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  • #61
    Kanthima does fantastic work.

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

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    • #62
      Can't wait to see them at your next layout tour!

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

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      • #63
        James, That's an impressive stretch of houses. Some of the older houses here have Historic Society wooden plaques on the facade with the built date and name-occupation of the owner or the name of the builder. Kanthima ought to have some small paper labels with that info and her name

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        • #64
          James, Kanthima's work is beautiful! I'd like to see her models get that 'Structures AP Certificate' . We need more female modelers and MMR's, and this would be a great start.

          Jim
          Take the red pill

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          • #65
            Congrats to you JB'.. for having such a crafted modeler that is also your wife'.. A very lucky man indeed'... I bet she never complains about any messes, or modeling items lying around the house'.. And WOW' what a great modeler. Her buildings look perfect'...????????


            Ted

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            • #66
              Thanks, Philip, Bernd, Rick, George, Dave (you know you don't have to wait for the convention or Tour de Chooch).

              Ted, my wife has substantially completed 9 styrene scratchbuilds since April while doing most of the household chores and making a lot of sewn crafted items for a show last weekend. I try to avoid leaving messes, because I will hear complaints if I do.

              Jim, these models lack interiors or details like electric meters, downspouts etc. so their chances of Merit are slim. She knows about the AP, member Orionvp17 and others have encouraged her but at the moment we're dividing the labor - she builds & roofs them, I paint them. She may choose to try for Merit in the future, as the Downtown Newburyport peninsula needs at least 30 more structures

              Bill, she has a logo she puts on things she sews. I'll ask if she'd like me to print out a sheet of HO-size copies.
              James

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              • #67
                James, as I have mentioned before, these are elegant, and yes, I agree that she needs to "up the game" just a skosh (that's all it will take) and work on Structures! Excellent work!

                Pete
                in Michigan

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                • #68
                  Fantastic row of houses, James. Your wife is very talented.

                  Gotta love that classic NE architecture.

                  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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                  • #69
                    Had a chance to see these structures up-close-and-personal this morning. "Wow!!" comes to mind immediately. They're still works in progress, but the construction is elegant. Highly recommend! Brava!!

                    Pete
                    in Michigan

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                    • #70
                      James,
                      Beautiful houses! Love the New England architecture. Kanthima is a very talented modeler. Can't wait to see more!

                      Scott

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                      • #71
                        Thanks, Mike, Pete and Scott. It's been more than a month. My wife was working on things to sell at her first craft fair, but recently shifted back to Newburyport structures. These are 7 and 15 Strong St., both of which still stand (unlike 5 Strong, which appears at the right of both pictures).

                        Strong St. houses from depot area
                        View from Washington St. grade crossing

                        #15 (left) was built around 1850 and is 2-family. #7 is more VIctorian and is single family. Both have had more recent additions trimmed off to fit the space I left when laying out Newburyport 13 years ago. As I type, she's got them masked so I can paint the roofs - glimpses of white styrene between the shingles are off-putting. She's also mostly finished 31-35 Washington St., a boxy structure which might have been built as apartments in the early 1800s. But that didn't make it to this afternoon's photo session.

                        We're out of Evergreen clapboard (I bought a 12x24 sheet of .040 spacing last order). When I fix that she plans to start on the house at the corner of Washington and Strong. That will be her 13th styrene scratchbuild since April
                        James

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                        • #72
                          Beautiful buildings!

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                          • #73
                            I agree with Ray...Beautiful buildings!!
                            Dave
                            Dave

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                            • #74
                              James,

                              I agree with Ray and Dave! Those are clean and nicely detailed.

                              Scott

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                              • #75
                                Wow, she's productive. Beautiful work.
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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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