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hon3_rr
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Posted - 06/27/2013 :  2:33:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is a HO scale scratch build using plans from Pat Harriman's book "Early Wood Frame and Stone Structures". This is a build of the first plan in the book, the Small Miners Shack.

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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hon3_rr
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Posted - 06/27/2013 :  2:56:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Additional Sandbox Build Threads:
Colin's Cabin: (HO Scale)
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40355
-- Base Yellow-Orange Hues for Wood Coloring.
-- Verifying Coloring Plaster Castings for Colorado Clear Creek area.
-- Simulated Concrete Using Stripwood and Mortar Line Coloring Mix.
-- Leadville, Colorado: pictures of Scandinavian Influence on Structures
-- Dry-Brushing with Builders-in-Square Yellow Wood Stain.
-- Coloring and Install of Laser-Cut window Products vs. Styrene Window Castings.

Lucas's Cabin (HO Scale)
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40591
-- Clapboard siding how-to.
-- Quick and effective clapboard coloring technique.
-- Obtaining grey-blue 'haze' on corrugated roofing.
-- 'Defines' of brush staining and wood graining techniques.

Seth's Cabin (HO Scale)
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=41286
-- Board and batten siding how to.
-- Coloring stripwood with Prismacolor markers including evaluation.
-- Using Sandable Hard Gesso to represent concrete texture in HO scale.
-- Testing of colored graphite pencils to color rolled paper roofing paper stock edges.

Reference Threads:
How to Build and Color a Stone Wall by Karl Osolinski
--- http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=8357

Glass Windows - Cutting Microscope Cover Slips
--- http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30867&whichpage=1

Sawmill Equipment Plans/Build by Frederic Testard
--- http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=31166&whichpage=7

Painting Techniques and Paint Color Equivalents
--- http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=21956

INTRO AND THREAD GOALS:
I want to try using some construction and weathering techniques which are new, or which I want to modify, to fit my modeling style. I feel that prior to continuing on to some craftsman kits and continuing a major project, I want to increase my wood weathering skills and stone carving/coloring techniques. Building some structures from Pat's plans will provide the opportunity to expand my skill sets and test different techniques.

As I'm using the build to test/play with techniques, I will not be constructing the structure as suggested in Harriman's book.

I will attempt to show/describe:
-- The effect or technique which I want to achieve or try out.
-- How I approached the effect/technique(s), what tools I used and in what order so that others may be able to reproduce the effect(s) should one wish to capture the effect or try out the technique.
-- The results of the various attempts, and what I think I may want to consider for the future.

My overall goal is to create a notebook for future reference. I hope the notebook will also contain your thoughts and suggestions as that will only add perspective to the notes.

I will not be building the structure to my usual standards as these builds will be in the sandbox. As such, I'll be building the models only to layout or front of layout quality. I probably will not keep any of the models, but will donate the completed structures or mini-dioramas to a few local clubs.



-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

Edited by - hon3_rr on 04/09/2014 1:52:09 PM

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JeffB
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Posted - 06/27/2013 :  3:09:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
KP, sounds interesting. I'll be following along.

Jeff Betcher



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hon3_rr
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Posted - 06/27/2013 :  4:50:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Build Goals:
1) Base Weathering:
Attempt to recreate in HO scale the raw, old wood colors as seen in Chuck Doan's Fordson Tractor diorama. Using a modified Chuck Doan's base weathering technique, I'm looking only at the base color weathering as used on the backdrop structure knowing that a lot of the detail will not be included/visible in HO scale.
2) Peeling Paint using a resist and acrylic paint:
Achieve outstanding peeling paint using techniques described by Elliott, Runner and others. Reference: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=39089&whichpage=3
3) Stone Carving and Coloring:
-- Use hydrocal or Plaster of Paris (POP) to create a stone chimney/foundation and color the casting to fit into Colorado rocky mountain hues as found in the Clear Creek area.
-- Identify a way to easily create/carve the hole in the top of the casting without affecting (breaking/chipping) the carved casting.

Basic Construction:
-- HO scale board-by-board over a mat board template. (Matboard: Cresent Mfg.# 948. Two sides colored; beige/white)
-- Attached roof will be shingled.
-- One window in the structure will be covered over with boards or plywood.
-- Plaster foundation and chimney.


