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I wasn't really happy with the size of the base so I enlarged it with two additional boards. Added a few more details and bolted it all down. Next up will be work on the helmsman.


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You’re doing amazing work! Can’t wait to see the helmsman come to life. Always love the wind blown pose he’s in.


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Thank you both, I sure do appreciate the compliments. So a small update here. I've got my Harvey skeleton weathered and put back together and ready to be mounted to the base. Here is a mockup with him at the helm so I can get positioning corrected. He'll have more of an angle to one side as I get him put in place.

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Thank you both, I sure do appreciate the compliments. So a small update here. I've got my Harvey skeleton weathered and put back together and ready to be mounted to the base. Here is a mockup with him at the helm so I can get positioning corrected. He'll have more of an angle to one side as I get him put in place.

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Looking fantastic! The weathering looks great- what did you do to get it so well aged-looking?


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Looking fantastic! The weathering looks great- what did you do to get it so well aged-looking?


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Thank you again. :)

For this one I first primed it with The Army Painter primer Skeleton Bone. Once cured I applied Aged Oak Gel Stain to each piece then wipe off with a shop towel. You want the stain to dry just a bit as to not wipe it all off. If you leave it on too long and you aren't able to wipe enough off then I go reapply some gel stain to that area then wipe off again. The reapplication softens it up again to where you can remove where you want to. It takes a little practice to get used to it because down here in Louisiana at this time of year the gel stain dries quite fast. Small areas at a time are best.

Also, I have done this without the primer and it comes out just as good. I wanted to see if priming it like I did the skull in my avatar would make a difference in the whole project. With primer I got a deeper weathering color as opposed to not priming.
 

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Thank you again. :)

For this one I first primed it with The Army Painter primer Skeleton Bone. Once cured I applied Aged Oak Gel Stain to each piece then wipe off with a shop towel. You want the stain to dry just a bit as to not wipe it all off. If you leave it on too long and you aren't able to wipe enough off then I go reapply some gel stain to that area then wipe off again. The reapplication softens it up again to where you can remove where you want to. It takes a little practice to get used to it because down here in Louisiana at this time of year the gel stain dries quite fast. Small areas at a time are best.

Also, I have done this without the primer and it comes out just as good. I wanted to see if priming it like I did the skull in my avatar would make a difference in the whole project. With primer I got a deeper weathering color as opposed to not priming.
I looks so realistic! Amazing job!


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