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mark_dalrymple
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Posted - 10/25/2011 :  12:39:57 AM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
That's one huge kit Guys!

Your bricks look fantastic Wes. I'll be watching this one.

Cheers, Mark.



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wesleybeks
Fireman



Posted - 10/25/2011 :  02:11:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Steve, Mike, Karl and Mark

Thank you for the kind words. Will post some more pictures tomorrow of my progress on the build..



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PaulS
Crew Chief



Posted - 10/25/2011 :  05:13:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wes,
Thanks for sharing your technique; I'll have to give it a try next time I'm doing some brickwork as it looks very realistic. and yes, it certainly helps to start with a beautiful casting from the hands of Karl and Brett ...

Thanks again and looking forward to following your progress here,



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morganhillmodels
Engine Wiper

Posted - 10/25/2011 :  6:33:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit morganhillmodels's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks nice Wes. Its good to see another not to overly complex technique yielding such nice results!


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wesleybeks
Fireman



Posted - 10/26/2011 :  12:55:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks again Jon and Paul

Well lastnight I got the 3 main walls and the partial back wall of the office boarded and glued together. Brett uses an interesting technique here. He supplies you with clapboard siding and individual strips that you weather as you please. These strips are then applied over the clapboard sidinggiving the wall that nice board on bord look. Hope this makes sense.

Most of the side below will be covered with a porch aswell as some detail castings. The wall section Left of the Carters sign wont be covered by the porch so that got a little extra weathering.


There is still 2 boards that need to be glued under the 2 windows. I also need to touch up the edge of some of the boards to get rid of that fresh cut lumber look.


As always, let me know where i can improve to make things better etc.



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UKGuy
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Posted - 10/26/2011 :  11:52:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by wesleybeks

As always, let me know where i can improve to make things better etc.




Looking good Wes, a couple of suggestions for you.....

If you can 'pop' out the doors and windows do so, a slight dry brushing with a light grey colour will age and fade the green. Do this in a subtle way but it will bring them more 'intune' with the aged and faded walls.

While you have the windows out spray them with dullcoat to 'frost' the glass, from the front would be best but from the back will also work.

You are really flying through this build !!

Karl.A



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wesleybeks
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Posted - 10/27/2011 :  02:14:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Karl for the suggestions. Just the kind of advice I need.

Looking at the same 4 walls for many hours while gluing, you tend to miss certain things. Ill do that this evening.

Its been a really fun build so far.



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wesleybeks
Fireman



Posted - 11/09/2011 :  07:16:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone

I continue to work slowly through this build. Dont you just hate it when you dying to build something, but 1:1 things get in the way?

Anyway, i have completed the stair case that is used to gain access to the top floor of the main barn. the one set of pillars on the bottom landing is a bit off, but that will be fixed.



The main loading dock infront of the barn is also complete. Somehow a smudge of green paint ended up on the front of it. Ill try remove that tonight, or otherwise use an old tyre as a bumper to try and hide it.


As always, all critique and suggestions are welcome.



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wesleybeks
Fireman



Posted - 11/30/2011 :  06:43:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Summer has hit here in Africa, so surfing or mountain biking till late has kept me away from this build. Some gentle persuasion from Karl A and Brett has got me going again.

Below is some pictures of the repair shed that I built lastnight. Its going to be more neglected than the rest of the structures with a nice rusty roof.





I look forward to your thoughts.



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dallas_m
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Posted - 11/30/2011 :  07:16:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by wesleybeks


As always, let me know where i can improve to make things better etc.




Wes --

Agree with Karl's suggestions on the windows, but have to add that the coloring and weathering on the red siding looks really good. Well done!


Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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wesleybeks
Fireman



Posted - 11/30/2011 :  07:52:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dallas.

Ive dusted the windows and door with some weathering powders, and that has toned down the overall appearence alot.



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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 11/30/2011 :  09:28:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Super sharp modeling. I really like the staircase and the weathering effect on the red siding.
Just excellent.


It's only make-believe

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Frederic Testard
Engineer

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Posted - 11/30/2011 :  10:35:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice coloring on the wood shed, Wes.


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wesleybeks
Fireman



Posted - 12/01/2011 :  05:47:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the comments Bob and Frederic.

Glad to be back at this one. Will post more progress tomorrow.



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wesleybeks
Fireman



Posted - 12/08/2011 :  04:21:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just a quick update. After 2 evenings of work,I finished the main barn Roof. The thing is huge.




Let me know you
thoughts



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