Tools & Technique: Templates
Note: Color white side of mat board with 2 washes of medium A-I.
1) Cut one long strip of mat board 56 scale foot long by 16 scale foot wide.
2) Cut long strip into two strips. 32 foot long and 24 foot long.
3) Square cut edges with True Sander.
4) Cut the 32 foot long strip into two 8 foot wide strips.
5) Square cut edges on True Sander.
6) Cut 6 inches off the two end pieces.
7) Cut the 24 foot long (short piece) into two 12 foot long pieces.
8) Mark the end walls with a line at 8 foot height. Use the side walls as a template to obtain the correct 8' height. This will insure that all walls are the same height.
9) Note on both sides the "top" and "Bottom" sections of the walls.
10) Cut one (or both) of the 32 foot by 8 foot walls in half. This will produce the two 16 foot by 8 foot walls for the structure sides. Note that there is also one (or two if cut earlier) practice walls.
11) Square all sides of walls with True Sander.
12) Measure and cut door and window openings.


Tools & Technique: Siding - Weathering and Coloring
Material: Kappler 12 inch lengths scale 2x8 and a couple strips of 3x8 strip wood.
1) Stain siding strip wood with 8 applications of Silverwood allowing time for drying between applications.
2) Grain strip wood with file card brush.
3) Sand with green sanding pad.
4) Stain wood according to following schedule; Add approximately 1/4 of total strip wood volume to staining after two Silverwood applications to introduce color variance:

A) Two Silverwood applications using plush.
B) Sand all stained wood with green sanding pad.
C) Add the remaining 1/4 volume of strip wood to be stained.
D) Two Silverwood applications using plush.
E) 2nd pass with file card and sand with green sanding pad on all wood strips.
F) Single Silverwood application with plush.
G) Add knot holes
H) Single Silverwood application with plush.
I) Color knotholes with wash of ETOH (Alcohol) and Noodler's Non-waterproof Ink, Kiowa Pecan.
J) Sand all wood with green sanding pad.
K) Two Silverwood applications using plush.

Color dried strip wood using odor-less mineral spirits and lightly thinned Delta Ceramcoat Barn Red acrylic. Use blue painters tape to remove paint.
5) Flood strip wood with mineral spirits using a #4 round. Allow approximately 3 minutes for mineral spirits to dry.
6) Using a soft #4 round, stipple red paint onto strip wood. Allow to dry approximately 2-3 minutes.
7) Use painters tape to remove paint. Apply tape with heavy pressure and then lift from strip wood.



Tools & Technique: Apply Siding to Template
1) Apply siding using yellow glue.
2) Siding applied to corners of template without siding traps.
3) Add individual nail holes with straight pin held in hemostats.
4) Light A-I wash over wall face and edges.


-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

Edited by - hon3_rr on 06/28/2013 11:12:58 AM

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hon3_rr
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Posted - 06/27/2013 :  6:26:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Current status of the siding. Sorry the pics suck, but as I'm using a borrowed camera, I had to downgrade the .jpeg to obtain a file size to upload. Didn't want to mess with the camera settings.

Careful review of the top picture will revel 3 rows of nail holes going horizontally across the wall. Think that's about the only thing I got right so far.









-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

Edited by - hon3_rr on 06/27/2013 6:29:54 PM

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northern6400
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Posted - 06/27/2013 :  9:23:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kris your description of what you want to accomplish is very admirable. The weathered siding looks great. I will be certaily following along with your build.

Chuck Faist
Burlington, Ontario
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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 06/28/2013 :  01:24:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks great so far! The peeled paint is especially impressive for such a small scale.




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brownbr
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Posted - 06/28/2013 :  06:18:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice effect. Thanks for posting the step by step.

Bryan

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desertdrover
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Posted - 06/28/2013 :  09:48:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi KP, nice presentation and scratchbuild project. Something that can be used on any layout. Looking forward to your progress.


Louis
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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/28/2013 :  10:05:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking GOOD. I'm following along too.

Bob


http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837

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dallas_m
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Posted - 06/28/2013 :  11:22:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hon3_rr

Careful review of the top picture will revel 3 rows of nail holes going horizontally across the wall. Think that's about the only thing I got right so far.

Sound like you're not happy with the results at this point ... or ... ?? Awaiting more info and better pix.


Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 06/28/2013 :  11:45:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kris

Glad to see you setting everything up. With the how to tools etc.

What aren't you happy about the stain or the pictures??

I'll be here watching as your always a good teacher.


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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hon3_rr
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Posted - 06/28/2013 :  11:55:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks everyone for checking-in. I know it's hard to evaluate when you have really poor pics to work from, but any thoughts on the effects/technique are more than welcome.

