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Cowboybilly
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Posted - 10/21/2017 :  3:42:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
look s like a little bit " Sherlok Holmes " Bakerstreet i found its very nice

Frank The Cowboybilly

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quartergauger48
Fireman

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Posted - 10/21/2017 :  11:09:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice looking model so far Carl' You can see the quality of the material, and you color scheme took to it very well'..



Ted

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Carl B
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Posted - 10/22/2017 :  07:25:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jim- It is indeed a change of pace for me, and so far so good. The Vollmer stuff is impressive.

Frank- I believe you're referring to Sgt Bobs model? I concur, he's captured the Old World look!

Thank you Ted. The Mrs. deserves the credit on the color choices. However, I have been "guiding" her along..



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Carl B
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Posted - 10/22/2017 :  07:52:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The top of this building is a major project unto itself. Certainly more work than the walls. Here I am mid-way thru the mansard roof construction, frames and windows for dormers were all individual pieces. Painted grays and teal for an aged patina look. The molded-in color was a dull teal, so it was easy to cover. Building up and gluing on the steep angle was a I used wood braces to hold them up in position while the adhesive dried....



I still have many pieces to go, it's very detailed with many separate items. The large front window frame was molded with a zillion window panes, we thought it looked too busy, so I marked out some panes and cut them away. You can see a false wall in the middle, to which I glued a picture of long curtains against.



More trim being attached, and the modified window frame has its curved roof ready. The very top of the roof with a skylight is also prepped.



All pieces attached, roof complete.



I wanted to show the boss how this would look temporarily before it came together, and in case she wanted to change her mind... Roof was just set down onto rubber-banded together walls. More work to be done yet. I think Darlene's color choices are working well. Size is approx. 4" square and 7 1/2" tall.





First time I've ever purchased this new putty from Deluxe Materials, water smoothing and cleanup...have to try this on the corners and seams, which will need it ...
Comes highly recommended from past users...I'll give an update after I use some ...



Till next time...trying to light her up!



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desertdrover
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Posted - 10/22/2017 :  09:46:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking structure, and that Perfect plastic putty is a first for me, never seen it before. Looking forward to what you think of it, I may be adding a new product to my arsenal against gaps and seams.


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 10/22/2017 :  10:12:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good!


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 10/22/2017 :  10:14:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Carl, that's one impressive looking structure.


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kebmo
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Posted - 10/22/2017 :  11:11:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
that roof assembly looks like a real pita but you pulled it off perfectly. i also like the mods to the large window. this is shaping up nicely.

if you don't know where you're going any road will get you there.

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 10/22/2017 :  12:08:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow that's really nice. Great job putting all those pieces together.

I like that wood board your using is that a piece of butchers block?? Or haven't you told Darlene about its use yet!!


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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Ensign
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Posted - 10/22/2017 :  12:26:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, your first structure looks beautiful!
Tell Darlene, that she did a fine job of picking out the colours for it.
That large roof window looks like the perfect spot for a lit up Christmas tree.

Greg Shinnie



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Guff
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Posted - 10/22/2017 :  12:42:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl,
Beautiful structure but it looks like a difficult build. Coloring is perfect!
Dave



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Cowboybilly
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Posted - 10/22/2017 :  1:07:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
very nice

Frank The Cowboybilly

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Cowboybilly
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Posted - 10/22/2017 :  1:08:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
very nice

Frank The Cowboybilly

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ed k
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Posted - 10/22/2017 :  1:11:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice indeed.
ed



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ed k
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Posted - 10/22/2017 :  1:14:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, Which Sherlock is your favorite?
Basil is my favorite. Barb's also.
ed



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