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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1733 Posts

Posted - 02/28/2019 :  2:18:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the barn is going to look outstanding!
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Dave S
Engine Wiper

USA
423 Posts

Posted - 02/28/2019 :  4:59:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,

I am really enjoying your build of this great kit and only wish the kit were offered in O-Scale (1/48th).

Thanks for taking all the photos to date that help to illustrate/visualize what you are doing. The photos along with your explanation of how you did the barn siding are most helpful.

Later, Dave S. Tucson, AZ
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8784 Posts

Posted - 02/28/2019 :  8:48:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Kevin & Dave.

Dave, it's a new technique for me.
I noticed that the grain that I applied to the framing wood, became less visible when I stained it with the Hunterline stain.
So I wanted my exterior sheathing to keep that applied grain texture better than the frame wood did.
So that's why I stained it first, then added the graining afterwards.
I think it definitely worked better this way in giving me a more weathered barn look.
Here's a shot of the first wall with all of it's sheathing now in place.




Greg

Edited by - Ensign on 02/28/2019 9:41:40 PM
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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
7271 Posts

Posted - 02/28/2019 :  9:54:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is looking really good, Greg! Keep going!

Pete
in Michigan
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Pennman
Fireman

USA
4592 Posts

Posted - 02/28/2019 :  11:00:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,

Nice save on the wood graining, looking great.

Rich
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
3046 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2019 :  07:47:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your technique worked well. The wall looks good!
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jbelwood
Crew Chief

USA
875 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2019 :  08:29:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another fabulous kit being built buy one of the greatest modelers. I'll follow you to the finish on this one Greg.

John
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8784 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2019 :  09:32:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pete, Rich, Bill & John, thanks for your nice comments and for your interest in this build!

Greg
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6351 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2019 :  11:20:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

Excellent work with the gentle staining of frame and sheathing, red color, and skillful construction. Did you eyeball spacing the sheathing boards? They turned out straight and even.

Mike

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BurleyJim
Fireman

USA
5446 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2019 :  12:02:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The staining and then roughing it up looks like 'the real McCoy'. Nice!

Jim

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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8784 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2019 :  12:15:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Mike & Jim.

Mike, I did eyeball the spacing, luckily for me it worked out at the end of the wall with a full width board.


Jim, I'm really pleased with the results that I got too!

Greg
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mark_dalrymple
Fireman

New Zealand
1206 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2019 :  1:49:12 PM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Looking very nice, Greg.

Cheers, Mark.
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slimrails
Moderator

USA
8475 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2019 :  4:32:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Now that's a barn! Very fine work, Greg. [:-thumbu] It looks like the ones I see around here in OH.
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
3046 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2019 :  5:01:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, if you haven't already done the other sides of the barn, a trick someone showed me to assure the sheathing comes out even at both ends is to do both ends first and then work from one end. If you are off a tiny bit when you approach the far end, tiny adjustments in the spacing of the last half a dozen or so boards will finesse the finish and no one will ever notice the slight difference in the gaps.
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8784 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2019 :  6:38:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Gill

Greg, if you haven't already done the other sides of the barn, a trick someone showed me to assure the sheathing comes out even at both ends is to do both ends first and then work from one end. If you are off a tiny bit when you approach the far end, tiny adjustments in the spacing of the last half a dozen or so boards will finesse the finish and no one will ever notice the slight difference in the gaps.



Thanks! Mark, Russ & Bill, for your posts & interest in this!

Bill, that sounds like a very good approach to take for a task like this one.
I will give it a try on this second side wall.

Greg
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