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Ensign
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Posted - 02/23/2021 :  1:12:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Bob & Jerry.
Glad you 2 enjoy my work, as I do watching both of yours!

Greg



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kebmo1
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/23/2021 :  3:59:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
work? this is fun.
my wife tells me that all the time.


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

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Bill Gill
Fireman



Posted - 02/24/2021 :  09:06:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, you're really moving right along coloring the bricks.
Making the bricked up areas slightly different colors is a very good touch, those areas never match the rest.
The one color you don't need there is gold, no gold bricks need apply for this project :)



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/24/2021 :  09:31:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Marvelous masonry, Greg. Thereís just enough color variation. Your work really brings out the architectural details.

Mike



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Ensign
Engineer

Posted - 02/24/2021 :  4:37:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin, Bill & Mike, thanks for your nice comments & for your posts!

Kevin, I agree... it's fun work!

Bill, that's exactly what the instructions suggested that we do with those newer bricked up areas..

Mike, it's amazing once you start painting in the details, and how it brings the wall to life.

The kit's instruction card 3 clearly shows what colours to use, and where to put them.




Here's how my wall castings now look with the window castings placed into the wall openings.





So the next step according to the instructions is to use chalks to highlight the mortar joints in these walls.
I tried this starting with one of my smaller sidewalls.
I was amazed at how much lighter in overall colour, that it made my test wall look.
So I decided to keep my walls the way they look now without trying to add mortar lines.
Nice thing about using chalks is you can wipe them off using a damp cloth if your not happy with the results.
Since I'm getting to the point in this build where I start to use wood to build with.
I located the 3 stripwood packages, SRMW does not colour code the stripwood.
It just has labels inside each package identifying what's in there and how many.





So once again I used the old egg carton trick to organize all of the stripwood using the labels in each package cut up and glued to one of the egg carton openings.
This keeps your stripwood easy to get and easy to identify.





That's all I've got for now.

Greg



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mecrr
Engine Wiper



Posted - 02/24/2021 :  5:56:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg. great idea using the egg carton, this will come in handy on nest project
david


A Maine Expatriate living in the valley of Northern California - Modeling in HO.
David Stickney

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Bernd
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Posted - 02/24/2021 :  6:22:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey Greg,

You just solved a problem for me. I also like that egg cartoon idea.

Oh, BTW, the shop is looking great.

Bernd


New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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wvrr
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Posted - 02/24/2021 :  6:43:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Those walls really look great! I will have to go back and capture what you did.

Chuck



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sgtbob
Fireman

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Posted - 02/24/2021 :  6:54:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those walls look OUTSTANDING !!

Bob


http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837

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Michael Hohn
Fireman



Posted - 02/24/2021 :  8:24:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thatís a good shade of green youíre using.

Mike



Edited by - Michael Hohn on 02/24/2021 8:58:52 PM

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Joe Rutter
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Posted - 02/24/2021 :  9:55:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Joe Rutter's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great start Greg. I havenít been on the forums for a long time, what a treat to start with your thread.

I love your egg carton organizer, just one question? Is it laser cut with your laser? Lol
Joe



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Ensign
Engineer

Posted - 02/24/2021 :  10:14:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
David, Bernd, Chuck, Bob, Mike & Joe, thanks for your posts & Nice comments!

David, you crack me up!

Bernd, I'm really good at solving problems, that I don't even know about.

Chuck, this technique for painting Hydrocal has always worked out well for me.

Bob, so glad you like them!

Mike, it's Vallejo 70.980 "Black Green"

Joe, wonderful to see you back here posting again!
I used my cordless No.11 laser blade on a handle to craft that fine quality stripwood holder.

Greg



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Orionvp17
Fireman

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Posted - 02/24/2021 :  10:21:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Egg-cellent job, Greg!

Pete
in Michigan



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mecrr
Engine Wiper



Posted - 02/24/2021 :  10:44:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry Greg, auto correct. "next project"
David


A Maine Expatriate living in the valley of Northern California - Modeling in HO.
David Stickney

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robert goslin
Fireman

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Posted - 02/25/2021 :  12:07:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great scratchbuild of a stripwood holder.
You should market it.


Regards Rob

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

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