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BurleyJim
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Posted - 06/13/2019 :  11:54:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very neat project continues to show how it's really done!

Jim



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desertdrover
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Posted - 06/13/2019 :  11:59:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Plenty of work, ideas, and planning going into this build. Outstanding thought process! All looks fantastic with great window match-ups. Nice progress Carl.


Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
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Terrell
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Posted - 06/13/2019 :  1:19:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Coming along very nicely.


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Carl B
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Posted - 06/13/2019 :  3:32:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Wes, Dave, Jim, Louis and Fred!

Dave- I hear ya....

Jim- I like to de-mystify the process....

Louis- As you well know, posting a build on a forum makes the builder analyze even more what he's doing- & then you must explain it to the readers!




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deemery
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Posted - 06/13/2019 :  5:50:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

Thank you Wes, Dave, Jim, Louis and Fred!

Dave- I hear ya....
...



Gawd, I hope not! I'd be really embarrassed if I was yelling that loudly!!

dave


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

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Carl B
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Posted - 06/14/2019 :  09:25:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No worries Dave.

I was simply in agreement with the T-shirt...

Glad you're enjoying the build.



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Carl B
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Posted - 06/16/2019 :  06:48:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A very plain clapboard wall is needed for the right side of the alley-I had to splice two pieces to achieve the needed height. Adding some simple trim....



I started over on the Oxford Arms building with scribing the blocks back in...going super slow and double checking the "breaks" in the courses...each block about a scale 2 ft high and 3 1/2 ft wide.



After a thorough cleaning out of chips and other debris, I then used a darker gray, heavily diluted to work into the mortar spaces.



Then used the "Asphaltum" color heavily diluted again, to soil several areas.



Once dry, I installed all the windows and trim. Coloring needs more work. I'll deal with the larger street level opening down the road, perhaps an iron gate?



Sign-making is not my strong suit. I spent too much time experimenting with "Word Art" inside the Microsoft Word program- until I got some fonts with drop shadows that looked reasonable. White characters on black background, mounted on card, then will be framed with strip wood.



Completed the sign, then used its length as a guide to build out the Johnson Coal first floor storefront. Started with a Tichy transom window and door, a generic picture window size, and layers of different size strip wood to achieve the trim. I really enjoy these frontage projects. The large multi-pane window will be made later.



Till next time....more frontage...



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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/16/2019 :  07:02:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, Looking REALLY GOOD!!

Bob


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 06/16/2019 :  09:25:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wonderful work Carl!

Happy Father's Day!!


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 - 06/16/2019 :  09:53:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Carl,

Terrific stonework, color and everything. Itís rather grand looking for the neighborhood with its classical details.

I find signs difficult, mostly when it comes to the lettering style. Fonts for print donít often work as sign letters. Yours looks very good. What did you use, if I may ask?

Thereís a lot to learn here.

Mike


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Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie

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Pennman
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Posted - 06/16/2019 :  10:06:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great work Carl. You make everything look easy.
Way to go.

Rich



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George D
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Posted - 06/16/2019 :  10:12:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice progress, Carl.

George



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George D
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Posted - 06/16/2019 :  10:12:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice progress, Carl.

George



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kebmo
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Posted - 06/16/2019 :  10:23:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
this is shaping up to be another stellar carl project.....

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

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Guff
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Posted - 06/16/2019 :  11:05:40 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Carl,
Very Nice!! Wonderful detailing and coloring on the walls!


David Guffey

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