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Re: Bridge and Boat diorama

Postby St.Luke » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:49 pm

Thank you Carl and Pooch for your support.

To continue, my last catch-up post.
Before installing the towers, I had to build the road, footpath and traffic lights first.

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The towers are secured, through the road, to the girders.

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Then added road and footpath railings. The gap you see near the traffic lights is for swing gates for closing the road off when the traffic lights turn red.

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Then I worked on routing all the wires, under the table, to bridge centre where the control box will be installed.

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Painted the railings.

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Painted the rest of the bridge a cement grey colour.
I prefer to show the bridge in a pristine state for aesthetic reasons.
Many modelers prefer to show signs of weathering for a more realistic look. For artistic reasons, I prefer a more clean, unpolluted, ideal look.

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Then I needed to paint he road, which is concrete (cement + gravel).
I used the same bridge grey for the gravel. At first I splattered the paint and it got overworked in places as I was trying to target the underworked areas.
At first I thought of redoing it, but intuition told me to use it to my advantage. So I dry brushed the dark with the lighter colour and visa versa. Then repeated with a fine brush.
Painting the road within the bridge span was difficult and tricky.

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Then painted the white fog and double-centered lines, and added some road reflectors.
I could not resist playing with the model cars.
I will arrange the cars on the bridge near the completion of the diorama. This will help with the final balance.

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This is where I am at the moment.
Will post updates as each stage gets completed.
Thanks for following.
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Re: Bridge and Boat diorama

Postby Pooch » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:20 pm

Seems as though there was a pretty bad accident, there. Do you have little model police cars and ambulances on the way?
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Re: Bridge and Boat diorama

Postby Singular » Mon May 01, 2017 9:20 am

Really great work so far Peter. You have my attention. I appreciate you sharing in such great detail.
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