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  • #31
    Your brick wall is excellent Tom. I must have missed it......Is the original carved plaster?


    • #32
      It's looking good, Tom. A very realistic brick color.


      Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin


      • #33
        Color on those bricks looks very good.
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        • #34
          Tom that is some really nice brickwork. Sorry I missed the beginning of the thread.

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


          • #35

            I too, am late here, and so sorry for your loss.

            I guess I don't look over the forums as much as I want and normally not the "O" scale projects.
            I must admit though, you are one heck of a great modeler, and everything I see here, looks top notch to me.
            I will be following along with your progress, and I see some great tips so far.



            • #36
              Thanks Carl, Mike, Rick, Jerry and Rich.
              Carl yes I carved the original in plaster and then took a mold of it. I was going to use the same brick sheeting as your "North Pole" build (OUTSTANDING WORKMANSHIP )
              but to $$$$$$ to buy & ship to Downunder.
              Mike & Rick Yes happy with the colour, one of the projects at the daughters house was going to be an interior brick wall using "melbourne Reds " bricks
              Jerry You've caught up now good to have you following along Thanks for the feedback.
              Rich Thank you for your comments.

              Ok front wall all glued together and 1 coat of paint thrown on ( wow photos do justice)
              Planning on the front facade is coming along ... doesn't look right. !!

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              Started on roof trusses and the ceiling above front wall.
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              Birdseye view, I've trimmed the wall height down a bit just to make the proportions look right, sometimes you need to use a 2" x 6" scale board where in the real world you would use a 2" x 4" board just to make it "look" right. Progress is slow but any progress is progress. !!

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              Cheers Tom.


              • #37

                It's looking better all the time. The new proportions improve it a lot.


                Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin


                • #38
                  I'm late to this thread... Looks terrific so far! Really like the bricks.

                  My method of doing worn/peeled paint is to paint the "wood" color first, using acrylic craft paints. Spray it with a matte clear coat. When that's dry I wet it with Tester's enamel thinner. Then I "dry brush" the top color while the enamel thinner his still damp.