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  • Bruce and Scott, thanks for your posts, much appreciated.

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    To further illustrate what I was trying to say, I put two printouts on a sheet of text so you can see what turns
    white with the spray coat of clear gloss (upper sheet) and the unsprayed sheet (lower) where you can read the text right through it.

    To answer another question (I think Bill's), that stained glass print, unsprayed, does not rub off once it's dry.

    Bob
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    • Here's where the front stands now, I told you it would be BORING.

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      All I am doing is cutting small pieces of styrene strips and gluing them in place, I don't really know where I'm going with this,
      I'll just keep gluing until I'm happy with it. I see I messed up at the bottom of the show window but I want to change it anyway,
      I will cut that section out and replace it, I decided I want the bottom of the window to be higher. (the joy's of scratchbuilding)

      My first step is to cement in the sign area above the show window and use strips to represent the top and bottom moldings.
      That gives me something solid to buck against to build up the poles or columns. Then I start gluing in the smaller pieces for detail.
      I still need to do some similar work around the show window. The set back and the door will be done later.

      Bob
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      • This looks good to me, Bob! And the cutting board nicely frames the window panes at the top, too!

        Keep going!

        Pete
        in Michigan

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        • Looking good, Bob!

          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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          • Beautiful work!
            Carl

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            • Pete, Mike, and Carl, thanks for your posts, much appreciated.

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              Here's how it stands right now. I removed that section below the show window and built a new one that I like a lot more.
              Also added small detail around the windows and set up the top section of the show window for the stained glass.

              Bob
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              • Watching how you start with pieces of plastic, and turn them in to magic!

                It was worth the price of the popcorn!

                Thanks!

                Dave
                ( No. Not THAT Dave, not that one either. Count about five Dave's to the right... Yeah that one)
                Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                • Dave, Thanks for your post, much appreciated.

                  I also like your remark about all the Daves, I'm not sure which is the longer line, the Daves or the Bobs.

                  Bob
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                  • Yes, better! I like it. Your eye is unerring.

                    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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                    • This is anything but boring!

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                      • Bob,

                        Nice trim details! I like the change you made to the bottom of the window.

                        Scott

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                        • Mike. Ray. and Scott, thanks for your posts, much appreciated

                          I needed a bunch of small corbels so I used what I like to call the salami method to make them (salami because you slice them off).

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                          Here's a bunch of styrene strips glued together and the corbels that result in slicing them off.

                          I started to cut them off with a razor saw but that is time consuming and not really easy to do. Then I moved to the old EASY CUTTER
                          and they popped off in a flash. Made 28 of them (more than I need I think) in a cople of minutes.

                          Bob
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                          • Thanks for posting the picture of how you create corbels.. ( spell check keeps writing cowbells,)
                            Pardon my ignorance, ( my wife never does) but what is an "Easy Cutter"? I am unfamiliar with the tool. Can you (or someone) post up a picture of it?

                            Five " Daves" to the right.
                            ( Can you tell I like parentheses?)
                            Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                            • Bob,
                              Have you tried the pastrami method? Just kidding, I like your technique.
                              I'm with Dave, what is the "Easy Cutter"?

                              Scott

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                              • Bob, those corbels look great! A very efficient way of making them as well. This storefront is coming together beautifully.

                                Greg

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