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#201 Posted : 31 October 2018 06:53:30

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Wow.. Mark. That rock formation looks fantastic. very impressive.
Malc.
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#202 Posted : 31 October 2018 17:55:12

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The rock formation is amazing Mark!Love Top job sir!

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#203 Posted : 05 November 2018 08:50:52

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Thank you guys for your support.

I have given the rock face a second coat of PVA glue. I have also added some more rocks in places whilst I was gluing, I also cemented the brass tubes into the foam so there would be no movement when the model is in situ.

The next stage was to draw around the rock, marking it out onto the base for accuracy. You will also notice that I have added the third brass tube in place. I have also cut out two holes, one on either end of the front panel, these will be where the speaker grill will be placed. The two holes on the base are where the wire will be threaded into the display case.
The next step was to add any wiring into the upper display box that needs to be in place before any work is carried out on the diorama. Most of the electronics will be attached to the bottom base for ease of access and final piecing together.

I was going to make the speaker grill, but whilst looking on the web for some fine mesh, I came across a mesh container ultrasonic cleaning steel watch parts for watchmakers or jewellers. These come with a removable lid which is what I have used. I’m sure the bottom part will come in handy one day.

The last couple of pictures show the speakers and switches in place and the inside with the wiring ready for connection.
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#204 Posted : 05 November 2018 08:52:27

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The next stage was to mask off the display case except the top where the diorama will be placed. I glued the rock formation onto the base using PVA glue to both parts. I then screwed the rock from inside the case to make sure there was no movement.
I then used some Durhams water putty. This is in a powder form and mixing with water produce’s a paste mixture. This was then applied to the base around the rock with a spatula and then cleaned up around the edges. You will notice I have not smoothed the surface but left it wavy when spreading it over the surface. This will be part of the overall effect.

I then added some small stones from the garden and placed then around the putty and rock formation for added effect.
This will be allowed to dry for a few days before a primer paint is applied to the whole thing.

More soon.

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#205 Posted : 05 November 2018 09:17:23

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BigGrin coming together very nicely and top workCool
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#206 Posted : 05 November 2018 19:46:52

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Many thanks Andy, still a lot of work to do on this.Cool

Mark
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#207 Posted : 05 November 2018 21:10:34

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Just had a catch up on this, totally awesome!BigGrin Drool Love
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#208 Posted : 06 November 2018 08:48:26

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Many thanks Nemesis, really enjoying this build.Cool

Mark
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#209 Posted : 06 November 2018 09:24:18

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very impressive !! this is going to look fantastic.
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#210 Posted : 13 November 2018 21:22:40

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Looks fantastic Mark. the rock looks very life like.Cool BigGrin
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#211 Posted : 13 November 2018 23:24:35

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Loving it Mark, nothing short of top class work.... stunning....Love Love

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#212 Posted : 14 November 2018 09:08:16

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Thank you for your comments. I’m working on the electronics at the moment. The rock has now been primed ready for painting.

Mark
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#213 Posted : 14 November 2018 16:12:32

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The base is looking great. \it's going to be a superb diorama when complete.

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#214 Posted : 19 November 2018 08:35:48

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Thank you Graeme

The main rock piece has now been primed ready for the base colour. This will be done with ComArt burnt umber. I will give this at least two coats of paint and leave to dry over several days. Some crackle effects will be added to some areas, before I will add the sand and some more little stones across the whole display.

As you can see in one of the pictures below, I will be using some pigment powders. These will hopefully give me the reddish stone and sand colour I am looking for as shown in the sample picture below.

After putting off the electronics for some time now, I decided to make a start. The first picture shows the underside of the upper display where I have started to wire the switches ready for the main board. The last picture shows the main electronics which is the inside of the bottom base. I have connected the lighting and motor boards, and these have been tested with success. As you can see, I have used a couple of Buck converters to reduce the voltage from the mains supply to some of the components.

The brown PCB in the centre has just been placed there for now. This will be fixed in place once the sound and amplifier chips have been soldered to it and then programmed with the sound effects.

More soon.

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#215 Posted : 20 November 2018 11:40:53

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Absolutely top notch work Mark. Outstanding!Love Cool BigGrin

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#216 Posted : 21 November 2018 00:09:55

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Many thanks Phil.

I have done a little more with the circuitry this evening. The sound board and amplifier have now had the pins soldered, and these will go into a small breadboard which will be fixed onto the base.
The sound board has been programmed with the engine sound effects, this took some time as the switches I have needed to be programmed with the sound file to enable it to work. This took several exempts to sort out.
Once all that was done, I have used a larger temporary breadboard and wired to the rest of the circuitry to make sure everything works as it should.
The video is a test video to show how it sounds and works.
I have also ordered some more larger, hopefully, louder speakers as I think these were a little bit on the quiet side, despite having turned the amplifier to its maximum setting.

More soon.

Testing the Circuit Board
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#217 Posted : 21 November 2018 00:56:07

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Beautiful work Mark.… Electronics look really interesting and am sure they'll turn out to be very effective.... Very well done....Drool Drool

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#218 Posted : 21 November 2018 08:54:15

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Thank you Alan or you comments. It may look like I know what I am doing, but it’s been all trial and error to get this far.LOL

Mark
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#219 Posted : 21 November 2018 09:19:52

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Markwarren wrote:
Thank you Alan or you comments. It may look like I know what I am doing, but it’s been all trial and error to get this far.LOL

Mark


That's some pretty impressive "trial and error" Mark BigGrin BigGrin the whole thing is looking awesome.
Malc.

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#220 Posted : 23 November 2018 17:17:01

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I have been on the trial and error trip myself and I know there are points when you think is this really going to work? but I have to say it did.
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