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.
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.
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.
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.