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    I started this topic to place construction projects in n & z scale for anyone. I am working on a n scale fishing boat on a different thread but want to work some structure projects also. I am going to start off with the Northeastern STS storage shed. I haven't done a structure in quite awhile so I figure this will be nice and simple. Adding some starting pics and will update after some progress is made.







  • #2
    Looking forward to seeing what you do with this kit Rhett.

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    • #3
      Looking forward to see what you can do with these smaller scale models. :up:


      Louis L&R Western Railroad
      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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      • #4
        That should make a nice model, Rhett, considering the photo on the box.

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        • #5
          Comparing the contents to the picture it looks like a lot of extra work went into the one on the box.

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          • #6
            I seem to have lost the other topic "waterfronts, boats and birds" so I will continue documenting the progress of my fishing trawler here.I've made progress on the hull and cabin as seen in the pics. It's been slow trying to get it right. The brown A&I wash on the deck has taken several days. First it was too dark and didn't follow the planking well so I've used several alchol washes to lift some of the ink and get it flowing the way I wanted to highlight the decking. The cabin is a slow project also but I think the end product will be worth the patience. The pics are not quite up to date I've fixed a little here and there,painting the piping and fittings steel and adding some of the A&I wash to the whitewash sides and top. Has anyone experience painting windows on resin castings? I'm thinking black but would like suggestions. Off now to try and extract the Christmas decorations from the attic.








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            • #7
              The boats looking good Rhett! I thought you had a seperate thread on the boats and wondered what happened. I can't find it either but I'm still looking.

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              • #8
                I had posted the boat pics above a few days ago on it with a write up on the process, then last night it was gone. I did a search on the forum for it but no luck. I stained the walls of the shed tonight they look good. I didn't see the sheathing lines when I opened it, helps to have your glasses on.

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                • #9
                  Rhett I sent you a PM on the boat thread.

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                  • #10
                    After debating whether to work on the boat or the shed last night I opted for the shed. I removed, sanded and stained the windows and door with trim and painted the base. I was very impressed with how well the windows came out and how clean the cuts are. I've read criticism of the laser cut windows,but after seeing these I am not sure why. I also got the notion last night to convert this from a plain storage shed to a bicycle repair shop. An area I would bicycle through to go fishing in my youth had some businesses housed in sheds and garages similar to this.

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                    • #11
                      Rhett I also have been pleased with the laser cut windows and doors.

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                      • #12
                        I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with tour garage kit. I've got one of these half assembled somewhere in my stash and remember it being a pretty straight forward build. Your boat is also looking very good. Is it a Sylvan kit?

                        -Cody

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                        • #13
                          I'll post some pics probably tommorrow night to show progress. So far it is real straight forward. I haven't fit the pieces together yet, just trying to get everything stained or painted first. The boat is an Artitec fishing trawler I found on E-bay. I have another I found through Langley Miniatures in England. Went to the Artitec website but was not able to purchase direct from them, don't know if it was a computer thing or if you have to go through a distributor, which Langley is. They also have other items of interest. I went to Sylvan but I think they only offered HO. If you are looking for boats in Nscale some sites you may want to check out are: Langley Miniatures, Bluejacket Shipfitters, Model Tech Studios and Sea Port Model Works.

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                          • #14
                            I was mistaken about Sylvan. They have a nice selection of Nscale marine items and more. When I had looked at their site it was a fast look during my lunchbreak. I saw the picture of the Great Lakes Freighter there but missed the list of other items along the side of the page.

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                            • #15
                              I've got a Sylvan 'Railroad Tug Boat' and a Seaport 'Work Boat/Lighter', which both look like nice little kits but I haven't started building either, and probably won't because I switched back to HO scale (for the most part). I do enjoy following along these kind of build projects though. Looking forward to the next round of updates.

                              -Cody

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