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1/72 Working Lift-Span Bridge 5 months 4 weeks ago #181

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It just gets better and better. Poor fellow in the mud. Nice workmates helping him up too, or is that Buoy really a monster from outer space turning on the worker?
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1/72 Working Lift-Span Bridge 5 months 3 weeks ago #182

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Bishop wrote: It just gets better and better. Poor fellow in the mud. Nice workmates helping him up too, or is that Buoy really a monster from outer space turning on the worker?

They attached the crane cable on the wrong place and when they tried to lift the buoy the frame broke. The crewman suddenly fell backwards into the mud as if frightened. Perhaps he was tripping on the job. :lol:

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Dipping cork into dish of PVA glue and positioning it into place, one piece at a time.






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1/72 Working Lift-Span Bridge 5 months 3 weeks ago #184

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LOOK AT THE ROCKS UNDER THE JOLLY WALKWAY!!!! Rude word that is very good mate
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1/72 Working Lift-Span Bridge 5 months 3 weeks ago #185

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1/72 Working Lift-Span Bridge 5 months 3 weeks ago #187

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Painted the car park surface.


Painted side walls a neutral grey.

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1/72 Working Lift-Span Bridge 5 months 1 week ago #189

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Sen friggin sensational, mate this is awesome.
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I had planned to add a few swimmers in the river but discovered that nobody swims there because of the Bull Sharks, which have been caught by a few recreational anglers.







My mate Muz, who used to do a lot of fishing, told me that since the boat is under 5 m, the guys ought to be wearing inflatable life-jackets. Also added line to the rods.

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1/72 Working Lift-Span Bridge 5 months 1 week ago #191

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1/72 Working Lift-Span Bridge 5 months 6 days ago #192

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My friend Muz (Murray) is dying from cancer. Over last few weeks his condition has dropped drastically. He, including other cyclists, asked me if I was going to include cyclists into the diorama. I knew there ought to be since there are over 100 cyclists travelling on its footpath every week. I have hesitated due to having to build a road racing bicycle at 1/72 scale (can't buy them). However, Muz's condition has urged me to give it a go.

Asked Muz to send me a picture of him and his bike. He obliged. From this photo I tried to make some sort of model. Will have Muz and bike waiting at the traffic lights, and waving goodbye.







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1/72 Working Lift-Span Bridge 5 months 6 days ago #193

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JUST AWESOME!!!
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1/72 Working Lift-Span Bridge 5 months 6 days ago #194

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Wow thats crazy :woohoo: very well done and a fantastic tribute to your friend.
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1/72 Working Lift-Span Bridge 2 months 4 days ago #195

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Been ill, but okay again. In the meantime, the shire council snuck in a floating wharf on the south bank.






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1/72 Working Lift-Span Bridge 2 months 4 days ago #196

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Sneaky Council. Nice edition though.
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1/72 Working Lift-Span Bridge 3 weeks 12 hours ago #197

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Just found this beautiful build. WOW is just not quite enough to express the delight in this work. The tribute to your friend is both outstanding work and a fine thing to do.
Good to see , the Council couldn't catch you unawares and your response is right on the money.
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1/72 Working Lift-Span Bridge 2 weeks 5 days ago #198

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Added paper mache using tissue paper and 50-50 PVA-water.









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After a diluted colour wash, to minimize the brightness of the white, I painted the water surface with acrylic paints. The idea is to show that the bridge was purposely built over the deepest section of the river. Actually, the river is mostly a lentil-pea soup colour.







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Then gave the whole lot a coat of PVA glue to seal the coloured paper mache.



After it dried . . .

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Good heavens that’s clever. Great to see an update
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1/72 Working Lift-Span Bridge 2 weeks 5 days ago #202

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Notice the Kraken? Could not help myself. I had to include it for a bit of fun.

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Waited about four days to allow the whole lot to dry. Any moisture trapped by the gloss will show itself as a blemish.
Used the highest gloss the local paintshop carried.



Painted one coat per day. After three coats . . .





Painted fish and jelly fish before the PVA coat. Here they are swimming away from the Kraken.



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Now, you see, that’s REAL scratch work. The water is perfect. Gracious that looks good mate.
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TOP looking water !! love the Cephalopoda:cheer:

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