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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3393 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2019 :  7:25:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Kevin, Mike, Frank, Fred, Greg and Mark!

Mike- No thinning at all on the joint compound. The backer is 1/8" balsa sheet.

Frank- True. I don't think an architect was involved in most of the old buildings.

Greg- Chimney sweeps are on the way....
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JeffB
Crew Chief

Canada
695 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2019 :  6:39:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not only do you need chimney sweeps, I think Mary Poppins and her umbrella would fit nicely!

Looking good, Carl.

Jeff
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5172 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2019 :  7:51:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B


Mike- No thinning at all on the joint compound. The backer is 1/8" balsa sheet.



Thank you.

Edited by - Michael Hohn on 08/11/2019 7:52:36 PM
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Pennman
Fireman

USA
4102 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2019 :  10:55:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work Carl.

Rich
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3393 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2019 :  09:49:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jeff- Thank you. The Mary Poppins idea is wild. [:-splat]

Mike- You're most welcome.

Thanks Rich.
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3393 Posts

Posted - 08/15/2019 :  07:28:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chimneys were everywhere in the 19th century. Fireplaces for heat and cooking were the norm. Chimney "pots" are the extensions of the flues above the final brick rows, and are still in use today. I ordered UK type pots from a Shapeways designer in England. The "white natural versatile plastic" their made from seems rock hard.



Separated from the carrier in groups of 6, 8 or 10 pots, cutting these apart was NOT a breeze. I painted these up in terra cotta shades.....



For the very long Oxford Arms Hotel roof, I settled on 4 chimneys with the 10 "pots" each. I used the Shapeways pots casting to determine the dimensions of the stacks, then used 2 layers of black foam core as a former. With MMW wood brick sheets, started cladding around it, and used stripwood to build out the necessary decorative rows. My first chimney has a layer of balsa around all 4 sides, due to a clumsy miscalculation, and I had to make up the desired size...[:-banghead]



Days later, finally ready to be painted.....



Painting finished, pots being glued to the top, and drying.....



For the other 3 buildings, I tried a different method, because my MMW stock is dwindling. This is styrene brick sheet leftover from some Faller kits. This time around a wood core. Made three different configurations...



Different pattern for the decorative rows. I cut those from scraps of MMW wood sheets..



Just about complete. For me, the plastic brick sheet was much harder to work with than the wood sheets.



Test location arrangement for chimneys on their respective roof tops.



Till next time....staying up high....
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BurleyJim
Fireman

USA
4488 Posts

Posted - 08/15/2019 :  07:52:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent job on those chimney's Carl, what a scene this is!

Jim
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Bernd
Fireman

USA
3129 Posts

Posted - 08/15/2019 :  07:53:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Carl,

Great pics on making chimney's. That roof line looks great.

Bernd
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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1571 Posts

Posted - 08/15/2019 :  08:04:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
holy smokes!

the only mystery in life is...why did the kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
11487 Posts

Posted - 08/15/2019 :  08:18:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Holy pollution [:-batman]!

Your detailing is unbelievable Carl. As usual beautiful work.

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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Terrell
Fireman

USA
1974 Posts

Posted - 08/15/2019 :  09:02:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good !!
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8302 Posts

Posted - 08/15/2019 :  10:05:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, those look great!
I think they need a little black soot around the tops.

Greg Shinnie
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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
3845 Posts

Posted - 08/15/2019 :  10:06:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking very good Carl, I can see the chimney sweeps dancing.

Bob

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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
6642 Posts

Posted - 08/15/2019 :  10:28:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done, Carl! Very nicely done indeed!

Pete
in Michigan
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George D
Moderator

USA
15183 Posts

Posted - 08/15/2019 :  10:59:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those chimneys may have been a lot of work, but your results are worth the effort.[:-thumbu]

George
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