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  • #76
    Kevin,

    The addition is very convincing! The tissue paper sock roof looks great as well.

    I am very familiar with Clifford, watched it a bunch while designing a line of toys with that license.

    Scott

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    • #77
      Kevin,

      As Louis mentioned, I too use scalpels for cutting when I need to do fine work instead of using a plain old xacto knife.
      They cut really well. And your use of toilet paper is one I use as well. It makes for a thin, well worked tarpaper. I read one
      of Brian Nolon's old weathering pages, whereby he swore by using the thinned paints on it, that they would get hard to the touch afterwards.
      He was right, and I have continued to use that sequence method since.

      That shed addition is weathered to a tee. I love it. This is going to be a superb model when you finish. keep up the good work.

      Rich

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      • #78
        so while i wait for the leds i ordered from evan design, i decided to work on the gas pump/island.
        first, here's the light fixture for under the overhang.
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        and here's the gas pump island so far.
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        the canopy glue over the gas sign still has to dry clear.

        i still have some weathering to do to it.....
        hopefully over the weekend.

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        • #79
          Looking so good Kev, really nice job on applying those tiny labels in the gas pump, that caught my eye.
          Weathering looks great through-out

          and the extra details you are adding, and so well painted are
          filling out this whole scene very nicely.

          Enjoying watching your great work on this build.

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          • #80
            Nice update Kevin. The detail parts are nicely done. I assume they were part of the kit ?
            Regards Rob

            Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

            My current build.

            https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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            • #81
              Kevin,

              Excellent work on the details. They bring things to life.

              Mike
              _________________________________________________

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

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              • #82
                karl: thanks.
                bob:yes the gas pump, free air box a smoke jack and three barrels came with the kit. the barrels i'm gonna use are from sierra west.
                mike: thanks.
                so i was a busy guy today:
                my led order came today, so i ran downstairs to thread an led so i could put the roof on. i ran the light, drilled a 3/16" hole in the kit floor, and another one in the foam to meet up with it. i taped the leads together and fed it down the hole and grabbed it with a tweezer and pulled it through. tben i tested the light to make sure it works.
                i removed the building from the base and masked off where i want pavement (and the kit floor and space for the addition).
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                then i liberally brushed on diluted white glue where you see the black paint and hit it with my static grass applicator:
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                and then another layer of static grass after that.
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                then, just for the helluvit i staged the building and addition etc.
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                and then i removed the buildings and mixed up some plaster tinted with a craft paint called rainy day gray (i should have used more paint):
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                in a couple of days i'll sand it and get it cleaned up and start detailing it.
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                • #83
                  Looks good Kevin.
                  Which static applicator did you use?
                  Carl

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                  • #84
                    carl,
                    thanks. it's the flock it rocket.

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                    • #85
                      Looks great Kevin! Nice detailing on the gas pump island.
                      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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                      • #86
                        thanks jerry.

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                        • #87
                          Very luxuriant grass, Kevin. I wish mine grew as well.

                          Nice work.

                          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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                          • #88
                            thanks mike.

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                            • #89
                              Kevin nice work on the inland. The details look great. Nice deep grass you have going there. Looking forward to seeing the pavement come together.
                              Mike Mace

                              Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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                              • #90
                                i mixed up some hydrocal and put the pavement down.
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                                sanded it a bit with a sanding block. then gave it two coats of anita's rainy day gray.
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                                tonight i'm gonna try to trash it up a bit.

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