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  • Terrell
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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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  • sgtbob
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    Fred, an outstanding job as usual from you. I love your brickwork.

    Bob

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  • CNE1899
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    Fred,
    Wow, the paint and mortar really bring the building to a whole other level!
    This is the first time I have seen you do this technique, and I did not know what to expect.
    You really work wonders with it! It looks very realistic.

    Scott

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  • Carl_B
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    Fantastic!

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  • Bill_Gill
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    Almost fired up and ready to go, Terrell. It's looking good.

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  • Terrell
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    Moving right along, as of 1-15, the walls are painted and mortared. And the caps are added to the buttresses. The walls are joined together. Windows installed and glazed, doors done.


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    And the bay area is dried in.

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  • Terrell
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    Thanks, Dave!!

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  • Guff
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    Hats off to the brick layer!
    Dave

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  • Terrell
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    Scott, it's over unpainted wood right now but it will all be painted and mortared later.

    Thanks, Ray?

    Ok, the buttresses are done and in place.

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    Including the one on the front left.

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    And the windows and doors are done, except for the large "garage" door.

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  • CNE1899
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    Fred,
    The nice thing about you hand "laying" the brick an d block is it has a natural look vs a machine cut look.
    The buttress turned out excellent, nice brick definition and I like the mortar look. Is that straight over unpainted wood?

    Scott
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  • Ray Dunakin
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    Looks like very tedious work but the results speak for themselves.

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  • Terrell
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    Thanks, Bernd, Dave, Bob, Carl and Scott. Ray, sorry I missed you earlier.

    The good thing about blocks is they go a lot faster. Finished that in 2 days.

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    Then, a day or so later, I went back to bricking my butt off on buttresses. They didn't go as fast. Even though I'm only doing 3 sides.

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  • CNE1899
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    Fred,

    You are a man of many layers, of course.
    Patient and talented as well.

    Scott

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  • Carl_B
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    Fred, you get the "repetition and tedium award" for the month!

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  • sgtbob
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    Fred,

    Good to see you are feeling better. When I see your bricklaying and now blocklaying I just shake my head. You are amazing.

    Bob

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