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Ray Dunakin
Fireman

USA
3288 Posts

Posted - 03/28/2015 :  12:06:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
No apologies needed! Your health comes first. Good luck and best wishes for a full recovery!
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8784 Posts

Posted - 03/28/2015 :  12:16:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kris, like Ray just said, "No apologies needed"
Your health is job number one!
This project will still be here, when your ready to get back to it.
Best of luck with your recovery, and with kicking this thing, once and for all!!!

Greg Shinnie
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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
4026 Posts

Posted - 03/28/2015 :  06:32:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kris, My thoughts and prayers are with you and I wish you a speedy and complete recovery. The
model will be waiting for you to complete your work but your health comes first. I am a cancer
survivor so I know you can do it.

Best wishes,
Bob

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railman28
Fireman

USA
5652 Posts

Posted - 03/28/2015 :  11:48:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My thoughts, prayers and hopes that you have a quick recovery from your illness.

Of course the modeling, even as fine of yours can wait.

Just get well.

Bob Harris
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
12487 Posts

Posted - 03/29/2015 :  4:26:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kris take your time get well the balsa wood will still be there when your ready to give it hell.

Jerry

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

USA
23717 Posts

Posted - 03/29/2015 :  5:27:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kris, just getting caught up on your activities here and read your post about your health issues.
Hope you are well and that you have a complete and speedy recovery.
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CBryars2
Crew Chief

USA
775 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2015 :  11:18:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit CBryars2's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Been AWOL - Ours thoughts and prayers for a full and speedy return to health and more of your Mill build.

Cameron

PS I promised you an picture -













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deemery
Fireman

USA
8423 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2015 :  12:07:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, I didn't realize that was still around! Great photos!

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)
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hon3_rr
Fireman

USA
7237 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2015 :  1:46:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First, thanks everyone for the support. It is appreciated.

Cameron, thanks for the pictures of the old Polar Star. A few notes about the pictures and how I'll be using them.
When one expands or zooms in on the pictures, notice:
1) The large number of small stones used to create the walls. Also review how much relief is created by the use of this many stones as a construction material.
2) The large amount of mortar between the stones.
3) How deep into the walls the windows and doors are set.
4) The color hues within the walls.

Dave, unless they have recently removed the structure, she is still there as of this past fall.

Balsa Foam allows the modeler to easily introduce the features into a HO scale model. Now, I just need to get back to the work bench...

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

Edited by - hon3_rr on 03/30/2015 1:53:32 PM
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CBryars2
Crew Chief

USA
775 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2015 :  2:51:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit CBryars2's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Note:
Pictures taken in mixed cloud & sun, as you can see. Here it is mainly sun, that will push color warm. Taken with Nikon D2x 20 meg raw. Had to way lower quality to post, if you need high res let me know.

Your plan is a good approach.

Cameron
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hon3_rr
Fireman

USA
7237 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2015 :  8:10:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK... Just a day or so late posting something....

Let's start out with the footprint of the Mill. If you will recall, I was just going to make a 'squarish' foot-printed structure due to the seam issues I'm experiencing. Well, the loss of the angled wall was really bothering me, so I decided to address it. See the footprint of the structure in the upper right hand corner.



So, here are a couple of picks showing the exterior and interior of the angled walls. I'm waiting for the wood glue to dry prior to adding some spackling paste to the interior angle. I think that I obtained a joint which will not show the seam once I've got it primed and painted.

The final picture shows what I'm dealing with. For those new to the hobby, this is why it's recommended to do mock-ups. Recall that I stated earlier that I didn't need to do a mock-up. Well... open mouth, insert foot and chew vigorously....






-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
12487 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2015 :  9:01:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh my!! That is one nice looking corner joint.

This is going to be a real nice build when your done. Way to go Kris.

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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quartergauger48
Fireman

USA
6050 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2015 :  11:34:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kris, you certainly have a great eye for detail'...This is going to be a great looking model when you finish her up....[:-magnify]


Ted
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8784 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2015 :  04:56:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Kris, well it now looks like you have a strong foundation in which to build on.
Great to see you back at work on this project!

Greg Shinnie
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hon3_rr
Fireman

USA
7237 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2015 :  2:38:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been sitting here trying to determine what is creating the discrepancy in the walls and why they won't match up. Well, silly me... In my rush to start using the new plans from Blazek and the new construction material, I just jumped right in and started carving using wall templates cut from the plans. I was so concerned about the rock carving wrapping around the door and window openings that I totally forgot to account for the wall thickness and the resulting additional wall lengths. Due to the different thicknesses of the foam after cutting the foam width in half, I'm getting strange footprints when the walls are test fitted. A really stupid error on my part.

As this is a test build, I've decided to continue instead of a total restart. Thus this build will also become an exercise in hiding errors.

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.
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