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  • Excellent Fred, but wait, no mortar? Tee-hee.
    Carl

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    • Thanks, Jerry!!

      No, mortar yet, Carl. I said I was waiting on the morticians. Aren't they the guys that do that?

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      • Looking good!

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        • Fred, Wonderful job on the bricks, I would have them every which way but even.

          Bob
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          • Fred,
            Nice brickwork!
            What is the actual size of your bricks?
            Dave
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            • Thanks, Ray and Bob.

              Dave, they vary.... way more than they should. It's hard to cut them exact with a steel ruler and xacto knife. I try to keep them in the neighborhood of 2mmx 4.5mm.

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              • Fred,
                Now that is small! Can't imagine how difficult it is to pick up the bricks then glue in place. Very impressive!!
                Dave
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                • Thanks, Dave. I just stab them with my exacto knife and place them. And that adds texture, too.

                  Ok, the walls are mortified. And I've started the base.

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                  Finished (more or less) and weathered.

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                  Also started the roof.

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                  • Really nice model.
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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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                    • Nice work Fred, very "60's" looking.

                      What material are your sidewalks?
                      Carl

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                      • Thanks, Mike!!

                        Carl, the sidewalks are .040 styrene doubled up. Cut, scribed and painted. "60's"? Back to the drawing board, I was shooting for the 50's.

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                        • Fred,
                          Fine brick work as always! I think it's due to the bricks being hand cut and hand laid, that gives them that more realistic flavor.
                          The foundation and roof are looking good as well.

                          Scott

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                          • Thanks, Scott!!

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                            My next move is planting it on the module next to the fire station.

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                            • Fred, That's going to look right right next to the fire station, a non descript municipal building nevertheless with a lot of character.

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                              • Nice work Fred. A lot of work doing those bricks, but they look very realistic. And suits very well for mid century type structure.
                                I like the little awning over the door. Nice touch
                                The concrete looks excellent too. What colour did you use ?
                                Regards Rob

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