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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3397 Posts

Posted - 07/01/2019 :  8:57:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you very much Bill, Mike, Frank, Fred, Mark and Philip!

Philip- Interesting comment about the Lesney Toy factory...The "matchbox" people....Is there a photo of the building you mean anywhere you know of?

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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1571 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2019 :  12:03:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
you are one inventive, innovative guy. i can't wait to see how this dio turns out. I'm quite sure it'll be as spectacular as all the others you've built.

the only mystery in life is...why did the kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
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George D
Moderator

USA
15183 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2019 :  1:13:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking brickwork, Carl.

George
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3397 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2019 :  07:21:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gee Kevin, thank you.

Appreciate the compliment George.
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slimrails
Moderator

USA
8370 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2019 :  07:37:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very creative and well executed, Carl. [:-thumbu]

Edited by - slimrails on 07/04/2019 10:43:12 AM
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3397 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2019 :  07:30:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Russ. Great to have you along....
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3397 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2019 :  06:44:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cornice brick sections were dried, patched with modeling paste and repainted. A piece of thin card cut in one piece to cover the very top. Sorry about the blur, I was moving fast....


Finished for now...



For the first time, I lined up all the building facade fronts in the expected arrangement.



These two pieces will provide the back extreme left and right side walls. Cut offs of styrene block sheeting left over from Microscale Models kits were glued to chipboard.



Painted, then braced, and triangle "feet" were attached.



Using the same pattern, I built additional units to support the upcoming roof and (not to be viewed) back wall which will hide all the electrical needs. If this concept doesn't work well, I will modify the idea with perhaps a few long beams over the entire length. It's a bit over 12" long.



The nearly blank right side wall needed some character, so I added some Tudor style "beams".



Time to estimate materials for the base & anything else needed for future tasks ...and lighting needs to be sorted out before I can go any further...



Till next time....some lighting.....
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5188 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2019 :  07:04:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Carl,

Youíve captured a true old-world look. I love the irregular and varied facades, particularly with the one building recessed.

Mike
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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
3847 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2019 :  07:33:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl,

OUTSTANDING. It's funny how putting them all together makes them stand out as a whole scene.
Your coloring is right on too.

I don't know if you have thought about chimneys, there was a virtual forest of chimneys back
then, every building had several. (cough. cough)

Bob

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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5326 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2019 :  09:27:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Carl this is really shaping up nicely.
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
11506 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2019 :  3:27:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work Carl.

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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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
2655 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2019 :  3:45:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So will this be part of this year's Christmas project when completed?
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mark_dalrymple
Fireman

New Zealand
1043 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2019 :  4:28:40 PM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Looking most excellent, Carl!

Cheers, mark.
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5191 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2019 :  4:45:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
yes! looking very good

It's only make-believe
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Guff
Fireman

USA
1731 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2019 :  5:36:02 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Very Nice Carl!
The arrangement of the building fronts is impressive. The different textures, the weathering treatments, the beautiful windows and doors and the many different roof lines really compliment each other.
Well done!!

David Guffey
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