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  • #31
    Dave, glad to see you are now in cahoots with Sgt.Bob Santos, with that great looking ghost Coca Cola sign.

    Your Sculpty stonework would look even better IMO if you made up some sills & lintels for your windows.

    Other than that, it's looking pretty in pink so far.

    I warned you this would be an uphill battle.

    Greg Shinnie

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    • #32
      Hi Greg,

      I forgot the sills and lintels one more time. I will definitely add them. Thanks for catching my oversight.

      Dave
      Dave

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      • #33
        Very cool project, and you're already off to a great start! Creating model structures that fit the terrain can be a bit more work but it's hard to beat how good it looks.

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        • #34
          Ray...Thanks for the nice comments and support.

          Greg,

          Damn uphill battles!! Couldn't sleep until I added the missing sills and lintels. Looks a little better…thanks for reminding me Greg.


          Dave

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          • #35
            Nice work. The stones wrapping around the corner on the long side wall, did you sand the thickness of the stones to reduce the relief from the brick surface?
            -- KP --

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

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            • #36
              Dave, I think that looks much better now!

              No more worries get a good nights sleep tonight.[:-sleep]

              Greg Shinnie

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              • #37
                Santos & Guffy, Stone Works, Inc; LLC

                Specializing in Lintels and sills'...[:-dopey]


                Ted

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                • #38
                  Kris,

                  Thanks for your comment! The stone on the front was lapped over the edge by 1/16". The side stones were butted to the front stones and then the joints were filled with patching plaster, smoothed and touched up with paint. No sanding required since the 1/16" thickness of the stones equals about 2" in 1:29 scale. Hope this answers your question.

                  Thanks Greg, now I can sleep!

                  Ted...Mr. Santos, nice company to be associated with. Thanks
                  Dave

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                  • #39
                    Hi Dave,

                    The lintels and sills provide even more 3-d relief to the facade in addition to structural integrity. Nicely done.

                    Mike
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                    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                    • #40
                      Thanks Mike. I have to remember the sills and lintels when starting...adding them is a headache.

                      Dave
                      Dave

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                      • #41
                        The mansard roof skeleton is made from triangles and rectangles of foam board fastened with Aleenes Fast Grab.





                        Covered the open sides of the skeleton with 1/16” cardboard cut to trapezoid shapes as required then added paper strips for joint trimming. Don’t worry if the edges of the trapezoids don’t match up perfectly. Any gaps will be covered with the folded paper trim.

                        Tried for a metal roof appearance by adding 1/32” x 1/8” wood trim added to represent panel hold down battens.



                        HAVE A GREAT 4th OF JULY! [:-jump]
                        Dave

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                        • #42
                          Dave,

                          Following along with your build..behind the scenes..I like the faded coke sign and brick that blends well at the corners with the stone. Good choice of roofing material too. Nice modeling.

                          Rich

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                          • #43
                            I say let's all have a Coke on Sgt. Bob. Looking good Dave and Bob.
                            Frank

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                            • #44
                              Dave, we can sure say about you "that mansard work results in a beautiful model."

                              Mike
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                              Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                              • #45
                                Good Morning Guys,

                                Rich...Thank you for the compliments, much appreciated!

                                Frank...Thanks for stopping by. I just had my coke on Sgt. Bob.

                                Mike...Thanks, not a true mansard which has a roof having two slopes on all sides with the lower slope steeper than the upper one but I didn't know what to call my roof.

                                Dave
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