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Collin Loo
Engine Wiper

Posted - 05/09/2014 :  3:24:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The tree trunk wrapped with the crepe paper looks very convincing. Thanks for sharing the great find.


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Karl Osolinski
Fireman



Posted - 05/10/2014 :  8:08:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rick

"I like the look." Me too.

And that tree is phenomenal.
Do you think it would work in O scale?



Hi Rick,

Good to hear from you.

I don't think trees are all that scale-sensitive - the bark could look right in HO or O scale...just my opinion. Consider a 100' tree that's 8" tall in O scale would only be about 4" tall in HO scale. I think that's right

I think I'll have a drink after all this math.

Oh, and I found a place that sells balsa wood dowels up to 1ľ" diameter...that would really work for your O scale stuff.

http://www.specializedbalsa.com/products/dowels.php

Hope all is well,

Karl O.
Berkley, MI



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Karl Osolinski
Fireman



Posted - 05/10/2014 :  8:17:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by MSIGMON

Karl, as always great looking work
can we have a couple of views on the complete Tenement Housing (please)

The tree bark is very realistic looking

what did you use for the front of the last building that we were able to view. Kit or scratch. love the front door & arch windows

Mike Sigmon
Jacksonville, FL



Hi Mike,

I don't have the buildings placed on anything - they're just loose on my bench. When all is done there are a total of 5 buildings (including the wrecked one)...so, I'll have to figure out where they will go after the last one is completed. I don't care for things done in even numbers...I prefer odd numbers so the composition for photos makes triangles.

As soon as I figure it out, I will certainly post some photos for you.

The last building front wall is a DPM wall I had in my scrap box.

Thanks for looking,

Karl O.
Berkley, MI



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jsiekirk
Engine Wiper



Posted - 05/11/2014 :  10:53:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl

The new tree bark looks great!



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Karl Osolinski
Fireman



Posted - 05/17/2014 :  10:43:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Hello folks,

So, since one of the tenements is going to have a tavern below the residence called the "Lone Pine Bar & Grill" I thought it best to finish the "crepe paper" pine tree. The tree took me several hours to finish but I'm hoping it will fit in to the run-down area around the bar.

Cheers,

Karl O.
Berkley, MI








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AVRR-PA
Fireman

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Posted - 05/18/2014 :  07:41:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit AVRR-PA's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi, Karl --

That is a really good looking (as well as realistic) tree. It was worth the several hours you spent.

Don



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dallas_m
Fireman

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Posted - 05/18/2014 :  12:37:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! A place called Lone Pine Bar & Grill that actually has one! Great idea and beautifully executed.

Cheers,
Dallas

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

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Rick
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Posted - 05/18/2014 :  1:09:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Outstanding!

As you think, so will you be.

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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 05/18/2014 :  1:22:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One of the best trees I've seen. Excellent work Karl.

Jerry

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

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postalkarl
Fireman



Posted - 05/18/2014 :  3:11:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey There:

One of the best looking trees I've ever seen. I'm sure it will fit right in.

Karl S.



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Cowboybilly
Crew Chief

Posted - 05/25/2014 :  2:03:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
exelent very well done


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Karl Osolinski
Fireman



Posted - 11/18/2017 :  10:28:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Hello folks,

Well, it's been a long, long time since I've posted on the RRL forum. Real life got in the way and put me out of commission for over 2 years. I've been doing better lately and finally made it to the basement to work on a very old project that I started about 3 years ago...the tenements.

The first 2 buildings are finished and the other 3 are moving along at a good pace. I hope I can finish them in the next month or so.

Here are a few shots of the first 2 models without any scenery or details yet. I hope it's OK to revive this ancient thread.

Karl O.
Berkley, MI




The hotel and tattoo parlor/bar...



At sunset with just the light of the neon sign...



Early morning fog in the city...



Sepia toned city shot...



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Pennman
Fireman

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Posted - 11/18/2017 :  10:55:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, I'll be!! The first one to congratulate you SIR! It is perfectly OK to revive this excellent thread! And a BIG WELCOME back! And glad to see your excellent modeling again.
Rich



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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 11/18/2017 :  11:34:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh my God ! Its so good to see you back Karl.

Wonderful that you picked up where you left off on this one.

Glad to hear your feeling better.

Will be following along for sure.


Jerry

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

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MarkF
Engineer

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Posted - 11/18/2017 :  11:47:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome back Karl! It's good to see you posting again, and also be treated to your excellent work.

Mark

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