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Re: New setup

Postby colingee » Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:31 am

I do have to make some specific road pieces to fit up to the hills as my own pieces are a tad too wide to fit tightly. I'm working on some depth conversions at the moment. Pictures to follow :-)

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Re: New setup

Postby colingee » Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:56 am

There are two completed single hexons. Basically upside down boards to use the depth with varnish and plaster work, all flocked and tufted. The wide river sections are a long haul job. I have two four hexon, four three, hexon, two two hexon, but need to make some more bends and some single boards for variety. I intend to pour resin on a prepared river bed up to a level equal to the height of the recess in the board [where the clip goes]. The banks will be built up in a combination of clay and flower oasis, and all will be dressed with flocks, gravels, and tufts. Prepping the boards is a considerable job, but I have always felt that Kallistra's advantage lay in the depth it offers. Trenches and small streams are also on the agenda :-)
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Re: New setup

Postby colingee » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:08 am

Even though the depth is modest, my oppo and I really think it makes a difference. Not in the right order alas :-) I experimented with using hi quality photographs under the varnish. Might have worked better on something larger and with a smaller scale photo. I will try it again on a lake, but not for the rivers I think.
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Re: New setup

Postby Norm » Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:23 pm

Good idea to make the river sections bigger.

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Re: New setup

Postby colingee » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:12 am

few pics of our latest set-up. We have decided to flock the black hexon boards but they will do for now.
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Re: New setup

Postby colingee » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:14 am

and more
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Re: New setup

Postby colingee » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:17 am

and finally...
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Re: New setup

Postby TriOpticon » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:32 pm

Beautiful!

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Re: New setup

Postby Norm » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:03 pm

I still can't get over the sheer size of that hexed area. Marvelous.

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Re: New setup

Postby colingee » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:25 am

There's a lot of hexon boards in it lol we're just setting up two other areas to run with it. Much smaller ones I might add. We are simply fortunate to have the area available.


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