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  • #76

    Just fantastic.
    Frank

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    • #77
      What a big job you’ve undertaken. Seems like every architectural element is a challenge. Those Victorians didn’t do anything by halves. Good job!

      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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      • #78
        Even though the windows were a pane you've forged ahead terrifically.

        Like jbvb, I've had bent styrene break as soon as Testors cement touched it too.

        Nice to see a solution.

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        • #79
          Thanks, Rich, Bruce, Jim, Frank, Mike and Bill !!

          Yes, I'm still plugging away. One step forward, two steps back, as you'll see.

          I started on the shutters. I'm using HO sized clapboard siding, Evergreen Styrene Models, turned upside down and .020x.030, .030x.060 and .040x.060 strips.



          And the twenty needed are all done!



          Wait a minute! Mistake #1. I need twenty but I forgot, the eight windows on the first floor are wider and taller. The width I think is the same but the height is definitely not. So I have eight extra short ones (maybe I can use later) and I'm making eight new tall ones.

          And yesterday while I was waiting on the paint on the shutters to dry I started work on the awnings.



          These are made from .040 styrene (black) and strips cut from .020 styrene, "sharpened" and cut to length.

          I did one completely before proceeding with the other four needed.



          Mistake #2. When the awnings were done and while waiting on the paint shop I started attaching the awnings ( this was where I realized my mistake on the eight). Plus (and a big Plus) I realized that the windows on the left end wall were too close together to make the awnings work properly. So I did a wallectomy yesterday and I'm completely re-doing it today. [:-ashamed] I'm about two thirds done. Then I need to see if I can remember how I got it to crackle.

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          • #80

            I'm glad I wasn't there when you discovered the error of your ways. [:-censored]
            Frank

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            • #81
              Consider/experiment with drawing a line underneath each louvre. I did that here on the mill tower:



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

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              • #82
                Well, I was going to say I had it all under control. But I just saw Mistake #3. On Mistake #2 I meant to say shutters not awnings.


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                • #83
                  How did you sharpen those Fred?
                  Carl

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                  • #84
                    Carl, I said "sharpen" because I couldn't come up with a better term at the time. I just marked a V shape with a pencil on my cutting mat. Laid the strip on it and cut it with a single edge razor.


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                    • #85
                      Ok, I'm back on track, I think.





                      I need to clean up the corner trim and paint it, where applicable. Then I'm not sure what my next move is.

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                      • #86
                        Looks great!

                        Philip
                        Philip

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                        • #87
                          Agreed.... looks great. How about the porches next Fred? They look easy.
                          Carl

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                          • #88
                            I like the look of those awnings, Fred.

                            George
                            Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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                            • #89
                              Fred,

                              It looking great, see you also added the second bay window. :up:

                              Jim
                              Take the red pill

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                              • #90
                                And once again, I am in awe of this project. Keep going!

                                Pete

                                in Michigan

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