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The Sheep Chronicles : Chapter 5: Woolney. A pastoral corner of the Wisbleat and Upwool.......The Sheep goes East. These are the continuing adventures of Norman Lockhart, connoisseur of traditional British breakfasts and well filled baps.


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Indeed. I find that when I start weathering something, time just flies and I suddenly think ' that looks okay......how did that happen?'

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31 minutes ago, NHY 581 said:

Indeed. I find that when I start weathering something, time just flies and I suddenly think ' that looks okay......how did that happen?'

 

I've taken to making notes as I go along over the years whenever I do something like your fine weathering etc Rob, although with the advent of the camera on mobiles it has become easier to photograph each stage with the necessary tools / materials in shot to form a sequence as an aid.

 

It may seem a pain at the time but has paid dividends when wishing to replicate previous work.

 

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25 minutes ago, bgman said:

 

I've taken to making notes as I go along over the years whenever I do something like your fine weathering etc Rob, although with the advent of the camera on mobiles it has become easier to photograph each stage with the necessary tools / materials in shot to form a sequence as an aid.

 

It may seem a pain at the time but has paid dividends when wishing to replicate previous work.

 

G

Or maybe just video the process so no phone faffing when covered in powder. In my recording studio it’s common practise to video in order to remember elements of the session. 
 

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15 minutes ago, Porcy Mane said:

 

I approached  (sheepish like) these two goodly souls in the hope they would sell me some of their weathered wood paint. They thought I was barking and said, "they wood knot sell me any of their paint under any cypress tree circumstance".

 

I felt sapped at their refusal.

 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Porcy Mane said:

 

I approached  (sheepish like) these two goodly souls in the hope they would sell me some of their weathered wood paint. They thought I was barking and said, "they wood knot sell me any of their paint under any cypress tree circumstance".

 

I felt sapped at their refusal.

 

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Bloke on the left is a faster worker.

 

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4 minutes ago, Captain Kernow said:

Bloke on the left is a faster worker.

 

 

That's why he's thinner but has a thicker thatch. (barnet)

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5 minutes ago, Porcy Mane said:

 

That's why he's thinner but has a thicker thatch. (barnet)

He's also more Health & Safety conscious. He's not a Union Official, by any chance, is he?

 

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5 minutes ago, Captain Kernow said:

He's not a Union Official, by any chance, is he?

 You know, I think he just might be. I wondered why he told me I couldn't "get him" as he was in a hurry. He had to deliver some strawberries to his local branch. He suffixed all of his sentences with the word, "bro".  I thought he was just trying to be modern.

 

P

(Must stop taking the painkillers)

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1 hour ago, NHY 581 said:

Given your normal approach, Chris, I'm pretty sure you are selling yourself short. 

 

Start with a light colour as I did. 

 

I then add in the weathering powders. In hindsight  I should have started by adding in the 'smoke' powder to fill in the grooves in the planking. Then add the other colours. Its all about blending it all in. But it was a test piece.....

 

And don't panic. If it goes wrong  leave it and come back to it. It will work out fine. 

 

I did take a couple work in progress photos. 

 

Rob. 

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Brilliant!

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2 hours ago, NHY 581 said:

:banghead:

 

Can I borrow that for a while? 

 

I have knocked over half a bottle of MEK and melted a hole to the earth's core....

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1 minute ago, MrWolf said:

 

Can I borrow that for a while? 

 

I have knocked over half a bottle of MEK and melted a hole to the earth's core....

aarh - the Quatermek experiment...

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Successive governments of all persuasion have realised that the way to silence unions and keep wages low is to keep a million or so unemployed. ;)

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9 hours ago, Porcy Mane said:

 

I approached  (sheepish like) these two goodly souls in the hope they would sell me some of their weathered wood paint. They thought I was barking and said, "they wood knot sell me any of their paint under any cypress tree circumstance".

 

I felt sapped at their refusal.

 

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Nice cotoneasters.

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13 hours ago, NHY 581 said:

Morning all. 

 

Natural light is at a premium here today. 

 

Therefore, I have another image under my work light. I have tweaked the finish slightly. Not much but a fresh pair of eyes this morning required a bit more colour. Rust was added here and there and the darker areas lightened slightly. 

 

For comparison, this is what we started with. 

 

 

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To this........

 

 

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I'm happy with this finish.  All I need to do is remember what I did.......

 

But worthwhile testing matters ahead of tackling the buildings themselves. 

 

 

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Rob. 

Sometimes a piece of modelling inspiration comes along, just at the right time, that you just have to crib. This is such a time.

Alex

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22 minutes ago, St Enodoc said:

Nice cotoneasters.

 

From my experience of those plants, they will be home to about 50 billion spiders. Looks very nice on a frosty morning though with all the webs.

 

Slightly more on topic, the weathering of sample tongue and groove boards and wagon floors is making me look at how I do things and reminds me that every day is a school day. I think that it is time I invested in some weathering powders and used more of the same paint and techniques from my artwork on my models.

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