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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/23/2020 :  10:43:03 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What a big job youíve undertaken. Seems like every architectural element is a challenge. Those Victorians didnít do anything by halves. Good job!

Mike



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 03/23/2020 :  10:17:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Even though the windows were a pane you've forged ahead terrifically.
Like jbvb, I've had bent styrene break as soon as Testors cement touched it too.
Nice to see a solution.



Edited by - Bill Gill on 03/24/2020 09:44:28 AM

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Terrell
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Posted - 03/25/2020 :  1:13:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Rich, Bruce, Jim, Frank, Mike and Bill !!

Yes, I'm still plugging away. One step forward, two steps back, as you'll see.

I started on the shutters. I'm using HO sized clapboard siding, Evergreen Styrene Models, turned upside down and .020x.030, .030x.060 and .040x.060 strips.



And the twenty needed are all done!



Wait a minute! Mistake #1. I need twenty but I forgot, the eight windows on the first floor are wider and taller. The width I think is the same but the height is definitely not. So I have eight extra short ones (maybe I can use later) and I'm making eight new tall ones.

And yesterday while I was waiting on the paint on the shutters to dry I started work on the awnings.



These are made from .040 styrene (black) and strips cut from .020 styrene, "sharpened" and cut to length.

I did one completely before proceeding with the other four needed.



Mistake #2. When the awnings were done and while waiting on the paint shop I started attaching the awnings ( this was where I realized my mistake on the eight). Plus (and a big Plus) I realized that the windows on the left end wall were too close together to make the awnings work properly. So I did a wallectomy yesterday and I'm completely re-doing it today. I'm about two thirds done. Then I need to see if I can remember how I got it to crackle.



Edited by - Terrell on 03/25/2020 1:14:07 PM

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/26/2020 :  10:49:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

I'm glad I wasn't there when you discovered the error of your ways.


Frank

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deemery
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Posted - 03/26/2020 :  11:43:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Consider/experiment with drawing a line underneath each louvre. I did that here on the mill tower:


dave


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

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Terrell
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Posted - 03/26/2020 :  12:39:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, I was going to say I had it all under control. But I just saw Mistake #3. On Mistake #2 I meant to say shutters not awnings.



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Carl B
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Posted - 03/26/2020 :  1:08:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How did you sharpen those Fred?


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Terrell
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Posted - 03/26/2020 :  1:34:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, I said "sharpen" because I couldn't come up with a better term at the time. I just marked a V shape with a pencil on my cutting mat. Laid the strip on it and cut it with a single edge razor.




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Terrell
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Posted - 03/27/2020 :  10:04:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok, I'm back on track, I think.





I need to clean up the corner trim and paint it, where applicable. Then I'm not sure what my next move is.



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Philip
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Posted - 03/27/2020 :  10:28:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks great!

Philip



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Carl B
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Posted - 03/27/2020 :  10:35:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Agreed.... looks great. How about the porches next Fred? They look easy.


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George D
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Posted - 03/27/2020 :  11:40:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the look of those awnings, Fred.

George



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 03/27/2020 :  1:09:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fred,

It looking great, see you also added the second bay window.

Jim


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 03/27/2020 :  1:16:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And once again, I am in awe of this project. Keep going!

Pete
in Michigan



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 03/27/2020 :  5:32:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Almost like Pete said...I'm in great awning of this project...
and shuttered to think it was off track for a bit.



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