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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/11/2018 :  06:28:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I added the chimney but I made a change which is the beauty of scratch building. If you
will note on the original photo this two story brick chimney was built upon a WOODEN
trestle. I could not make myself do that, my bricks go to the ground foundation. I used
some cast resin chimneys that I cast from an old mold but they are only 3 1/4 inches tall so
I used four of them and used the straps to cover the joins. There are now bolt heads
where the straps attach to the wall.
The soot is Pan Pastels.
Bob






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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/11/2018 :  09:25:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

So many ideas here. The pics of old store fronts and your model with awning all go into my virtual idea file. And I intend to use your color combinations some day.

Beautiful work.

Mike


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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/12/2018 :  05:31:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The electric meter is an old casting of mine and the downspout is styrene tubing. There is
a black wire bringing current to what I suppose is the back light. It can't be seen
but I made a little rusty grate for that corner of the roof to take water to the
downspout. I need to do some light weathering but that will come later. I lived through
this time period and I remember that most people really took good care of their
properties, especially businessmen like Mr.Alessi.





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Bill Gill
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Posted - 11/12/2018 :  08:36:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's looking good, Bob. The little details like the black wire add a lot. The electric meter is neat!


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Guff
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Posted - 11/12/2018 :  6:46:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Very cool!
Chimney, Brackets, electric meter and the downspouts are all great detail adds.
Dave



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Carl B
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Posted - 11/12/2018 :  7:03:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Anyone caught "just lingering about" will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law!

Right Bob?!



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Dutchman
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Posted - 11/13/2018 :  08:33:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Late to the party as usual, Bob. Beautiful prototype modeling once again!




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Terrell
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Posted - 11/13/2018 :  2:45:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking great, Bob !!


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 11/13/2018 :  8:18:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just love those brackets, Bob'..


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 11/13/2018 :  8:52:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking really, really good, Bob!

Now... about that chimney bricks on a wooden trestle business. What could possibly go wrong with that?

Nicely done!

Pete
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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/15/2018 :  2:03:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, I did get the blinds and curtains up at all windows in Mr. Alessi's drugstore. I also did some planning for the interior.



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Michael Hohn
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Now we canít see the goings-on on the second floor.


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Terrell
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Posted - 11/15/2018 :  3:30:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hope Carl doesn't see those green shades.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/16/2018 :  07:26:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike and Terrell, thanks for posting.

Some of you may be wondering why I haven't installed the show windows yet. Here's my
story- I've had most of it done for quite some time but I need one item to finish them
up. For many years I did all my window graphics on the computer and printed them
out on my ALPS printer. A year or so ago that printer died and I have been able to get by
using other means. For this project I need some rub-on lettering which I ordered. It was
put on back-order. When I received the shipment notice I figured it would be here
last Wednesday but it did not arrive so it had to be Thursday. Thursday turned into an
all day snow storm, no mail was delivered, hopefully today.

When it does arrive I should get the windows installed in fairly short order.

Bob


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 11/16/2018 :  4:14:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, The snow was a bit of a surprise here too.
Hope you get the dry transfer letters soon. It's getting hard to find them.



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