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PLNT Line
New Hire

USA
27 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2019 :  10:59:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Great addition. Are you making your windows?

Pete
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PLNT Line
New Hire

USA
27 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2019 :  11:40:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Great addition. Are you scratch building your windows?

Pete
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Guff
Fireman

USA
1731 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2019 :  12:45:18 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Carl.

Funny Mike...actually it is funny!

Thanks Bob, it is good to be building again. Making structures is one of the simple joys in life!!

Pete, the sash are from Rusty Stumps the trim is stripwood. The sash are now available from Rail Scale Models. The cupola windows are cut from cardstock.

David Guffey
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quartergauger48
Fireman

USA
5869 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2019 :  3:53:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Dave, and so good to see you back in action. Congratulations on the final completion of your new beautiful house. I forget if you mentioned you had a special area for your builds. I have checked often to see if you were at the bench again, but somehow missed this new thread. The "Wizard" looks like another winner from you'. ALready the coloring, roofing, windows are excellent'. Beautiful work as always Dave. Good to see you at it again for sure. You have been missed'....... [:-bouncy]



ted :<)
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Guff
Fireman

USA
1731 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2019 :  4:44:08 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Hi Ted,
Great to hear from you! The house still consumes a lot of my time but I'm finally squeezing in some modeling time. Old habits are hard to change so I still use the kitchen table as my work area for building structures. Thanks for stopping by.

David Guffey
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PLNT Line
New Hire

USA
27 Posts

Posted - 07/27/2019 :  11:31:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Thanks for the info on the windows.

Pete
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Pennman
Fireman

USA
4103 Posts

Posted - 07/28/2019 :  09:13:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Great achievements so far, and I am enjoying your work. I like how you added wood to the opening in the roof for the cupola. I didn't do that on my build of Martin's Machine, now wishing I had. Since my roof was made of light chipboard, it would provide some extra strength around the opening. I will remember this the next time I do another one. Thanks for sharing your skills with us.

Rich
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Guff
Fireman

USA
1731 Posts

Posted - 07/28/2019 :  11:19:28 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Rich.

David Guffey
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8302 Posts

Posted - 07/28/2019 :  12:16:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, just catching up here with what you've been doing.
I must say it's all looking wonderful!
Love the cupola on top.

Greg Shinnie
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Guff
Fireman

USA
1731 Posts

Posted - 07/29/2019 :  4:32:58 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Greg,
Glad you checked in...always nice to hear from you!

David Guffey
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Guff
Fireman

USA
1731 Posts

Posted - 07/29/2019 :  9:42:39 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
The next step is my method of trying to add a sign that appears to be painted onto the building.

Print your sign picture on thin vellum paper.

I used Helix Vellum Paper acid free 25% rag.that comes in an 8 1/2" x 11" tablet...no weight supplied but it's thin...purchased it at Office Max.
It's designed for ink so no runs or smears.

The thin vellum paper allows for ease of wrapping the picture around the siding joints.

Glue the back of the sign with a light coat of Elmers Clear Glue.

I apply the picture from the top down, one layer of siding at a time, using the handle end of my Xacto knife to burnish in place.

Powdered pigments can be used to rust or age the sign.



The front sign is printed the conventional method using standard copy paper and applying trim around the sign. Intent was for the sign to appear added to wall not painted onto the siding.



Next stepůMaking the two storage tanks.

Constructed in a simple, improvised way, but it accomplished my goal.
Materials are a core from rolled paper, stirring sticks and black construction paper strips.



Cut the core to proper length, cut wood to size and stain, slit the construction paper and glue the parts together.
The roll core picks up a lot of rigidity after the wood is glued to the core and the bands are glued in place.
I brushed the bands with rust powdered pigment before applying to the wood.
The fill doors and lid trim were made from the cutoffs. The hinges are made from the bands.

Results:


David Guffey
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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
3847 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2019 :  06:17:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done on both the signs and the tanks.

Bob

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3397 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2019 :  06:52:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I second what Bob said! [:-thumbu]
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5188 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2019 :  08:44:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
David,

Great job on the signs; your wizardry at work.

The tanks certainly turned out nice. I like the long tall proportions.

Mike
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Terrell
Fireman

USA
1974 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2019 :  09:15:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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