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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 06/04/2020 :  01:46:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow! Very impressive, both in size and in execution!


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Pennman
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Posted - 06/04/2020 :  05:38:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fred, on bottom of p. 9, no one mentioned the oval stained glass window. What did you use for that? I like it very much.

Rich



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Terrell
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Posted - 06/04/2020 :  10:14:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Carl, George and Ray !!

Rich, the window was made from a stained glass image I found on the internet. The frame was cut from styrene and the image resized and coated with a couple of coats of high gloss Mod Podge to give it a glassy look. Thanks for asking.



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/04/2020 :  10:34:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work! You’re doing splendid with all the Victorian details. The chimneys add a lot to an already marvelous structure.

Mike



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 06/04/2020 :  4:35:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is looking super!

The photo of the prototype on page one looks like asphalt imitation slate shingles.
What kind of shingles are you going to make?



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 06/04/2020 :  5:35:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You've performed a beautiful job on this build Fred'...It is coming to life'...


Ted

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 06/04/2020 :  6:56:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Come on now. How hard was that roof thing to figure out. A snip here and a tuck there.


Frank

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Terrell
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Posted - 06/04/2020 :  8:21:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Mike!!

I don't know, Bill, I'm not really trying to match the prototype on this one. I don't think I can. Just something that looks like shingles when I'm done.

Thanks, Ted!!

I think I did in all in 2 weeks, Frank. It was a cinch. Before I started this project I went to the bank, one Sunday morning - so as to not alarm any bank employees while I took pictures and took photos all around. The only problem was I'm not tall enough to see up there. I did find a Google earth shot that is a little help, but not a whole lot.



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kebmo1
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Posted - 06/05/2020 :  07:02:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
wow, this keeps getting better and better.

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

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Ensign
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Posted - 06/05/2020 :  10:03:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fred, your Holt house is very impressive looking!
Perhaps you could make parts of the roof copper, so you don't have to do so many shingles.

Greg Shinnie



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deemery
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Posted - 06/05/2020 :  10:37:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A standing seam ("tin") roof would be more prototypical, with copper used only over bays and other small areas. Copper, even back then, was expensive.

dave


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

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Terrell
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Posted - 06/05/2020 :  12:48:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Kevin!!

Greg and Dave, thanks for the input. This is a quote from the "sister" house:

"The White House originally had nine rooms plus large front and back halls and porches. Later, another room was added on the south side, along with a balcony. The house was of wooden frame and clapboard siding. Rising four feet above the ground level, the foundation was of brick covered with stucco. The roof was slate except for the addition, which was copper."

However, I doubt the roofs I'm seeing now are the original roofs. And I've done the "additions" in metal.



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Terrell
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Posted - 06/09/2020 :  3:19:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
" The good, the bad and the ugly".

The front two roofs are shingled and along with the chimneys are glued in place.





It only took four days to shingle those two roofs.



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Ensign
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Posted - 06/09/2020 :  3:34:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fred, I don't see any ugly, just beauty!
Great job on all of the roofs for this stately home.

Greg Shinnie



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railman28
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Posted - 06/09/2020 :  4:38:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What's done looks good. You're doing a fabulous job on this build.

Bob


It's only make-believe

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