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Fort Gregg Petersburg 1865 WIP

Posted by Traveller1865 on 07 Apr 2017, 09:43

A photographer in 1865 captured this image...
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 18 May 2017, 14:58

I need som advice, I want to create the ditch around the fort, and want to use real water instead of costly hobby material like Vallejo water, will clay be able to hold the water or is there some sort or layer that can be applied? Or some other option?
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Posted by Beano Boy on 18 May 2017, 15:16

Real water is very dodgy. It is heavy and the slightest movement will send it everywhere a flooding!
Why not use Hodge Pudge? I used it on my 6 foot canal,and river scene , last year and it cost pennies instead of Pounds Sterling. i expect you will get lots of advice. BB
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Posted by Susofrick on 19 May 2017, 07:51

I think Paul is right in this! And real water won't be nice for very long. What Hodge Pudge can be in Swedish I have no idea (neither do Paul :-) ), but I can check up his work. It is quite long thread, but I think to information is there. And it will save both your money AND your dio! Real water can ruin it totally! Ah, yes! The link!!!: http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=19067&hilit=canal+beano+boy&start=20
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 19 May 2017, 08:53

Hodge Podge seems like a reasonable solution, not sure if it's for sale in Sweden but available from ebay at affordable prices.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 19 May 2017, 12:20

You might like to have a look on my tutorial about streams on this site.

Realistic water etc can be used to enhance the effect but I have found that by colouring the stream, pond bed good results can be obtained for very little cost.

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Posted by Beano Boy on 19 May 2017, 12:58

Well it is called MOD PODGE GLOSS LUSTRE.
And as a brand name stays the same in English,Swedish or in Timbuktu Lingo!

I tend to sing a song while using it,`A Hodge Podge Podging I will go,' so sorry if there was any confusion.
It has been a while since I looked at the plastic tubs of this stuff, so in mistake I called it Hodge Podge.
So Gunnar was right I got it wrong.
After all I recently spelt paithway with the little i imbedded as if in stone for good reason. BB
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 02 Jun 2017, 14:57

Slowly the diorama is getting done...
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 03 Jun 2017, 17:46

XXIV Corps advancing on the fort.
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 04 Jun 2017, 13:35

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Posted by Beano Boy on 04 Jun 2017, 13:45

Great Looking Diorama! BB
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 06 Jun 2017, 18:26

Guess which side is winning?

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Posted by Traveller1865 on 09 Jun 2017, 16:04

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Posted by Traveller1865 on 14 Jun 2017, 23:05

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Posted by Susofrick on 15 Jun 2017, 07:18

Looking good! Are there many conversions? I know about Leo's collabaration with the casualties, are there more? I can recognize some ESCI and some Airfix, but the rest? I have Airifix, ESCI, Italeri and IMEX, but the bulk seems to be other figures.
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 15 Jun 2017, 11:13

Almost all infantry, marching and charging are RSM95, 20mm metal figures. Has to be ordered from the States but are superior to most plastic figures out there. Shipping is reasonable but metal figures are more expensive than plastics but these are well worth it. They have AWI and other eras too that are equally fantastic.
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 15 Jun 2017, 13:09

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