Sunday, 19 July 2015

MORE SHED WIP.

What's occurrin' then?!

A bit more progress on the storage shed this week. It's been bloody hot mind. So warm and humid at night I haven't been getting to sleep until well past 3 a.m. Despite my lack of sleep, perhaps because of, I've managed to drag the shed nearer completion. The southern hemisphere's rugby championship kicked off this weekend, something else to dent my dreamtime.

The cultural mission rumbles ever onward. More art from the extremely talented Bryan Baugh. Another amazing monochromatic example from Mr  Baugh. This piece is entitled Soggy Dead. Enjoy!

SOGGY DEAD.

So first of all, I had to paint the floor. Much easier to do before the walls were glued down, of course. The raw wood was given a coat of Chestnut Ink, then some Dark Green Ink and some Purple Ink where added for a little detail.

BASECOATED WITH INKS.
Wow, too shiny! Had to knock it back a little, so gave it a drybrush of Bestial Brown. This really wasn't the look I was after, change of direction coming.

OOPS! THAT LOOKS AWFUL.

To try and save it, I went lighter and less glossy. A heavy drybrush of Oatmeal emulsion (75p from Wilko's) saved the day and my blushes.

GETTING BACK ON TRACK.
To add a little more interest, I drybrushed Magnolia emulsion onto the "heavy traffic" areas (again 75p tester pot from Wilko's). This made things look a little less flat, well, I thought so anyway.

HEAVY TRAFFIC AREAS DEFINED.

As a final touch, some blood splashes and stains were added to break things up a bit and bring a little (un)life to the piece.

BIT OF BLOOD AND SUCH, TO MAKE IT GNARLY.
That's it for the floor. Moving on to the interior walls, they got a good coat of Oatmeal emulsion. I was trying to keep the inside as light as possible. This was then drybrushed with Magnolia emulsion, this stage may need to be repeated.


As for the exterior, more emulsion, this was Cozy Cocoon (I think!?). A few coats of drybrushing with lighter tones and the job should be a good 'un. Some creative staining may also be called for.


The interior is also looking a smidge too pristine, something will have to be done about that.

A shot to show the walls in situ with the flooring. Hopefully, another week and this thing should be finished. But don't hold your breath!


In other news, Z-nation starts at 10pm, 21st of July (Tuesday) on Pick. Really looking forward to it, another take on the zombie apocalypse, what's not to like.


Well, I guess that's all I got for this time dudes and dudettes. So until next time try and follow the DUDE'S example and "take it easy".


25 comments:

  1. Great work on the building Bob, and I especially like the attention to detail you've put in to the flooring. You can never have enough bloody drag marks ;-) There's a real "Evil Dead" vibe to the building and it should look superb once completed. Keep up the good work, dude :-)

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    1. Thanks Bk.
      I'll just be glad when it's finished, it seems to be dragging on now.

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  2. Great job Bob and well done for going back and having another go - you nailed it in the end! I'm with Blax on the drag marks, very cool.

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    1. Thanks Michael.
      I had to have another go, first time looked awful it nearly went out of the window.

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  3. I was worried near the beginning but the floor turned out great. If you want to punch up the interior a little try a very light grey was.

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    1. Thanks Robert.
      You were not the only one worried at the start. Luckily, I was able to salvage the situation.
      I've got a nice black/brown wash made up to distress it all. We'll see how that goes tomorrow.

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  4. The shed is starting to look great!

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    1. Thanks Andre.
      It's definitely starting to look something.

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  5. Love the colour you got there. Really works

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    1. Thanks Mike.
      Nothing like a bit of try it and see.

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  6. I agree with Blax, there is definitely an "Evil Dead" vibe to your shed.

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    1. Thanks Bryan.
      It must be the "Evil" I put into it whilst swearing at it so much after the first drybrush debacle.

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  7. That shed floor looks bloody brilliant! (no pun etc.) The rest is coming along rather nicely too.
    Yep, I'm gonna check out the Pick program.

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    1. Thanks Roy.
      The floor seems to have come around to my way of thinking now!
      I'm really looking forward to Z nation, I hope it keeps me occuppied until Fear the Walking Dead arrives next month.

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  8. All great progress BOB, despite the neverending flooding probs.
    For future reference, you could have rabbeted the internal wall into the backwall and I don't know if it's just me but the eve of the build appears disproportionally tall to me.(comparing it to the height of the door.)
    I thoroughly approve of the use of tester pots too!

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    1. Thanks Joe.
      Yes, I have used rabbeting before and probably should have on this, just didn't think! It is very tall, used a printed building which was a warehouse but all the doors and windows were out of scale. Makes a bloody big shed though.
      Tester pots are a nice cheap way to paint scenery.

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  9. Your floorboard is crying out for a chalk outline of some dead bodies, with lots of zombie gore around them. You know ... the ones you always see on an episode of CSI ... the chalk outline, not the zombies. :)

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    1. Thanks F.E.M.
      I like your thinking.

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  10. Drybrushing light over dark got you where you needed to go, Bob. The floor looks great.

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    1. Thanks Finch.
      It doesn't look too bad now.

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  11. Looking suitably blood spattered! Great stuff!

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    1. Thanks Gordon.
      Do you think it's enough?

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  12. Dood!
    You should paint the walls a darker shade first then, using your "heavy traffic" process, lighten the centres of the walls, leaving the shade in the corners. Its easier to control the finished tone that way........simples! :D

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    1. Thanks for the tip Dude!
      Will give it a shot.

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