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sgtbob
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Posted - 08/06/2016 :  11:10:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave, How true that is !!!!!!!!

The bed of my vacuform machine is 10 3/4" x 7 3/4" so everything has to be a little smaller than
that. Here's a typical negative mold and a typical styrene sheet pulled from a mold just so you can
see what they look like.








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Guff
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Posted - 08/06/2016 :  11:11:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very Impressive! I don't think I would have any hair left if I tried this process.
Are you enjoying your break from model building?
I'm trying to learn Gimp but I think you could say I was just "gimping" along...it's a slow process with much trial and error involved.



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sgtbob
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Posted - 08/07/2016 :  06:31:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,
Yes, I am enjoying my "break" and if you know any of my history on this forum you will know
I am also enjoying the Olympics.

Bob


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 08/07/2016 :  6:22:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Bob, That is an amazing process. What patience you have. I wish you were still making kits. I would quit scratch building....and buy your stuff'...


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 08/07/2016 :  6:23:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Guff

Very Impressive! I don't think I would have any hair left if I tried this process.
Are you enjoying your break from model building?
I'm trying to learn Gimp but I think you could say I was just "gimping" along...it's a slow process with much trial and error involved.



Good luck Dave with the Gimp'...I have a friend named Gimppy'.... LOL....



Ted

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sgtbob
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Posted - 08/08/2016 :  06:54:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ted, Thanks. The kit making was the fun easy part, the packing, mailing, record keeping, tax
reporting, paperwork, etc. is what was not fun and eventually made me quit. I did have it as a
very busy sideline for about 35 years.

Bob

Mixing a business and a hobby often does not work.




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jefbar
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Posted - 08/11/2016 :  11:55:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I love the Civil War scene. As I have mentioned, I am still early on, and just trying to learn and get inspiration, but my eventual layout and work will be toward a Civil War era layout. Admire your work greatly, and that added to the admiration. Will miss your posts on your break, but you enjoy the Olympics and look forward to your eventual return.

Jeff
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sgtbob
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Posted - 08/27/2016 :  09:26:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jeff, Thanks for your post. Yes, I did enjoy the Olympics and the Little League World Series
(just getting over tomorrow). I also did a lot of outside work, trimming, cutting, and cleaning
up the landscape (not my favorite work). I have also been tossing an idea around in my head for
my next model RR project. I still check in every day to see how everyone else is doing and WOW, I
find that there must be a mass vacation going on with the builders on this Forum. I guess the
fall weather will start everyone up again if it ever gets here. A friend of mine has a Civil
War model railroad in HO scale and there is a forum member who does a great job of modeling
that era. See if you can find it on this forum. I live not far from Gettysburg and there is a
lot of interest in everything Civil War around here.

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 08/27/2016 :  12:56:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Yes, many vacations from modeling going on. As for me, the gardens and yard are completely overgrown with weeds, although it is hard to get motivated to work out in the heat and I've concentrated on indoor work. Such as refinishing a floor.

I'm sure many of us look forward to seeing what your next project will be.

Mike


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/22/2016 :  10:10:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Mike, and everyone,

I'm still alive and kicking. I do check the Forum every day and comment when I can but work around
the house and extra work to help my wife who still has health problems has kept me busy.

In digging out some "stuff" I found this old 1/24 scale building that I made many years ago out of
balsa foam. It was for a Christmas display but I think it still stands up as a nice structure all these years later.






I am getting an inkling of what my next project for the Forum will be. If things work out it
will be a new vehicle in 1/24 scale. I must do some research.

Cheers,

Bob




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Ensign
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Posted - 09/22/2016 :  11:40:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, nice to see you posting here again!
Even if it is a structure from Christmas past.
That snow on the roof looks freshly fallen, not like it's been sitting around for years gathering dust.

I look forward to seeing this new vehicle that you have in mind, for your next project.

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Carl B
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Posted - 09/22/2016 :  11:53:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ditto what Greg said!

And I too, see that fresh snow on the roof and must ask- what material was used for it Bob? Very realistic.

As far as building threads on the forum goes- I am guilty of taking a breather-
however I have a project lined up and will begin building/posting again later this fall.



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Guff
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Posted - 09/22/2016 :  12:03:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I wish the best for your wife and you! I also am looking forward to your next build.
Take care,
Dave



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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/22/2016 :  12:51:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, I appreciate your comments.

Carl,
That "snow" is just a piece of that cotton blanket material sold at Christmastime. I simply
laid a piece of it over the roof and sprinkled a bit if glitter over it.

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 09/22/2016 :  11:15:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice to see you back on the circuit Bob'. And best wished for your wife.
I hope she feels better real soon. It goes without saying, I'll be waiting with bells
on to see your new vehicle under construction'..



Ted

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