structure photos

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by belg, May 13, 2003.

  1. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Gary and Belg, very realistic modelling!!!

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  2. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Thanks Ron and Cid, and thanks for the tip Cid. Belg, yes the weather it comes in just one color. Not a color really, it is clear. It is not a stain. Someone else here may know more about how it works but I will just guess that it chemically alters the wood. When I get home tonight I will post a shot of a walkway on a trestle I colored with the weather it. On this model I built the walkway first, being careful not to get glue on the top surface. I then brushed on the weather it, lightly. You can recoat after an hour or so when applied lightly. You will see very little change. I think different woods will react differently. After several coats, I got impatient and applied very liberally. The change was now apparent. As concerns drying time, as I said an hour is good for light applications, when i apply heavily and weight it down under wax paper, I allow overnight, and the wood will still be damp. So, this is not a fast tecnique!
  3. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    I'm not sure this photo will add any knowledge about weather it but it is another example of its use. I guess its name says it all, it makes wood look aged, not stained. In this photo I use weather it on the planks for the walkway. The ties and guard timbers were not stained, they are painted. Anyway, it shows how you can get the look of untreated lumber which has been in the elements for awhile and how it might look next to lumber which had been creosoted a long time ago. At least that was my intention!

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  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Gary have you considered off setting the planks on the walkway? Not many carpenters would have all the seams on the same brace. That said overall it's a nice piece of work! :cool:
  5. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Good point Tyson, I wish I had thought of it earlier. Or, more accurately, I wish I had thought of it! You can tell I'm not a carpenter, huh? The planks in the center of this photo are as I laid them but upon another look I see others are not. This is the bridge I've modeled, just have to add the handrails once I'm done reaching beyond it. I was wondering what the line of lighet color markings on the ties were, when I showed Blake he said they were where the other guard rail used to be. Makes sense but no spike holes that can be seen. Odd.

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  6. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Hi Patric Love those timber buildings .....really like that shed next to the house extention, re :size of the timber "what the eye dont see the heart wont grieve ",when its covered who will know. or is it goig to be "under construction" Also the weathering looks great regardless of what is used to attain the desired effect. keep the pictures coming.Good modeling !!!
  7. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    WAW!!! And I can't seem to build anything that looks half decent. When I try to cut out a square window I end up with a triangle and visa a verse. When cutting parts out of cardboard, Instead of two matching parts I end up with one about 1/16 inch off.

    Anyway, I am glad several of you guys are capable of building such great structures. I enjoy looking at them.

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