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MikeC
Administrator

USA
21584 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2003 :  10:03:23 AM  Show Profile
Well, I got back to it last night after my little hiatus. I got the bearing piles attached to the dock. I didn't need many because of the stone wall, and I went ahead with the 3/16" piles like I originally planned.

After I finished the dock, I masked off the retaining walls and spray painted the diorama base (water) with flat black. That was it for the evening because I had to let the paint dry. When I get back to it next Monday evening, I'll feather in the "shallows" along the shoreline with umbers and siennas. I also hope to get the Sculptamold done then.

Well, it's back to the Lake this morning. We've got a lot of bedding plants and some new shrubs to get in the ground this weekend. [:-eyebrows] Have a good weekend, everyone.
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MikeC
Administrator

USA
21584 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2003 :  10:03:23 AM  Show Profile
Well, I got back to it last night after my little hiatus. I got the bearing piles attached to the dock. I didn't need many because of the stone wall, and I went ahead with the 3/16" piles like I originally planned.

After I finished the dock, I masked off the retaining walls and spray painted the diorama base (water) with flat black. That was it for the evening because I had to let the paint dry. When I get back to it next Monday evening, I'll feather in the "shallows" along the shoreline with umbers and siennas. I also hope to get the Sculptamold done then.

Well, it's back to the Lake this morning. We've got a lot of bedding plants and some new shrubs to get in the ground this weekend. [:-eyebrows] Have a good weekend, everyone.
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ANo10
Fireman

USA
2773 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2003 :  11:17:10 AM  Show Profile
Fini!!! And coming in last...

Put the finishing touches on the Launch Company this morning. Shingles are Brett's recommended Depot Olive with india ink/alcohol wash and Mike's suggestion of highlighting with yellow ochre chalk (Thanks for that tip). Had a hard time on the right color for the doors.

I switched the tarpaper roof to the slope of the shed.








Jim
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ANo10
Fireman

USA
2773 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2003 :  11:17:10 AM  Show Profile
Fini!!! And coming in last...

Put the finishing touches on the Launch Company this morning. Shingles are Brett's recommended Depot Olive with india ink/alcohol wash and Mike's suggestion of highlighting with yellow ochre chalk (Thanks for that tip). Had a hard time on the right color for the doors.

I switched the tarpaper roof to the slope of the shed.








Jim
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Bbags
Administrator

USA
13324 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2003 :  11:59:14 AM  Show Profile
Hi Jim
Your roof looks really good.[:-thumbu]
I wish I had your patience to do the roof with real wood.
Again another outstanding structure.


John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.
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Bbags
Administrator

USA
13324 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2003 :  11:59:14 AM  Show Profile
Hi Jim
Your roof looks really good.[:-thumbu]
I wish I had your patience to do the roof with real wood.
Again another outstanding structure.


John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.
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MikeC
Administrator

USA
21584 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2003 :  3:40:42 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Bbags

Hi Jim
Your roof looks really good.[:-thumbu]
I wish I had your patience to do the roof with real wood.
Again another outstanding structure.



Ditto for me, Jim! Another excellent job of model building in every respect. [:-thumbu]

I love the color of your roof. Now I kind of wish I had gone that route.... oh well...
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MikeC
Administrator

USA
21584 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2003 :  3:40:42 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Bbags

Hi Jim
Your roof looks really good.[:-thumbu]
I wish I had your patience to do the roof with real wood.
Again another outstanding structure.



Ditto for me, Jim! Another excellent job of model building in every respect. [:-thumbu]

I love the color of your roof. Now I kind of wish I had gone that route.... oh well...
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NickO
Fireman

United Kingdom
1750 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2003 :  6:04:05 PM  Show Profile

Hi Mike,
You say you use your iron to unwarp sidings with the steam turned off.Have you tried it with the steam turned on? I ask this as steam is used to bend wood,so would it not help to unbend it by softening the fibres and once weighted will remain in place once dried.Just a thought,tell me if I am talking rubbish.

Nick O
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NickO
Fireman

United Kingdom
1750 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2003 :  6:04:05 PM  Show Profile

Hi Mike,
You say you use your iron to unwarp sidings with the steam turned off.Have you tried it with the steam turned on? I ask this as steam is used to bend wood,so would it not help to unbend it by softening the fibres and once weighted will remain in place once dried.Just a thought,tell me if I am talking rubbish.

Nick O
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MikeC
Administrator

USA
21584 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2003 :  6:15:53 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by NickO


Hi Mike,
You say you use your iron to unwarp sidings with the steam turned off.Have you tried it with the steam turned on? I ask this as steam is used to bend wood,so would it not help to unbend it by softening the fibres and once weighted will remain in place once dried.Just a thought,tell me if I am talking rubbish.

Nick O



Nick, I have absolutely no idea what would happen. I'll have to experiment with the idea sometime. What you propose sounds reasonable, however. I do know that a dry iron worked wonders for me in the past. It was especially effective on the two lower (short) SW Machine Shop roofs. They each had a definite curl to them until I gave them the "hot" iron treatment.
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MikeC
Administrator

USA
21584 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2003 :  6:15:53 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by NickO


Hi Mike,
You say you use your iron to unwarp sidings with the steam turned off.Have you tried it with the steam turned on? I ask this as steam is used to bend wood,so would it not help to unbend it by softening the fibres and once weighted will remain in place once dried.Just a thought,tell me if I am talking rubbish.

Nick O



Nick, I have absolutely no idea what would happen. I'll have to experiment with the idea sometime. What you propose sounds reasonable, however. I do know that a dry iron worked wonders for me in the past. It was especially effective on the two lower (short) SW Machine Shop roofs. They each had a definite curl to them until I gave them the "hot" iron treatment.
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Hangem Harry
Crew Chief

USA
793 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2003 :  8:42:23 PM  Show Profile
Jim, Your roof looks great.[:-thumbu][:-thumbu][:-thumbu] I don't think I could have done it in real wood. I probably would be missing a finger or two[:-shake]

Harry
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Hangem Harry
Crew Chief

USA
793 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2003 :  8:42:23 PM  Show Profile
Jim, Your roof looks great.[:-thumbu][:-thumbu][:-thumbu] I don't think I could have done it in real wood. I probably would be missing a finger or two[:-shake]

Harry
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ANo10
Fireman

USA
2773 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2003 :  11:06:01 PM  Show Profile
Thanks Guys,

Harry, I understand what you're saying. Number one, blood is not a good wood stain, and two, super glue helps to repair nicks and cuts from the chopper.

Tomorrow, will begin on the dock. "STELLA..."

Jim
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