water tower scratchbuild

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by belg, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. belg

    belg Member

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    This is what's been occupiyng my time as well as that :curse: shelf and the wiring that goes with that.

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  2. belg

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    #2 another angle

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  3. belg

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    with #3 I'm wondering if this will be high enough once the spout is attached?
    Could someone also tell me how to get more than one photo in a post?

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  4. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Neat water tank!

    to post several images you need to place them on another web site, then use the IMG button to add the url (web address) where you want it withing the post.

    If you go to the live chat link at the top of the page, you can read the instructions for posting images in chat. Not the same, but a similar concept.
  5. Tyson Rayles

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    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Nice tank Belg.
  7. pttom

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    Looks great Belg.
  8. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

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    How did you create the stonework?
  9. belg

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    The blocks are made from plaster first I poured an 1/8" thick layer and then scored and snapped 1/4" strips then cut and fit like bricks. A very tedious process.
  10. Brunob1

    Brunob1 New Member

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    Have you tried a product called Sculptamold? It's a clay like product that dries in the oven. I've used it for rock work and it's quite good. You can do all your carving while it's soft. It dosn't shrink and it's available in colors. If you get a wall you really like, make a mold and reproduce it in plaster.
  11. jkristia

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    looks great :thumb:
  12. aartwmich

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    No doubt!! In N scale yet!! :eek: The blocks look fantastic..as does the wood siding and the conical roof! :thumb:
  13. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

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    Well the tedious aspect has paid-off big time as the realism is fantastic. The cold joint between each stone combined with the shadows makes the effect very believable.

  14. Clerk

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    Great job Belge. I really like the stone work.
  15. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    That is supurb work, especially the stone walls.

    I'm thinking that something like that would look great on a layout with no roof, doors or windows. There are lots of abandon buildings like that around here where all the wood is gone and only the walls just like yours are still standing.

    Don
  16. Lighthorseman

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    That is REALLY nice work, Belg! Tedious, yes...but nothing compares to individually stacked stones. Well worth your time, it looks. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  17. Dan Crowley

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    Here is a water tower that I made. I needed several, so I made a mold to allow me to make them quickly out of resin.

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  18. Benny

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    height

    If it is too high or too low, you can always redo the landscape onto whic this fits...set in on a slight hill, or into a light slump...Eitherway, beautiful.
  19. belg

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    update

    Here's a new photo of the watertower. I put together a sample of some scraps to get the color for the stonework as I do not want to go onto the real thing til I'm happy with the color, which at this point I'm not. There is not enough variation in the tones and I'm thinking a grey contrast would be better. Any opinions?

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  20. Arlaghan

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    Don't recall seeing this thread before... somehow they can slip past ya!

    Glad I caught it - that's very nice indeed! :eek: :) :thumb: