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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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