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« Reply #705 on: 20 March 2019, 02:36:32 AM »

That last set of pics was pretty amazing.
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« Reply #706 on: 22 March 2019, 06:15:59 AM »

The last 30 hedges have had their clump foliage applied Smiley
10 hedges have been soaked and PVA and dry brushed so are ready to flock Smiley
The other 260 are finished Whew!

I've labeled the Pub as "The Fox" and varnished half the buildings Smiley Smiley
Then I ran out of varnish At wits' end
I'll have to get some more on Monday Waiting

I've had to cut and prepare 18 more chit bases and once these are painted and labeled all the chit sets will be up to full strength Hurry up! Smiley
They will also be in the varnishing queue Waiting

This weekend I'm aiming to:
  • buy foam for the hills
  • cut out the hills to go under the base clothes
  • buy some felt to mark the woods and muddy area
  • cut out and begin painting the felt
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« Reply #707 on: 22 March 2019, 06:51:38 AM »

Just a quiet weekend then?
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« Reply #708 on: 22 March 2019, 04:05:13 PM »

It is clear that you really give a chit about preparing for this game!  Smiley Thumbs up
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« Reply #709 on: 22 March 2019, 09:03:12 PM »

 Grin Grin Grin

Last of the hedges have now been soaked in diluted PVA Smiley Whew!
One to dry brushing and flocking Hurry up! once dry Waiting

The extra chits have been painted and will be labeled once I finish reading the forum Smiley
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« Reply #710 on: 23 March 2019, 06:55:30 AM »

Bet you're regretting I ever mentioned the pva...
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« Reply #711 on: 23 March 2019, 09:03:56 AM »

I am grateful that you did mention the dilute PVA as it has made the hedges much more robust and your advice was most helpful Smiley

I must admit that it is the most frustrating and time consuming step in the whole process At wits' end At wits' end At wits' end

The extra chits have been labeled Smiley
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« Reply #712 on: 23 March 2019, 09:23:17 PM »

The last 40 hedges have been dry brushed and 20 of them flocked Smiley Smiley
The next 20 will get done once I've finished my cup of tea and got off the forum Wink
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« Reply #713 on: 24 March 2019, 06:04:52 AM »

All hedges flocked and flock touched up Smiley Smiley

Looking at my list for this weekend the results are mixed
  • buy foam for the hills - the cost of foam has gone up since I last bought some Shocked I don't want to see
  • cut out the hills to go under the base clothes - I need to talk to our regular host about a plan B Undecided
  • buy some felt to mark the woods and muddy area - all bought Smiley
  • cut out and begin painting the felt - I've cut out most of Cheriton Wood Smiley I need to get the rest done & get painting Hurry up!

I also need to buy more varnish tomorrow
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« Reply #714 on: 25 March 2019, 06:46:16 AM »

I bought more varnish and managed to get the last of the buildings varnished after work Smiley Smiley

I've come up with a plan C for the hills, will call and price it up tomorrow Nail biting

Cut out all the felt Smiley
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« Reply #715 on: 26 March 2019, 03:28:35 AM »

Definitely not varnishing weather today Sad
Next week is looking better Waiting Smiley

Plan C will work for the hills, polystyrene foam ordered Smiley
I'll collect it on Thursday and start cutting it to shape Hurry up!

All the felt is painted Smiley
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« Reply #716 on: 28 March 2019, 05:01:42 AM »

The weather took a surprising turn for the better Shocked Smiley

All remaining chits varnished Smiley

30 of the last 40 hedges have been varnished Smiley Smiley Smiley
The last 10 will have to wait until tomorrow as I'll soon lose the sun Waiting

I collected the expanded polystyrene I'd had cut into 1200x600 sheets (4'x2' in old money) Smiley

They were much easier to cut than I had feared Whew! Smiley
I've even ended up with one spare sheet through careful use of the various off cuts Nerd Smiley
The good weather allowed me to cut them outside which has avoided any domestic disharmony Wink

These sheets will be used under a fleece base cloth to form the ridges required for Cheriton and I'm sure many more ridges and hills in the future
So they don't need as much protection as hills that go on top of the table
I would like to minimise the shedding of small balls of expanded polystyrene, to avoid upsetting hall cleaners and vehicle owners if nothing else

So a question for the forum, how best to simply and cheaply 'seal' the 11m2 of sheets  Undecided

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« Reply #717 on: 29 March 2019, 10:26:23 PM »

I've found some acrylic house paint left behind by the previous house owner Undecided
I've painted an off cut and it doesn't look to have had any adverse effect  Whew!
So I better get painting all the pieces I cut out on Thursday Hurry up!

I've also set up for a test/practice game this evening, will be interesting to see how it goes  Wink
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« Reply #718 on: 30 March 2019, 07:29:12 AM »

That's enough waffle.....I want to see more pretty pictures !!

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #719 on: 30 March 2019, 09:10:38 AM »

 Rolling on the floor Applause
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