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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/17/2021 :  09:50:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg and Dave, thanks for your nice comments.

Here is the project now with the railings done. I forgot, there is one more layer that
goes on top of the rails making the top much thicker.





A while back we had a discussion on how expensive the RTV rubber and casting resin
are. Well, I guess it comes down to how much is your time worth. In this case I made one
post and one balustrade and then made molds are cast all I needed. It took a relatively
short time to install all 12 posts and 52 balustrades plus all the scrollwork.

Bob



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Guff
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Posted - 01/17/2021 :  11:34:24 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Bob,
The RTV rubber and the casting resin company need to use your model for sales promotion!
Fantastic work!!


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Ensign
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Posted - 01/17/2021 :  12:26:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, beautiful work on casting & installing all of those spindles & railings.
The Amazing Santos does it again!

Greg



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 01/17/2021 :  12:43:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

Bob, beautiful work on casting & installing all of those spindles & railings.
The Amazing Santos does it again!

Greg



What Greg said! Very nicely done, Bob, and having done so in the past, I'll wholeheartedly agree that casting is the way to go with things like this!

Bravo!

Pete
in Michigan



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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  01:23:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Bob. The railings really finish it off nicely. Nice work on the castings.

Regards Rob

My current build.
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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  04:45:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, Greg, Pete, and Rob, thanks for your comments, much appreciated.

Here's a photo of the same house that Fred found for me. It is from a different angle
and there are no decorations attached. You can see that it has simple pipe handrails.
These are necessary on the model because that is what the decorations are attached to.



Here are my styrene copies. Also note I have added the rugs seen in the original photo.



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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  04:50:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Before I go any further the whole model so far needs a touch-up with white paint. Then I will
move up to the porch roof and maybe do the decorations too.
Bob


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  07:42:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob

With each step your house looks even more fantastic.

Mike



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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  08:08:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, now I must face a major problem with this model. I'd like to say that it snuck up
on me but that's not true, I've known about it right from the start. It is just that it
is now the time that I can no longer ignore it.

The problem stems from the fact that the camera that took the original photo was down
at street level, looking more of less straight at the porch floor. It is looking UP
at everything above the porch and with all the various roofs in an old Victorian, each
roof edge distorts and hides details of the above sections. I have emailed the owner of
the structure using the address on the web but I have received no answer. I do have
three other photos from slightly different angles that give CLUES as to what the roofs look like.
However, from now on I cannot claim that my model in any way resembles the original, I
will just have to do my best interpreting it. The fact that I am trying to keep the model
as small as possible adds to my problems. As I said before, I am only going back as far as
the main roof peak, there will be no back on the model. Even the sides are conjecture.

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  08:10:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike, our posts must have crossed.

Bob


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  08:32:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I feel your dilema, but looking back on the first photo on page 1, that shot gives a pretty good
look at the porch roof to use as a guide. I'm sure you will devise one of your usual masterful solutions to the situation.



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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 01/19/2021 :  01:58:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob, I found this house on Google Maps! You can see it on street view or get an overhead view to see the layout of the roof! You can even see some of the sides.

https://goo.gl/maps/uV5fztaQ3jdvzn3D8





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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/19/2021 :  03:58:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Ray, I'm not great using google but this confirms what I had deducted from other
photos. I wish I had seen it sooner.

There is an error on the left side that would be impossible for me to correct now.

Thanks a million, I feel better about the model now.

Bob


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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 01/19/2021 :  6:33:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You're welcome, Bob.


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railman28
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Posted - 01/19/2021 :  9:18:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a neat build! It's looking good.

Bob


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