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  • Progress is progress regardless of the pace (in building models at least).
    Can't rush something like this with the precision you work at.
    Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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    • Thanks, Mike, Jerry, Carl, Scott, Dave, Ray and Rick!!

      I'm just not used to it taking this long. But I am making progress and will update "soon".

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      • Good looking brickwork.

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        • Ta Da!! Just like magic.

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          Next I need to fill in the blank. Then there is a double row of vertical bricks above each opening that needs to be done. I may downsize that, we'll see.

          Thanks, Bill.

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          • You could do some fancy brickwork in that big black rectangle. Or use Evergreen shapes (half round, quarter round, strips, etc) to build up some moldings to frame the area. Either would be typical Victorian/Edwardian finishes. Often block buildings had the name of the building picked out or engraved into stone, along with the build date. ("Clark Building 1883")

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

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            • Thanks, Dave. I don't need to figure out what to do there, I'm following the prototype, it's just recessed brick.

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              • Looking good Fred!
                Carl

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                • It truly is like MAGIC, it does look great. What a bricklayer.

                  Bob
                  http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102

                  http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837

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                  • I like your magic!!
                    Dave
                    Dave

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                    • Beautiful work, Fred!
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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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                      • Thanks, Carl, Bob, Dave and Mike!!

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                        • Fred,
                          Excellent brick work at the top! I love the the depth of the brick details!

                          Scott

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                          • Awesome!

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                            • Great work Fred. Very neat. I especially like how perfect it is around the curve of the windows.
                              And the brick corbels just top it off. Was worth the wait.
                              Regards Rob

                              Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                              My current build.

                              https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                              • Thanks, Scott, Ray and Rob!!

                                Moving along. The bricks were colored using washes of steel wool/vinegar and I/A. The only paint thus far is the trim in the openings which will be mostly covered anyway, there's very little reveal.

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                                Silly me thought I was through bricking the main structure, turns out I was wrong. I started looking at the addition that goes on the right. I thought, and planned, for it to run the length of that wall. I was wrong it's only about half that deep. Realizing I had very little info on that side of the structure I made another trip to town for more. I also discovered there's a lot more detail on that side of the main structure than I thought. So I'm not done with it, yet. Though I did start putting together the addition.

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                                The height of the front wall will be trimmed shorter once the bricks have established where the height should be.

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