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craftsmankitcollector
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Posted - 05/09/2019 :  5:10:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit craftsmankitcollector's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg, is that the final size and shape of your new corrugated roof? Those sections are quite massive, don't you think?


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sgtbob
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Posted - 05/09/2019 :  5:35:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, It's all coming together into a very fine project. Well Done !!!

Bob


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kebmo
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Posted - 05/09/2019 :  6:07:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
brilliant!!

the only mystery in life is...why did the kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

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Ensign
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Posted - 05/09/2019 :  6:16:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by craftsmankitcollector

Greg, is that the final size and shape of your new corrugated roof? Those sections are quite massive, don't you think?



Robert, the size & shape of the roof, is part of this kit's design not much you can do about that.
If you are really referring to the styrene ribbed seam roof material, that I had mistakenly called corrugated roofing, it looks fine to me.
It's the same type of roofing that was used in the "Delwin's boat & net storage" kit.
Each section is about 16' feet long, I guess you could have done 8'foot sections to create 4 overlapping seams.
Perhaps it's new look, with no weathering applied, is what's standing out to you.
I know I debated with myself about showing it this way, and not weathering it.
Not all roofs are old, and this barn now allows the viewer to clearly see that.
Besides that, Chester plans on installing the same roofing used on this new workshop addition, to cover the rest of the barn next year!

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 05/09/2019 :  6:17:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob & Kevin, thank you!

Greg



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Carl B
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Posted - 05/09/2019 :  6:18:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good Greg.

I see the shingles were made on almost white stock...that certainly doesn't make coloring any easier.



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Ensign
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Posted - 05/09/2019 :  6:25:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Carl.
They are more like a very light grey in colour, as opposed to white.
My photo lighting is lacking somewhat.

Greg




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craftsmankitcollector
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Posted - 05/10/2019 :  09:32:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit craftsmankitcollector's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg, it isn't the lack of weathering that I was noticing. It just seems like the size of the sections of the ribbed seam roofing are too large, both width and height. In scale, those would seem to be rather massive panels to get up onto that roof to install.


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mark_dalrymple
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Posted - 05/12/2019 :  01:52:25 AM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Greg.

I think the sheets of ribbed roofing would be approximately 3' in width. The difference between these and corrugated roofing is that the join is at the bottom of the vertical lap and almost invisible. Also, the panels are often clipped (blind) rather than nailed.

Cheers, Mark.



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Pennman
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Posted - 05/12/2019 :  10:16:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,

OUTSTANDING WORK ~!!

Rich



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Ensign
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Posted - 05/16/2019 :  6:29:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Robert, Mark & Rich, for your comments.

Rob, I think your looking at this ribbed seamed roof all wrong.
They may look like 2 large pieces on each side, however like Mark has already mentioned they would have been done in 3 or 4 foot wide sections fastened together in such a way that they look like one big panel, but they are in fact many panels working together.

Hi everyone, well with the nicer weather finally upon us, I'm finding it difficult to find any modeling time.
However I still plan to finish this build, one way or another!
The cupola for this barn will be the main subject covered today.
In your kit you will find this little plastic bag labeled "Cupola"





This bag contains the cupola's 4 walls and roof base panel.
You will also need to refer to the fig. 20 diagram, which shows how it all fits together.




This diagram & instructions tell us to add 1/8" sq. bracing to 2 of the cupola walls.
So that's what I did.





I then glued my 4 walls all together, so that the other 2 walls that didn't get the 1/8" sq. bracing could now share that bracing.
Also making certain that I left the corners open for the 4 x 4 corner posts that will be added soon.






I let these walls dry, and then I gave them a "Hunterline" driftwood staining.




When the stain had dried, I brushed on some of the Zinc chrome primer paint that I have used throughout this build.
leaving some of the driftwood stain showing through the primer.





while this was now drying, I painted the rest of the wood needed for this cupola a flat white colour.
I was now ready to start adding those pieces to my cupola.
I started with the corner post pieces, which are described in the fig.20 diagram & the instructions as being 4 x 4 wood.
I felt that the 4 x 4's were not quite right looking, so I used 6 x 6 wood for my corners instead.






Next we need to line the vent openings with 4 x 4 wood pieces.
I did the tops and bottoms of the openings first, and then added the 2 side pieces.








After finishing that I started on the 2 x 6 sill pieces.
On the fig.20 diagram is a little template showing how they should look.
I made one up using the template as a guide, but discovered it was quite right.
So I tried making my own without the template guide, and it worked a bit better than the last one.
So I then improved upon that design, to give me one that worked perfectly.
You can see how they are used in the vent opening that's facing up in the cupola.





Once I had those sills all glued in place, I started working on the 1 x 4 louvers needed in these vent openings.
You need 6 of them in each opening.
So measure the opening and cut them so that they fit snugly.
I used tweezers to get them in from the inside of my cupola.





I made some of the vents look like a louver was broken and hanging.





Next I glued the roof panel centered on to the top of my cupola.
And located the roof cut out card on the cardstock.





I cut this out and scribed the dotted lines to make the bends easier.
Folded it along those lines and glued it together and discovered that it did not make a perfect little pyramid.
So I measured each triangle to see if they were all the same.
Turns out they weren't, so that's why I couldn't get the perfect little pyramid that I needed for this roof.
So I decided to make up my own panels using the white cardstock again.
There are lots of extra pieces left over that would work.
The proper shape should look like this when you cut them out.
They measure 8' HO scale feet along the bottom.
You then mark the 4 foot center on this bottom line.
You then measure up 5 HO scale feet from that center line and place a mark at the 5 foot mark.
Then from either end of the 8 foot bottom line draw a connecting line on each side to the top 5 foot mark.
As shown below.





You cut your 4 sides identical to each other, when all 4 are laid out flat it should look like this shape.





I then glued 2 of them together at a time to make 2 halves of this roof.
I then glued those 2 half sections together to make one perfect little pyramid shaped roof.
And glued this roof to the top of the roof panel as shown below.




Posting this now, will continue in a moment.



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 05/16/2019 :  6:47:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love it, Greg! Great build and SBS!

Pete
in Michigan



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Ensign
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Posted - 05/16/2019 :  6:54:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was now ready to do the roofing shingles on my cupola.
I glued 5 rows of shingles all together, and then used a extra roof section from the ones that I cut from the white cardstock material as a template for cutting out perfect little shingled shapes the same as my roof sides.






To cover the corners where the roof sections met, I came up with this idea.
From the extra material on the laser cut shingle sheets, I cut the unused portion off.




Then using a steel ruler laid on top of this paper, I fold the paper on to itself with a nice crisp line in it.
I then cut this folded paper keeping the fold the width of the widest laser cut shingle.




I colour these folded strips with the black pan pastels like the rest of the barn's shingles.
I then cut these into tiny overlapping shingles to cover the barn ridge and the cupola roof corners.









I also glued some paper flashing under the cupola before gluing the now finished cupola onto the barn's roof.
This kit also includes a weathervane for this cupola, but suggests leaving it off until you have completed the diorama scene.









That's all I have for now.
Next I start on the farmhouse!

Greg



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Ensign
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Posted - 05/16/2019 :  6:55:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Orionvp17

Love it, Greg! Great build and SBS!

Pete
in Michigan



Thanks, Pete!

Greg



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 05/16/2019 :  7:02:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Super job Greg, from the physical build to the 'play by play' tips on building, and the techniques you used.

Jim



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