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RichBeau
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Posted - 11/20/2007 :  07:13:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work Karl, as usual. The windows are really nice pieces, the trim joints are very clean, and I like the wall color. I'll have to get me a bottle of that 'Butter Pecan'.
--Rich B.



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PaulS
Crew Chief



Posted - 11/20/2007 :  08:05:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
KArl,

Very well done thus far. I really like the look of the individual clapboards. Looks just right to my eyes. Also the color choices work very well together.

Thanks and looking forward to your continued progress.



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LandNnut
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Posted - 11/21/2007 :  07:34:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit LandNnut's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I like the way your nail holes are subdued. Stealth nail holes so to speak.
L&N nut
Jon



Edited by - LandNnut on 11/21/2007 07:37:13 AM

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 11/21/2007 :  08:22:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice work, Karl, as usual. The green trim is beautiful, and the clapboard is subtly worn.


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simon1966
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Posted - 11/21/2007 :  08:50:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit simon1966's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very nice Karl. I have not even cracked the box of the show kit yet! Perhaps the holiday will yield some modelling time?


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MikeC
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Posted - 11/21/2007 :  10:00:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent scratchbuilding, Karl. You're really sailing along with this project.




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UKGuy
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Posted - 11/21/2007 :  11:55:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for all the comments everyone

Pat, I cut with the grain, it doesnt show up much on the pics but the grain is visible through the colour washes and A&I.

Made some progress on the second part of the oyster bar. I'll probably add the trim tonight add some weathering, tidy it up a little and start on the roofs. Oh and I need to make the doors too.







As always suggestions welcome.

Karl.A



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Peterpools
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Posted - 11/21/2007 :  12:53:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit Peterpools's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Karl
One nice looking scratch build. The clapboard side is a standout. Looking forward to the next set of photos.
Peter



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UKGuy
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Posted - 11/22/2007 :  07:16:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Peter, I appreciate it.

I cut and placed the subroof on the main 'oyster' building and added the upper dormer window.


I also trimmed off some jagged edges along the clapboards that were bugging me on both buildings. I added the roof trim to the smaller structure. I have been unhappy with the hunter green wash on this structure but didnt know how to 'fix' it. After dry brushing the trim and windows with 50/50 hunter green/white I went ahead and did the walls too, I'm happier with the look but I still need to figure out the next step.


The set of structures will be well maintained hence the lack of peeling paint and heavy weathering, so, while I ponder the next step with the walls I started on the shingles.

I cut a sheet of 1/64" ply 1.5 times the size of the roof and painted it with 75% white 25%water and then added some graining. I marked out scale 12" wide strips (with the grain) and cut these leaving them still connected at one end.


I then marked them into scale 18" lengths and cut them into individual shingles.


These are now sitting in A&I while I type this. From what I've read about Nick O's shingling experiences you may not hear from me again for a few weeks.....

Regards
Karl.A



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simon1966
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Posted - 11/22/2007 :  09:26:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit simon1966's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Good luck Karl. It may take some time and frustration but one senses that the results are going to be fantastic.


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UKGuy
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Posted - 11/22/2007 :  5:14:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the encouragement Simon, it actually didnt take too long at all, I finished this morning (2.5 hrs) and with no frustration.

I dont know about fantastic but I'm happy for a first result, flashing and roof caps left to do when I decide on a method.






Looking back at the pictures I've realised that I forgot to take that arched window off and rebuild it with smaller mullions before I glued the dormer in place . I hope I can get it off without too much damage.

Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 11/23/2007 3:59:40 PM

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 11/23/2007 :  03:44:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work, Karl. I'm sure you'll be able to solve your arched window mullions problem.
This technique to make shingles is really very interesting. I have to try it.
Leaving now to "Exporails", the new name of "Expometriques", our French narrow gauge convention.



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Rick
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Posted - 11/23/2007 :  05:41:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good Karl. I like your shingle making technique. Doesn't seem to have taken you too long to put them on.


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MikeC
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Posted - 11/23/2007 :  09:59:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very realistic shingles, Karl. The coloring and texture is dead-on!





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UKGuy
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Posted - 11/23/2007 :  3:57:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks everyone, enjoy the trip/show Frederic.
I'm headed up to Denver in an hour or so for a couple of weeks so no progress untill I get back . I will however be able to visit Caboose Hobbies a couple of times while I am there so its not all bad, hopefully I'll be able to pick up a whole bunch of detail parts for this O scale stuff and some ON30 trucks(any recommendations?) so that I can try my hand at scratching some rolling stock. I'm taking some paints and rudimentary supplies so I can work on the details while I am away if I get any.
Time to pack and load up the car.

Take care,
Karl.A



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