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George D
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USA
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Posted - 07/17/2013 :  3:23:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the way the shingles turned out. [:-thumbu]

George
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Tyson Rayles
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USA
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Posted - 07/17/2013 :  4:50:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice!
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Martin Welberg
Fireman

Netherlands
6727 Posts

Posted - 07/17/2013 :  5:29:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking good !!
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5545 Posts

Posted - 07/17/2013 :  5:57:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's real good Håkan. The Shingles are sharp. I coloring is working everywhere

It's only make-believe
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5795 Posts

Posted - 07/18/2013 :  09:42:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great job with the choice of colors. The red window trim ties in with the roof color.

Frank
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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 07/18/2013 :  10:45:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Many thanks guys! At the moment I'm very happy with how it has come out.
The shingle colors will be a little toned down after the weathering though.

Håkan
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deemery
Fireman

USA
8255 Posts

Posted - 07/18/2013 :  10:47:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've had great luck using chalks/pigments to weather shingles, including some relatively "bright" colors (like blue applied to grey slate shingles.)

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)
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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2013 :  2:42:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the suggestion Dave. I tried using some chalks to weather the lower part of the roof with the white overhangs and the metal roofs.

I have been away for a couple of days and yesterday I came up with flu so progress has been a little slow.

I have completed the roof with the widow walk. I thought hard on what to use for the upper roof and the platform roof and finally decided on standing seam metal roofs. Making the upper roofs as they are quite flat as a shingle roof just didn't feel right. As I didn't have any sheets for this type of roof I made my own using a styrene sheet and styrene strips for the seams. The seam came out a little wide but I think they look somewhat good after a little weathering. I also had to do some thinking on the lifting beam for the upper attic door. After some thought I placed it as a single beam supported by the roof and rafters. It won't lift much weight anyway.

As it is nearing completion the proprietor Mr. Angier together with his foreman came out for a visit. Sorry to say he had some complaints chief among them that the factory floor wasn't very deep. We the contractor tried to explain that the building had been made to fit the site and behind it was a masonite background but to no avail. We see how it all will end.

Next is fitting some scuppers with downpipes, a chimney and the factory sign.

Håkan





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Martin Welberg
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Netherlands
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Posted - 07/26/2013 :  3:01:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great build Håkan ! Please read your PM..
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8720 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2013 :  3:06:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful looking structure Håkan!
It's almost to nice to be any kind of factory.
But I guess that's how they built them back then.

Greg Shinnie

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kirk
Fireman

Sweden
4927 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2013 :  3:07:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very, very nice building!! Full of character...

Troels Kirk
Näsum, Sweden
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CBryars2
Crew Chief

USA
775 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2013 :  3:45:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit CBryars2's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hakan,

Very nicely done.

Did a stint when I worked for Porsche on the autobahn. Free zone going from Stuttgart to Leipzig. Porsche Cabriolet. Hit 170 mph so 270 kph. Glad my German friend was driving, too fast for me.

Got to do it once. Glad you are safe.

Thanks Cameron
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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2013 :  5:17:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Martin! I have read the PM.

Thanks Greg!
quote:
It's almost to nice to be any kind of factory.
But I guess that's how they built them back then.

Judging by all the pictures I have Googled my building feels Spartan compared to some of the Victorian monstrosities that were built.

Thanks Troels! I got inspiration from your beautiful Seaview hotel.

Thanks Cameron. 270kph. Ouch that was fast.

Håkan

Edited by - masonamerican on 07/26/2013 5:18:16 PM
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5545 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2013 :  6:23:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The building came out wonderfully Håkan.
The metal roofing looks excellent. I think in life they would add a landing to the second floor door because of the need to clear the platform roof but I fear it would clutter up the model if you added one.

It's only make-believe
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brownbr
Fireman

USA
1534 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2013 :  8:09:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a very fine structure indeed. I think a sign or 2 wood look good on the wall behind the figures.
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