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Creating a Base for The Pursuit
Tarok
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 11:29 AM UTC
Al LaFleche shows us how he transformed a great kit base into an even greater North American woodlands stream scene for The Pursuit.

Link to Step-By-Step

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks Al!

Grumpyoldman
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 08:59 PM UTC
Very nice article.
Thanks Al.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 09:54 AM UTC
Thanks, Dave. Expecto to see this in person at MFCA in a couple months.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 02:44 PM UTC
that's a nice SBS you did Al! the beaver-eatened birch tree is a real nice touch!

Now I read that you used Water Effects from WoodlandS -would you say that the stuff "retracts" while drying?

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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 02:46 PM UTC
Al, this is a great SBS article. I like the water effect.
I must add that the turtle and the mushrooms are great additions.
Thanks for sharing.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 05:56 PM UTC
Thanks for this useful SBS...
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 06:17 PM UTC

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Now I read that you used Water Effects from WoodlandS -would you say that the stuff "retracts" while drying?




Thanks, guys. Glad you enjoyed it.

Jean-Bernard, I've used Water Effects several times now and have not seen any significant retraction or shhrinkage. I guess the way to test any retraction would be to run a bead on a piece of paper and see if the paper is pulled back, i.e., the ends curl up.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 06:26 PM UTC
Hello Al,

great SBS and a great base !!! Thanks for sharing.

I have used the water effects several times and as you I think it is a great stuff to realize flowing water.

Best wishes,
Markus

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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 06:42 PM UTC
thanks for telling!
congratulations again
JB
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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 03:15 AM UTC
Thanks, Markus,
I was inspired by your use of moss in your recent woodland scene to include that.
Al
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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 06:39 AM UTC
Great stuff. Thanks for sharing this one Al.
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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 07:17 AM UTC
Hi Al,

A great piece of work! I like it a lot.
Thanks for sharing the detailed SBS with us. Now I like to see the finished vignette.

Cheers
Andreas
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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 08:39 PM UTC
Really nice work,you have captured the woodland atmophere well and with the figures added will look great.

Steve
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Posted: Friday, February 23, 2007 - 09:07 PM UTC
Thanks, guys. I'm glad you're enjoying it. I've had a cold most of the last week and a half and haven't felt much like spending time in the chilly workshop, but I did spend some time with the figures for this last night.
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Posted: Friday, March 23, 2007 - 04:06 PM UTC
Hi Al,

very useful feature you are presenting here.

I like to ad a small input regarding the moss. I made a water scene like that some time ago. I used the green stuff you used as moss on the stones , but also added green pigments on the stones. I think this worked very well and i believe that your stones could use a bit of it above the stream level.

I hope you don't mind that i includ a picture of it.


Thanks for the SBS feature
Claude