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« Reply #105 on: March 01, 2016, 01:50:13 PM »

John; Your builds are wonderful. I do so much learning from them as well as just enjoying them. Thank you for sharing.....Allan
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« Reply #106 on: March 01, 2016, 03:23:08 PM »

Here is another photo taken outside in the fierce North Queensland sun.

That's outstanding! How did you apply the gouache washes? Each straw/tuft individually by brush? I have to try this method. Looking at my own attempts the fibre's appearance never is convincing.

Thanks for posting those pictures!

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« Reply #107 on: March 02, 2016, 08:59:33 AM »

Here is another photo taken outside in the fierce North Queensland sun.

That's outstanding! How did you apply the gouache washes? Each straw/tuft individually by brush? I have to try this method. Looking at my own attempts the fibre's appearance never is convincing.

Thanks for posting those pictures!

Cheers,
Volker

Thanks for your comments guys. Volker I found mixing the Gouache with soapy water helped it flow. I used both paint brush and airbrush to add the gouache, using a very weak wash to build up the colour gradually. Sometimes I painted individual tufts, sometimes I airbrused in larger areas, trying to get the balance between natural variation and consistency. Note that the dry paint appears different to wet paint. So it's best to leave the work to dry before assessing and continuing.

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John
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« Reply #108 on: March 02, 2016, 02:11:20 PM »

Beautiful work John.  Is there any ratio for the Gouache to soapy water?

Jerry
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« Reply #109 on: March 03, 2016, 08:49:56 AM »

Beautiful work John.  Is there any ratio for the Gouache to soapy water?

Jerry
Thanks Jerry, no I couldn't say. It's not very scientific, just a matter of what looks right. But not much colour is needed, the jute is already a straw colour like grass. Also only a very small amount of dishsoap was added to the water, just a squirt in half a glass of water I guess.

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« Reply #110 on: March 21, 2016, 12:46:46 PM »

Hi john I just spent the time to go through you whole thread, thanks for all the SBS they are really very helpful modeling trees is not something I would want to tackle and your work on the Eucalyptus is outstanding. as is the rest of the model.

Michael
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