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hairball
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Posted - 05/09/2020 :  5:09:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
wow, the OUTHOUSE is a show stopper.

Tremendous modeling, 2 thumbs up good !!!!!!!!!!!

mike lynch HAIRBALL



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kebmo1
Engine Wiper

Posted - 05/09/2020 :  5:32:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks everyone. i appreciate the nice comments and wish i had a venue around here where i coud enter it in a contest.'
to be honest, it never would have even occurred to me.


diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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thelonioussphere
New Hire

Posted - 05/16/2020 :  5:30:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Kevin, You are a gifted modeler. I very much enjoy viewing your builds. I hope the roof on the hotel is going well.
TM



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kebmo1
Engine Wiper

Posted - 05/17/2020 :  4:10:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
plenty of work left, but today was a milestone, because i FINISHED THE INTERIOR LIGHTING!!!!
now i can glue all the walls together and focus on the roofs.
i shingled the left roof panel on the smaller gable roof:




the reason the top course isn't done is because i want to shingle the other roof panel to see how the two meet up at the ridge.
i'm probably going to have to build a mockup of the corresponding gables/existing roof in order to be able to build the main roof on the workbench.
i also realized today that i need to cut and side another gable wall for the gable above the veranda.

i mixed up a batch of silverwood (100 drops of lincoln black shoe dye into 4 fl oz of isopropyl) and added 4 drops of a whitish, fine pigment paint to add a bit of grey to the overall roofs, and will hit them all with that mixture once they're installed.


diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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Michael Hohn
Fireman



Posted - 05/17/2020 :  4:14:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Shingles look very good, Kevin. They represent a lot of work.


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kebmo1
Engine Wiper

Posted - 05/17/2020 :  5:58:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by thelonioussphere

Hello Kevin, You are a gifted modeler. I very much enjoy viewing your builds. I hope the roof on the hotel is going well.
TM




well thank thellonius [sorry if i mis-spelled it]


diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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kebmo1
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Posted - 05/17/2020 :  6:01:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks mike. you're right, it does but only because i cut them into 2" strips. when i do the main roof i'll cut them in 5" strips. once you get the hang of these shingles they can actually go pretty quickly, but it takes a bit of delicate handling.

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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Carl B
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Posted - 05/17/2020 :  7:37:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
100 drops of lincoln black shoe dye into 4 fl oz of isopropyl)

I think 100 drops is equal to a teaspoon.

Does that "Lincoln" brand make a big difference ?



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kebmo1
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Posted - 05/17/2020 :  7:48:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
carl, they give the recipe for silverwood on the shingle packaging and they use lincoln, so that's what i bought. i think any black shoe dye will do.

check out my lighting:







diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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Carl B
Fireman

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Posted - 05/17/2020 :  9:05:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes sir, I like it.


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kebmo1
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Posted - 05/19/2020 :  5:21:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks, me too. not bad for a first timer. wait til you see the light pole i'm gonna do. as soon as i get an order of stryene tube.

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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kebmo1
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Posted - 05/30/2020 :  6:31:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
got some more work done on the model. i drilled a hole in the gable wall, between the "light fixture" and the window for a ceiling mounted led over the veranda. i can't install it yet cuz i still need to install the end gable/veranda ceiling.




and i finished shingling the gable wall and cutting the valleys, but didn't do the ridgecap yet:




next, some major figuring for the main roof panels....


diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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kebmo1
Engine Wiper

Posted - 06/09/2020 :  1:00:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i cut the roof panels last night out of 1/32" plywood.
tomorrow night i will scribe them and start shingling.







diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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kebmo1
Engine Wiper

Posted - 06/09/2020 :  1:01:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
please excuse the messy room. with both of us working from home i've been relegated to the basement.

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 06/09/2020 :  2:16:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin, that is one big shingling job ahead of you!
Good to see that when you start to suffer from shingling fatigue, you can pick up one of your guitars and play the shingling blues.

Greg Shinnie



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