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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 06/05/2019 :  09:24:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Hey Bill really nice stone work.






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Ensign
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Posted - 06/07/2019 :  2:37:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry & Frank, thanks for your interest & posts!

Hi everyone, the farmhouse trim is what I'm going to show you today.
The material needed for this trim work requires, 2 pcs. of 4x8 3 pcs. of 4x12 2 pcs. of 3x3 and finally 2 pcs. of 2x4
I spray painted all of these pieces with flat white.





The instructions refer us to the Fig.21 farmhouse trim guide.
It says not to scale on it, however I used "D" & "E" templates as cutting templates with perfect fitting results.





The first thing we do is add 4x8 to the front & back walls from end wall to end wall corners.
Right up flush with the tops of the hydrocal walls.
I used white carpenters glue to hold this trim in place.
Once you have those 2 pieces glued down, you then add one piece of 4x12 on each side wall, glued up tightly to the bottom of the 4x8.
See diagram shown below.




After those 2 sidewall pieces of trim are dry, you will then add 3x3 trim up tightly below the 4x12 making certain that the 3x3 goes from corner to corner.
You will need to continue both the 4x12 and the 3x3 around to the sidewalls.




I then started working on my end walls, adding first the 4x12 pieces that will begin to build the return eaves.
One end of the farmhouse at a time.





Then just following each step clearly laid out until you complete these 2 end gable walls.
I decided to also cut out my roof card for this farmhouse, and glued it on after I finished my trim.







This piece I'm adding below should have been a 2x4 first with a 3x3 laid on top of the 2x4.
I mistook the 3x3 and used that instead of the 2x4.



So here is how my trim came out looking in the end.













That's it for now, thanks for looking!
I'm off to work with the pesty bugs, up north!



Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 06/07/2019 2:56:27 PM

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slimrails
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Posted - 06/07/2019 :  5:29:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow, Greg, that roof trim really adds a touch of elegance to the house.


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Bernd
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Posted - 06/07/2019 :  8:06:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That is one nice looking farm house. I like the way the trim is built up to make up the complex look of the trim.

Bernd



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/07/2019 :  11:39:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The trim gives the house a very classic look. I love this kind of architecture. Very neatly done.

Mike



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kebmo
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Posted - 06/08/2019 :  09:34:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
i agree. this is turning out great! when dario first announced this kit (a couple of years ago) i knew then it would build up to be a fine kit, and sure enough, greg you're really bringing it to life!

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

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 06/08/2019 :  10:54:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done, Greg! Looks like central Pennsylvania to me!

Pete
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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/08/2019 :  10:58:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
GOOD JOB Greg,

Bob


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OldGuy
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Posted - 06/08/2019 :  12:44:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very well done.

I know I'm really late to this party, but as to the initial coloring. What some on here call flag stones, in my neck of the woods are called Giraffe Stone. A quick Google search for giraffe stone buildings will show a variety of buildings from residential to commercial uses.


Bob Dye

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railman28
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Posted - 06/08/2019 :  12:48:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm enjoying and learning from this build. I find the adding of the trim particularly helpful. I have a question on the stonework. The stones look huge to me. Too big for a house. How do they look to you? I like how you colored them. Also shouldn't the doors and windows have true headers?

I'm just trying to learn here.

Bob


It's only make-believe

Edited by - railman28 on 06/08/2019 12:56:04 PM

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Ensign
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Posted - 06/10/2019 :  2:53:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey everyone, thanks for all of your comments!
Just got back from working up at our cottage, and it's nice to return and read what everybody had to say.

Bob, I do think that some of the flagstones are on the large size, and I did think about adding some lintels above the windows.
However I didn't do that in the end.

Greg



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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/11/2019 :  06:14:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, That farmhouse is looking mighty good, I'm ready to stop in for a real farmer's breakfast.
You have managed to use your building and painting techniques to "Make a purse from a
pig's ear" so to speak and make a very good looking structure from this kit.

Bob


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Ensign
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Posted - 06/12/2019 :  6:05:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Bob!
You can stop in for breakfast anytime!

Hi everyone, just a quick update today!
Well I managed to get the roofing down on the farmhouse and the chimney installed.
I did the roof the same way as I showed on the barn, and I painted the hydrocal chimney the same way as I did the house.
The vent cover cap on the chimney was so small I figured I could skip the few steps needed to build that.
So here is how the roof & chimney now look on Chester's delveloping farmhouse.









Next time I'll tackle that front porch!
Thanks for looking!

Greg



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Pennman
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Posted - 06/12/2019 :  6:35:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just catching up with the build again Greg. Nice work. I agree with the others as to the elegant looking farmhouse, one I'm sure Chester wouldn't mind hanging his hat in.

Rich



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Ensign
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Posted - 06/12/2019 :  7:21:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rich, thanks for your kind words and your continued support!

Greg



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