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Attacked by a cougar

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by HansDig, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. HansDig Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Yep, it's nice stuf and works easily. You can also use it to make rimples in the water so first you use the still water and let it get hard and then you use the water texture 26.201 to make rimples or small waves. Very realistic when you have some rocks in the water etc.
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  2. Wayneb A Fixture

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    United-States
    I think your piece is coming along very well Hans....groundwork looks great....But two questions...Is there some kind of metal rod support for the leg and stump?...……...and how many Granola bars did you use to build up the base for the cougar?:)

    Wayne
    P.S...……..Sorry....not too much on groundwork but I'm getting there...………..But an accurate amount of Granola bars would surely help.
    P.S.S...……...A mistake is just a temporary inconvenience.
  3. HansDig Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks Wayne. There is metal used to re-enforce the leg to the stump and for the cougarpaw and the indian arm. There are 8 (!!) Granolabars used in the base...well, that was the general idea put I left it on the gardentable to dry and then .....

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    No, I buy most bases at the local "Recycle store" (serious !) and I use cork coasters for rocks etc.
    They cost next to nothing. You break them in the shape/sizes you need and glue them with woodglue.

    2.jpg
    I use the Vallejo Textures ( 26.219 etc.) a lot too.

    ps, I never make mistakes......only happy accidents :ROFLMAO:
  4. Dolf Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    "I buy most bases at the local "Recycle store" (serious !) and I use cork coasters for rocks etc."

    Cool, by doing that you're helping our economy, Portugal being the #1 producer and exporter of cork worldwide: http://www.worldstopexports.com/top-cork-exporting-countries/ ;)
    Well, apart from cork and Porto wine (maybe Madeira wine too and a few other red wines, as well as maybe a white wine that only exists here), we don't have that much more for exporting I believe... :(

    I do have the same. Mainly on the kitchen, and mostly for settling hot stuff, pans for instance, but I've used these for other purposes as well.

    Congrats on your dio, it's looking quite nice (y)


    Cheers!

    Dolf
  5. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States


    Thanks for setting me straight Hans...….I was pretty sure those were Granola Bars......
    Wayne
  6. HansDig Active Member

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    Netherlands
    Don't know if "recyclestore" was the correct word...."resale shop" might be better. There's always small stuff there that can be used as a base for a small vignette. Mostly €1,- or so.
    And as for the cork....great to support Portugal. Pity the corkbark-pieces cost a small fortune. They do well as rocks too.
    And, last but not least....that Granola-bar tip is sure worth a try...they are awfull to eat so perhaps they do better as rocks ( they sure are hard enough...) :grumpy:

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  7. NeilW Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Seeing that you're from The Netherlands: is there anything 'special' in those granola cookies?.... just asking for a friend ;)
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  8. HansDig Active Member

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    Netherlands

    Don't know, I never eat them but now you mention it....those birds looked rather strange after they did........
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  9. harrytheheid Active Member

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    China
    :eek:....:whistle:....:whistle:....:whistle:....:LOL:
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  10. harrytheheid Active Member

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    China
    :D....:LOL::LOL:
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  11. HansDig Active Member

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    Netherlands
    Wow, this is one of the hardest posts to keep on track :confused: ( but at least the tone is a lot more friendly (y) ) so ...... here we go again.....
    Cougar needs more highlights ( and the day will come when I really learn how to make a good picture ) but we're making progress.....
    Scenery is done now except or the happy tree. Cougar is oil and washes on an acryl base. Problem is this is going too fast again but since my stash will get new supply tomorrow there's nothing to worry (exept for my savingsaccount....)

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  12. Dolf Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hans,


    By "corkbark-pieces" I guess you mean the thickest ones, right?

    Kind of like these (a 1/35 dio I did many years ago) ?

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    IMG_0738 copy.jpg


    Can't remember where nor how I got these :confused:


    "Scenery is done now except for the happy tree."

    Beautifully done! (y) Looking forward to see it complete!

    Cheers!

    Dolf
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  13. HansDig Active Member

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    Netherlands
    Thanks, I mean this cork
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  14. Dolf Active Member

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    Portugal
    "Thanks, I mean this cork"


    Oh, I see, the actual bark from the trees (cork oaks I believe they are called in English) . Didn't see none of these on your previous pics so thought you meant those thickest cork pieces :facepalm:


    I've used one of these (bought on the same greenhouse where I bought the "baby" fern) for planting a fern (now huge!), as these ones need very little amounts of soil. Can't remember the exact cost, but I think it was rather inexpensive.




    Thanks! (y)



    Cheers!


    Dolf
  15. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I think I know what you mean; we have them down here south of the Great White North, too. Still have some here in PA.

    One thing I would change is to knock down the overblown texture of the fur. The cougar/puma has very short hair, and in this scale, the coat should appear relatively smooth, not shaggy.

    This kit's cougar has a case of the mumps, too.

    Prost!
    Brad
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  16. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I would agree regarding the cats fur but I say let it go and look forward to the finished piece. After all, your average viewer would never notice all the details that our finely tuned minds here on PF would notice...….Shit....I show my work to my ignorant uncreative relatives and friends and they say......Wow, what beautiful cabinets you have, look at that woodwork and never really look at what's in them....Why?...because they are not in tune with what we do.

    Wayne
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  17. theBaron A Fixture

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    United-States
    I disagree. This isn't like some obscure Napoleonic hussar regiment. Most people who live in North America have at least a passing idea of what a cougar/puma/mountain lion looks like. If this piece were presented as "mountain lion", I think it is entirely possible for someone to say, "That doesn't look like a mountain lion."

    Prost!
    Brad
  18. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Well, it's done, so it's a moot point, in any case.
  19. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
  20. HansDig Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Well, to be honest...I also was surprised opening the cougar-attack box hoping for a vignette of a nice middle aged lady jumping on an ignorent guy but with or without fur...it is what it is...
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