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Guff
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Posted - 02/26/2016 :  12:25:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Using many graphics per piece looks great.
Dave



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 02/26/2016 :  12:53:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ahhhhhh.... The palette has been prepped, undercoated and primed. Now the Artist can work his magic!

Pete
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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 02/26/2016 :  1:05:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice! The signs look very authentic.


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 02/26/2016 :  4:47:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice signs, Bob, coming along well.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 02/28/2016 :  09:47:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave, Pete, Ray, and Bill, thanks again for your comments.

A couple of quick shots in the shop (obviously) after I glued the walls together and added a sub
roof. Even Charlie showed up to inspect it. Long ways to go yet.







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dallas_m
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Posted - 02/28/2016 :  2:03:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Charlie seems to be thinking: "Yup, this looks about right."

Gotta agree with Charlie on this one!


Cheers,
Dallas

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

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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/02/2016 :  07:13:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dallas, good to have your comments.

I cut a piece of scrap 1 inch thick foam to be the foundation. My plan was to carve the stones
along the outer edges of the foam. NO GOOD This stuff carves terribly.



I had some 1/2 inch balsa foam on hand so I cut 1/2 inch from around the edges of the pink foam.
I then cut 1 inch strips of balsa foam and glued it around the edges. I will carve and paint the
stones before I glue the warehouse to it's foundation.

There will be steps at the office door and loading platforms at the two large doors so I
will not waste the time to carve all the stones that will not be seen.



Bob



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potsy
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Posted - 03/02/2016 :  10:13:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Bob, where do you purchase your balsa foam I'm new at the train business and this forum is a big help to me. your work is outstanding by the way along with count less others.

Still learning Mark



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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/02/2016 :  1:04:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mark, Thanks for your nice comment, much appreciated. If you google Balsa Foam you will
find it available in many places. I get mine from Dick Blick, they usually have the best price.

Bob


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hon3_rr
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Posted - 03/02/2016 :  2:50:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, You got bit by the memory in the pink stuff, didn't ya... glad to see the use of balsa foam on the project. To fill the foam corner seams, I've found that the lightweight Dap spackling works well. A coat or two of Gesso prior to painting the foam will provide a uniform surface across the seams. I suspect however that you already know this stuff.

Mark: Obtain the balsa foam from:
a) United Art and Education http://www.unitednow.com/product/5725/amaco-balsa-foam.aspx?item=34681
b) Dick Blick http://www.dickblick.com/products/balsa-foam/
c) Amazon

For all three sites, look for the foam in sheet as well as block forms and for both densities. The 5 lb. foam is called 'Balsa Foam'. The 10 lb. density is called 'Balsa Foam II'. Both densities carve with equal ease. The heavier foam holds finer details when carved, making Balsa Foam II a better choice for HO. The 5 lb. foam will work fine for O-scale. You will also need to stiffen the foam after carving. I've been using acrylic Gesso with outstanding success. The Gesso also primes the foam for painting.


-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

Edited by - hon3_rr on 03/02/2016 2:57:17 PM

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potsy
Engine Wiper

Posted - 03/02/2016 :  2:59:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Thanks Bob and KP for the info

Mark



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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/02/2016 :  3:11:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes, I agree with KP on both the Gesso and the Spackling. I use both all the time.

Bob


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 03/02/2016 :  11:38:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sure is looking good Bob'. Can't wait to move in and get opened for business'.. I hope Charlie finds everything in good order so there is no hold up in getting the CO'..


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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/05/2016 :  1:59:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Ted, I'm trying to get you moved in as soon as possible. I have had many interruptions to my
model building time but just to show that I have not completely gone away, I have been carving the
stone foundation and working on the standing seam metal roof.





Bob



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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 03/06/2016 :  12:01:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice. The signs and the stone foundation really add a lot of character to what is otherwise a rather plain structure.




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