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    • February 11, 2018 4:54 PM EST
      • Waverly, Alabama
         
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      Looks like the real thing to me.

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    • February 11, 2018 5:34 PM EST
      • Vail, Az
         
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      Nice concrete! Nice job.

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • February 11, 2018 10:56 PM EST
      • Post Falls, Idaho
         
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      That concrete wall is awesome

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    • February 12, 2018 6:16 PM EST
      • Denver, Colorado
         
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         It's bookmark time on this one, Jon...nice job, and thanks for the mini-tutorial.

       

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    • February 12, 2018 11:39 PM EST
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
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      Thanks John.  Coming from you that means a lot.  I hit it again with the ink/alcohol wash tonight. Looking better. Might still give it a grey wash or mist sometime in the future.

       

      I spent most of the evening tonight enclosing the rest of the concrete block pillar with matte black panels.  The pillar was a real hack from an addition before I owned the house - just thrown together and nothing lines up. I attempted to just glue panels on but that failed.  I ended up building a system to hang them on.  I think the scene is as complete as it's going to get. It got too late for pictures. I'll set up some lighting and do my final pictures tomorrow.

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    • February 13, 2018 8:54 PM EST
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
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      I used the "extra" days to finish up the scene. Tonight I removed all the clamps and painted out the glue lines in the backdrop and I declare this year's entry complete. I began taking my final pics and my big camera ran out of batteries. I can't get what I did take out of the camera for an hour or so. In the mean time I took a few night shots with my pocket camera.

       

      But first, I missed posting this pre-stain picture of the completed retaining wall...

       

      Now some night shots of #8 departing the South Willow Hill spur where it will join the main at BOX...

       

      A little bit longer shot...

       

      More photos to come - probably tomorrow evening.

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    • February 13, 2018 11:26 PM EST
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
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      Photo dump from the DSLR.

       

       

       

       

      And these two from my LG phone - not a great low-light camera..

      This post was edited by Jon Radder at February 13, 2018 11:34 PM EST
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    • February 14, 2018 7:28 AM EST
      • Right here 'X', Pa
         
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      What a change this build has made. Nice work Jon

    • February 19, 2018 9:41 PM EST
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
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      Well, I may have only spent $8.50 out of pocket for supplies, but I got the Propane bill today. One of the coldest January's in recent memory and I spent nearly every evening and weekend in the shop with the Propane fireplace cranked.  Burned 88 gallons or $306 in LPG. Ouch!!!  Sure was nice and warm though

       

      Complying with Rule #1 - Priceless.

      This post was edited by Jon Radder at February 19, 2018 9:57 PM EST
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