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||Posted - 11/29/2009 : 01:31:32 AM
For some reason after 3 weeks or so away from the 'bench' due to work I cant seem to get back into the modeling groove.
While at work today I decided that it was because the build on Gillespies was feeling 'intense'.
It was great going straight into Gillespies after finishing the 'Tool Shed', I was fired up and on a roll so to speak, deep in the modeling flow after following Brett's direction and things were coming together well.
Getting back to it 'cold' hasnt been so easy, I basically have just looked at it (and the forum)for four days straight.... so...
Today I decided I needed a quick little one or two day project to get the creative juices flowing again. Something that would be simple and fun that I could get finished and move on.
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||Posted - 03/12/2011 : 6:46:00 PM
Thank you, Will, for bringing this thread up to the top - I had somehow failed to read it thoroughly when it was first posted. This afternoon and evening, I read it through from beginning to end and thorougly enjoyed it, and learned some good stuff! Thanks, Karl.
||Posted - 02/02/2011 : 11:49:51 PM
p.s. and in reading through them not only did I enjoy them, I learned a heck of a lot.
||Posted - 02/02/2011 : 11:45:49 PM
Thanks very much Karl.
I quite enjoyed reading through them.
Cheers from the Heart of the Continent
||Posted - 02/01/2011 : 11:21:45 AM
Will, the three specific structures you asked about are all scratchbuilt O scale copies of FOS HO kits.
There's quite a few more structures like these dotted around, mostly in scratchbuilding.
||Posted - 02/01/2011 : 11:08:12 AM
Will, those are three of my other scratchbuilt card structures, I'll find the links and post them for you shortly.
No problem with it being an older thread, as I said, it's great to know people still are reading them.
||Posted - 02/01/2011 : 09:34:33 AM
Karl. I realize this is one of your older threads but I wonder if you would be so kind as to answer a question for me. On page 2 you mention, "Lightmans, pressman, ludlow building ...".I have tried to find those words on the forum but haven't been able to do so. What I am wondering is was there a member whose name was Lightman and built a structure called pressmans ludlow building? I am simply curious as to the original ( on this forum) use of the card/paper precoloured and cut into siding strips technique. Incidentally the closest I got was a member named Lighthorseman.
Cheers from the Heart of the Continent
||Posted - 01/26/2011 : 11:05:23 PM
Thanks so much for your kind words Anthony, always great to have new people finding my 'older' threads and enjoying them. Glad you enjoyed the build and it hopefully gave you some ideas....
||Posted - 01/26/2011 : 7:48:43 PM
What a great job on the entire build.
I am new to the forum and just found your thread.
Absolutly great work. Thanks for the inspiration
||Posted - 11/03/2010 : 02:15:43 AM
Originally posted by Newcastle Kid
if that's a seven foot door,siding is 12 inch wide boards
And your point would be ????
Actually its exactly a 6'8" doorWAY and yes the siding is 12" boards, both of which are widely acceptable for early/mid 20th century structures.
As you took the time to find, copy, blow up, crop and repost my original picture you should have counted the boards more carefully, which shows that the actual door opening is around 6.5 boards high, not seven. However, the boards are not tightly butted together thus giving the difference to 6'8", besides, its a lean-to storage shed, without a door, on a wharf.....
||Posted - 08/10/2010 : 1:38:11 PM
Many thanks Mike and Bob for your great comments, glad to read that the model has some touch on reality in that it can evoke past memories/feelings for you both.
Was that a 'real' question Mike that you want my opinion on or just a narrative of your thought process ?........ Which is generally the same as mine.
||Posted - 08/10/2010 : 08:37:09 AM
Karl, Fantastic!! I grew up in a seaside New England town and I can say that your diorama has the right "feel" to it. Great job. Your modeling skills are outstanding.
||Posted - 08/10/2010 : 08:26:59 AM
Hi Karl, due to an extreme busy period in my work life, I wasn't on the forum much in the spring and I missed this entire build. I'm so glad that I stumbled across it! I love your scratchbuilt structure and I will take many of your ideas when I start another using the weathered blue tone you have selected. I taught in a fishing village for eight years and your structure brought back many fine memories for me. A local fisherman/carpenter built me a full sized ship's wheel. I will certainly apply a scaled down version of one on a future build. Like you, I've given consideration to creating small modules where the structure may settle somewhere else in the future and it is always a challenge building with multiple goals for a structure in mind - how do I make it removeable and what part of the build remains on the diorama and what part goes onto a future layout? Karl, the detailing, colouring and creation of this small diorama is outstanding.
||Posted - 07/29/2010 : 02:26:04 AM
Nice fixes! Glad to see this lovely build getting it's well deserved finish!
||Posted - 07/28/2010 : 10:48:47 PM
Many thanks Frederic, bed would have been a luxury, still would. I fell asleep in the chair for 4 hours, then went back to work for 19, I just stopped back at the house for coffee and a bite to eat, quick read of the forum while I do that and then at 10pm I'm headed back to work at another job for 5-6hrs. I,ve done 51 hrs so far since Mon morn, I'll be glad when this week is over !!!
Even the dog is worn out and he just lies there watching me work...
||Posted - 07/28/2010 : 4:31:58 PM
Nice scenery work, Karl, and you've hidden very well the glue blobs.
Not yet back from bed?