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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 02/02/2021 :  8:00:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce Kate's Kitchen is looking good.

Mike Mace
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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 02/02/2021 :  8:33:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have have finally got started on my challenge project. A friend gave me a Blair Line Company House to build for his mining community. I will be adding a kitchen lean-to to the back of it and some other details.

Here is the kit. It is a pretty basic kit.



Here are the contents of the kit.



I washed all the exposed parts with a couple of costs of A/I. I also went over the inside and outside of the walls and floor with A/I.





Next up was coloring and bracing the walls. The colors I choose are regular Floquil UP Harbor Mist Gray and Roof Brown for the trim. The kit is a tab and slot type. I don't think that works to well so I added bracing to the walls.





Until next time. Thanks for looking.


Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

Edited by - mikethetrainman on 02/02/2021 8:50:24 PM

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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/02/2021 :  9:55:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Off to a great start, Mike.


Bruce

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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 02/03/2021 :  1:39:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bruce Its nice to get something started.

Mike Mace
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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/03/2021 :  2:45:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Itís looking good, Mike. Nice seeing you join the Challenge.

Mike



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George D
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Posted - 02/03/2021 :  3:24:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good to see you joining the fun, Mike. Good start.

George


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Larryc
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Posted - 02/03/2021 :  5:22:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce Kate's Kitchen is looking good. Can't wait to see it altogether.

George that's a good looking Ice House; like your color choices.

Mike nice start on your Company House. Should be a nice looking building when finished.


My current build:http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53479

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robert goslin
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Posted - 02/03/2021 :  9:19:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
George, including the painters, should make a nice mini scene. We don't see that scenario often.

Looking good Bruce.

Nice to see you've started Mike. Looks a nice little kit. You managed to get the warp out of the walls OK.


Regards Rob

My current build.
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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 02/04/2021 :  12:19:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike thanks for the kind comment.

George thanks.

Larry thanks I have some ideas to jazz it up a bit.

Rob thanks that is one of the reasons I went with full bracing.



Mike Mace
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leeflan
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Posted - 02/04/2021 :  8:17:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Y'all,

Jes' a quick update on the seed house progress. As a refresher, here's the prototype from the cotton oil complex in Elgin, TX.



Over the last several days I did the base coat on the corrugted. First, I gave the structure two coats of Dullcote to give some "tooth" for the paint. Then, I airbrushed another two coats of Polly Scale "SP Lettering Gray" (yes, I still have some) to represent oxidized, but not weathered siding. Finally, I started adding some of the details seen in the proto-photo. And, here's where I are:



Now, it's on to add bunches more details and, HOO-BOY!, weathering.

Catch Y'all later.

Steve



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 02/04/2021 :  9:05:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Steve! Keep going!

Stay safe!

Pete
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robert goslin
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Posted - 02/05/2021 :  03:13:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great Steve. I know you previously said you weren't going for a run down look, but I hope you still have some rust and grime going on.
Should be good whatever you do.


Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

Edited by - robert goslin on 02/05/2021 03:19:21 AM

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robert goslin
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Posted - 02/05/2021 :  03:15:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Finally got the rest of the main roof done.
First used 1.5mm balsa sheet for the roof.


and hand cut a lot of shingle strips.


Added the end boards. These were leftover planks from my boat builds.




Then did all the shingles on the other half.



Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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George D
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Posted - 02/05/2021 :  08:19:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Steve, the corrugated metal siding looks great. I'm looking forward to the weathering.

Rob, your shingle work is impressive. I'm sure you're glad to be finished with that.

George


Fly Army

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Larryc
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Posted - 02/05/2021 :  4:01:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Steve great start on the seed house. Certainly a different type of structure.

Rob nice work on the shingles; that's a lot of work. Nice job on the end boards. It certainly adds a lot of character to the building.


My current build:http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53479

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