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  • #46
    Ok, I went over the walls with another light coat this morning. It has toned down the crackling enough that I can live with it. So construction is resuming.... until the next calamity.


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    • #47
      Looks like a petroleum (oil, lacquer) over a waterbased (acrylic, watercolor) or lacuer over oil or oil over lacquer that was still not dry finish to me. Read the label, and see what to clean it up with, that'll be a clue as to what's in the 2 containers. Brand name doesn't necessarily ID what's in the can.

      Jim
      Take the red pill

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      • #48
        Jim, they are both Rustoleum and the labels on each can I would say are interchangeable. The same.

        Anyway, I'm still working on this thing. The windows took some time. (I know Jim, I'm Nuts!).





        And, as you can see, I've started on bay 1.

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        • #49
          Looks great!

          Philip
          Philip

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          • #50
            The windows took some time

            Hey, it was only a week! Nice work.. :up:
            Carl

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            • #51
              Late to the party. Wow, Fred, nothing like taking on a tough project. Excellent and I actually liked the paint crackle but yep, you had to fix it. Those windows will allow you to apply for Sainthood just for the patience alone.

              TomO

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              • #52
                Thanks, Philip, Carl and Tom!!

                Only a week, seems like a month.

                I've been trying to figure out an easy way to do the fancy trim at the top of the bay windows.



                I don't know if I found the easiest way or not but this is what I've done. Starting with a sheet of .020 styrene I drew a horizontal lineup 4mm up. Then vertical lines 3mm apart.



                Next, where the lines dissect, I drilled a 3/64 hole on every other line. Then with a single edge razor start hacking off triangles. I didn't mark all of the diagonal lines I would cut, I just put them there for demonstration purposes.



                When I had a long enough strip done I cut it off, 6mm height total, flipped it over and glued it in place.



                It actually didn't take all that long to get that bay done. But I have another bay to do, and all the eave trim.

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                • #53
                  Looks spot on. Drilling holes and cutting diagonals was probably how the originals were done.
                  _________________________________________________

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

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                  • #54
                    That's what I was thinking, Mike.

                    And it was probably easier for them.

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                    • #55
                      Beautiful job on cutting those Fred.
                      Jerry



                      "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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                      • #56
                        Just imagine if you had a HO mini compound miter box.

                        Nicely done!

                        Philip
                        Philip

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                        • #57
                          Very nice results on that bay, Fred.
                          Bruce

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                          • #58
                            I was going to suggest dressmakers pinking sheers (scissors), cut and laminate 2 layers of cardstock. But you seem to have this well under control!

                            dave
                            Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                            • #59
                              Very nice! Like the look of that fancy trim. I might try it on one of my buildings some day.

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                              • #60
                                Styrene to the rescue once again!! Nice going, looking very good.

                                Bob
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