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Carl B

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Posted - 07/01/2019 :  8:57:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you very much Bill, Mike, Frank, Fred, Mark and Philip!

Philip- Interesting comment about the Lesney Toy factory...The "matchbox" people....Is there a photo of the building you mean anywhere you know of?

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Posted - 07/03/2019 :  12:03:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
you are one inventive, innovative guy. i can't wait to see how this dio turns out. I'm quite sure it'll be as spectacular as all the others you've built.

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George D

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Posted - 07/03/2019 :  1:13:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking brickwork, Carl.


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Carl B

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Posted - 07/04/2019 :  07:21:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gee Kevin, thank you.

Appreciate the compliment George.

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Posted - 07/04/2019 :  07:37:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very creative and well executed, Carl.

Edited by - slimrails on 07/04/2019 10:43:12 AM

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Carl B

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Posted - 07/05/2019 :  07:30:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Russ. Great to have you along....

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Carl B

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Posted - 07/06/2019 :  06:44:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cornice brick sections were dried, patched with modeling paste and repainted. A piece of thin card cut in one piece to cover the very top. Sorry about the blur, I was moving fast....

Finished for now...

For the first time, I lined up all the building facade fronts in the expected arrangement.

These two pieces will provide the back extreme left and right side walls. Cut offs of styrene block sheeting left over from Microscale Models kits were glued to chipboard.

Painted, then braced, and triangle "feet" were attached.

Using the same pattern, I built additional units to support the upcoming roof and (not to be viewed) back wall which will hide all the electrical needs. If this concept doesn't work well, I will modify the idea with perhaps a few long beams over the entire length. It's a bit over 12" long.

The nearly blank right side wall needed some character, so I added some Tudor style "beams".

Time to estimate materials for the base & anything else needed for future tasks ...and lighting needs to be sorted out before I can go any further...

Till next time....some lighting.....

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Michael Hohn

Posted - 07/06/2019 :  07:04:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Youíve captured a true old-world look. I love the irregular and varied facades, particularly with the one building recessed.


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Posted - 07/06/2019 :  07:33:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

OUTSTANDING. It's funny how putting them all together makes them stand out as a whole scene.
Your coloring is right on too.

I don't know if you have thought about chimneys, there was a virtual forest of chimneys back
then, every building had several. (cough. cough)



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Frank Palmer

Posted - 07/06/2019 :  09:27:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Carl this is really shaping up nicely.


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Posted - 07/06/2019 :  3:27:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work Carl.


"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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Bill Gill

Posted - 07/06/2019 :  3:45:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So will this be part of this year's Christmas project when completed?

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Posted - 07/06/2019 :  4:28:40 PM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Looking most excellent, Carl!

Cheers, mark.

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Posted - 07/06/2019 :  4:45:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
yes! looking very good

It's only make-believe

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Posted - 07/06/2019 :  5:36:02 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Very Nice Carl!
The arrangement of the building fronts is impressive. The different textures, the weathering treatments, the beautiful windows and doors and the many different roof lines really compliment each other.
Well done!!

David Guffey

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