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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/30/2020 :  9:14:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The stone foundation looks very realistic. Good work.

I make my forms out of styrene. Donít need Vaseline.

Mike



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kebmo1
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Posted - 09/30/2020 :  9:53:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
mike,
i don't have any styrene that's 19" long, but i suppose i could butt glue some strips together. thanks.


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 - 10/01/2020 :  10:49:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your tenacity on this project is laudable.

You'll get there Kevin!



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kebmo1
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Posted - 10/01/2020 :  12:05:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks buddy. it might take a while....

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

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Ensign
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Posted - 10/01/2020 :  12:10:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin, you've done a fair amount of work since I last checked in.
It's all looking great!

Greg Shinnie



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Terrell
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Posted - 10/04/2020 :  11:36:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good!!


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kebmo1
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Posted - 10/04/2020 :  12:33:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

thanks.
i replaced the right roof panel on the north south roof yesterday and test fit it, and will probably be gluing it down later today, and then gluing the gabled section back onto the main building (i had to remove it to get the roof panel off).
i might play around with a little scenery today just for a change of pace....




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

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Guff
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Posted - 10/04/2020 :  12:35:04 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
The Idaho Hotel has always been one of my favorite structures. Your craftsmanship is turning out a superb rendition!

David Guffey

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kebmo1
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Posted - 10/04/2020 :  4:18:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks dave, i've always liked it too, and when i modeled n scale i almost bought the bar mills kit, but at the time i couldn't see spending over $100 on an n scale kit.
now......
i coulda just bought the kit for $169.00.


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 - 10/05/2020 :  8:02:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What brand shingles are those again?


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kebmo1
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Posted - 10/06/2020 :  06:49:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
builders in scale real wood self adhesive. they're great. i cut them in half to make them easier to handle. if you buy some you'll see what i mean.

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

Edited by - kebmo1 on 10/06/2020 06:51:13 AM

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Carl B
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Posted - 10/06/2020 :  07:33:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have indeed purchase those "Truewood" BIS shingles in the past. Nice stuff.


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 10/06/2020 :  08:19:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin just catching up with the build. Your doing some outstanding work here.

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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kebmo1
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Posted - 11/01/2020 :  9:18:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i've made a little headway (what's a headway? oh about eight pounds....) on this beast. first pic, i glued the balcony structure to the front wall. note there's a ceiling above it, and that's where the balcony roof will go.
1st pic:




then i taped the main roof panel to the ridge board so i could test fit the balcony roof.



i had an adventure with the roof panel. i applied rolled roofing on one side. and rafters on the other side to attach to the balcony roof and the main roof. twenty minutes after the above pic was taken,...this happened:



so i wet the rolled roof side and put it under a piece of plexiglas with a 9 lb iron on top of it overnight. took it out this morning and twenty minutes later hockey stick was back. so......turns out the roof was a half inch too short, so i'm gonna recut it, and this time when i do the rolled roofing i'm gonna use double sided tape, then flip it over and reuse the rafters (cuz i got 'em right!).
i'm considering this part the home stretch on the structure. i think i can wrap this up by next weekend. if so, then it's time for scenery.
i think i'm gonna buy a cheap airbrush....


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

Edited by - kebmo1 on 11/02/2020 08:09:37 AM

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Carl B
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Posted - 11/02/2020 :  07:06:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i think i can wrap this up by next weekend.

Wouldn't that be the 1 year anniversary of this project?

What's next?



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