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Bill Gill
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Posted - 12/20/2018 :  10:20:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fred, I've seen good awnings made out of teabags, before and after the tea was brewed. It's tough and has a canvas like look to it.


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Terrell
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Posted - 12/23/2018 :  10:03:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good idea, Bill, but I wanted something with a pattern on it. I wasn't bout to try painting a pattern. I found something at Hobby Lobby I thought would work. It did to. Looked "ok" in real life but when I photographed it... well, I tore it down yesterday morning and started over. Resigned myself to drawing up something on the computer and printing it out. Not perfect, but "ok".






The underside of the awnings actually have a tan canvas color but it seems to have washed out in the photo. Oh, well.



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Carl B
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Posted - 12/23/2018 :  11:34:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awnings look great to me Fred!


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 12/23/2018 :  11:48:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good Fred. I should have added to my previous post that the teabags were taped to a letter size sheet of paper and run through a printer to give them a striped pattern.
Your looks fine.



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sgtbob
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Posted - 12/23/2018 :  12:37:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The whole thing looks fantastic!!

Bob


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Terrell
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Posted - 12/23/2018 :  1:04:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Carl, Bill and Bob!!

I don't have any teabags but that did give me an Idea.




It's tissue (the gift wrapping kind) and pretty translucent. Not sure if I can do anything about the underside but I think I like it better enough to re-do the awnings... again.



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Terrell
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Posted - 12/23/2018 :  4:25:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't know about you guys but I like 'em better.






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Bill Gill
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Posted - 12/23/2018 :  9:31:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like 'em


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/23/2018 :  10:13:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Simply marvelous. The storefronts looked naked without them.

Mike



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 12/23/2018 :  10:38:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice to see that all that beautiful product is now protected Fred'...And no worries about 'Charlie' raising havoc''


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Pennman
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Posted - 12/23/2018 :  11:02:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The awnings look great to me too Fred. They look like they do in reality, after it rains and they dry out and get rolled up and unrolled again. Natural. Good tip to file away.

Rich



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 12/24/2018 :  12:38:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job they really do look the real thing!

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Terrell
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Posted - 12/24/2018 :  10:47:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Bill and Mike !!

Ted, I wouldn't want the wrath of 'Charlie' on me.

Thanks Rich !!

Jerry, I owe a lot to Bill for his suggestion.

And they still look better in person. The bright overhead light shines through them and washes out the canvas color of the underside. Which I took extra effort to add.



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Carl B
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Posted - 12/24/2018 :  10:53:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well done Fred....the 'extra effort" was worth it!

But that's what you're known for!

PS... Please don't model on the holiday if it upsets anyone...



Edited by - Carl B on 12/25/2018 05:58:41 AM

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 12/24/2018 :  11:15:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice touch with the awning.


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