Westlake Publishing Forums
September 19, 2017, 07:30:24 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:     REGARDING MEMBERSHIP ON THIS FORUM: Due to spam, our server has disabled the forum software to gain membership. The only way to become a new member is for you to send me a private e-mail with your preferred screen name (we prefer you use your real name, or some variant there-of), and email adress you would like to have associated with the account.  -- Send the information to:  Russ at finescalerr@msn.com
 
   Home   Help Search Login  
Pages: 1 ... 18 19 20 [21]
  Print  
Author Topic: Steel cable transmission  (Read 76879 times)
Peter_T1958
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 186



WWW
« Reply #300 on: August 07, 2017, 05:24:27 AM »

A fist attempt to reactivate my thread, shot down by Photobucket. Angry
Here a quick iPhone photo of my current trials to create an appealing water surface (the black frame is added on the PC, to give an idea of the final appearance). Additional a picture of the "as it should be" .

Logged

"Siplicity is the ultimate sophistication" -Leonardo Da Vinci-

https://industrial-heritage-in-scale.blogspot.ch/
Bill Gill
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 526



« Reply #301 on: August 07, 2017, 09:49:49 AM »

Peter, Your "current" trial (is that a pun hidden in there?) to make appealing water looks successful to me.

Can you post a tutorial or description of how you achieved that effect?
Also, your photo from your 30 April post is gone, i hope that is recoverable because I want to try modeling some old galvanized metal.
Logged
Chuck Doan
Mr. Wizard
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2369



WWW
« Reply #302 on: August 07, 2017, 01:36:57 PM »

Looking very promising!
Logged

“They're most important to me. Most important. All the little details.” -Joseph Cotten, Shadow of a Doubt





http://public.fotki.com/ChuckDoan/model_projects/
Peter_T1958
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 186



WWW
« Reply #303 on: August 07, 2017, 02:41:52 PM »

Thanks Guys! 
Bill, only now I see the pun. In fact: It's far away for me as a german speaking guy to dare something like that!


As all pictures have disappeared from the forum, here a overview over my current (no pun Wink) project:







Logged

"Siplicity is the ultimate sophistication" -Leonardo Da Vinci-

https://industrial-heritage-in-scale.blogspot.ch/
Peter_T1958
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 186



WWW
« Reply #304 on: August 07, 2017, 02:44:47 PM »

And here again some "how I did" with the pictures:



In this specific case I compared pictures of old, galvanized metal. After that I put them away and tryed to catch that cloudy, blotchy white hue over the dark metallic ground color.
As basecolor I used Citadel game Color, Boltgun Metal (or whatever else is close at hand; any dark metal color would do it). Then I applied very thin cloudy coats of creamy white and traces of dark and light rust. The forementioned technique allowes you to control the colors carefully. That's all!




For those prominent ripples, caused by currents... water moving below the surface, and up to the surface, I did not have any idea to generate that effect. Then I discovered by chance such unusual fabric in the textile shop when I accompanied my wife on her Saturday shopping (obviously you should do this from time to time...!)
And here what I did: Soaking a piece oft fabric, that has been given the right shape, with Future (Pledge) applied by brush. Waiting for about half an hour, then carefully taken away. What remains is a slight trace of ... ripples.
Hope you understand what I wanted to describe  Embarrassed

All the best,
Peter
« Last Edit: August 07, 2017, 03:04:27 PM by Peter_T1958 » Logged

"Siplicity is the ultimate sophistication" -Leonardo Da Vinci-

https://industrial-heritage-in-scale.blogspot.ch/
Chuck Doan
Mr. Wizard
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2369



WWW
« Reply #305 on: August 07, 2017, 06:54:31 PM »

Your mechanism and stonework is a joy to behold, Peter! It is also an amazing prototype. The water is a perfect addition.
Logged

“They're most important to me. Most important. All the little details.” -Joseph Cotten, Shadow of a Doubt





http://public.fotki.com/ChuckDoan/model_projects/
finescalerr
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4774


« Reply #306 on: August 08, 2017, 12:56:19 AM »

I agree with Chuck and would add that I can't find a flaw in your work. -- Russ
Logged
Bill Gill
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 526



« Reply #307 on: August 08, 2017, 06:56:06 AM »

Peter, Thank you for posting those photos. And thank you for the photo and description of how you made the water surface you want. It worked very well. I will experiment with that idea too!

As far as making puns in another language, that is always tricky. I'm sure this is more mangled than I remember: A German Professor once tried to tell the class a Christmas joke in mixed "German" and "English":

Small boy: Was Bringt Sankt?
Mutter: Er bringt was er kann.
Small boy: Ich will kein "wasser kann"! Ich möchte ein Flugzeug!!
Logged
Lawton Maner
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 294


« Reply #308 on: August 08, 2017, 07:31:15 AM »

The only fault in this project, and I feel I am speaking for many on this forum, is that we lack your skills and patience.
Logged
Peter_T1958
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 186



WWW
« Reply #309 on: August 08, 2017, 11:07:03 AM »

Bill, Chuck, Russ and Lawton

Thank you for your kind words and your support here in this forum. I am learning a lot from you guys. I do not want to hide the fact, however, that there are still some material-related flaws in this methode. If you look closely enough in the following picture, you will see, that some ribbles have a flat top when dry (sketch B).



In reality they look more like in sketch A. Apart of that, if you remove the fabric too early, "bubbles" are created which have to be opened with a sharp knife point or so. That's why the best time to remove the fabric is, when the liquid "strings up". Finally I will spray some thin layers of Pledge (blue) to homogenize the surface further (sketch C).



Cheers,
Peter
« Last Edit: August 08, 2017, 01:03:16 PM by Peter_T1958 » Logged

"Siplicity is the ultimate sophistication" -Leonardo Da Vinci-

https://industrial-heritage-in-scale.blogspot.ch/
Barney
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 771


« Reply #310 on: August 08, 2017, 02:55:05 PM »

Lovely colours and techniques
Barney
Logged
Ray Dunakin
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3546



WWW
« Reply #311 on: August 08, 2017, 10:30:11 PM »

Very clever and interesting method for creating ripples!

Your gears are so well done, for a moment I wasn't sure whether I was looking at model photos or prototype, in the close ups.
Logged

Visit my website to see pics of the rugged and rocky In-ko-pah Railroad!

Ray Dunakin’s World
Pages: 1 ... 18 19 20 [21]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.13 | SMF © 2006-2011, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!