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The Road to Arnhem!

Posted by MABO on 11 May 2016, 22:50

Ok,now I understand!. But you can paint stone age figures as well, of course... :winky:
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Posted by Donald Duck on 11 May 2016, 23:08

MABO wrote:Ok,now I understand!. But you can paint stone age figures as well, of course... :winky:



What do you mean....? :lol:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 11 May 2016, 23:59

Lovely Work Jan.

Freaking Rocks Perhaps ? :read: " That's for Gas BB."
____ :cowboy: "So is all them baked beans I ate BB."

I`m sure looking forward 2 C`ing that completed road. BB
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 12 May 2016, 11:16

It snowed in Lome, as you see few weeks ago. It is now melting and vegetation finding his way through the snow. It will be posted soon to Jan and should arrive in time for FIGZ.

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Posted by Susofrick on 12 May 2016, 12:40

Very nice melting snow!
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Posted by MABO on 12 May 2016, 14:24

Very good? Andrea!
I love it
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Posted by Peter on 12 May 2016, 15:52

Christmas in May? Why not! :merrychristmas:

Fantastic work Andrea! :thumbup:
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Posted by Konrad on 12 May 2016, 15:55

Very nice work! :thumbup:
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 12 May 2016, 15:59

thanks for your support :-D Believe it or not is my first dio ever, which smells of baking soda. I couldn't find anything else in Lome for the snow :mrgreen:
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Posted by vellek on 12 May 2016, 18:28

Mr. Andrea wrote:Believe it or not is my first dio ever

Wow, then it's doubly impressive! :thumbup:
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Posted by Peter on 12 May 2016, 18:46

Mr. Andrea wrote:thanks for your support :-D Believe it or not is my first dio ever, which smells of baking soda. I couldn't find anything else in Lome for the snow :mrgreen:

What did you do to make it look like this?
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 12 May 2016, 19:11

Peter wrote:What did you do to make it look like this?


I look at some tutorials on youtube, all mixing white glue and baking soda and few drop of water. I tried that and spread the snow on the dio. I didn't like the effect. So I put a thin layer of diluted white glue on the snow and sprinkled baking soda on the glue. The soda foamed up a bit. I let it dries, then covered with matte varnish (the one I use is not really matte). But, believe me, at close distance, it does not look that good. I have much to improve or try another product.
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Posted by Peter on 12 May 2016, 19:37

Thank you! I think I will be playing around with some baking soda to! Maybe some day I can show the result on the forum! ;-)
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 13 May 2016, 10:18

Mr. Andrea,

What a great little dio you made! Thanks for sharing your experience with snow.
Also your birch trees (the ADM method) turned out pretty well: very nice white bark and black branches. If this is your first dio, a great future is laying ahead for you. :P

Mr. Andrea wrote:varnish (the one I use is not really matte)


Yes I noticed that, your woolen cloacks are shining like armour. Is that a specific choice? Like in the 'old school glossy varnish style' for Hinchliffe wargames figures?
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 13 May 2016, 15:04

Mr. Cryns wrote:Yes I noticed that, your woolen cloacks are shining like armour. Is that a specific choice? Like in the 'old school glossy varnish style' for Hinchliffe wargames figures?


It's not my choice, just the varnish not working, despite it is labelled matte varnish. And now I have figures in superman cloak :mrgreen: But in real life, it is not that shiny, the artificial light exacerbated the glossy effect. Again: I dream of Marvin's Daler Rowney :drool:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 13 May 2016, 17:37

That's a neat piece of work Mr. Andrea, and one uses what is available and upon reflection, it along with all the other guys efforts will make that unique roadway quite a success.

i wonder if there are any drains or manhole covers? :-D BB
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Posted by Marvin on 13 May 2016, 22:06

Mr. Andrea wrote:thanks for your support :-D Believe it or not is my first dio ever, which smells of baking soda. I couldn't find anything else in Lome for the snow :mrgreen:


Personally, I choose not to believe it's your first dio. It's clearly the work of a very experienced man :wink:

This is terrific work, Mr A! :thumbup: :thumbup: It's making me shiver just to look at it. it must have kept you feeling cool making this scene in the heat of Togo. :sweatdrop:
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Posted by MABO on 13 May 2016, 22:42

Well said, Marvin!
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