Joined: Sat Feb 16 2008, 07:35AM Location: Cincinnati, OH Posts: 1
Hello everyone Long-time reader, first-time poster. I must say, I just got into this hobby last year because of this website and your Siskiyou Line was an inspiration! The techniques that everyone have posted are excellent. I do have a question regarding the creek picture you posted back in Oct. of 2005...one of my rivers is at the edge of my layout and I'm using two-part epoxy, which, from what I understand, will leak out of ANY hole or gap in the base. Well, how do you form a barrier to keep the depth of the water without it running off the edge of the layout? I want to add depth like in the photo to model the fish and aquatic river life. I understand this topic may be included in Vol. 5? Any and all advice is much appreciated!!!
BTW, my thoughts and prayers go out to your wife and family. My number one rule in life is that family always comes first.
An easy way would be to place a temporary board on as an edge of the layout. Put a piece of wax paper on the inside where the epoxy will go. When you are done pouring and the epoxy is set, just remove the board.
Joined: Wed Dec 08 2004, 09:01PM Location: Portland, OR Posts: 2112
Welcome to the forum ... wow, you got into the hobby because of this site and the Siskiyou Line? I'm honored that you thought so highly of this site and my layout (blush) ...
I just use a couple layers of plain old masking tape to dam off the end of the watercourse. And yes modeling water is covered in Vol. 5. You can either wait for the DVD, or if you need the how-to details now, chapters from volume 5 are being placed online over the next few weeks as downloadable video. If you are already a subscriber to vol's 1-5 and a particular chapter from vol 5 in the downloadables is a hot topic for you, just let me know and you can download the chapter for free.
Thanks for you kind words and prayers for my wife and family. My wife's doing very well, and starting to feel her oats now. Thanks Jason and everyone for your prayers and well wishes!
Joined: Sun Dec 10 2006, 02:56PM Location: Hudson, NC Posts: 9
Going back considerably in the forum, on Oct 13, 2005, your post on making deciduous trees referenced using an Elmer's spray adhesive. I have used one such spray adhesive for another purpose and had a problem with over spray getting on an unintended object and such over spray remained sticky "forever." Finally had to rub the object in the dirt (not a problem in this particular case) to cover up the adhesive.
I have checked at Elmer's Web site for info on their spray adhesives but there is no mention of this situation in the little info I did find.
Am wondering if you encountered any such problem, but if it is not just my problem, one must be very careful where any over spray may end up. Richard
Hey Joe, I followed what you did in the grass applicator video and now have an actual working static grass applicator! One question though; what do you use for the grass filaments that are spread in the video demo? I have'nt spread anything yet but when I turned the unit on all the various pvc shavings on the scrap metal screen on the work bench stood up..very much like a magnet. I went to hobby lobby to look for some fake fur...but no dice. I have an old MR dvd that shows Andy Sperrando applying what look like strands of hemp from an old rope...it looked like tall standing grass...would that work? Thanks again, Jess
Joined: Sun Mar 16 2008, 08:34PM Location: Liverpool N.Y Posts: 1
Hi Joe...I'm new to your forum and I have to say that this is by far the most impressive educational thing that I have ever read. It will take me awhile to pour through the several pages of the forums to catch up..but I can't wait to do it. I model the NYC in the 50's with a fall setting. Your techniques give me a lot of inspiration to try many things with what I'm creating at home. I usually am on the MR forums...but I just may be here more!!....Tim Warren...from upstate N.Y. Modeling the NYC in the 50's...is there anything better??