|Jukes Boat Livery – Things to do|
|I posted this short(ish) video mostly because I was playing with my Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum softare and secondly .. to put the onus on myself to do the things I mention in the video.|
|Since Jukes sits on a very steep slope to the water I used my favorite quick and dirty form .. Leggo blocks to cast a small rectangle of plaster. A brass wire brush to get some texture and light washes and I had something I could use as a footer for my stairs.|
|Here’s a look at the area after I had put in the little pier. I simply drilled four holes into the ‘water’ (forstner bit works well for this) and inserted the dowels. The rest of the pier was made up from stripwood. Moved the beer to the pier for the photo. The boat is sitting on the surface .. again there for the photo op.|
The short flight of stairs are from Rusty Stumps – Walt’s “O Scale Basswood Stair Stringers w/ Treads“. His “O scale stair stringer Construction Jig” makes building them a snap.
I used the stairs to eyeball where to place the cement support/footing and cut out a space for it. This is where using styrofoam for scenery great .. it can be modified easily.
|Placing the block in place. This photo is slightly out of sequence since it is just the raw white plaster. It has been a while but I guess I did this before weathering the cement.|
|With the cement block weathered, stained and in place I glued it in place. A little paver base and everything was blended together.|