Luib Bridge

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  1. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    So, i hit the shed for a wee while to try and push the scenics on a bit.

    I had to start by painting along the top corner now that I had the layout in a workable position........


    and then I was going to attempt the footpath route on the diagonal slope .......


    and so I did ......

    I had to touch up the paint where the rock meets the back board so could not do any scenics to the extreme top of the rock / ridge ....


    I'll need to go back to that area with a black wash and highlights to try and bring the rock in line with the rest of the stuff done previously. So the next job was to start on some of the rock out crops .......


    i deliberately kept the scenics quite light. I can always go back and apply another coat once the glue has dried and the true effect and tones are obvious.


    I have also used some darker soil cover as a base coat prior to the burnt turf and blended turf mixes. I went sparingly on the course turf. Again, I can always add more.


    I intend giving a very spartan sprinkle of a very fine grey ballast that I have here and there on the path to act as scree. just a very thin smatter here and there.


    and the last photo for tonight. I'll get back to it on Sunday night ...... guess who's decorating. :facepalm:

    I'll deal with the top ridge as the paint will be dry, apply the black wash and highlights and then continue picking out the out crop areas for further vegetation.

    I also have the area around the point switch to patch in. Its coming on though and I am happy with it as a first attempt.

    cheers

    toto
     
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  2. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    A job and decorating in the one week, how lucky can a guy get, next you''l be doing the shopping - lucky bar steward, life don't get any better :avatar:

    Paul
     
  3. York Paul

    York Paul Full Member

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    What has that poor shed ever done to you Toto to deserve a smacking?
     
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  4. Gary

    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    Coming along Toto. :thumbs: Will you be adding any static grass to the mix of weeds etc ??

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  5. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Gary.

    I think I will do. Not a ton of it but a bit here and there. Especially along the top edge and maybe some of the larger rock areas.

    Feel free to suggest .......

    Toto
     
  6. Gary

    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    My theory for dense grass is anywhere water can be contained to keep the soil moist or hollows in rocks such as crevices where soil can gather, allowing for good growth habits. I would imagine grass would not grow that well along top edges of rocky out crops, after all, that is solid rock with no soil content !

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  7. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    And Toto has to find his static grass applicator :avatar:
     
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  8. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    No ..... I know exactly where it is. It's all under control. :p
     
  9. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    It's been a long time since I've done anything here. I'm back in the shed tomorrow putting together a stock box for next weekends exhibition in Dundee with his nib's.

    So ..... I'll do a bit of a tidy up which I actually started today and then finish off the remaining scenics to the rock faces that are outstanding. I'll also need to start looking at the fascia for the bridge front again. The trail has went a bit cold on that one.

    Maybe in getting started with the above, it may get me moving on the goods shed build for baseboard two which is up at his nib's getting fitted out for the traverser. There has been no scenics started on that board so the shed would help lift the bareness of it.

    The main plan going into next year is to get board two progressed and then turn to building kits. Maybe one exhibition but kits will get the priority.

    That's the plan.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  10. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    It`s a lifetime hobby Toto......no rush......that`s what I keep telling myself anyway...:scratchchin:
    :cheers::tophat:Gormo
     
  11. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Well ....... I'm taking your guidance.ive had a huge blank period .... longer than the norm but the overall interest is still there. I like tuning in here and keeping my thirst going but trying to get my own butt off the floor has been so hard.

    Paul hit the nail on the head in saying that you don't get enough time to do what YOU want ( sorry for shouting ) it's a fickle old hobby.

    Cheers
    Toto


    Ps ..... hope everything is tickety boo.
     
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    Yes Toto........all is tickety boo.......honkey dory,
    But the trains are wanting some attention........there is a drought on in the train room.......:avatar:
    :cheers::tophat:Gormo
     
  13. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    it all looks like progress to me your worthiness

    ian vt
     
  14. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Even just a couple of hours .... it's amazing what you can achieve ..... he says as he sits nursing the mother of all hangovers. I was on a brandy fest last night ....... ohhhhhh .... The power of the grape. :avatar:

    C'mon now my majesticness, you have a stock box to organise, scenics to finish, a news letter to write up ........ and ........ take SWMBO to B& Q to pick up spindles. Yes ....... spindles ..... for the latches on the new internal doors wot we are having fitted. The joiner was here yesterday pricing up some work. :facepalm: ahhh my head.:hammer:
     
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    Dear Right Honorable Magesticness,
    No sympathy for self inflicted pain.......but I must admit it probably seemed like a good idea at the time.?????....:avatar::avatar:
    You know one of the unfair things in life...????......my brother in law can drink himself stupid and I mean stupid......and he`s never had a hang over in his life.......not fair I say..:scratchchin:
    :cheers::tophat:Gormo
     
  16. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Got over it. I'm tough. Even got all my chores done ...... eventually. I think my tolerance for the stuff has wained a bit as I've got older. ..... need to take some training lessons with Ian Tinto.

    :faint:
     
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  17. gormo

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    :facepalm:
     
  18. Gary

    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    I'll drink to that ! :cheers:

    Not long now to the exhibition and I'm guessing you are not counting down the days but the hours now... Oh the feeling of despair... :eek: I'm sure it'll all come together in the last few dying hours... :thumbup:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  19. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    I just realised why I don't have much time on my hands since retiring .. when I worked I could throw sickies and skive off .. where did they go?

    ps I'll set up a tapas assault course Toto

    Ian vt
     
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