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  • #46
    That chimbley looks UUUUGE! I had to go back and look at the prototype photos and sure enough, it really is gigantic. Looks out of scale, even on the real thing. Making it look like you actually intended it to be that large, and not that you mistakenly put an O scale chimney on an HO scale structure is going to be a challenge. Good call on the window frames.

    Galen
    My Train Blog: http://ocalicreek.blogspot.com/

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    • #47
      Nice work on the windows, James.

      It doesn't matter what the windows once were, or what they are now, because the owners might have changed them for updating them to better fit or they might have been broken and replaced.

      Just adding my 2 cents here>> regardless of what windows were or now are on the bldg., and if I was building this I would just use what looks the best, or authentically perfect, with what I had on hand or what I could make myself - rather than buying anything from any vendor

      "This is my practice now, due to COVID _ 19" - No buying anything - cuts down on the spread of the virus - due to nothing delivered to the house from any outlying sources at all.

      Rich

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      • #48
        Thanks, George.

        Galen, big multi-flue chimneys like this are common as dirt along the New England coast. Until iron stoves got cheap after the War of 1812, rooms that didn't have their own fireplace were of little use December - February. The chimney in the middle of my attic is 3' x 5' with 7 flues. I estimate 28 Winter as 5 or 6 flues - 4 fireplaces and 1 or 2 baking ovens.

        Rich, I've made a few multi-pane windows with mixed results. Tichy had a good match for this prototype, so I used it. This area needs a dozen more scratchbuilds; the rest of the layout perhaps 50. I'd really like to finish 4-5 a year.



        This is Scalecoat 1082 N&W Red. If I can get over to Newburyport, I'll photograph the model alongside the prototype. But it's close, and the look will change with a completed roof and black applied to windows, trim, eaves and chimney top.
        James

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        • #49
          The exterior is airbrushed:



          The Flat Grimy Black shows detail well, but I clearly have to do something about the shine from the N&W Red. The chimney's texture is exaggerated relative to the prototype, but any less and no visitor would ever notice.

          Next step is brush paint the trim; not too awful since it's all .010 proud of the clapboard.
          James

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          • #50
            Like the way this is shaping up, James. The front door is elegant!

            Pete

            in Michigan

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            • #51
              Thanks, Pete. It rained all day here, so I got a good start on the detail painting (still needs touchup in full daylight). This photo uses layout lighting:



              The windows are temporarily installed; I'll glaze and apply window treatments out of place. Meanwhile there's touch up and vanquishing the shine. Which will be an opportunity to adjust the red hue.



              Then I made the 3-sash Tudor ('leadlight') window for the addition. I used the scribing technique explained by Bill Gill on the 5 Strong St. thread. I filled the scribe lines with Mars Black artist's acrylic and wiped it off. The dust all over is from filing the window to fit; I was up early for a shopping expedition and now it's time for bed.

              Next step is either the roof or deciding how much interior I should do. My own house can prototype the stairwell between the front door and the chimney. But that would be a lot of work that I'd have to take the house apart to show. Still, there's AP Structures...
              James

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              • #52
                Again, this is shaping up nicely. Like!

                Tudor windows are cool, too! Good technique!

                Pete

                in Michigan

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                • #53
                  What Pete said. :up:

                  George
                  The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                  • #54
                    James,

                    Your house is progressing well. You’ve done a good job on all the windows, the leaded ones in particular.

                    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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                    • #55
                      Very nice, James.

                      Chuck

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                      • #56
                        Great work you're doing James, and a tedious project to boot !!

                        Rich

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                        • #57
                          James,

                          Looks excellent with some very interesting techniques. :up:

                          Jim
                          Take the red pill

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                          • #58
                            Very nice.

                            Bob
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                            • #59
                              Thanks, Pete, George, Mike, Chuck, Rich, Jim, Bob.

                              Today, after dealing with taxes, I loaded the air brush with Scalecoat Flat Glaze. My bottle is old enough to vote and has developed a bit of brown tint, which IMO worked out just fine on the shiny N&W Red. The walls got sprayed, not the roof or chimney:



                              The current Challenge is drawing to a close, and so is my virus holiday. Tomorrow I'm helping unload a truckload of ties at Seashore. Gloved, 10 feet away from anyone else and bringing lunch. Next will come prep for the contractor we expect to insert them in mid-May. Plus gardening season.

                              The house needs only a roof and a couple of interior view blocks to be 'layout quality'. For 'contest quality', there are several things I need to fix and then the rest of the interior to build. I'll do the 'layout' work, using Tacky Glue to temporarily install windows and leave the 'contest' work for the next lockdown (math tells me to expect two or more, depending on how much attention we pay to science).
                              James

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                              • #60
                                Here's how 28 Winter St. looks now:



                                That little bit of light under the eaves goes on the 'fix for contest judging' list.



                                So does the shine on B.E.S.T.'s peel-n-stick flashing.



                                And the funny line of the flashing on this side of the chimney. It should be step flashing, maybe I'll be able to manage the chimney contour with a brand new #11 blade. Real step flashing would have had to have been done while applying the shingles.

                                I've added basic interior walls around the chimney and front stairwell, plus separating the back part of the El from the right front bedroom. If I can ever meet the owners, I will ask if there are back stairs, and how they're oriented.

                                It's certainly layout-ready, and that's where it will be until social distancing becomes unimportant.
                                James

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