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ocalicreek
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Posted - 07/10/2018 :  12:54:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ditto to what Mike said, both for the outstanding modeling on display and the classic lines of the structure. When did we stop making structures with such grace and presence? Maybe once our current era of chaos settles down we'll return to the simplicity and dignity of places that impart this feeling of timelessness. It's not luck or magic, but architectural skill and wisdom for what works. The figures in the image above, as well as the people in the prototype shot, really drive home that this is a place for people to inhabit. The recessed entry offers shade and a feeling of invitation, while the bay windows are meant to bring light indoors as well as offer those inside a view out in many directions. It is a place meant to be inhabited and we instinctively know it when we see it.

Galen


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 07/10/2018 :  3:52:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very well said Galen. My sentiments exactly, and I am certain many others as well'.
All that stated shows through in Bob's BRILLIANT build. That other guys build is pretty good too..



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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/11/2018 :  11:56:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike, Galen, and Ted, Thanks for your comments. I agree with you, I love the old
architecture. I have just painted what I have done on this model so far, I'll try to get a
photo later today, the paint is still wet.

I would like to comment a bit on COLOR. What a problem in a project like this. First you
have to wonder how good the color was in the old original photo. Add to that, all computer
screens are different and if you print it out, all printers are different. The next
problem is that we all see colors differently so chances are we will never come up with the
absolute color of the prototype.

You can go to the paint department of Lowes or Home Depot and they can analyse a spot on
a photo to come up with a formula for your paint color but if you look at a photo you see
dozens of colors due to light, shade, and dirt. Which do you pick?

I guess we each have to decide on a color that pleases the model builder. When I look
at the photos we are working with I see a light gray with a touch of blue and even a
touch of green. I looked all through the little color samples at my local Home Depot
and decided on BEHR S440-2° Malaysian Mist. I have two coats on the model and it looks way
too light but I did a sample of a grime wash and I think I will go with that. BTW Home
Depot sells a sample container of any color. It is 8 fluid ounces. I saved two hobby paint
size bottles for future touch-ups and brushed on two coats and still have half the
container left.

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/11/2018 :  12:26:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Paint is dry enough but it has to be really dry before I add the grime.





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Carl B
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Posted - 07/11/2018 :  12:45:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Picking colors is the one of the most difficult decisions in this hobby!

With some weathering, your color choice will be fine Bob!



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Guff
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Posted - 07/11/2018 :  12:46:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Bob,
I like the paint choice!
I'm glad your making models again. Each day I look forward to signing on and looking to see if you added any new information. You're an inspiration to many of us so please keep the projects coming as often as you can find the time to work on them.
Thanks a million,
Dave



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Terrell
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Posted - 07/11/2018 :  2:51:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good to me, Bob.


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/11/2018 :  3:32:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, The meat of the project is nearly done. It's all Gray-vee now and I'm sopping it all up :)


Edited by - Bill Gill on 07/11/2018 3:33:05 PM

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/11/2018 :  5:18:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

To my eye the color you chose has enough blue to avoid a “primer gray” look. Excellent choice.

Mike



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Pennman
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Posted - 07/11/2018 :  6:23:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Looks good to me too. I would be proud to reside in that mansion
Rich



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ocalicreek
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Posted - 07/11/2018 :  6:23:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Gray now, but a bit flat, however I'm sure with washes, highlights, etc. it will take on depth. No doubt you'll work your magic on it!

Galen


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Ensign
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Posted - 07/11/2018 :  8:39:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, it looks Grayt!


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 07/11/2018 :  9:28:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

I really like the way this is evolving! Brockton would be Proud!

Pete
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quartergauger48
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Posted - 07/11/2018 :  10:35:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes Sir Bob', that is a definitely Malaysian Mist...When you finish it up it is going to be a true masterpiece'..A truly brilliant beautiful build. So well done.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/13/2018 :  11:13:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, I appreciate your comments.

Got a little work done. I cleaned up, painted, glazed, and installed the 4 doors and 6 large
windows. I added wooden tops to the stoop and the steps. I realized that I had forgotten to
make masters for all the narrow windows in the bays so I made those masters and am casting a
whole bunch of them.





Bob


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