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Bill Gill Posted - 04/01/2017 : 08:47:28 AM
Well Ray Dunakin’s early post yesterday about changing scales is a tough act to follow
But a year ago today I posted a look at some “unprototypical trees” for those like me who have trouble modeling realistic scenery.

Now’s it’s 2017 and we’ve all had a year to improve our skills, so here’s a look at some structures that could use some help.

No camera tricks or distortions, just prototype samples to point to as “inspiration” when your latest build goes askew. Enjoy.

Starting with simple ones that are not uncommon slips or maybe even done on purpose.

a swayback roofline:

Porch columns with a different slant on perpendicular:

A garage wall with more than a "right" angle on the right:

A shed with more of an angle all over:

A whole house imitating that shed:
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Dutchman Posted - 04/06/2017 : 08:54:32 AM
Bill, I did not. I'll send you a PM with my direct e-mail.
Bill Gill Posted - 04/06/2017 : 08:41:18 AM
Bruce, I sent you an email a few days ago about a different thread, did you get it?
C420 Posted - 04/05/2017 : 7:42:17 PM
Originally posted by Bill Gill

Dirk, Thanks for the info. I've seen old barns where the ridge timber had supposedly shrunk enough that it pulled the gable ends in a bit. But you'r right, that gable wall looks in great shape.

The only wall that was straight when we showed up was the front. The northwest corner had settled around 18" pulling the east wall over. East wall is your photo. When the house was jacked up, the front and east wall never moved. From there it was decided to leave the walls alone.
Dutchman Posted - 04/05/2017 : 11:57:46 AM
I had to snap this picture today as I drove home from the barber shop. It is a structure on a horse farm in town.

Bill Gill Posted - 04/04/2017 : 09:19:12 AM
Dirk, Thanks for the info. I've seen old barns where the ridge timber had supposedly shrunk enough that it pulled the gable ends in a bit. But you'r right, that gable wall looks in great shape.
C420 Posted - 04/03/2017 : 8:34:44 PM
Originally posted by Bill Gill

A leaning front wall:

We had more comments about this gable wall.
The wall is in great shape even with the lean. To fix it, we would have had to cut off the structure. Then completely rebuild it. It wasn't worth doing that. The other side of that house was jacked up about 17" to fix the other lean.

quartergauger48 Posted - 04/01/2017 : 7:31:17 PM
Good selection of buildings, Bill'..Nice'..
Frank Palmer Posted - 04/01/2017 : 7:24:39 PM
This one's titled Dungeness Beach, I have no idea what's going on there, make a guess.

Bill Gill Posted - 04/01/2017 : 2:57:43 PM
Good eye there, Bob! I missed him there in plain sight
sgtbob Posted - 04/01/2017 : 2:20:25 PM
Has to be pasta because I see the back view of the Pillsbury Dough Boy in the window.

Bill Gill Posted - 04/01/2017 : 2:02:23 PM
Thanks, Greg and Bob.

Here's one more:
orange mold? yeasty pizza? old laundry out to dry? You decide :)
sgtbob Posted - 04/01/2017 : 12:41:01 PM
Real nice collection of photos, Bill. Some of those look like my models.
I have always said "For every model there is a prototype somewhere".

Ensign Posted - 04/01/2017 : 12:21:59 PM
Bill, no matter what subject that you discuss here, you always put your own unique angle on it.
Nice work once again gathering all of these examples together.

Greg Shinnie
Bill Gill Posted - 04/01/2017 : 12:03:50 PM
Bruce, that's a great angle for that view :)
Dutchman Posted - 04/01/2017 : 11:32:36 AM
This NY structure seems to have pulled away from the chimney just a bit.

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