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wesleybeks
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Posted - 06/10/2019 :  03:47:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

chipboard sounds more professional

Since this chipboard topic has taken on legs- I wasted some time looking it up...seems the "cardboard" industry insists that the term 'Cardboard"... refers only to a corrugated paper product. HMMMM



Yip. being in the industry I can confirm that cardboard is the corrugated stuff and chipboard or solid board is the board used on the back of a writing pad or cereal carton etc.

Its a really interesting industry once you get reading up on it.



Edited by - wesleybeks on 06/10/2019 04:02:01 AM

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Carl B
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Posted - 06/11/2019 :  06:59:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info Wes!

Here's the window I will need for Oxford Arms....couldn't find anything commercially in this style, so I spliced two identical windows' left and right sides, and glued them to the full window for the side lites.



After working for days with plaster and styrene, I needed some "woodwork" therapy. I began the all wood Johnson Coal & Coke with a substrate of .050" chipboard, then some 1/32" plain wood sheet stock for the bottom layer.



Windows were laid in place but not glued. Drew guidelines and started adding some 1 x12, 1 x 10 and 2 x 4, generally following the prototype pic.



Painted all the woodwork, cut away the excess and began the small gable on the top "floor" most probably the attic. Laying individual clapboards for a more uneven look.



I moved back over to Oxford Arms and began building out their (corrected size windows) framing treatments with a variety of strip wood pieces. Disregard the goofy bright yellow paint...it's only a hasty base coat.



Oops. Another blunder on my part. I didn't allow enough space between the 2nd and 3rd story windows for the pediment on top of the 2nd floor window. Had to move the openings up, fill back in the bottoms.......



A great way to punish myself for such a huge fail, was to dive into constructing the cap pediment for the window, and test fit all....I should have built this first!.....



I finally killed the horrendous yellow on the wall and re-painted it a light concrete. I built this three-tiered ledge to mimic the photo, and covered everything with a light layer of modeling paste. I had already scribed in "block" mortar lines, but veered off a bit, so I'm filling them back in and starting over. Dang!



Till next time....perhaps fewer mistakes!



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Pennman
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Posted - 06/11/2019 :  08:18:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl,
Great saves and great work. After seeing what you constructed in the last few years, any mistakes you make would be hardly noticed. In fact, all of your tutoring makes for tremendous inspiration. Keep it up.

Rich



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 06/11/2019 :  09:26:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Thanks to "do overs" you're back on schedule. I don't know of a project that I didn't have do overs.



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Ensign
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Posted - 06/11/2019 :  09:41:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, looks like your off to a great start!
I hope your taking time for tea & crumpets along the way.

Greg Shinnie



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 06/11/2019 :  10:09:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great save Carl. Your sure a master with making your own windows. Nice cutting!

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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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/11/2019 :  10:48:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Carl,

Looks fab! Even with the occasional fixes your construction appears to be progressing well.

Mike



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George D
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Posted - 06/11/2019 :  10:55:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, your widow modification is a good match to the prototype.

George



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Carl B
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Posted - 06/11/2019 :  7:17:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Rich, Frank, Greg, Jerry, Mike and George for your support.

Sometimes, I just wish I could think three steps ahead instead of two, and do it right the first time!



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 06/11/2019 :  8:10:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

Thanks Rich, Frank, Greg, Jerry, Mike and George for your support.

Sometimes, I just wish I could think three steps ahead instead of two, and do it right the first time!



What fun would that be!!


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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robert goslin
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Posted - 06/11/2019 :  10:32:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Carl. Nice to see some progress shots, and nice job on the modified window.

And good to see that even one of our best modellers making errors. I now don't feel so bad, when I stuff things up.

That's the difference between scratch-building and kits.
With kits it's got everything you need including instructions.

Scratchbuilds takes a lot more effort, and concentration. But I find, are much more rewarding. Of course you have the extra trouble of only having some vague photo's to go by. You have my admiration for taking on such a difficult build.


And always remember:- Measure twice - Cut once.


Regards Rob

Despite the cost of living, it's still popular.

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mark_dalrymple
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Posted - 06/12/2019 :  02:07:54 AM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Very cool, Carl!

Enjoying immensely.

Cheers, Mark.



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Carl B
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Posted - 06/12/2019 :  4:10:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry- Try to contain yourself!

Rob- Thanks, I'll measure THREE times if that's what it takes!

Mark- Appreciate that, glad your enjoying the build.




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wesleybeks
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Posted - 06/13/2019 :  02:43:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love watching you create these builds Carl.

Im amazed at the amount of layers that go into a simple window. The results are so worth it.



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deemery
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Posted - 06/13/2019 :  09:09:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

Jerry- Try to contain yourself!

Rob- Thanks, I'll measure THREE times if that's what it takes!
...



(For the record, I'm really good at step 3 above.)

I'm really enjoying this, it's great to see a 'sense of place' in models.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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