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k9wrangler
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Posted - 12/17/2007 :  11:43:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I recently put together a small barn by Mountaineer Precision Products:







I replaced the cardstock roof with a "v" groove Evergreen Styrene roof, the Roof sign is a home made decal, Testors clear decal sheet, applied over the white styrene roof. It was initially given an A-I wash and then dry brushed with "bright red" Apple Barrel acrylic. Weathering with Bragdon powder.

The Mountaineer barn was an easy, simple build following typical lazer cut buildings. Windows were nice and fine.

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Karl Scribner
Manistique, Michigan

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k9wrangler
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Posted - 12/17/2007 :  11:47:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The big Mail Pouch sign is also a decal I made and the small red Mail Pouch sign was printed on paper, sanded thin and then white glued to the wall.

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Karl Scribner
Manistique, Michigan

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Danny Head
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Posted - 12/17/2007 :  11:53:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Along with country stores and service stations, "See Rock City" barns are another of my favorites. Nice job on the build! Danny


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LVN
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Posted - 12/17/2007 :  12:18:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very nice Danny. The boardwork looks very realistic.

Chris Lyon
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Cigarguy
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Posted - 12/17/2007 :  12:36:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl,
I'm impressed - the barn build looks great. Do you run the decal paper through your regular printe, or does it require a special printer?


Mike
D&B Lumber Co.
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k9wrangler
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Posted - 12/17/2007 :  12:52:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cigarguy

Karl,
I'm impressed - the barn build looks great. Do you run the decal paper through your regular printe, or does it require a special printer?


Epson inkjet at medium setting. The "white" of course was clear and needs to be on a white background and the yellow in the big Mail Pouch sign was translucent and allowed the wooden siding to show through.



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Karl Scribner
Manistique, Michigan

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Tim Kerkhoff
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Posted - 12/17/2007 :  1:04:14 PM  Show Profile  Send Tim Kerkhoff a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Fantastic job Karl, I have seen so many of these barns when I was growing up. It really brings back some fond memories. Thanks for sharing, the structure is very nice.


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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 12/17/2007 :  1:05:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Karl, I really like the look of this kit. Your weathering gives it just the right look! I'll have to check Mountaineer Precision to see any of their other offerings!

Just checked their website at http://www.mpp-models.com/ where I found some other interesting kits!


Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Edited by - Mike Hamer on 12/17/2007 1:07:25 PM

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mikeLV
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Posted - 12/17/2007 :  1:20:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job Karl! Great decal work!

Mike

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akimmons
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Posted - 12/17/2007 :  1:23:11 PM  Show Profile  Send akimmons an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Very nice Karl. The Rock City sign is perfect! I can't even begin to count the number of Rock City signs I saw travelling through the Smokey Mts. as a kid. Well done.

Arnold Kimmons
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George D
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Posted - 12/17/2007 :  2:02:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good looking building, Karl. The signs really add to the structure.

George


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Dutchman
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Posted - 12/17/2007 :  2:56:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl,

Great job on the barn and the decals. Do you spray the decals with any kind of fixative before sliding them into water?


Bruce

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Tabooma County Rwy
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Posted - 12/17/2007 :  3:23:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks terriffic, Karl, especially the faded red paint!


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elwoodblues
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Posted - 12/17/2007 :  4:17:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit elwoodblues's Homepage  Send elwoodblues a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Karl,

I remember seeing barns/buildings with large advertising signs on the roof when I was young. You have done a great job on that kit, thanks for sharing.


Ron Newby
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Clearwater Valley Railway Co.
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Bbags
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Posted - 12/17/2007 :  4:55:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good Karl.

I can see Lookout Mountain from my back deck and we have barns all over the place advertising Rock City.

Like the roof color.
What did you use to get the color?



John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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leeflan
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Posted - 12/17/2007 :  5:23:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nicely odne, Karl. Like so many others, the "Rock City" and "Mail Pouch" barns bring back fond memories.


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