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  • Bill & Fred, thanks very much! For your positive comments & for taking the time to post them!

    Greg

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    • I agree with everyone that the extra weathering is a HUGE improvement. Before that was done, it looked liked a restored facility that you'd see in a museum after sandblasting the walls. Now, it does indeed have that "dirty thirties" look.

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      • Greg,

        Thanks for letting me know about your build, I have just stepped through it. I am not familiar with RR kits
        but this sure looks like a winner and I'm sure you will do a fantastic job of it.

        I will be following.

        Bob
        http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102

        http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837

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        • Lance & Bob, thanks for your posts and for your positive comments within in them!
          It's always wonderful to have modellers who's work I admire following what I'm doing.

          Greg

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          • Looks great Greg. How thick are those wall castings?
            Carl

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            • Thanks! Carl.
              They are a 1/4" inch thick.

              Greg

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              • I think your getting the hang of this weathering thing!! Beautiful job Greg!
                Jerry



                "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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                • Very nicely done, Greg! Very nicely done indeed!

                  Pete
                  in Michigan

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                  • Looking great Greg! The brick looks very nice as do the weathering done to the walls and boiler house.

                    Håkan

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                    • Greg, I agree with all before me. Your colors and weathering on the roundhouse walls and your boiler house are fantastic looking. Job well done!


                      Louis
                      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                      • Jerry, Pete, Håkan & Louis, thanks very much for your positive feedback about the brick colouring & weathering of.
                        Always great reading your stamps of approval, I really appreciate them!

                        Greg

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                        • Greg this is really taking shape now, nice colouring and weathering, keep at it.
                          Regards Tom.

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                          • Tom, thanks very much for your encouraging words! I really appreciate them!

                            Hi everyone, well I've managed to squeeze in a little more modelling time between house chores and helping older family members with theirs.
                            When we last talked, I was trying to make my roundhouse walls look like they have seen heavy industrial use for half a century.
                            Well then it only makes sense to try and make my windows for this roundhouse look the same.
                            The instructions suggest using a product like "Micro Kristal Klear" for all of the glazing in the windows.
                            The only problem with that idea, is that it doesn't allow you to clearly see through the windows and into the roundhouse.
                            So I plan on using clear accetate for my roundhouse windows, so you will be better able to see into my roundhouse interior through my windows.
                            However I also decided that I wanted to represent panes that have been broken & replaced over the years with other glass that was a different colour from the clear glass originally used.
                            For that I did use "Micro Kristal Klear" coloured with "Tamiya" X-25 clear green for one colour of glass.

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                            I poured a little MKK into a small plastic cup.

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                            I then added a few drops of the "Tamiya" clear green into the MKK.

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                            And mixed it all up together, so it ended up looking like this.

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                            This mixture looks opaque right now, but dries more transparent when cured.
                            I used a fine wire to transfer this mixture into random window panes.

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                            After I had finished with the green replacement window panes, I mixed up another colour this time using "Vallejo" Panzer Aces 321.
                            Now this paint doesn't dry transparent like the other green colour does, but I wanted a second colour to use in my windows so I went with it.

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                            I will then install the accetate behind these coloured replacement windows like you would normally.
                            Here's how these windows now look in some of the roundhouse wall castings.
                            Giving me the look I was after, showing windows that have a past and have been repaired with what my railroad had laying around.

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                            That's all I have for now, thanks for having a look!

                            Greg












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                            • Greg,

                              That's one neat idea and SBS. Love it and I'm going to steel it someday.

                              You said: "I used a fine wire to transfer this mixture into random window panes." Did you have the windows laying down on anything when you filled them with the KKC?

                              Bernd
                              New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                              • Hi Bernd, thanks glad you liked it! Feel free to use the idea, that's why I shared it.
                                I hold the window casting in one hand while I apply the KKC using the wire, I then lean the window on something while the KKC dries.

                                Greg

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