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Carrying on with paving...


Paul Robertson

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Tonight I managed to finish off the point infilling and then get on with finishing off the paving. 

 

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(infill finished off along the dockside) 

 

First of all I paid attention to an area of das clay I wanted to turn into concrete (wanted a bit of relief from the tarmac). Concrete needs a nice clean edge to represent the formwork so out with the craft knife and metal rule to straighten up the edges. After that I scaled down and scored 9m movement joints into the das surface. 

 

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(area to be 'concreted' tieded up and movement joints scored in). 

 

Whilst I had originally bought the Indian ink to create tarmac I hadn't been impressed with the results but a couple of coats watered down did look very much like concrete so decided to use that technique instead. 

 

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(a coat of watery India ink. Note how it picks out scored movement joints) 

 

Having done this I then got out my acrylics and started to paint the asphalt Road. Lots of different shades of grey finished off with a thinner brush and lighter colours to represent where most of the traffic go. 

 

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(Linkspan junction with the lighter paint showing where the vehicles go) 

 

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(with the viaduct bridge back in place) 

 

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(and a final shot of the portakabin on its concrete apron) 

 

Just need to paint the rest of the Dock then I will need to put all the lining and road painting decals on. 

 

Thanks for reading

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