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Terrell
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Posted - 01/25/2018 :  9:41:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The paper will warp the foam core if it's not braced.


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David Clark
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Posted - 01/26/2018 :  12:25:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe because I used double-sided tape I didn't get any warping? I will brace it though, based on the good advice I always get from this forum.
Cheers,
Dave



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Terrell
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Posted - 01/26/2018 :  2:05:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Better safe than sorry, Dave.

I've had warping occur many months later, it's not always instantaneous.



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ben1272
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Posted - 01/29/2018 :  5:01:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice work. You are inspiring me to take on a small shelf layout in a spare room I have.......


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David Clark
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Posted - 01/29/2018 :  9:58:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Ben, I really like the building and modelling aspect so this will give lots to keep me busy for a long time.
Cheers,
Dave



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David Clark
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Posted - 02/12/2018 :  4:10:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So I finally got brave enough to try adding signs to my building walls. I tried to print a reverse sign on some tracing paper and rub it on to the wall while still wet but either it dried too fast or the wall siding was too rough. Anyhow I didn't get a dark enough or legible enough print. I ended up taking a pencil crayon and drawing over top of the print.





Cheers,
Dave



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Rick
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Posted - 02/12/2018 :  4:23:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice!

As you think, so will you be.

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robchant
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Posted - 02/12/2018 :  4:23:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is exactly how I feel today ... aged and decrepit ... starting to look good!


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David Clark
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Posted - 02/12/2018 :  4:33:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I weathered the walls with some chalks, and added some signs I printed off the internet. I added some dark brown and dark rust paint on the signs to simulate rusty tin plate. The colours I used were Games Workshop Rhinox Hide and craft paint Burnt Sienna because that was what I had on hand. The chalks I used were Doc O'Brians dark earth and some dark rust and some green for mildewy spots.


This is a view of the "water side" or what the viewer will see immediately to their front.



This is the left side and will have a loading dock on that side that will allow goods to be passed through to the rail side.



Here is the rail side which will only be seen at an angle by peering down the length of the track.



I stuck in a view block using black pastel drawing paper. This way one can't see through from front to back. I also sprayed the backs of the windows with clear matt spray paint to make it look grimy.



Now I need to figure out a roof covering. Anyone have ideas? I was originally thinking slate but then I thought that might be a bit rich for these guys and rolled roof would be more appropriate.

Any thoughts, ideas, comments are welcome.
Cheers,
Dave



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robchant
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Posted - 02/12/2018 :  4:39:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I ain't splurging for no slate roof ... LOL.

That overall shot looks very good ... nice weathering too ... love the blue.




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David Clark
Fireman



Posted - 02/12/2018 :  4:58:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm not happy with the windows. It was my first time using Rusty Stump windows and, while they went together well enough, the trim didn't seem to fit well around the outside. Of course, it was probably me but without any instructions on how to actually install them I was left to my own devices.... always a scary thing. I am hoping that the bloopers will disappear into the back ground once the scene is complete.
Thanks for looking. Sorry I made you feel older, Rob.
Cheers,
Dave



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robchant
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Posted - 02/12/2018 :  5:02:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Dave,

You didn't make me feel older ... trudging 25km delivering mail today after being off 2 weeks made me feel older and decrepit ... LOL.

Take care,
Rob.



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Guff
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Posted - 02/12/2018 :  8:22:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
David,
Building looks good! I like the looks of the blue Chant sign.
A shingled roof would look good on the building. (If interested I show a SBS on page 4 of the Dimone Shoe Factory build on 8/9/2016 under Guff...I'm still trying to figure out how to load a topic.)
Dave



Edited by - Guff on 02/12/2018 8:24:11 PM

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David Clark
Fireman



Posted - 02/13/2018 :  12:33:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave. I will take a look.
Cheers,
Dave



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David Clark
Fireman



Posted - 02/13/2018 :  12:35:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found this printed roof and printed it off on a laser printer, sprayed it with matte clear coat. Not sure if I like it. Seems very busy. May still opt for rolled roofing.




Thanks for looking.
Cheers,
Dave



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