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  • #16
    Tom,

    A little late to the build thread. My condolences.

    Love the stick build look. Must have used a jig to do that work. I'll be following along.

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

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    • #17
      Looks fine to me. Nice photo to go by.

      Philip
      Philip

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Carl_B View Post
        Looks good so far Tom.
        You can have your photos large within your post, by using the "image" icon, rather than the "camera" :icon.

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        Thanks Carl will give that a try, I'm not tech savy "copy paste" is my limit, you can click on the photo to make it bigger ( I didn't know that )

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Bernd View Post
          Tom,

          A little late to the build thread. My condolences.

          Love the stick build look. Must have used a jig to do that work. I'll be following along.

          Bernd
          Hi Bernd,You are on the money, Compared to your jigs mind is, well basic but works great. Lay out your stud place block (arrow is pointing to ) place next stud, glue , block repeat.

          Regards Tom.
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          • #20
            Thank you Philip, Facade in photo caught my eye will try to replicate that, the bookshop is narrower so will have to get the proportions right.

            Regards Tom.

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            • #21
              Hope everyone is well, while not an update I've hit a ...issue..... I'm forgetting a lot !!!
              I cannot remember how I did the paint finish in the photo below !!!
              Process was Graining was added, black ?? ink added too ??? .... water or alcohol ?? De... something ??
              Placed in that mixture for ........ ???
              Then it was allowed to dry then brushed with turps or mineral spirits ????
              While still damp /wet brushed with top coat of paint.
              True I am getting older it's been a while since I did this.
              My daughter would be having a great old laugh at this. !!!
              ANY HELP would really be appreciated.


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              Regards Tom.

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              • #22
                Tom,

                It looks like the "resistance" method where you brush on something like mineral spirits and then an acrylic paint. Somebody else can describe it in detail. Whatever you did, the results were excellent.

                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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                • #23
                  As Mike said excellent results. I use craft paint and scrape with a toothpick. Crackle paint also works but the finish is shiny.
                  I usually scrape the shine again with a toothpick to reduce the sheen. Then add a thin paint wash.

                  Many methods of weathering. I think Chuck Doan has it down to a science. Google him and his Red Oak Garage.

                  Philip
                  Philip

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                  • #24
                    Thank you Mike & Philip I have done some snooping and am working on a method. Update time lots to show.

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                    I was wanting to use the Grant-line store front but as you can see it's to wide, so with hitting so many "brick walls " I decided to build the 4th wall.

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                    As you can see I stuffed that up. Start again.

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                    • #25
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                      A couple of hours work in here, take your time and all will be good.

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                      This will be the base for the Bookshop.

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                      Foundation trench has been dug and a bit of colour.

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                      And if you think the colour is a bit out there it is !!!! It's brighter than what the pictures show.

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                      • #26
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                        Toned it down a bit, at least now I don't have to wear my welding helmet to look at it, any assistance / advise / criticism most welcome.
                        I was after a more red coloured brick, like in the bottom left corner ( 6th course up ) will redo.

                        Sorted the front wall out, removed the double doors put in a single.

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                        • #27
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                          Front wall glued up.

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                          Here it is all pinned and taped together, that brick wall has a lean on it. I hope the foundation is strong enough.

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                          This will eventually be the wall I will use on the Bookshop, after a "well worn" tumble brick look, I've taken a mold of the original wall don't ask me why I know to do that
                          so I will carve/ chip away at this and pour a couple more walls to practice painting on. Thanks for stopping by.

                          Regards Tom.

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                          • #28
                            You've been busy.
                            I thought the brick wall looked pretty good.
                            But if you're going to redo it and do the color on the bottom left it will look even better.

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                            • #29
                              Tom, excellent work scribing the bricks. The brick color looks "normal" to me, just like a lot of the bricks around here.
                              I like the single front door a lot more than the double doors. Looking good overall.

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                              • #30
                                Thanks Rick & Bill for your comments, funny you should say I've been busy, we have just come out of Covid lockdown, so it's back to work and no free time,
                                always the way, you have money but no free time or no money and heaps of time. i haven't done a lot just coloured the spare wall. i'm liking the colours on this
                                one, it reminds me of " melbourne reds" a brick found in my home town. Thanks for looking in. Click image for larger version

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                                Regards Tom.

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