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potsy
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Posted - 12/18/2020 :  07:31:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great so far Bob can't wait to see the finished product


Mark



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 12/18/2020 :  07:32:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, Having lousy pictures of a structure can sure give you a headache. It would be great if there were perspective photos ofr all these old (and sometimes new) places that catch our fancy. I'm learning sometimes you just have to use a little "creative interpretation". 99% of the onlookers will be fascinated with the results. No rivets necessary on a structure model.

Jim


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Guff
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Posted - 12/18/2020 :  1:02:47 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Good start Bob!
I'll enjoy following along!


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Bernd
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Posted - 12/19/2020 :  11:07:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Following along here Bob.

Very interested on how those cast parts are going to turn out, especially the two part mold.

Bernd


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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 12/20/2020 :  02:00:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Cool!


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sgtbob
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Posted - 12/20/2020 :  05:14:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your comments Mark, Jim, Dave, Bernd, and Ray. all much appreciated.

Switching back and forth between mold making, casting, starting the base of the model, and
getting ready for the Holidays. I have been busy (add a little 10 inch snowstorm).

I am using a sheet of Gatorboard for the base of the model. The real structure has a "see
through and airflow" brick job as a foundation for that large porch. Studying the
photo it looks to me that while it had to have some mortar to hold it together I cannot
see any and I suspect that the whole affair has been painted a brick color. It seemed to
me that the best way to model that was to cut up a bunch of styrene strips into brick sized
pieces and then glue them up as the real wall was done.

That open area in the middle will be covered up with a wide stairway and there will be an
additional wood section above the bricks. I used the black paper so it would be just dark
that you can see between the bricks.

This is what it looks like so far.





Bob



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 12/20/2020 :  08:28:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow!


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Carl B
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Posted - 12/20/2020 :  09:12:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Impressive!

Bob, where do you source the Gatorboard?



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 12/20/2020 :  10:05:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great start!

Pete
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Ensign
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Posted - 12/20/2020 :  11:04:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, your air flow brick foundation looks excellent, and ready to build upon.

Greg Shinnie



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/20/2020 :  1:21:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very fine brickwork, Bob.


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Terrell
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Posted - 12/20/2020 :  4:30:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You're moving along quickly, Bob. Looking good!!

But don't worry, I already have your next project laid out for you.




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kebmo1
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/20/2020 :  5:03:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Terrell

You're moving along quickly, Bob. Looking good!!

But don't worry, I already have your next project laid out for you.





holy smokes. don't do it bob!!


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

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sgtbob
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Posted - 12/21/2020 :  05:58:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
HA!! Actually, except for size, that looks like an easier project than the one I am working on.

Bob


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 12/21/2020 :  09:32:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here you go, Bob :)



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