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 Posted: Mon Sep 24th, 2012 11:16 am
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Hi all, I might have shown this before, but can't recall.

Done long before static grass was invented!
The dinghy is a model of my uncle's and is made from veneers, the oars from bamboo.

The overall size is about 8" square. 7mm-1ft scale. English O gauge.

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What a wonderful photo! Excellent job on the boat, it is most realistic as is the complete scene.

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Yes!

One of those photos that at first glance you mistake for real.

Even on close inspection, it is hard to find any "give away".

Great model making, Martin.

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 Posted: Mon Sep 24th, 2012 02:56 pm
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Thanks guys,
It's tucked away in a box somewhere.
Scenery is what I like to do best, which is why all the electronics involved with R/C mystifies me.

I was missing my mud! So I knocked up the little set-piece of my childhood. It's a real place, btw. Yes, it really is Paglesham on the River Roach in Essex. Hence my username.

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Hi Martin

It's the mud that I really like about that picture. The way it's been lapped at by the water and washed away is excellent.



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Thanks Bob,
it's just a finger full of Polyfilla with some lint "sea lawn" on top, as it doesn't always get covered by the sea, so the grass, samphire, etc. gets a tenuous hold on some spots.

The difficulty for me is forcing myself to use some gloss to represent water in places and damp mud in others. Normally anything other than absolute matt is a no-no for me.

The whole structure is just a wall of styrene and Polyfila with lint grass and bits of "aged" pearwood.

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Very English coast.
Mud...Yep.
Brings back memories of Pagham harbour in Sussex.
Only a 'short drive' from Essex.
( well, for you US boys anyway ! )

Nice scene Martin.

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Hi Si,
Paglesham, Pagham...you'd think Pag meant mud in old English!

Thanks for the kind comments.

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Hi Martin :wave:



I gotta say your mud is marvelous !


The olde English vintage mud is my favorite !!


AWESOME boat as well. :)



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Many thanks, Si. Long time since I posted that! My son keeps it in a cake tin!

Cheers,
Martin



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