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scratch - building with BB

Posted by Beano Boy on 23 Jun 2020, 03:36

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Beat to Quarters! The island is finally spotted.


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118 Guns

As this appeared so appealing over the horizon i thought why not do two conversions.

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https://youtu.be/lA8dxvmZ6HI

Ships present at the Battle of the Nile 3rd of August 1798 BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 26 Jun 2020, 00:17

As i wait to be able to work on sailing ships of the Line, it is...

BACK TO MY SCRATCH - BUILT TREE'S
i began making them in October of 2019, before the whole world went mad.

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So i found myself making up a batch of wet water.
:eh: All water is wet and cannot get any wetter. Declared WingNut.
:mrgreen: Very true,but that is what it's called.
:sst: this is bb's own cheap brand. :cowboy: Costing all of 3p.
:read: You can laugh now. said the well read Book Worm.

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This will make a waterproof colour wash up for a few Pennies.

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The small sized part of the yogurt pot was filled with tap water, and then tipped into the larger size and three dip fulls of waterproof glue was added by the brush and stirred in. Three small drops of washing up soap was also added. It does break the surface tension allowing the wash to stay on and not just run off leaving it white.

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Into my small paint brush tub it went sailing in.

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And adding more volume to the dirty water mix ,where i usually stand all my used brushes saving time by not having to clean them. A quick wipe on kitchen paper then they are ready again to dip into the paint and use again.

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The homemade wash for my trees is ready to use.

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The silhouette in the garden.

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I brushed it onto the tree....

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then onto four more. The old TV Guide from four months ago came in handy.
We ain't bought one since either, so i'm down to the last few pages. :eh: Hey! I was a reading that!
:mrgreen: No WingNut, you were looking at the pictures.
:sst: i think it's time to go? :cowboy: It sure is Pards.

:coffee:Do pop in again to see the results of casting up their bases,
then dressing each one up. So hopefully i'll see you again.BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 28 Jun 2020, 02:28

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i have over a hundred trees to dress up in their own highly
distinctive canopy of coats and wide brimmed hats.

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i would like to finish this collection by October of this year 2020.

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Next: Pouring the base,then planting the tree in the wet mixture.
The paper card not cheap to buy or expensive either,
stops the damp casting from bending and cracking upon removal.
i have five of these and hopefully i'll be painting each base soon. BB
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Posted by Kekso on 28 Jun 2020, 12:39

Beano Boy wrote:i have over a hundred trees to dress up


Busy, busy man... work, work :thumbup:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 28 Jun 2020, 17:51

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This Desert Sand will go Silicate Stone hard.

:coffee: This is my daily hobby style fun a vocation of dusty fun.
A very minor part today with two trees planted.
i have known the harsh staves of real work and this cannot even come close in comparison. BB
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Posted by Dad's Army on 03 Jul 2020, 13:18

Building a forrest now, you keep suprising me Paul.
I hope your house is big enough for all these projects!
And Ms. B doesn't want to clean up whole day, lol.

Those ships from Black seas I have seen with Benno.
He is making a Dutch fleet of them now, also impressive!

Keep up the good work my friend!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 08 Jul 2020, 01:25

Thank you Remco, :thumbup:
the five tree's are special made for a photo shoot as a back drop of something big later.
Yes running out of space here that is for sure. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 19 Jul 2020, 00:23

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............................................ :winky: PART ONE


The cheapest brushes suite my hobby style life just right, as i use them mainly for mixing up Plaster of Paris ,but as they wear down i keep the handles in a very large make due bundle in an old dusty glass jar.i often think that the jar looks much older than myself at odd times. Upon later reflection of course i am much more tattered and torn than that dusty worn out Pickle of a thing that now holds gleeful childish things.
:mrgreen: Ya!
:sst: bb, never throws out good reusable stuff.
:eh: Yes look at me i'm still here.
:cowboy: Yip! We sure are saddled with WingNut.
:read: Entry in the journal,' We few, We happy few,...'

:winky: Lets get on with the WHY. of it all. Asked Winky!


:coffee: OK! Here goes.

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Nothing will ever dare try eating these wire things.
:read: Not even a well read Bookworm like me.
They had to be twisted upon a stick all stretched out , so i thought why take them off ? i'll use the stick as a base.
:mrgreen: This does look like a second helping of a once upon a time adventure!
:drool: It does? :sst: yes,and with more pictures to peer a deep eyeball upon.

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The Hawthorn Hedge Row sure enough needs a high bank of earth ,
and flint stone beneath its boundry line .
Above in the picture it would seem to fit in nicely.
:cowboy: i bet poor Robin. could get lost in there Pards.

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The base now made of stick and glue and kiln dried sand is handy having
the brush handle sticking out of one side.
:mrgreen: That base is now hard as rock candy!
:cowboy: Boy, do i wish i had some of that sucking sweet stuff.

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And so it was i piled up topsy turvy-like globs of PVA Glue that
i'd left in a glass jar to dehydrate over a few days with the lid off
After all i needed it to be globby,.. Thick and Lumpy!
:mrgreen: That appears to be a sticky type tip for a playful smiling day?



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Normandy bocage,showing the bank and Hawthorn hedgerow , with the well worn cart track meandering its way through between the two. Of course i could never end up with a picture like this.However i want something that will not fall to bits every time i handle and move it.

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For now i'll let it dry out into a clear look through resin before continuing on with another layer.
:eh: I wonder what it will look like in the end?
:coffee: A toy like look is OK with me.

................................... :winky: PART TWO

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Three glue glob and sanding's later...

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It is all silica and hard as rock!

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As it is free-standing this could be painted and simply dry brushed!
:sst: no that is by far to simple for bb.

This and others will be painted making it a good sound base for my homemade foliage to stick to. So designed that not one branch will spring sending out showers of canopy stuff all over the show.
i make far to much mess now without extra showers
landing me in it with my Dearest Mrs B.

:coffee: To play each day can be an awfully big messy adventure. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 01 Aug 2020, 22:07

............................................... :winky: BEANO FUN TIME... :eh: O', No not again!
:mrgreen: Why not? :sst: join in?
:cowboy: Ya! Never mind about the WingNuts of this world Pards!
:read: It might get crazy? :winky: After all who wants normal?
:cowboy: i was normal once it was the worst 15 seconds of me life.
:coffee: So while i sip my tea, Just follow along.

:mrgreen: Peter, hates tea. :drool: Yuck! :eh: So he might well throw up!
:read: It will certainly make all the daily papers. :eh: i guess so?

:coffee: OK ,Guys settle down.

A silent hush! Fell upon this open page.

i have long thought with the passing of time even torn up paper could have a use in a day of display,
and that certain somethings could also be left for others to use their own imaginations upon.

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The word had spread far and wide concerning a certain cabbage patch.

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That some of the little people just had to come see it on opening day.

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And even have a closer look.
No cabbage white butterfly caterpillars were seen munching away here.
Well they had no taste for it, it seemed.
:sst: it being paper soaked in watered down glue.

So lots of little people from all walks of life came.
They like the cabbage patch are very rare indeed.

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They even took a tour around the local landmarks.
and posed while their photographs were taken.

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At long last they were showing colour like none before.

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:eh: Eh the book! :shock: Shock! :shock: Shock! :shock: i'm not shocked at all.

:coffee: i'm very glad to say that i never have looked in that great big book.
Why on earth should i when i've already got a head full up with paper ideas ? BB
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