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Ensign
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Posted - 09/16/2015 :  3:03:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I agree with Dallas, it is GORGEOUS!!
Another successful Santos model completed, and another waiting in the wings, ready to take off.
Go Bob Go!

Greg Shinnie



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Guff
Crew Chief

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Posted - 09/16/2015 :  7:21:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
AMAZING!!! You nailed it...love your work.
Dave



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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 09/17/2015 :  12:30:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Holy cow, that is beyond beautiful! A truly marvelous model of a very interesting structure!


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/17/2015 :  07:59:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Barn it, Bob, you've done it again! Another super terrific structure! The light weathering is just right.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/17/2015 :  08:30:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dallas, Pete, Greg, Dave, Ray, and Bill, I want to thank you all for your very nice postings, I
appreciate them all.

One thing that surprised me with posting this build is that no one asked about those doors on
the front of the upper level, what in the heck were they for???

So, in closing this build, let me tell you that that nothing went in or out of those doors
(at least on purpose) but air. The center third of the upper level of this special use building
was open and one of it's uses
was to separate the seeds or grain from the dried stalks (chaff) by threshing. This was done
by walking on it, animals walking on it, or beating it with a flail. Then these doors were
used in conjunction with the big doors on the back of the barn to create a breeze through the
barn so that the grain/chaff mixture could be thrown into the air and the breeze would blow
the chaff away and let the heavier grain fall back to the floor to be gathered, called winnowing. Of course
modern machinery does that all at harvest time right out in the field.

Bob



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Edited by - sgtbob on 09/17/2015 09:58:58 AM

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/17/2015 :  2:16:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, the barn breeze generated winnowing is very interesting. I knew about stone-ground wheat, but hoof-ground is a new concept. Who knew model railroading was such an educational hobby :) I thought those upper doors were for lowering hay bales into wagons to take out to pastures.


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Carl B
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Posted - 09/17/2015 :  2:56:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm a bit late to the party Bob but.... Excellent!


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/17/2015 :  3:07:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Carl, thanks, I appreciate that.

Bill, not ground, winnowing is just separating the seed or grain from the dried husks and stems (the
chaff). Then if it's something like wheat you need to take it to the mill to have it stone ground.

There will be a test at 0800 tomorrow morning on the subject of old time farming.

Prof. Bob


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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 09/17/2015 :  11:57:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Fascinating stuff!


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/19/2015 :  7:23:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Ray.

This is a photo of a real barn owl busting out of a hole in a wall. They seem to catapult
themselves into the air.



This is my 1/24 scale owl busting out of the owl hole.



a slightly different angle.



Bob


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 09/19/2015 :  7:25:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Whooo knew?

Very nice!

Pete
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Ensign
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Posted - 09/19/2015 :  7:50:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, what a hoot! That's really neat!

Greg Shinnie



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/19/2015 :  8:11:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, Whoooo else could've come up with a barn old storming out of the owl hole? Neat!


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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 09/19/2015 :  11:04:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Cool!


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/20/2015 :  06:34:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys. The owl in not permanent, I made him so that he plugs into the hole but is easily
removed. It was a quick project done while waiting for some paint to dry on the aircraft model.

For the record, I printed that photo of the real owl in scale size and cut out the face and
wings. Then I carved the body, attached the printed parts, and painted the body to match.
This works because the barn owl is the only one with a flat circular face but I guess the
process could be used with other birds too.

Bob


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