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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/09/2019 :  09:09:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I like both the colors and the idea of using it as a fishing lodge.

Mike



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kebmo
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Posted - 12/09/2019 :  2:26:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks mike. i like the color combo too. i also like the idea of making this a waterfront fishing lodge.


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Ensign
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Posted - 12/09/2019 :  3:05:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin, your future fishing lodge is coming along very nicely indeed!
I'm a lefty as well, the struggle in a right handed world is real!
Keep up the great work!

Greg Shinnie



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kebmo
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Posted - 12/09/2019 :  3:51:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks greg. it's not easy being a lefty.....


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Carl B
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Posted - 12/09/2019 :  5:29:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
to show carl that the bluegrass green is gonna be okay

Gee Kevin, I am one of the nicest guys I've ever met.

My confidence is high that you will do the right thing



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kebmo
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Posted - 12/09/2019 :  10:07:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



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kebmo
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Posted - 12/10/2019 :  10:09:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
this is worthy of a forehead smack;...
started the lower walkway about an hour and a half ago, and this time i started on the right side and worked toward the left. *DING*.




[i was a machine....}
i got it a little over half done. i was able to put a square on each board and there was no drift. when i did it from left to right there was drift.



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Pennman
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Posted - 12/11/2019 :  10:02:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking great Kevin! I like the color of the boards. Do you use the Silverwood stain from Builder's in scale?

Rich



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Carl B
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Posted - 12/11/2019 :  10:05:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i was able to put a square on each board and there was no drift

Hence your left handed-ness makes complete sense....



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kebmo
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Posted - 12/11/2019 :  2:50:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
carl,
you can say that again.
well i've had a productive morning (took a day off today).
first, i finished the lower walkway.






once that was done i proceeded to glue the balcony walkway to the balcony support structure



from the other side



while that glue was drying, i gave the windows and doors and their trims an initial color treatment. i squeezed a blob of bluegrass green acrylic paint on the glasstop, shoved my hand in an inside out sock, and started dabbing.





and all before 2 pm.
next up, laying out the windows and doors on the scribed clapboard and cutting them out.



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kebmo
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Posted - 12/11/2019 :  4:53:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
sorry rich, i missed your question. yes, its from builders in scale.
i realize that one of the green support beams under the balcony is missing. i have a piece of stpck ready to be grained, stained and painted for the corner posts, and i'll cut another one of them out of that.
that reminds me....i edged butted two clapboard panels together (after cutting them to length), and i forgot to allow for the aforementioned corner posts, so i just cut 3/16" of an inch off of it.
it's been a pretty good modeling day. i hit two milestones. one, gluing the walkway to the support structure, and edge gluing the clapboard and cutting it for size.
i really like how this practice window turned out.




i'm pretty happy with it.



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/11/2019 :  6:34:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That looks very good, Kevin. You captured the appearance of worn paint on the siding.

When Iím gluing up a board on board wall I have to check for squareness fairly often. Amazing how easily the boards drift out of alignment.

Mike



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kebmo
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Posted - 12/11/2019 :  7:56:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
mike,
this method is fairly fool proof as long as you use the clapboard as a guide for the siding boards. it's time consuming as hell, but the end result is so worth it....



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kebmo
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Posted - 12/13/2019 :  12:20:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
weill it took some fiddling, but i think i finally got the dimensions right. i ended up having to add 11/2" to the end of the base. i just cut 3 pieces of the 1/2" stock, glued them to one of the ends .and clamped them overnight.
i butt joined 2 clapboard panels and i had to take this picture....




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Carl B
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Posted - 12/13/2019 :  07:03:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good Kevin.


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