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||Posted - 08/03/2004 : 3:54:31 PM
I have the honor to be the one to open the thread for Rusty Stumps Fall Creek Backwoods Water Tower. I just finished reading the tome lightly referred to as the Assembly Manual. It read more like the beginning primer for scratch builders. There is not a single aspect of the construction that is not dissected, and, in so doing, fully explained. He has even put in lunch breaks and reminders to have fun. Everything you ever wanted to know about building his kit. The only was to describe the Water Tower kit is the consummate kit from the consummate modeler.
So, what do you get besides the instructions? The kit comes with four baggies filled with selected wood pieces, some metal castings, a very few Styrene pieces and various laser-cut shapes. Everything is very well documented on the front of each bag. Further, there are two sheets of plans showing various aspects of the model and even a diagram of how to plant the rascal.
I already ran out and bought the additional Delta colors recommended in the instructions and they make a handy addition to my collection of colors.
Lastly, since I am a modeler that is inclined to humanize my kits (read vandalize), and veer of the beaten course when it comes to instructions, I think the way this kit is laid-out will cause me to stay in-bounds for much of the construction. I may be allowed some leeway later in the building sequences.
Just one last thing-thank you Walt, for showing everyone just how a kit should be done!
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||Posted - 10/12/2004 : 10:14:50 PM
I like the roof , myself . Everything seems to be in proportion and not out of sync .Great work , Mike .
||Posted - 10/12/2004 : 8:54:59 PM
Actually, the cover is a bit too large for the tank. I should have taken the measurements from the tank itself and used a compass to make a rough template. I was working from a pdf template that did not print to the exact scale. As they say, "It looked good on paper."
||Posted - 10/12/2004 : 8:20:28 PM
Fantastic work Mike!
||Posted - 10/12/2004 : 8:01:03 PM
profressional and creative - but then again, standard fare for Mike. Great work
||Posted - 10/12/2004 : 7:02:10 PM
Good looking model Mike. Nice work.
||Posted - 10/12/2004 : 5:56:17 PM
I like the cover.
I had thought of having a couple of guys building the cover with fresh new lumber being stacked along side the tank. I might still
||Posted - 10/12/2004 : 5:56:12 PM
That looks great, Mike! It'll look nice on your layout.
||Posted - 10/12/2004 : 5:21:39 PM
Looks good Mike.
I thought about making a cover for mine since is has been abandoned and that would keep unwanted creatures out of the tank.
After seeing your cover I think I will definitely add a cover to my tank.
I am also looking forward to some construction photos or your new area on your layout.
||Posted - 10/12/2004 : 4:09:48 PM
Mike, a beautiful modeling job on a beautiful model! Mine will remain in the box until I get to the part of the layout where it will reside. I am starting to run out of space on the orphan shelf.
||Posted - 10/12/2004 : 3:19:13 PM
Let me the the first to tell you it looks great Mike. Well done both of you. Fred
||Posted - 10/12/2004 : 2:54:51 PM
Well, I finished it. At least as much as it can be finished until I put it on my layout. I told Walt last evening that I finally have resolved some nagging issues concerning a peninsula on my layout and the trackplan, scenery, and industries for it. Part of my solution involves the water tower, so it won't remain on the Orphan's Shelf for very long. It's going to be part of a passing track scene in a long curving rock cut, and I'm hoping to get started on it before the week is over.
Back to the water tank: I decided to make a cover for it simply because I didn't want to go to the LHS for the WS water product. I'll pick some up the next time I need to go to the shop, and then I'll remove the cover and add the water. So here are the final photos of my version until I get it placed on the layout.
||Posted - 10/08/2004 : 6:33:29 PM
Thanks Jim and nice closeup .
The Good News ....my RSWT has arrived .
The ...uh, not so Good News ...I can't pick it up until Nov.1 until Don Mustunis of Detroit gets back from Florida . So , in the meantime , guys , get working on those towers so you can show me the way !!
||Posted - 10/07/2004 : 08:01:49 AM
Jim, that's a great detail picture and will come in handy when I do my next tank. Thanks. Have any more?
||Posted - 10/07/2004 : 12:21:34 AM
Thanks, Jim. I appreciate it.
That's an excellent detail study you've provided us with! Not only the banding, but the rot and water damage to the tank boards are fully detailed in your photo! I've already downoaded it to my "reference" folder! Thanks.
||Posted - 10/06/2004 : 11:31:06 PM
Finally got to go back through the threads and missed this. Still up to your superb work, I see. I like the light weathering you have done. The wicking on the boards are great.
I thought everyone might like to see the way a 1:1 band is attached on an oil tank. The boards on the tank are 4 inches in width. These were used in the late 1930's.