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  • Ray Dunakin
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    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.

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  • Michael_Hohn
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    Tom,

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

    Mike

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  • TmOn30
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    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.

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  • Pennman
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    Tom,

    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.

    Rich

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  • TRAINS1941
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    Tom that is some really nice brickwork. Sorry I missed the beginning of the thread.

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  • Rick
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    Color on those bricks looks very good.

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

    Mike

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

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  • TmOn30
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    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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  • Bill_Gill
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    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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  • Rick
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    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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  • TmOn30
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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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  • TmOn30
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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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  • TmOn30
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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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  • TmOn30
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    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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