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« Reply #360 on: October 15, 2018, 01:20:46 PM »

The top rung of the railing on a well used ladder will develop a polished look even when painted because of the constant rubbing of hands and gloves across the surface.  


I guess I understand what you mean. In my mind's eye iIt's a aubergine-violet-brown hue with a slight metallic shine - something like that:



Hmm, very difficult to archieve, but let's try tomorrow!



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« Reply #361 on: October 15, 2018, 01:54:15 PM »

Maybe some soot and graphite powder, rubbed to the surface with your finger may work? I'd try that at some residue because color won't stick to that later on.
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« Reply #362 on: October 16, 2018, 09:17:18 AM »

Autumn is my favourite season and the last few days weather was marvelous. So I moved with my work on the balcony. So work is progressing very quickly (by my standards) and I have almost finished the scaffold construction on the front sinde. The ladder in the foreground will be supportet by a gangway that leads around the stone pillar. Instead of graphite powder I tryed a mixture of chrome pigments and graphite. In reality the slight shine is visible; on the picture the effect is close to nil ... Undecided

   
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« Reply #363 on: October 16, 2018, 11:19:55 AM »

At the left ladder it's clearly visible and it looks good!
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« Reply #364 on: October 16, 2018, 12:17:22 PM »

Excellant and different
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« Reply #365 on: October 16, 2018, 03:47:07 PM »

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« Reply #366 on: October 18, 2018, 11:49:01 AM »

And here a last pic from the scaffold on back side, taken on my balcony in the last evening light. Now it's time to go back to the workbench. Next step will be the bank wall and two wooden gangways that connect the pillar with the riverbank. That will take some time!

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« Reply #367 on: October 18, 2018, 02:36:37 PM »

And here a last pic from the scaffold on back side, taken on my balcony in the last evening light. Now it's time to go back to the workbench. Next step will be the bank wall and two wooden gangways that connect the pillar with the riverbank. That will take some time!

Extremely fascinating work!
I think this must be the most original modelling project I have ever seen.
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« Reply #368 on: October 18, 2018, 09:05:56 PM »

I love that last photo! The machinery, the masonry, the water, and all the debris at the bottom are very convincing!
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« Reply #369 on: October 19, 2018, 01:23:18 AM »

Just crazy Peter and so consistent in the overall impression.
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« Reply #370 on: October 19, 2018, 05:20:31 AM »

An excellent look at an excellent model!

In my mind's eye it's a aubergine-violet-brown hue with a slight metallic shine Peter
Yes, I know what you mean, I often see the same coloration on old manhole covers and similar items.
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« Reply #371 on: October 19, 2018, 08:32:26 AM »

The photo with the guide wheel and lashing ring beside it show very clearly how unpainted iron takes on a shiny patina from the constant rubbing of the ropes passing over it.  Most of the parts of your model tend to make one think you are taking photos of the real thing and trying to pass them as a model. 
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« Reply #372 on: October 19, 2018, 12:18:09 PM »

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« Reply #373 on: November 28, 2018, 11:00:52 AM »

Hello

Thank you all for your motivating words!

As I have to do some wooden planked gangways now, I wanted to share my first attempts in painting wood. The planks are only placed loosely!
I know, there are several threads here on weathering wood, but I must confess -to my shame - I was trying to find my own way (mostly due to the lack of appropriate ingredients i.e. SilverWood).



Any proposals or criticisms are welcome!



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« Reply #374 on: November 28, 2018, 11:24:53 AM »

As I have to do some wooden planked gangways now, I wanted to share my first attempts in painting wood. The planks are only placed loosely!
I know, there are several threads here on weathering wood, but I must confess -to my shame - I was trying to find my own way (mostly due to the lack of appropriate ingredients i.e. SilverWood).

The wood looks great!
As I  have no access to Silverwood myself, I would love to hear about your techniques in more detail.
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