Prelimnary Evaluation: Siding Color
1) The resist/tape technique used provides a 'worn' paint effect, but does not achieve the desired peeling paint effect. Need to use a stronger tack tape and possibly a bit more drying time for the paint prior to the tape application.
2) The base coloring is absent of brown and orange-brown hues. Need to use pastel pencils in ocher and sienna hues to draw in color accents prior to final two Silverwood applications.
3) Forgot to add the heavy tear graining around the oversized knotholes.
4) I like the effect of multiple applications of Silverwood. Six to eight applications sounds excessive, but provides a good base color with natural variances in the gray tones. Color hues are much more effective than with just two to three Silverwood applications. The light sanding every two to three applications of Silverwood appears to be important in the final appearance of the coloring. Without the sanding the final colors are too dark and become muddled.
5) Nail holes are subtle, not overdone, and effective for a contest build. Not necessary at this build level.

--HUGE ERROR--
6) Acrylic craft 'Barn Red' is way too dark and will make the structure a shadow when viewed under normal layout lighting. (I knew that using this color from prior experience that the structure would become too dark of a red hue. Duhhh...) Need to use Ceramcoat 'Opaque Red' #2507 to obtain a preferable red hue.




-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

Edited by - hon3_rr on 06/28/2013 1:00:34 PM

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Dave D
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Posted - 06/28/2013 :  12:28:17 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Dave D's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Kris,

Try another coat of the paint prior to the tape application.

Not sure how many you applied, but one never seems enough with craft paint to get the peeling edge look.

2 is better than one, and 3 is even better.

Use packaging tape, and burnish lightly at first, or it will remove all the paint, been there, done that, rode all the rides, and bought the tee shirt!
.
As always try it on some scrap 1st to be sure it is working as you want.



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hon3_rr
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Posted - 07/02/2013 :  4:51:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave for the feedback.

Tools & Technique: Apply Siding to Template (continued)
5) Use a emery board or small steel nail file to even boards top edges.
6) Wire brush top board edges to add aging on cut edges.
7) Use light solution A-I wash to color top board edges.
8) Starting from center of end wall apply siding using existing boards as placement guide. Prior to applying individual siding board, color cut edge of board with light A-I solution.
--TIP-- Color board end by dipping cut end into lid of A-I solution. Just shake the A-I wash and then use wash remaining in the lid. Replace lid and shake bottle to replenish wash in lid as needed.
9) Cut excess siding from backside following mat-board template.
10) Sand edges with emery board or some other sanding tool.
11) Color edges of walls/mat-board with MikeC's #8 stain. (See http://www.rustystumps.com/HowToArticles.asp if you need stain recipes.)



Tools & Technique: Door - coloring and construction
Material: Kappler 12 inch lengths 2x4 and 4x6 strip wood.
1) Grain wood with file card.
2) Sand with green sanding pad.
3) Color with marker; broad tip. Prismacolor French Grey 40%.
4) Sand with green sanding pad.
As some old Frenchman used to live here, I wanted to use a different color for the trim than the usual white. I wanted a fading blue hue.
5) Mix color:
-- 8 drops Vellejo Flat Blue #70962
-- 1 drop Vellejo Orange-Red #70910
6) Stipple using a dry brush with the blue color. A #2 stencil brush was used.
7) Frame door opening (6 pieces) using 4x6.
Color all cut ends of frame boards with light A-I wash using the A-I solution lid as in earlier steps.
8) Cut 2x4 strip wood to fit door opening.
9) Color cut ends with light A-I by dipping ends in lid after shaking wash solution.
10) Use 1/4 inch double sided tape to hold door 2x4's in-line during addition of door Z-brace support.
11) Cut Z-support frame from 4x6 strip wood.
12) Color cut ends with light A-I and apply to 2x4's making the door.
13) Mount door flush with wall interior.



Tools & Technique: Window - coloring and framing
Materials: Kappler 12 inch lengths 2x4 and 2x6 strip wood.
1) Grain wood with file card.
2) Sand with green sanding pad.
3) Color with marker; broad tip. Prismacolor French Grey 40%.
4) Sand with green sanding pad.
5) Mix color:
-- 2 drops water
-- 4 drops Delta CeramCoat Barn Red #2490
-- 1 drop Vallejo Pale Grey-Blue #70907 (warning: 2 drops and paint will obtain pink hue.)
6) Stipple using a dry brush with the red color. A #2 stencil brush was used.
7) Frame window opening (8 pieces) using 2x6.
Color all cut ends of frame boards with light A-I wash using the A-I solution lid as in earlier steps.
8) Frame window with 2x4. (7 pieces)
9) Use 2x6 for window sill board. Use 2x to obtain flush sill overhang on outside of window opening.



-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

Edited by - hon3_rr on 07/02/2013 10:15:37 PM

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brownbr
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Posted - 07/02/2013 :  5:19:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's looking really good. Bonus points for the peeling paint and knot holes in HO

Bryan

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