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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8440 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2019 :  2:41:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Bob!

Greg
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5330 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2019 :  3:38:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That House really came out nice. I like the changes to the porch too.

Bob

It's only make-believe
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
2749 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2019 :  5:07:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice night scene, Greg. I agree with Mike, the porch roof looks better lower than it would right below the windows.
You just keep steppin' up the looks of the farmhouse.
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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
6889 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2019 :  5:28:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sgtbob

Great Shot !! [:-thumbu][:-thumbu][:-thumbu]

Bob



What Bob said!

Pete
in Michigan
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8440 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2019 :  6:21:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, Bill & Pete, thanks for your posts & kind words!

Greg
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5573 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2019 :  7:32:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg, your house looks like a place Id want to go home to.
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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1730 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2019 :  9:22:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ditto!
we're getting closer to the real interesting part... the land contours. can't wait.....
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8440 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2019 :  10:31:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Mike & Kevin.
I'm certain that Chester would welcome you both, to come for a sit on his porch swing anytime you want!


Greg
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Guff
Fireman

USA
1788 Posts

Posted - 06/26/2019 :  10:21:02 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Greg,
Wonderful work on the barn and the house! The instructions and your art style helps us all to model a little better.
This is going to be a fantastic diorama...can't wait to see the finished product.

David Guffey
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8440 Posts

Posted - 06/26/2019 :  11:01:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, thanks for your kind words!
I can't wait to see this project finished as well!
You certainly get lots of modelling pleasure with this kit.

Greg
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mark_dalrymple
Fireman

New Zealand
1109 Posts

Posted - 06/26/2019 :  3:54:28 PM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Looking fantastic, Greg!

A clever little tip with the wire in the ends of the posts - I will remember that.

Cheers, Mark.
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JeffB
Crew Chief

Canada
697 Posts

Posted - 06/26/2019 :  4:06:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just catching up, Greg.
This is real sweet!

Jeff
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8440 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2019 :  4:19:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Mark & Jeff, for your comments.

Hi everyone, well back home from the cottage once again, and that means a little more progress with this build.
Today I'll show you how to build 2 little structures that will be attached to the farmhouse.
In your kit you will find 2 little plastic bags labeled, farmhouse shed walls & farmhouse shop walls.





This is how these walls look fresh out of the bag.





You will also need the Fig.25 thru Fig. 27 as a guide to assist with their construction.
I began with adding nail holes to my walls, using a pounce wheel spaced in about 2 foot intervals.





I then added all of the 1/8" sq. bracing to the backs of these walls.
I discovered that some of the walls bracing partially covered some of the window openings.
So I found other methods to brace my walls so that would not happen.





I then spray painted all of my walls with flat white paint.





I then added the 1/16" sq. corner post to the larger shop walls and I also added some 2x8 corner pieces to the smaller shed.
These sheds are supposed to be used in 2 different locations on this farmhouse.
I however plan on turning this workshop & shed into one combined structure used as a summer kitchen with a small back porch instead.
So I glued my 2 buildings together to start off with.




These sheds now a summer kitchen have their own roof cards that you have to cut out.





However before the roof goes on you must add some 3x12 trim/soffit to the larger building right on top of the walls as shown below.
I also glued into place the smaller shed roof so that my larger roof soffit would go right over where the 2 walls meet.





In your kit you will find a sheet of paper that is used for the rolled roofing.





The instructions suggest applying the rolled roofing before painting it.
I decided to give my rolled roofing paper a coat of paint before applying it.
I ended up painting it again when it was all finished again anyway.





I had to cut my larger roof panel down a little bit to accommodate the changes I was making by joining the 2 structures.
I added a small porch off the backdoor, to give Chester's farmhouse a different look from the kit's version.
I like to do that kind of thing anyway!
I didn't cover that part of my build, because it's not really part of this kit's design.
I then attached my summer kitchen to the back wall of the farmhouse.
This summer kitchen area is 1/2" an inch higher than the front of the farmhouse.
It will get blended in better as the scenery starts to take shape.





Here's another view of the summer kitchen.
I left the porch light on for you.





And here is a first look at the farmhouse & the barn together as they will appear on the diorama.





That's all I have for now.
Thanks for looking!

Greg
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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
3890 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2019 :  5:20:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW !! [:-thumbu][:-thumbu][:-thumbu]

Love the shot with the porch light on.

Bob

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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8440 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2019 :  7:56:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sgtbob

WOW !! [:-thumbu][:-thumbu][:-thumbu]

Love the shot with the porch light on.

Bob



Thanks! Bob.
Glad you enjoyed the photo!

Greg
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