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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8450 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2019 :  1:59:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

Looks good Greg, the coop and its screened frame adds a nice touch to the kit.

What is the thickness of the provided white cardstock substrate?



Thanks, Carl.

It's 1/32" in thickness.

Greg
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Guff
Fireman

USA
1790 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2019 :  3:21:03 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Very nice!
The building placement seems logical with the chicken coop within easy walking distance for the cook.

David Guffey
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
2754 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2019 :  3:53:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, With the arrows and measurements it looks like you figured out eggsactly where to locate the chicken coop.
Now all you have to do is install a Henway

Edited by - Bill Gill on 08/08/2019 3:54:13 PM
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5597 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2019 :  4:03:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

Looks like youíve been cooped up doing some quality modeling.

Thereís probably a logic to farm arrangement but it would take more knowledge than I have. Nevertheless it looks logical to me to have the vehicle shed close to the barn like youíve done.

Mike
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8450 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2019 :  4:32:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, Bill & Mike, thanks for your thoughts and for your positive comments.

Dave, if it was really my choice I would have free range chickens.

Bill, I figured that you'd have some foul related words for me.

Mike, I'm riding the same hay wagon that you are, when it comes to farm structure placement.
I'm just glad that my structure placement, is looking logical to you.

Greg

Edited by - Ensign on 08/08/2019 4:34:45 PM
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BurleyJim
Fireman

USA
4834 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2019 :  8:13:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Where is the hen weigh?

Jim
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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
6896 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2019 :  8:23:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BurleyJim

Where is the hen weigh?

Jim



Don't go there, Jim!

Pete
in Michigan
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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1733 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2019 :  8:37:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
this just keeps on getting better and better. push on young man!
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
11858 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2019 :  9:50:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You sure doing and outstanding job Greg. That chicken coop really was a nice addition to the scene.

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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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8450 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2019 :  9:54:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jim, Pete & Kevin, thanks for your posts!

Jim, the hen weigh is just across the road from the farm.

Greg
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8450 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2019 :  9:56:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

You sure doing and outstanding job Greg. That chicken coop really was a nice addition to the scene.



Jerry, thanks for your post, and for the kind words in it!

Greg
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
2754 Posts

Posted - 08/09/2019 :  08:23:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Where is the hen weigh? Jim
Jim, oh, you are so close, ask again... :)

Edited by - Bill Gill on 08/09/2019 2:17:05 PM
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8450 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2019 :  11:35:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone, well I have a mini update here today regarding the large silo in this kit.
You begin the construction of this silo by building this support framework.
Using the 3/8" dowel which is 6 7/8" inches long and 6 laser cut discs designed to fit over the dowel, and also held in place by 4 additional 12x12 stripwood pieces.
So that it all looks like this when glued together.





You then need to cover this silo framework with 2 x 8 stripwood, gluing them on one at time.
This process takes awhile, but take your time doing it making certain each piece is on straight and tight to each other.
I would make one end of the 2 x 8 flush with the bottom of the silo framework and let the rest extend past the top of the framework.
When it was dry I would use rail nippers to cut off the extra wood sticking out past the silo framework.





Until I finally got the entire silo framework covered with the 2 x 8 stripwood.
I had to slightly modify the last piece of 2 x 8 stripwood to fit into the last opening to finish this off.





The instructions tell us to now paint this silo with "Tamiya" XF-20 Medium grey paint.
Brushing in the same direction as the boards.





This is how my silo came out looking after it's paint job.





That's all I have for now, I will continue this when I have more to show you.

Greg
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5597 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2019 :  12:19:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg,

I think one of the advantages of laser kits is the way they lock together so that with a modicum of care the builder ends up with a square, solid assembly. The approach here looks particularly well thought out.

Good job.

Mike

Edited by - Michael Hohn on 08/29/2019 12:20:27 PM
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8450 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2019 :  12:25:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, I totally agree with you, laser cutting has made our modeling worlds so much easier!
Thanks for your encouraging words, and for your post.

Greg
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