Saturday, 27 July 2013

TAR7An Board update 3.

 Slowly slowly catchy money! It may only be that thinks it has been slow progress the last couple of days, but here is what I have done.

The fist thing that stands out is that I have started to colour the board up. (Yes I still have to build the temple entrance and remake the huts.) The river now has a series of blues and greens which give it some depth and I am just about ready to think about the waterfall being coloured and textured and given several coat of varnish. I have sourced the stepping stones and when I find some araldite they will be painted and added. at that stage I will add a lighter blue green section so it appears shallow around the stones. I hope to be at that stage when I do my next board update.

I know I keep saying it's going slow, most of that is an apathy attack and me not being willing to do much in the heat. Yes I am a wimp!

Elsewhere on the board I have added sand, plaster PVA and paint  to give the main area a firm and solid texture, which will get painted as grass and dirt to match the figures bases and the bases on the huts. Still a lot to tidy up but it is now starting, very slowly, to take form and give some idea of what it will look like when finished.

That is today's very quick update club day tomorrow so expect an AAR on Monday. So until then take care don't stay too long in the sun and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Best wishes Clint

23 comments:

  1. Coming along nicely. I'm really impressed with the water already it looks great! The sea board was obviously just practice for this superb table :D

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    1. Thanks Simon. I would not say practice but I hope I learned something from it. I hope to learn from this as well,

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  2. I am always amazed at what colors do to things. Once you're done, I'm sure it will be spectacular.
    When you need it finished by?

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    1. Original plan was 22nd September, But as this is no longer destined to be a show game there is no deadline now.

      On the spectacular front, it is getting there step by step which is not to say I have no worries! (I have lots of worries).

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  3. It's progressing fine Clint and you're not a wimp due to the heat.......crotch rot is a serious disease!

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    1. Thanks for raising the tone. PMSL

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  4. Looking great.. Can't wait to see the end result

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    1. Thank you Dave. Unless you get a time machine you'll just have to wait. If you do have one can I borrow it?

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  5. Splendid progress, I shall be stealing a few tips from here with reference to that water - brava Sir.

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    1. We shall see what the water comes out like with varnish. Steal away you are more than welcome to any knowledge or techniques that I can come up with.

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  6. Great progress there Clint and the water effect is stunning. I cant wait to see the crocs in it

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  7. Looking great so far, you can already see the potential, keep it up man.

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    1. Your encouragement along with everyone else is keeping me going. And for that I must thank you. I might struggle with foliage but I found out yesterday that the New Zealand Prison service might be able to help! As they make railway scenery item as part of rehabilitation, or so I am told.

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  8. Splendid work Clint. I wouldnt worry about being slow because of the heat - my hobby progression is disgraceful and thats not even blaming that 'orrible flaming ball of gas!

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  9. Splendid work Clint. I wouldnt worry about being slow because of the heat - my hobby progression is disgraceful and thats not even blaming that 'orrible flaming ball of gas!

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  10. hi Clint, this is looking good, as I knew it would. I shall keep you posted about the plant stuff, the guy is looking into postage costs so should hear soon.

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  11. Nice to see it all coming together, base colours look good.

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  12. I know the heat is a bugger, but this is worth continuing with. Just think of how cool it's going to look when you're done. And all those gorgeous figures need a place to hang out.

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    1. Not giving up so easily. Next board update on Sunday.

      So I'll hope to see you then if not sooner.

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