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George D
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Posted - 02/11/2008 :  07:18:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Arnold, that's an interesting way to make trees. I've been using Scenic Express Super Trees, but if these weeds are in my back yard, I may switch.

Good meeting you. It's nice to put a face with a name.

George



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akimmons
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Posted - 02/11/2008 :  10:16:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tom and Mark,

Thanks for the compliments. They're much appreciated!


Arnold Kimmons
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akimmons
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Posted - 02/11/2008 :  10:22:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George D

Arnold, that's an interesting way to make trees. I've been using Scenic Express Super Trees, but if these weeds are in my back yard, I may switch.



George,

Look for them in open fields or farm land that's been fallow for a few years. Another good place is in the cleared land under high tenison wires.

I have some Super Trees stalks also. I use them with leaf flock to make deciduous trees. They make a nice contrast to the horseweed pines.



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Edited by - akimmons on 02/11/2008 10:30:23 AM

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akimmons
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Posted - 02/26/2008 :  10:09:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Crew,
I've been working on a nice kit from KingMill, Nella Country Store. To Carolina-ize it a bit I omitted the foundation and set it on brick footings instead. They were made from 1/8" x 1/8" square dowels from Michael's wrapped with brick from PaperCreek. I added a simple interior of photos from a real country store near Yemasee SC. It's not fully detailed yet. I'll finalize that when I make this scene permanent.



I gotta find a hound dog, hopefully sleeping, for that front porch!



Edisto Grocery will be next door to Fat's Bait Shack.



Be seein' y'all,


Arnold Kimmons
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Miles
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Posted - 02/26/2008 :  10:19:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit Miles's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very Very nice! Very light weathering, excellent level of detail, and very realistic, 10 out of 10!


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LynnB
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Posted - 02/26/2008 :  10:29:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The building looks right at home, its going to look great once you get some ground fall around it. The trees look great thanks for the how to. When I'm out driving in the summer here in Northern Ontario I see nice looking weeds where even the tops would look great but I never seem to stop to pick them, time to reconsider , well after the snow goes.

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Posted - 02/27/2008 :  12:51:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit MarkF's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very nice Arnold! It's going to be fun seeing these nice structures find a permanant home on the layout.

Mark

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Rick
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Posted - 02/27/2008 :  08:57:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice Arnold. Good job on some realistic painting and weathering.

As you think, so will you be.

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George D
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Posted - 02/27/2008 :  10:31:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking store, Arnold. Those brick columns definitely put the building in the south. When you put it on the layout, it's gonna need a dog sleeping under it.

George



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leeflan
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Posted - 02/27/2008 :  10:46:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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I gotta find a hound dog, hopefully sleeping, for that front porch!



Marvelous job, Arnold! But, heed the experience of a veteran rural South modeler. There are three things ya just can't get enough of on a rural South layout: country stores, country cafes, and country gas stations.

Oh, and as to the sleeping hound dog, I've got a couple of spares from Campbell/Weston. I'll dig through my figure box this weekend and send ya one.



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 02/27/2008 :  12:03:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your Edisto grocery is really very nice, Arnold. I can imagine it with lots of grass growing under it.


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akimmons
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Posted - 02/27/2008 :  12:28:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Miles, Lynn, Mark, Rick and George,
Thanks for your interest and positive comments. I 'ppreciate it!

Rick, thanks again for sharing that peeling paint technique. I tried it on my build of Earl's Oil and the walls look very good. Hopefully I'll have some pics of the finished model soon.


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akimmons
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Posted - 02/27/2008 :  12:32:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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But, heed the experience of a veteran rural South modeler. There are three things ya just can't get enough of on a rural South layout: country stores, country cafes, and country gas stations.


...and pickups with gunracks, huh?!

Thanks for the !


Arnold Kimmons
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akimmons
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Posted - 02/27/2008 :  1:21:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Your Edisto grocery is really very nice, Arnold. I can imagine it with lots of grass growing under it.



Thank you Frederick. I got a Noch Static Master (or Grass Master, or whatever it's called) for Christmas and I can't wait to use it to "grow" some grass, under this building and elsewhere. I'm thinking some tall, gnarly weeds would look good against the side of the store.


Arnold Kimmons
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crabster
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Posted - 02/27/2008 :  6:39:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Arnold, that is fantastic!


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