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brownbr
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Posted - 07/13/2012 :  6:24:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the old sign.

I believe I am going to need a hotel at the St Mary for visiting dignitaries and the like...



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UKGuy
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Posted - 07/14/2012 :  4:34:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote



Karl.A



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BillMichaels
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Posted - 07/14/2012 :  5:01:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's some precision work, my friend. Very nice!

Going back to the exterior, the weathering on the sign fits in well with the peeling paint. Did you use any paint for the rust effect or is it strictly chalk?
It looks like there's a couple fresh cuts visible on the bracing for the exterior stairway (first pic on 7/13).



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 07/14/2012 :  5:02:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Soooooo nice to see you back!!!!

Very nice indeed. Doors are excellent. Let's keep this going Karl

Jerry


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"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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dallas_m
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Posted - 07/14/2012 :  6:36:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All looking good! Very neat assembly on those new little doors ... dig the layer in there ... trim between the window panes and outer frame, etc. Nice.

Cheers,
Dallas

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Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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Ensign
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Posted - 07/14/2012 :  7:07:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What kind of game is this now Karl?
You show us just a picture.And we come up with the caption for it.
Okay I will give it a go!
These finely crafted miniature wooden doors left behind, are a very clear sign that the UKGuy can't be that far away.
Nice to see you back at it!

Greg Shinnie



Edited by - Ensign on 07/14/2012 7:08:22 PM

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UKGuy
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Posted - 07/14/2012 :  11:49:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote

Thanks guys, your encouragement is exactly what I needed.....

Karl.A



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 07/15/2012 :  06:34:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's good to see you work on this project again, Karl. I like the awnings and the sign is very nice.


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UKGuy
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Posted - 07/15/2012 :  11:46:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Frederic, much appreciated.

quote:
Originally posted by BillMichaels

Did you use any paint for the rust effect or is it strictly chalk?
It looks like there's a couple fresh cuts visible on the bracing for the exterior stairway (first pic on 7/13).



Bill, the sign was painted white and the chips added with rust coloured paint on a detail brush. some of these were streaked downwards before the paint was dry. Finished off with an application of rust coloured chalk. The letters are more grimy/subdued in person, the camera just seems to enhance the red.

I generally will go around the model at the end and touch up all the 'fresh cuts' at one time.

Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 07/24/2012 5:07:16 PM

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UKGuy
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Posted - 07/16/2012 :  3:33:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote


Karl.A



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andykins
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Posted - 07/16/2012 :  4:41:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
just catching up. great work Karl! unless ive missed it, how did you make the sign? scratch built? kit?


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Chuck Doan
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Posted - 07/17/2012 :  11:40:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm glad to see some progress again Karl!


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Mike Engler
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Posted - 07/18/2012 :  07:09:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl, those are incredibly well made double-doors you have added to the Dry Goods store, with great windows, but my point again about the awnings covering up all that great detail. I know, I put them on my HO version.

The key is to view the model at eye level, but most aren't photographed that way. Maybe you should model this as the non-sunny side of the building, and put the awnings on the side. This may require sitting with you guys next to your workbench with a few Coronas to decide this weighty matter.



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UKGuy
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Posted - 07/21/2012 :  12:23:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys...

Andy, the sign is a lasercut direct upscale of the HO original, double sided with individual raised letters glued in place.

Thanks Chuck, its good to be making some progress again!

Thanks Mike, you maybe right about it covering up the detail, but, the awnings add character and interest to the walls, too plain without them. Feel free to join us at the bench anytime, there's always a 'C' or two around somewhere to help us deliberate and decide.

Karl.A



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UKGuy
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Posted - 07/28/2012 :  3:14:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote






Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 07/31/2012 11:43:11 AM

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