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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/19/2018 :  4:19:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice!

Pete
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Ensign
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Posted - 10/19/2018 :  5:03:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, it's the fall, we all have 1:1 stuff to do outside before it gets really cold.
I spent the day cleaning my eaves troughs out, and then taking a load of garbage to the dump.

Looks like the only modeling that I will get to enjoy today, is your nicely modeled turret, that's shaping up quite nicely.


Greg Shinnie



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Pennman
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Posted - 10/20/2018 :  05:12:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Checking in on you again. Looks like a great start to a very nice project.
I can agree with the comments of everyone on the 1:1 stuff, that gets in the way of "fun"! Most of my winter prep work has been completed, but now the wife wants me to decorate for Holloween Ö Jeez...!

Rich



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/20/2018 :  09:17:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Seems to me that next to the windows, figuring out how to do trim with clean color separations is the biggest job when building one of these oldies.

As for 1:1 jobs, we had a large old tree removed a couple weeks ago, just in time to avoid raking its leaves. One job I wonít have to do in the coming years. Candidate replacements are smaller and more decorative.

Mike


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Guff
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Posted - 10/20/2018 :  11:02:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

The bands change the whole appearance and add a lot of character to the building. You sure do nice work!

I escaped 1:1 outside work this year by selling the house but next spring will more than make up for my "lost" chores since I have to by plant grass, pour sidewalks, etc. at our new home.

Dave



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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/21/2018 :  06:27:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your comments guys.

There's a lot more to be done on the stripes on this structure but I wanted to post this photo
to illustrate my thinking on painting them.

After the styrene strips forming the outer bands on the strips were finished I found a
piece of styrene V grooved siding and cut it into strips to be glued between each stripe
to represent vertical siding. I then painted the vertical siding as shown in the top stripe.

Then I pained some styrene strips the darker color being careful to only paint the one
surface and one edge (if I got any paint one the other edge it was easy to scrape it off
with a hobby knife). Then those painted strips were glued over the ends of the
vertical siding so that the painted edges were against the painted siding. This is
shown in the bottom stripe. There are some vertical strips that will be added similarly later.

Now all I will have to do is paint the rest of the styrene border stripes without having
to worry about the line between the dark paint and the vertical siding and it does not
matter if I get any paint on the areas beyond the stripes because those areas will be
covered with clapboard siding later.

I hope that makes sense





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Carl B
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Posted - 10/21/2018 :  06:53:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My place is starting to take shape... Looks great Bob!


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 10/21/2018 :  12:13:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Bob that is looking great!!

Jerry

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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/23/2018 :  08:10:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Carl and Jerry, Thanks for your comments.

I've been putting in as much time as I can on this model and allowing for some outside 1:1
scale work. Suddenly I realized that I will soon be needing some windows. Yesterday I made
styrene masters for the windows and a couple of corbels and poured the rubber for the mold.
Today I will start resin casting.

Bob


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ocalicreek
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Posted - 10/23/2018 :  1:07:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob - the painting makes sense, and is a good tip for that technique.

Windows, here we come!

Galen


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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/25/2018 :  08:09:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Galen.

I got all my castings done and started working on the top of the structure. Not quite done
there, it still needs some trimming and a lot of those small green strips over the tan areas.
I think I'll start working on some of the clapboard areas just to do something different.



Bob



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Terrell
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Posted - 10/25/2018 :  08:54:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's coming together very nice, Bob!


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 10/25/2018 :  09:04:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great Bob. Love the coloring so far.

Jerry

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/25/2018 :  09:13:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Nice job on the corbels etc. One can start envisioning what the completed model will look like.

I particularly like this style of architecture and you are certainly doing it justice.

Mike


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Pennman
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Posted - 10/25/2018 :  09:55:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

You are doing a great job on this structure, and I believe it looks better than the original building, Nice crisp lines throughout. I enjoy reading through your good tips. Thanks.

Rich



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