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Paul Robertson

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A busy weekend only left me this evening to make a start on the back scene. I wanted the feel of a breezy summers day with high clouds and decided the impressionist look would likely be the best approach. So it was out with the acrylics and lots of big sploshes of very light blues (I had to lighten the first application as it felt too dark and rich and then using streaks of white brushed in with a bit of sky blue and a small amount of grey to give depth and shadow to the clouds. 

 

Here is the result so far:

 

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(overall effect) 

 

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(a closer look) 

 

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(and one more) 

 

Probably needs a bit of touching up in daylight when I can compare colours better. 

 

The next section will be the hills. This will be a bit trickier to get the right shades and detail. I'll probably reduce my brush size to assist. 

 

Thanks for reading

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Are you going to "box in" the layout when it is finished, to create a 'frame' around the modelled scene? If so, do you plan to have variable lighting above?

 

When you focus in close, you get the plethora of detail you have included, but the general overviews really capture that "Dover" look!

 

Wish I had got some (any) modelling done this weekend - struck down with "man flu" and spent the last three days in bed! Nothing compared to the bigger picture, of course - and at least it wasn't Covid!

 

Looking forward to your next instalment.

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12 hours ago, SteveyDee68 said:

Are you going to "box in" the layout when it is finished, to create a 'frame' around the modelled scene? If so, do you plan to have variable lighting above?

 

When you focus in close, you get the plethora of detail you have included, but the general overviews really capture that "Dover" look!

 

Wish I had got some (any) modelling done this weekend - struck down with "man flu" and spent the last three days in bed! Nothing compared to the bigger picture, of course - and at least it wasn't Covid!

 

Looking forward to your next instalment.

Thanks Steve - I was going to put an mdf cut out piece along the base of the front of the layout to cover up the various bits of wood and filler and paint it black with a curtain to cover the trestle legs. Not sure yet about something across the top as it might get in the way of the eye line. Hope you're feeling better soon

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