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  • Thanks, Bob, Carl, Scott and Bob!! Paint and mortar go a long way towards hiding any flaws.

    I've capped off the walls and added the roof.

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    And started on the base.

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    • Fred,
      Nice tar and gravel roof. Is the cement styrene?

      Scott

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      • Yes, Scott, I call it styrene because it acts like it. It is from some 4' by 4' sheets, black, I "inherited" back in 2005. I have quite a few of them so I use it a lot.

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        • Turned out great!
          Philip

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          • Fred,
            Nice looking build! The extra work in laying the brick and block really enhanced the exterior look.
            Dave
            Dave

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            • That building looks terrific Fred. That brick work turned out real nice.

              Bernd
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              • I agree with the others. The brick is very realistic. Beautiful workmanship.

                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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                • Wow! This looks amazing already!

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                  • Nice work Fred. The brickwork looks so realistic, and the buttresses have give it that extra bit of character. I always like firehouses.
                    That Chevy should look great parked out the front
                    Regards Rob

                    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                    My current build.
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                    • Thanks, Philip, Dave, Bernd, Mike, Ray and Rob!!

                      A little paint and weathering on the base. Also added interior walls to a small "room".

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                      • Fred, It's really looking GOOD, my hat is off to you. The base is outstanding too.

                        Bob
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                        • Fred,

                          Base looks good!I like the color.

                          Scott

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                          • Thanks, Bob and Scott!!

                            The building is glued to the base. Like everyone else I'm "going green".

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                            And I took care of the drainage.

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                            Also started work on the rooftop structure that holds the sirens.

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                            • Awesome!

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                              • Very nice.

                                Fred, how did you accomplish the M.F.D. lettering over the door? Looks great.
                                Carl

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