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  • #61
    Thanks Peter, much appreciated.



    Karl.A

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    • #62
      Karl, loks like the blind solution worked out fine.That wiring has got to be a tedius job, I don't have the eye sight for it anymore.

      Mark
      W,L,&E

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      • #63
        Karl, this is going to bs a gem! I love the wiring and the developing interior detail. Don't tell me that the wiring is functional and the small switch actually works?

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        • #64
          quote:


          Originally posted by UKGuy




          Karl.A


          That didn't take long.

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          • #65
            Thanks Mark, Simon and Rick.

            I wouldnt describe it as tedious Mark, more..... challenging, and I like a challenge. There wont be alot to do throughout the structure and I think the look will be worth the effort.

            Well Simon........ 'this' wall wiring isn't functional, and 'that' little switch doesnt work but..... stay tuned.

            No Rick, I already had an idea of how I wanted them, the most time consuming part was getting the WS field grass fibre that I threaded through the 'ring-pull' to stick to the back of the blind.....nightmare !!

            Karl.A

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            • #66
              Great blind, Karl. WS field grass fiibre : your inventivity is stunning. Maybe this would solve the nail problem you had when you built your Shelby's. But how to drill a hole thin enough to hold tightly the nail? ...

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              • #67
                Karl,

                Great progress and the wiring is just cool for sure.

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                • #68
                  This build has a great look. Nice work Karl. I hope your electrician was licensed. Clever!
                  http://modelingin1-87.blogspot.com/

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                  • #69
                    Thanks very much Frederic, Tim and Chester.

                    Not much time at the hobby desk this week due to work.... but some small progress on the easier portion of the roof.

                    Subfloor for the attic and full trusses made.



                    Next I drew out the template and pinned down some stripwood to simulate the wall tops in an attempt to keep everything lined up and straight.



                    I added in the two outside trusses first and pinned them down.



                    I added in the rest of the trusses and the 'half' trusses for the rear portion.







                    Next will be to add in the floor, walkway and front and sidewalls for the attic, which I am sumising is going to be tricky, especially adding in the trusses for that section....

                    Thanks for reading.

                    Karl.A

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                    • #70
                      Wow this is truly an incredible build. Thanks for all the pictures breaking down the process you are going through. I've always had a fascination of scratch building and your posts have removed some of the mystery for me and inspired me to give it a try for myself.

                      Thanks again!

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                      • #71
                        The last series of shots makes your building process very clear. The final result is very nice, and really looks like the work of a genuine carpenter.

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                        • #72
                          Karl, thanks for all of the inspiration, and keep the info coming!! I may have missed it, but what are you using as a base to 'pin' the framing to? I just can't identify the board. I have used T-pins in the past going into Cellulite, but did not find the Cellulite to be real good at holding the pins. Thanks in advance.
                          -- KP --

                          Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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                          • #73
                            I love it Karl, keep up the good work. You are a bit of a carpenter by trade aren't you?

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                            • #74
                              Thanks for all of the replies and kind remarks, most encouraging for me.

                              Mike, I find scratchbuilding most enjoyable, also I find it releases my inhibitions, or maybe, I have less trepedation about doing things 'wrong' ..... meaning that when scratchbuilding if I mess up a small piece of a $2 sheet of balsa its no big deal, a little time used up but worth it for the experience, now, working with a $200-$400 dollar kit scares the 'mess' outta me....

                              Thanks Frederic, a great compliment coming from one whose wooden structures I greatly admire.

                              Thanks Kris, I have originally used a 'scrap' piece of 1/2" foam to pin my templates and stripwood to. I found that the foam didnt hold the pins well and it took very little pressure to move things out of position. The 'board' you see in the pictures is a piece of ceiling tile upside down, approx 18"x18". It is perfectly level and holds the pins very tightly, this is the first time I have used it but it certainly wont be the last. Luckily I have stacks of this stuff and everytime I work on a remodel I usually get a bunch more, that said, they are relatively cheap individually from the store, $2-$3 I think.

                              Thanks Simon, glad you are enjoying following, I'm a painter by 'profession' but yes I can turn my hand to carpentry when required for the job, much as with anything else, plumbing, tiling, sheetrock work, window installation, roof repairs, all learnt in the past few years from hands on experience remodeling my own houses. I'll always try and 'Do-It-Yourself' before I pay someone else. Also I just like the challenge of figuring out how to do it, so, yes I have 'thrown a few sticks together' and come up with some good stuff I am pleased with, from all the work benches in the garage, to removing and restudding part of the 20' high wall in my house, just so that I could have a recessed into the wall theater system, to garden furniture and even a four poster bed. I just like making 'stuff'

                              Thanks for reading, all input/ideas gratefully received.

                              Karl.A

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                              • #75
                                Karl

                                Terrific start on the roof trusses and structure. Patience of a saint!

                                Peter

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