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Orionvp17
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Posted - 09/02/2015 :  5:11:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

I've been off the grid for a bit and am now catching up. Fabulous work!

The pies sound good, too, so I'd keep after them-- the Forums can wait.

Pete
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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/02/2015 :  8:18:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, This may sound heretical to some modelers, but pies always have priority over pretty much everything else around here, need help taste testing? :)


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quartergauger48
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I have to agree with Bill and Pete'..Those apples in a
home made pie sound delicious..... The stones can wait......



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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 09/03/2015 :  12:05:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mmmmm, homemade pie!!!


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/03/2015 :  06:00:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys. I thought I had a bunch of modeling friends but it turns out I have a
bunch of chow hounds!!!

Oh well, they are VERY GOOD. Stop by for a taste.


Bob


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/03/2015 :  07:18:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not to distract from the barn raising -They don't store apples in barns, right? :)
A PBS online program A Few Good Pie Places http://video.pbs.org/video/2365544300/
Might be one near your neighborhood



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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/03/2015 :  07:53:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sorry Bill, some of them look real good but the VERY BEST is right here in Mrs. Santos' kitchen.
It started many years ago in her mother's kitchen and then tailored to our tastes over the past 60 years.

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/03/2015 :  08:19:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here's the way I painted the stones, not the only way, but my way. Studying a photo of the
stones I want to represent I notice that they are mostly a variation of a dark gray/brown color. I
mixed up a batch of mid gray and brown paint to get something that looked to me as a general
color for my stones.

Here is my paint brush, a small kitchen sponge folded to produce a small pointed area. I put
some of my general color on a scrap of styrene and blot my sponge into it and tap off the
excess. Then I simply blot the stones, not brushing. It comes out real uneven but that's
what I want.





You can go over any areas that you feel need a bit more paint. I did the wall you see plus it's
ends and back areas in about 5 minutes or less.

Just for reference that wall is 8 inches across and 12 inches high.




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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/03/2015 :  10:28:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I must apologize for these photos, it's kind of hard to see what I'm talking about, they are quicky flash photos.

The next step was to do the same with dark gray, randomly, not hitting as many stones. a two minute job.



Then, the same again with light gray, almost white. You will note that this step starts to give some texture to the stones, another two minutes.

Then I took a very fine brush and touched up a few places where I got paint into the mortar lines.






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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/03/2015 :  10:31:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Then I added the door and took it outside for a photo.






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Orionvp17
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Posted - 09/03/2015 :  10:32:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Photos look good, Bob. Might look better with pie....

This is a great technique for getting the random coloration on stones, and I'm looking forward to more photos.

Pete
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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/03/2015 :  10:35:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
And for those who care, here are a couple of those 1:1 scale apple pies, the aroma and taste, right
out of the oven, are heavenly.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh





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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/03/2015 :  10:44:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Pete, now back to that other gable end wall........................

Bob


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BBLmber
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Posted - 09/03/2015 :  11:07:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, the walls look great and the pies even better. Are right someone grab the ice cream and fresh pie. yum

Mark


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/03/2015 :  12:24:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, Your stonework coloring and simple but effective painting technique are very good, have to try it on a project sometime. It wasn't Apple Barrel craft paint you used by any chance?

And I'm sure Mrs Santos' pies truly are are wonderful...though excuse a personal bias for my wife's careful honing of some of my aunt's old family recipes...wouldn't want to call you out into the bus depot back alley for a pie fight, that'd be a terrible waste of good pies. (By the way that PBS video was careful to point out that they were only showing a few examples of good pie places :)



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