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Choppa Nutta

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Flying has taken over my life as some of you know but a recent accident has left me recovering from a broken back, luckily I can still walk but recovery is going to take time, time I can spend on other passions with smaller risks of injury 😉 

Anyhow, I found some interesting pieces of bark in the garden and I thought what an interesting undulating surface it had, like a landscape unto itself, one thing lead to another and boom, flying islands ! 😃

Here's a concept drawing, the tree will need to be strong enough to support everything as the fishing line will connect and hang from the tree to the ceiling etc. I'll use ballast to balance up the finished model or the placement of a vehicle and or figure perhaps ..

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Here's a piece of the bark I'll be using, about a foot long or so.
The straight edges will need dealing with but I think the first thing that need doing is to reinforce the underside with sheets of PVA soaked paper as it is quite fragile and I'll need to drill through it to support the tree properly. I'll be using a combination of static grass, flock and foliage scavenged from the garden for the plant life.

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Not sure about what scale to use yet...
Got some other ideas floating around for this, like maybe doing a few islands and then attach them to a mobile (balancing hanging frames) so they can float around each other..

See how I get on with one first hey 😉




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Sorry to hear about your back Paul but glad to see you back on the forum and into modelling.

This is a very interesting project that I look forward to watching.

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Hi Paul, great to have you back in the forum. Definitely a much safer hobby. Hope you have a speedy recovery and enjoy your workbench. Sketch looks great!
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Paul,
So sorry to hear about the back injury! I know you love flying. I really like where you are going here with your diorama base. very nice and thought out.

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Hello Paul,

I hope a speedy recovery! Looking forward to the dio. Your concept art already looks stunning!
Renards,
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Thank you kindly guys,
much appreciated, I just need to take it easy for a while  [smile]

Anyhow, glad you like the idea chaps let's see how it pans out
although I must say I am fighting the urge to put legs on it ! haha [biggrin]

Cheers

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Seems like the legs would be easier to use instead of hanging it, especially with a back injury! hope that is healing well.
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Cheers Ted, much appreciated but it has and is having an impact on me etc.

Anyhow, a walking island is a cool idea, like it 😉

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Paul,
you always sort out great ideas! We trust you.

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