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entry 31 Dec 2017, 08:02
Finishing the year with a bang.

Got the bulk of the wireframes in place last night, on one half anyway. Still have all my fingers, but blood has definitely been spilled from more than one finger. Wire is not always a friend.



So, full of renewed enthusiasm thought I would give plastering a crack. How hard could it be? Turns out not that hard at all! I had been putting it off for no good reason. I was worried that the plaster cloth I bought six years ago would have lost its zing, but seems as good as new, although it was still in its original sealed plastic bag.

Managed to get the first layer down over the field that runs down to the river. The cloth is fairly easy to work once damp. A light damping, lay in place, then smooth out with wet fingers to activate and distribute the plaster.

Just as I thought, the first solid ground gives real life to the layout, albeit looking a bit like siberia in the middle of winter until we add a touch of colour to the anaemia. And it's not taking long to dry either in this 35C weather. Be ready for a second layer in no time.



The drop at the edge of the bridge looks a bit odd in the pic, but it isn't just a sudden drop, just a bend in the river.


 
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