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deemery
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Posted - 09/14/2020 :  10:05:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm scratchbuilding a small (lawyer's?) office based on this photograph.


The big challenge will be those center Ionic columns (with scroll ends on either side.

dave
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deemery
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Posted - 09/14/2020 :  10:09:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's how I did the columns. Not prefect, but "stylized". I rolled some thin brass around a pair of round-nose pliers. Then I inserted styrene rod into the middle of the circles, and glued it together. Finally, I glued pieces of styrene for the rest of the column.

Now "real" Ionic columns have spiral scroll rolls on either side, not just these circles. And they almost always have fluted columns. But this gets the basic point across.

From there, I constructed the end square Tuscan columns, and then sized the front of the structure.


dave


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deemery
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Posted - 09/14/2020 :  10:13:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The front looks like it's shiplap, while the side and presumably back end is clapboard. And I wanted to do an interior. So I decided to make the structure itself square (simplifies the layout :-) )


Then I primed both sides in white, painted the 'wainscoting' on the interior, painted, glazed and inserted the windows, and finally added interior trim around the windows and a chair rail. These I painted a slightly different brown shade, to get a bit of contrast.


Yeah, one window is inserted upside down. I'll need to fix that I had real problems getting the windows to actually stay glued into the walls.

dave


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Philip
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Posted - 09/14/2020 :  10:28:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote


cool beans!

Philip



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 09/14/2020 :  10:30:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Dave, but yes, do get the window fixed before the lawyer sees it....

Pete
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George D
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Posted - 09/14/2020 :  10:46:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Clever idea for the columns, Dave.

George



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Pennman
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Posted - 09/14/2020 :  10:50:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good Dave, and is an excellent structure to build. I will be following along with your progress.

Rich



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 09/14/2020 :  10:55:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That fascia with the notches is going to be a little nerve wracking. I like it!

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deemery
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Posted - 09/14/2020 :  11:12:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BurleyJim

That fascia with the notches is going to be a little nerve wracking. I like it!



I have a solution for that dental molding (so-called because of the row of little teeth.) I'll post a picture of that later today.

dave


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Carl B
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Posted - 09/14/2020 :  11:41:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well done on the columns Dave.


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/14/2020 :  12:07:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice little building, Dave, both prototype and model. Where I once lived in a tiny town in W. Mass.
that could/ve been one of the two libraries.
I have a guess what you'll do for the dentals, but won't give it away. One hint: J.N.?



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 09/14/2020 :  2:43:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well Dave this looked like a fun exercise in drawing.
About 15 minutes, maybe a little less.



I guessed at a 6" wide board with 3" x 3" teeth.

Then I fired up the printer and about 3 minutes after warmup, out popped these.


They are about .0235" thick and printed with ABS. The "teeth" would make an Orthodontist smile.

Jim



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deemery
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Posted - 09/14/2020 :  2:54:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's how I did it: In my little treasures bin, I found a piece of porch rail that had relatively wide posts. I cut the top off, with the nubs of posts about 3 scale inches long, and then glued it onto a piece of styrene.

The top in green is the dental trim. The bottom is the rest of the piece of rail, which I will use in the interior of the office building.

dave


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 09/14/2020 :  3:03:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cool! They looked about 3"

Jim


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deemery
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Posted - 09/14/2020 :  7:46:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A bit more work. I cut the inside floor from .020 scribed siding, and painted it to look like pine flooring. Then I cut the solid foundation from .060 stock, and centered the scribed floor. I wanted to make sure there was overhang from the walls over the (concrete) foundation.


And I fixed the inverted window!


Same approach for the ceiling. It's not glued in place, so I can do the interior.


dave


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Guff
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Posted - 09/14/2020 :  7:50:59 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Great out of the box thinking on the columns and the teeth trim!

David Guffey

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