure it was a sailboat, but everyone calls it the Pirate Ship!  So I had thought about adding some such.  We shall see!

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A chance to build up the grass this evening.  As always, I use a mix of colours which I build up in layers and work a small area at a time.  For layering, I use a cheap, strong hairspray from the Pound Shop, which works extremely well, and I find it better to apply a little at a time, rather than trying to cover the surface in one go.  Although sometimes enthusiasm gets the better of me.  Anyway, here is the progress....
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To this....







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I'm really impressed with the way you've laid the grass, it's spot on. In fact I'm really impressed with all of it.



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That view really DOES give a sense of space !  And. . . I'm sure I've BEEN there ?  Thats how it makes me feel, no idea where THERE is, but it makes me feel like I must have seen that view :thumbs    Love it

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My problem is that I see all the amazing work Michael is doing and feel I should reply to say how fantastic it is (because lets face it, its amazing). I think I need to order a new Thesaurus for some new phrases to say how great it looks!



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peterm wrote: I'm really impressed with the way you've laid the grass, it's spot on. In fact I'm really impressed with all of it.


Thank you Pete.  Much better than my first ever attempts with the old static grass....

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Barchester wrote: That view really DOES give a sense of space !  And. . . I'm sure I've BEEN there ?  Thats how it makes me feel, no idea where THERE is, but it makes me feel like I must have seen that view :thumbs    Love it

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Thank you Matt.... I don't think I can ask for any more than that!  Sadly it's the only space that will have such depth, room does not allow it, but I think adds to sense of location, even if even I'm not sure where it is anymore.  Inspired by Faversham at best!

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TeaselBay wrote: My problem is that I see all the amazing work Michael is doing and feel I should reply to say how fantastic it is (because lets face it, its amazing). I think I need to order a new Thesaurus for some new phrases to say how great it looks!

hahaha, thank you Chris.  Save your money for that CMX.... just a "like" is ample.

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At the risk of boring everyone silly with the progress of the creek, some small additions today.  
As I explained, I used a mix of green grasses.  I think there four different ones here, spring, summer, Northern European and muddy.  Sometimes I just do one colour in patches, at other times I mix it in the applicator and spread it around.  When all the green is done, I then use a dry grass blend which I sparingly spread over the whole area.  This softens some of the green colour and also gives the impression of patches of dry summer grass.  By the end I hope you agree that there is a range of different colours, without it looking too forced.

Today, once it was all dry, it was time to add some bare patches.  So anywhere there was a bald spot or, by plucking some tufts out or scratching a small area, I then added some real soil (baked by the sun, originally, then in the oven) ground to a powder in a mortar and pestle.  A little bit of foliage added , but I'm keeping that to an absolute minimum and a new tree, designed to hide the clump foliage which is itself disguising the join in the boards.









And finally, I had a go at making some fishing nets....




Made out of the netting bag my onions came in!

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