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Terrell
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Posted - 08/02/2020 :  1:06:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, I've made some progress. My usual technique of cardstock over black foam core. And some basswood stirred in.



I don't usually do it this way but this time I did the whole front wall as one piece and then cut out the center section.



Then the side walls for the center section. And end walls were done.



And an addition on the south side.



I added the two oblong openings on either side of the door this morning. I believe there were windows there.



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Terrell
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Posted - 08/14/2020 :  2:09:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All the walls are done and primed. This thing has turned into a monster.



And her backside.



Currently working on the front door and side windows.



This is the amount of info I have to work with, except in the text it says originally it was double doors. In 1949 it was changed to a single door but the side windows remained the same. So that's what I'm attempting.



Another minor change is eliminating the door on the right side of the extension and changing it to a window. I believe the extra door was a later modification.




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Carl B
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Posted - 08/14/2020 :  2:50:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, you've got a lot done.

I don't know how I missed the Aug 2 entry...?

Are you keeping the yellow body/white trim scheme?



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Terrell
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Posted - 08/14/2020 :  3:30:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Carl!!

When they were talking about the 1949 renovations they mention that the original color was yellow/white. So I'm staying with that. They did also say that "at some point" (no date given) that the house was painted white with green "shades". I don't know if they meant trim or shutters, which are green now. But it's a nice complimentary color.



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 08/14/2020 :  6:18:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The White house looks fairly straightforward from the front. But then go around back, and it gets very interesting. Itís looking great!

Mike



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 08/14/2020 :  7:31:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another wonderful build coming up!

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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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 08/14/2020 :  11:37:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking good!


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Terrell
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Posted - 08/15/2020 :  11:31:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Mike, Jerry and Ray!!

The rear of the house is more interesting. I know that the back porch was turned into a den. There may be more that was added on, I don't know.

Also, I thought the windows on this house were rather plain Jane, especially after the Holt house, but on further review there is a lot more than first meets the eye. I adjusted the contrast on this to try and hi-lite the detail.




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Guff
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Posted - 08/15/2020 :  11:55:08 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Nice work! The rear of the house has a lot of appeal. Another beauty in the making!

David Guffey

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George D
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Posted - 08/15/2020 :  11:55:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The building has an interesting shape. I'm looking forward to seeing how you handle the window frame.

George



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Terrell
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Posted - 08/16/2020 :  1:38:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Dave and George!!

I did the peaked window first, it's one of a kind and the trim appears to be different than the others. Then tried one of the others. Of course neither window is painted yet and just sitting in place. It's as hard to see the details on it as it is the prototype. I think it's doable, not easily, but what is.



I only have to duplicate it 14 more times. Just for the windows with that type of trim.



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Pennman
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Posted - 08/16/2020 :  2:10:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice quick work, Fred. As always, with you!!

Rich



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 08/16/2020 :  7:30:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That trim looks nice. However I think more than one part of the horizontal trim at the top of the window is missing on the prototype. I believe a narrow horizontal piece is missing from the bottom edge and that the circles should be complete.

Mike



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Terrell
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Posted - 08/16/2020 :  7:59:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Rich!!

Mike, I took a closer look at another window and I think I can almost see what you're saying.
It does make sense. Thanks for the input. Good thing I haven't done all 15 yet.



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 08/17/2020 :  08:45:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

So that's where that statue ended up.

Fred you're off to a good start as usual.


Frank

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