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hokie_tech
Engine Wiper



Posted - 04/17/2014 :  6:54:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just absolutely fantastic modeling. Gotta love urban decay for modeling anyway :).


Bill

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MSIGMON
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Posted - 04/30/2014 :  6:16:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl,
Happy to see you coming along nicely. Had to pull out an old issue of Railroad Craftsman 11/61 to see the 1st time Earl Smallshaw built Tenement. Good looking plans for both the front & back & sides. Earl was one of the masters that stuff still looks great today. I often think about the stuff he had to work with back in the 60's compaired to what we used today. For stucco he used beach sand from Florida because of the fine grain.

Mike Sigmon
Jacksonville, Fl


MSIGMON

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Mario Rapinett
Fireman



Posted - 05/05/2014 :  6:10:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Karl.

I very much enjoyed our long chat yesterday. You seem to be in great spirits.

Your new photography lighting sounds exciting and look forward to seeing the " new trees ".

cheers mate till next time



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Karl Osolinski
Fireman



Posted - 05/07/2014 :  8:31:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Hello,

Thanks to the folks who have been following along and the kind replies on the work.

This is where the first three buildings are... at a crummy work bench photo.



I want these tenements to look very cruddy since they are located on the wrong side of the tracks.

The front wall of the fourth tenement is colored. It's done with oil paints thinned with naptha. I like the look.





Cheers,

Karl O.
Berkley, MI




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Mario Rapinett
Fireman



Posted - 05/07/2014 :  8:46:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
" Brilliant "

Hey Man.

You're into the " dirty " look with structures these days. Awesome

cheers mate



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dallas_m
Fireman

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Posted - 05/07/2014 :  9:17:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Karl Osolinski

I want these tenements to look very cruddy since they are located on the wrong side of the tracks.

Wow-o-wow! You have really captured the "crud" beautifully without making a mess of things. Those buildings & settings really convey the feeling you're after and yet have all the delicate detail and subtle touches needed to convey realism. Outstanding.


Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
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Karl Osolinski
Fireman



Posted - 05/07/2014 :  9:23:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by k27rgs

Hi Karl.

I very much enjoyed our long chat yesterday. You seem to be in great spirits.

Your new photography lighting sounds exciting and look forward to seeing the " new trees ".




Hi Mario,

Great talk...

As I was making the awning for the bakery using a brass wire frame and brown crepe paper... it hit me. The crepe paper looks like HO scale tree bark. So, I shaped a 3/8" piece of balsa and hit it with spray adhesive and rolled it onto the crepe paper. Trimmed the excess off and soaked it with diluted Elmer's Glue.

I like it...I'll get to the new photo stuff as soon as I can...it's very cool

Karl O.
Berkley, MI








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Mario Rapinett
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Posted - 05/07/2014 :  9:49:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Man that looks perfect. No wonder you were so excited on the phone, about this new discovery.




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Carl B
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Posted - 05/07/2014 :  10:37:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Karl,

Tree bark from crepe paper- spectacular find !

Looks great! Thanks for sharing!



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Rick
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Posted - 05/08/2014 :  01:44:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"I like the look." Me too.

And that tree is phenomenal.
Do you think it would work in O scale?


As you think, so will you be.

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postalkarl
Fireman



Posted - 05/08/2014 :  07:37:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Karl:

Very cool. I really like the front wall for the other building.


Karl S.



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MSIGMON
Engine Wiper

Posted - 05/08/2014 :  09:12:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl, as always great looking work
can we have a couple of views on the complete Tenement Housing (please)

The tree bark is very realistic looking

what did you use for the front of the last building that we were able to view. Kit or scratch. love the front door & arch windows

Mike Sigmon
Jacksonville, FL


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HWCRR
Engine Wiper



Posted - 05/08/2014 :  09:18:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sir, you have a fine hand and eye. Your work is pure eye candy!
You are an inspiration.

Love the use of the crepe paper tree bark thing. The imagination is in overdrive!

Dave HWCRR
Seattle, Wa



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Cowboybilly
Crew Chief

Posted - 05/08/2014 :  3:41:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
well done i like it so much

frank


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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 05/08/2014 :  9:42:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is some really nice work. Love that tree bark.

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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