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Posted - 08/03/2019 :  07:54:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I'm also feeling the crunch of having not much modeling time this summer with all of the outside projects list to conquer. Glad to see another post to this fine build, though.
The sheds do look great together and that's a nice addition of the steam tractor. I'm sure Chester would have had one.
What glue did you use to adhere the corrugated panels?
Thanks for sharing your wonderful work with us.


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Frank Palmer

Posted - 08/03/2019 :  08:49:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg, just caught up with the tractor shed, very nice and lots of timber detail.

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Carl B

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Posted - 08/03/2019 :  09:27:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well done Greg.

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Posted - 08/03/2019 :  10:45:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pete, Rich, Frank & Carl, thanks for stopping in to have a look, and for your positive comments!

I had a chance to get the rolled roofing installed on the larger shed last night.
I also added some rust to the corrugated metal roofing.

Rich, that vellum roofing is glued down using white glue.
The stuff is more paper like, so the white glue works well on it.

Looks like Chester is going to have a collection of steam traction engines on his farm.
one in good shape, like this Case & one needing restoration work to it.


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Posted - 08/03/2019 :  12:22:58 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
The farm kit just keeps growing.
Nice work on the shed and the tractor repaint is wonderful.

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Posted - 08/03/2019 :  1:14:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, thanks for your post!
Yes indeed, Chester's farm scene seems to be growing new buildings, faster than the corn is growing.

Here's a photo showing both engines side by side, to see how closely they match each other in scale.


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Posted - 08/04/2019 :  12:15:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just getting back to this thread Greg.

Beautiful work and Chester will love his tractors.


"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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Michael Hohn

Posted - 08/04/2019 :  10:51:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I love the looks of those old machines. They are going to look wonderful on your farm. Absolutely wonderful.


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Posted - 08/04/2019 :  12:53:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Jerry & Mike, for your posts!
I imagine Chester's farm will have lots of interesting vehicles in various states of repair.
These traction engines are only the first 2 that have arrived on this farm.


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Posted - 08/04/2019 :  7:52:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
[excitedly rubbing hands together] hot diggity dog!!

the only mystery in life is...why did the kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

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Posted - 08/08/2019 :  12:06:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by kebmo

[excitedly rubbing hands together] hot diggity dog!!

Kevin, I share your excitement about what's going to show up on Chester's farm scene!

Hi everyone, well I have completed another piece of this farm kit, the chicken coop.
Here's how I went about building this little structure.
The first thing you need to locate, is the cardstock cut out for this coop.

You will also need the Fig.29 template sheet to build some of the walls needed on this coop.

I decided to cut out all of my walls separately, instead of just scoring the corner lines and bending them into position.
I feel my method gives better/squarer corners this way.

I braced the corners with 6x6's and glued my chicken coop walls together.

I then stained some 2x6 wood with the driftwood stain and began the process of applying this wood to the outside of the coop.
I also stained and glued the laser cut door with the opening on the bottom of the door into it's opening.
You can see this laser cut door laying beside the structure in this photo shown below.

Once I had all of the 2x6 siding in place, I used 2x4 as trim around the door & window opening.
I was now ready to add a roof to this coop, once again using the cardstock cut out to begin this roof on the coop.

I cut it out and painted one side of it with some gray paint, also making certain to get paint on the edges of this roof panel.
Once that had a chance to dry, the instructions tell us to cover this roof panel with 2x6 boards as shown below.

You will then add 1x3 batons on top between the joining lines of the 2x6's below.
So it ends up looking something like this shown below.

I was now ready to begin building the other walls that support the screening used on this coop.
You build these walls right over the full scale templates found on the Fig.29B template.
You must also keep in mind where you want to place your screen door on this coop.
You will need to modify one of the sidewalls to accommodate this screen door.
The Fig.29 template sheet also has a template for this screen door, that you use some 2x4 stock to build it with.

Once you have the screen door built you can use it as a guide to make the adjustments needed for this screen door.

After making the adjustments for the screen door I was now ready to glue these 3 wall sections together.
Making certain that they were all square to each other.

I then glued these walls to the chicken coop.

The fig.29 template sheet show further bracing that gets added to strengthen the overall structure and supply extra support for the tulle used as wire screening for this coop.

This is the tulle material that will be used for this coop's screening.

I spray painted this with a light grey colour and then cut out panels to match my wall supports for this screening.
I used CA adhesive to attach this tulle screening to the wooden walls.
This is how my coop came out looking.

I am still playing with the positions of these last 2 structures, the tractor shed & now this chicken coop.
However here is where I have them sitting on Chester's farm so far.

Just have the large silo left to build now, so that will be the next project that I show you.

Thanks for stopping in to see what's happening on Fesmire Farms.


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Posted - 08/08/2019 :  12:37:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice progress, Greg! Very nice progress!

in Michigan

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Posted - 08/08/2019 :  12:46:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with Pete, very nice progress. Can't wait to see your finished product.



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Posted - 08/08/2019 :  1:01:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pete & Bob, thanks for your continued support throughout this build.
It's always great to have you guys looking over my shoulder, at what I'm doing here.


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Carl B

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Posted - 08/08/2019 :  1:48:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good Greg, the coop and its screened frame adds a nice touch to the kit.

What is the thickness of the provided white cardstock substrate?

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