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railman28 Posted - 08/22/2011 : 8:16:56 PM
My next project will be a home for the Miller that will stand next to his Mill on Mill Slough.
Here's the inspiration;

It's still in the drawing/planing stage so it will be a while before there are any model photos to show.

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milocomarty Posted - 02/13/2012 : 7:55:16 PM
Hi Bob, already found a place for the building, anything new going on ?
deemery Posted - 11/21/2011 : 9:04:40 PM
Originally posted by dallas_m

...Yeah, I was a bit scared by the prospect of all that colorful gingerbread ... visions of gumdrops and icing and kids karate-chopping the gingerbread house when the parental authorities said it was time to chow down ... and a fence made of peppermints and so forth ...

But if you're modeling the late 19th century, that's how houses were painted... Don't be afraid of color. If you can find it, "A Century of Color" is a very good reference for Victorian and Edwardian paint schemes. (No, you can't have my copy, but there's a used copy on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Century-Color-Decoration-Buildings-1820-1920/dp/0892570512 )

dallas_m Posted - 11/21/2011 : 8:54:01 PM
Well, um, somebody ... cough, cough ... noticed that I didn't make any comments in this thread ... but it seems safe to do that now ...

I LIKE IT! Yeah, I was a bit scared by the prospect of all that colorful gingerbread ... visions of gumdrops and icing and kids karate-chopping the gingerbread house when the parental authorities said it was time to chow down ... and a fence made of peppermints and so forth ...

But it really came out very nicely ... it's clearly a 'colorful' little house ... but the tones are all nicely done and it looks very pleasing and should look even better when it settles into its layout space. Well done.

(Hey, I woulda spoke up if I thought it was needed, but figured all that anxiety about a scary looking house was just me ... and it was!)
railman28 Posted - 11/21/2011 : 2:53:42 PM
Thank you Master Frederic.
Dormers can be tricky can't they. I'm glad I watched you build them on the Dave's point build.
Frederic Testard Posted - 11/19/2011 : 06:13:19 AM
You've done a wonderful house, Bob. The colors are really nice.
railman28 Posted - 11/19/2011 : 05:27:47 AM
Thank you guys. I really apreciate the comments.
Tyson Rayles Posted - 11/18/2011 : 08:39:42 AM
Very impressive gingerbread work! Great job Bob!
kirk Posted - 11/18/2011 : 01:42:13 AM
Good job Bob! A touch of weathering, and on to another build!!
George D Posted - 11/17/2011 : 10:24:25 PM
That's an excellent looking house, Bob. That's a good recovery with the chimney. I'd only do a light weathering, mostly on the roof.

milocomarty Posted - 11/17/2011 : 7:15:18 PM
Your chimney surgery worked out Bob ! I like this little building, has nice angles and a lot of variation..shingle color's great to, maybe a light drybrush to lighten the edges a bit..
railman28 Posted - 11/17/2011 : 6:44:05 PM
Almost done. I really like how the roof turned out. Here's the latest;

As you can see I need to decide how to handle the facial boards on the sides yet and whether to add steps to the porch now or when I add it to the layout and give it some weathering which is defiantly one of my weak skills spots.

Comments always welcomed but I'm no door mat.
railman28 Posted - 11/15/2011 : 8:40:17 PM
Jan, The house is in Oregon (Coos Bay).
The colors were chosen based on interpreting the prototype photo at the start of this tread and in comparison with this house; and then reduced in intensity to "scale" them.
Jan Kirkwood Posted - 11/15/2011 : 12:55:15 PM
I know that you live in California, but where is the house that you are modeling? Second, if it is California we have always used stronger colors than the east coast or I suppose Europe.

railman28 Posted - 11/15/2011 : 06:38:20 AM
Dog gone it! I forgot the chimney!
I'm going to have to cut one in.

After the Chimney surgery I need to finish the peaks and add fascias then do a little weathering.
railman28 Posted - 11/10/2011 : 7:36:35 PM
Thanks a lot guys

Marty; The tread was moved here for me. All My further posts will be in this forum.

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