Stonewallin': Finished at last!

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Casey Feedwater, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. Casey Feedwater

    Casey Feedwater Member

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    Thanks for the compliments, everyone. :)

    Ian, I model in HO scale. As for the water....

    I used a method for making my water that I first used about 20+ years ago on another riverfront scene. It's not complicated, but it is time consuming because of drying times. In a nutshell, after spraying the base with flat black paint, I stipple acrylic matte medium all across the water area. After that has dried, I brush acrylic gloss medium over all of it. Next, I drybrush and blend Polly Brown Drab, Olive Drab, and U.S. Brown Special. The object here is to create the impression of silt without making the water appear muddy, so I try to keep the colors as translucent as I can. Finally, and it's important to make sure the drybrushed paint has cured, I brush on Future acrylic floor polish to which I have added a couple drops of non-waterproof black ink.

    The method is not perfect, but it does a fairly good job of simulating ripples and currents, and it does suggest some depth to the water.
  2. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Casey, thats some real fine modelling my friend, the walling is excellent. Love all the details.

    Shamus
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  3. jimnrose

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    Casey, your workmanship is fantastic. I can understand why you are a busy man. Thanks for sharing. Jim
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    spitfire Active Member

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    Beautiful.....just beautiful! Now if you'll excuse me, I have to look at your photos again!!

    You should send those photos to Sierra West if you haven't already.

    cheers
    Val
  5. Casey Feedwater

    Casey Feedwater Member

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    Again, thanks, everyone.

    Val, Brett has already asked for a full set of photos to post in SW's website "Gallery." I've got to burn them to a CD and then they're on their way.
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    Gee, Casey, I just can't think of any appropriate adjectives here...I would say 'fantastic', or 'awesome', but quite honestly, I think they fall a little short!
    So how about I don't say anything, & just sit here & drool?:eek: :eek: :eek:

    If & when I ever grow up, I wanna be just like you, Casey!
    :) :cool: :cool: :D
  7. Casey Feedwater

    Casey Feedwater Member

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    Well, if you're not already nuts, you will be if you wind up like me! :eek: :rolleyes: :D :D But thanks for the nice words, Charlie. :)
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    OH MY

    How much does ol man Foss charge for row boats, man, a case of Millers Lite and old cane pole and I'd be set for a great adventure there. Super work Casey :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
    on a scale of 1 - 5 that gets 5 eeks.
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    Mike...Now I am Green with envy.....love that Row boat view expession!!!!
  10. Casey Feedwater

    Casey Feedwater Member

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    Casey:
    Outstanding work, as usual! We never get tired of seeing great work like this.

    Eric