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Re: Bridge and Boat diorama

Thank you Carl and Pooch for your support. To continue, my last catch-up post. Before installing the towers, I had to build the road, footpath and traffic lights first. http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/photomaniac7/WARDELL%20BRIDGE/44_%20Traffic%20Lights.jpg The towers are secured, through t...
by St.Luke
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:49 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Bridge and Boat diorama
Replies: 22
Views: 9841

Re: Bridge and Boat diorama

Hello Carl, sorry if you got misled by my posts. I do not work that fast at all but only here, there, and whenever I can. In my first post I mentioned ... ...the following posts will show what I have done so far. The dioramas are half finished.... So I am only posting stages of development in piecem...
by St.Luke
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:13 am
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Bridge and Boat diorama
Replies: 22
Views: 9841

Re: Bridge and Boat diorama

To continue. Building the bridge towers. It does not look like it but over 11 metres of 6 mm square timber was used. http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/photomaniac7/WARDELL%20BRIDGE/33_BMU_Bridge%20Piers-1.jpg Doweling all the joints. http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/photomaniac7/WARDE...
by St.Luke
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:37 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Bridge and Boat diorama
Replies: 22
Views: 9841

Re: Bridge and Boat diorama

Thanks Carl for all those supportive and encouraging words. To tell you the truth, I find it amazing too, as it unfolds. I am too busy working at each step to realize how well it is coming together until I step back and look at it. I think most artists experience this too. I am sure you do, because ...
by St.Luke
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:10 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Bridge and Boat diorama
Replies: 22
Views: 9841

Re: Bridge and Boat diorama

To continue: On top of the bridge span there are balconies, gangways and an operations hut. http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/photomaniac7/WARDELL%20BRIDGE/22_Bridge%20Model%20update_Span%20hut%20layout_1.jpg http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/photomaniac7/WARDELL%20BRIDGE/23_Bridge%20M...
by St.Luke
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:15 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Bridge and Boat diorama
Replies: 22
Views: 9841

Re: Bridge and Boat diorama

To continue. The bridge span is quite complex on its own. In itself, could easily stand alone as an artifact. Electronically, under the span is a set of red and green navigational lights, and contacts for supplying power and data. The wiring for these needed to be hidden. So a trench was carved out ...
by St.Luke
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:56 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Bridge and Boat diorama
Replies: 22
Views: 9841

Re: Bridge and Boat diorama

Hello Derexbrown so complex Tell me about it! :roll: I am not as young as I used to be and have greater trouble keeping track of it all, even with all my notes. In all honesty, I am only halfway in figuring it out. Lot depends on how things work out in the immediate stages. I may know what is needed...
by St.Luke
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:36 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Bridge and Boat diorama
Replies: 22
Views: 9841

Re: Bridge and Boat diorama

To continue. I needed a break from the bridge construction and instead focused on the needed electronics. The project requires three voltages. 24 volts for panel lamps and other lighting. 12 volts for motors and relays, and 5 volts for servos and logic circuits. I always liked designing electronics ...
by St.Luke
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:45 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Bridge and Boat diorama
Replies: 22
Views: 9841

Re: Bridge and Boat diorama

... you might want to think about plaster as a base for the water... you can get it textured to the type of water you are going for. Calm, rough, small ripples. Then once you're happy with it you can paint it the necessary color... and then finish off by covering it with a clear, shiny varnish for ...
by St.Luke
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:51 am
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Bridge and Boat diorama
Replies: 22
Views: 9841

Re: Bridge and Boat diorama

Hello Pooch . Thanks for the tips. I must first let you know that the museum (non-profit org) has restricted funding. So I am always looking for a cheaper way to do things. Materials used can pose limitations to the ideal. In regards to scale. I had considered all scales between 1/87 to 1/45 and cho...
by St.Luke
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:10 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Bridge and Boat diorama
Replies: 22
Views: 9841

Re: Bridge and Boat diorama

To continue. The display table and its control box, which fits under the bridge area, needed to be built. The slot across the tabletop is for guiding the traversing boat. http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/photomaniac7/WARDELL%20BRIDGE/3_Bridge%20Model%20update_display%20table.jpg The control ...
by St.Luke
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:54 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Bridge and Boat diorama
Replies: 22
Views: 9841

Re: Bridge and Boat diorama

Hello Pooch . Thank you for your support. ... that bridge looks awfully familiar. Is that in central Florida? You may be thinking of the Carlton Bridge at Bath, Maine, are you? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlton_Bridge If so, do you know what is to become of it? However, to answer your question. ...
by St.Luke
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:06 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Bridge and Boat diorama
Replies: 22
Views: 9841

Bridge and Boat diorama

Late last year the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum (Australia) received an antiquated console that operated a lift-span bridge. The museum staff knew about my background in electronics. They asked if it were possible for the console to operate a model bridge. After I said yes, I got roped into bei...
by St.Luke
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:37 am
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: Bridge and Boat diorama
Replies: 22
Views: 9841

Re: The Resurrection

Oh my goodness Peter, your work is coming along wonderfully, and I absolutely love it.... but please, please be careful... I do special effects and work with life castings etc... I do not advise putting any self reacting / curable gypsums directly on the skin for the purpose of casting a mold. Stro...
by St.Luke
Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:33 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: The Resurrection
Replies: 16
Views: 3299

Re: The Resurrection

... Combining a painting and a wall sculpture, which by the way could stand on it's own without doing anything more, is very creative. Thank you again CarlOwen. The above portion of your quote took a while for it to sink in. That has released so much anxiety about moving forward. Because of this qu...
by St.Luke
Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:46 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: The Resurrection
Replies: 16
Views: 3299

Re: The Resurrection

Hey Peter, good to see you. It's been a while. I love what you have going here. Thanks Singular. Yes, it has been a while. I hope to have some stability in my life while doing this painting. I was thinking last night that I might practice what many religious artists do. They pray before and during ...
by St.Luke
Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:07 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: The Resurrection
Replies: 16
Views: 3299

Re: The Resurrection

... I sense some doubt about size and placement of the figures in you. So, without your permission, I will share an idea or two with you. Take a black thread and using tape on the back to hold the thread in place, run the thread down the center of the piece up and down and across to quarter it. Mak...
by St.Luke
Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:01 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: The Resurrection
Replies: 16
Views: 3299

Re: The Resurrection

Thank you CarlOwen. I am happy with it so far, considering I hardly do any creative stuff. My main concern is actually doing the painting. It's been years since I done my last artwork, and a decade of so before that. Yes, I am fearful of ruining what I've done so far. Mentally I am at a place I've n...
by St.Luke
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:47 am
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: The Resurrection
Replies: 16
Views: 3299

Re: The Resurrection

Okay, this is where I am right now. The wavefront has been sanded (never again, it took several days). It now has two coats of acrylic primer. In a minute I will use a heavy Gesso Primer over the whole lot. I want to fine sand and re-coat the wavefront to smooth it out. I plan to use glazing for the...
by St.Luke
Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:23 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: The Resurrection
Replies: 16
Views: 3299

Re: The Resurrection

In these photos you can see how these arc strips have been glued together, one layer, and strip, at a time. I had to use many weighty items to keep the strips in positive contact. The base for the wavefront is a sheet of plywood that is mounted onto the picture framework. Photo on right shows the la...
by St.Luke
Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:52 pm
 
Forum: Works In Progress
Topic: The Resurrection
Replies: 16
Views: 3299
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