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postalkarl
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Posted - 08/31/2011 :  7:29:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi All:

George and I were talking on the phone the other day and we were discussing the new kit. He was kinda worried about how the plaster walls would ship through the mail. He asked if I would consider building one in advance of the release this October. I said I would be honored to do so. So he put a kit together for me and it arrived today intact. Of course I immediately took it out of the box to see what was there. All the usual great things, castings, signs and etc. This will be my first plaster kit. I hope I will be able to do it justice. I guess I will just have to follow George's great instructions. I will be reading a lot tonight. There are four full sheets of instructions in the kit. This year's kit promises to be a little better than the rest due to the new media George has supplied us with this year. I think I am very much going to enjoy this project. here is a photo of the contents of the kit.



Karl S.

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eTraxx
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Posted - 08/31/2011 :  7:55:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit eTraxx's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Man. I replied to this on Kitforums. Geeze. Man .. oh . man. This is cool. GOOD LUCK on the build! I *sniff* am so proud of you .. postal dude! :)


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postalkarl
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Posted - 08/31/2011 :  7:57:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Ed:

Thanks.

Karl



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postalkarl
Fireman



Posted - 08/31/2011 :  8:21:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi All:

Here's a photo of the walls. The first job is to clean out all the window openings.



Karl S.



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BillMichaels
Engine Wiper

Posted - 08/31/2011 :  8:47:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats on being chosen for the test build, Karl.
Is that a roll of Campbell shingles (by the letter "A" in the first picture)? I thought I read somewhere that he was planning on using a different source or type of shingles in future kits.



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postalkarl
Fireman



Posted - 08/31/2011 :  9:04:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi All:

Bill: I believe they are the same type shingles made by someone else.

Here are the walls with the proper window openings cleaned out. The Doors and upper windows do not have to be done as they are either boarded up or have no windows in them. This a fairly easy job and took about 20 minutes. As George says it is a bit messy. Here's a photo.



Karl S.



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postalkarl
Fireman



Posted - 08/31/2011 :  10:36:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi All:

Here's a few more photos. The corner bracing is added and the walls are assembled and ready for paint. I have to do some shopping tomorrow for paint and plywood for the base.






Karl S.



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NEMMRRC
Crew Chief



Posted - 09/01/2011 :  09:53:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the sneak peek Karl. Will you have your finished model on display at any of the upcoming shows in October and November?

Jaime



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Jan Kirkwood
Crew Chief

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Posted - 09/01/2011 :  10:10:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great Karl. What glue did you use?

Jan



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bitlerisvj
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Posted - 09/01/2011 :  10:37:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by postalkarl

Hi All:
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Karl S.


Hi Karl,
Congratulations on getting to do a Pre-Ship build. Looks really good so far and I am definitely looking forward to your build. I expect it will be done very well in your usual fashion.
Regards,
Vic Bitleris



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postalkarl
Fireman



Posted - 09/01/2011 :  11:38:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Jaime:

I'm not sure what I'm bringing to the show yet.

Karl



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postalkarl
Fireman



Posted - 09/01/2011 :  11:39:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Jan:

I used 2 part 5 minute epoxy as suggested in the instructions.

Karl



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postalkarl
Fireman



Posted - 09/01/2011 :  11:40:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Vic:

Thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated.

Karl S.
Lansdale, Pa.



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Jan Kirkwood
Crew Chief

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Posted - 09/01/2011 :  11:59:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks Karl.

Jan



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ETinBH
Fireman

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Posted - 09/01/2011 :  12:59:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well deserved honor Karl - expect your usual fine modeling here - go to it!

Elliott

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Mike Engler
Fireman



Posted - 09/01/2011 :  4:15:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl- I'm envious. Do you have a small piece of the brick material to practice the painting? Looking forward to this.


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