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Posted - 03/18/2017 :  2:35:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
here is some additional backstory. sheri's late husband kyle was in advertising. he was a wiz on a mac.
i made a deal with him. i told him that if he agreed to do all of our promo stuff for the band i'm in, i would build his wife a model of their home. he died a month later. i felt that i needed to build the model to honor our deal, so that is what i did. it is now finished and i'm waiting for her to get back from florida (sometime today) so i can bring it over there and give it to her.
here are four pics of the finished product:

all in all i have to say i'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out. as an aside, the guy that did the plaque was so taken by the story and pics of the model that he gave it to us for $10.00. offered $20.00 and he said no. the base is made from a plank of aspen and stained red mahogany (at the owner's request), then a couple coats of a matte verathane.
now i can focus on the backwoods water tower....
if you don't know where you're going any road will get you there.

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Posted - 03/18/2017 :  2:50:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice'. Beautiful life-like structure'


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Crew Chief

Posted - 03/18/2017 :  2:55:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i come to breakfast this morning, thaks fore the coffee

very nicely done

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Posted - 03/18/2017 :  3:34:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin, that looks FANTASTIC!!!
Really nice the way you have presented it, in your wooden showcase.
I would love to see Sheri's face when you give it to her.
I'm certain Kyle would have loved it!

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Posted - 03/18/2017 :  3:47:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great presentation of a fantastic model. Very well done, Kevin.


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Posted - 03/18/2017 :  4:14:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

That's wonderful Kevin. Nicely done...


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Posted - 03/18/2017 :  4:17:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I like what Greg said. Try to get a photo of her face when she first sees her fantastic model.



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Posted - 03/18/2017 :  4:47:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

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Carl B

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Posted - 03/18/2017 :  5:05:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very well done Kevin. You should be proud.

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Michael Hohn

Posted - 03/18/2017 :  6:06:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Beautiful model and presentation. A very classy thing to do for a friend.


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Posted - 03/18/2017 :  10:49:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Perfect model and presentation. You really did a nice job on this. Way to go.


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Posted - 03/19/2017 :  05:52:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Turned out great.


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Posted - 03/19/2017 :  08:31:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
very nice job done on the house

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Posted - 03/19/2017 :  09:29:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Terrific job on the model, the backstory although sad in one respect, adds to the spirit of this hobby. As Mike said, very classy!


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Posted - 03/19/2017 :  09:55:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
well, i have to say that i'm somewhat overwhelmed by your comments. thank you to everyone.
i wasn't able to meet up with her yesterday because she didn't get back from florida until quite late.
i'll be going over there today at 2 to give it to her. every sunday she goes to church and then after church she visits the cemetery. every sunday. a little more back story: sheri and kyle met at a crows feet gig (my band). a year later we played their wedding. sheri is a two-time cancer survivor, as is her daughter. following our 40th h.s. reunion, we all became as tight as thieves, and religiously get together to hang out. sometimes its a crows feet gig, and sometimes its at someone's home. they really are a great bunch of people. case in point: after kyle's death we presented her with a year's worth of landscape service. (and we renew it every year) anyway, i will get some pics today of her reaction to the model, and the model itself in situ and post them here.

if you don't know where you're going any road will get you there.

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Frank Palmer

Posted - 03/19/2017 :  10:11:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A fine tribute.

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