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Larryc
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Posted - 07/07/2020 :  2:45:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now that the forum is back up and running I wanted to post a couple pics of the enhanced painted barn:





Now I have the look that I wanted; the worn, paints wearing off, and depression era look.
Thanks Jerry for the Ink & alcohol tip; I'm very pleased. Of course it actually looks much better in "real life".
Been working on the silo build and the half barn roof is done. I'll post some pics soon.
Now that Photo-bucket has given me the "heave-ho" figured that I would change my avatar to a cow since I'm doing a farm. Thats about it for the moment with more to follow. Thanks for stopping by.



Edited by - Larryc on 07/07/2020 3:03:10 PM

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 07/07/2020 :  3:42:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good Larry. I'm sure your new cow can't wait to get inside out of the sun!!

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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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/07/2020 :  6:43:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Big improvement, Larry. I like how it turned out.

Mike



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Rick
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Posted - 07/08/2020 :  08:46:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good.


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Philip
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Posted - 07/08/2020 :  09:49:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice work!

Philip



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Guff
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Posted - 07/08/2020 :  10:16:53 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Good work Larry! Keep it coming!

David Guffey

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Larryc
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Posted - 07/08/2020 :  11:16:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry, Mike, Rick, Philip, and David thanks for your kind words. Hopefully I'll have the silo-barn done soon so that the cow can find his way into his new digs. I agree this new, well new to me, technique really made a big improvement to the look of the barn.


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Carl B
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Posted - 07/08/2020 :  12:19:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Making good progress Larry.


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BigLars
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Posted - 07/08/2020 :  5:54:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, you are making great progress.


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Larryc
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Posted - 07/09/2020 :  12:15:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl and Larry thank you for your comments.


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Dutchman
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Posted - 07/09/2020 :  12:17:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the look of the paint, Larry.

Bruce

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Larryc
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Posted - 07/09/2020 :  3:57:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce thank you; I like the way that the paint came out too.
The half roof is finished and is temporarily tacked onto the barn. I want to try and detail the inside of the hayloft before glueing it in place and the other half of the roof will remain open to show the rafter details:



From the photo's that I have I wasn't able to tell what kind of roofing material that was used. About 95% of the barns that I've seen in my area all have metal roofs on the barns; so I decided to go with a metal roof.



Since I'm leaving half of the roof off, I wanted to have wood on the underside of the roof rather than just card showing. It's the same "wood print" that I used on the house. Simple but I thought that It added a nice detail.
That's where I'm at for the moment. When I get the silo further along I'll post some pics.
Thanks for stopping by and looking in.



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 07/09/2020 :  4:39:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry,

Waaaay better! Looks excellent, now maybe a little A & II dabbed on those bright white windows, and it'll set it off even better.

Jim


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Larryc
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Posted - 07/09/2020 :  5:58:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jim for the nice comment. Ya know I never thought about the windows being too white. I like the way you think; I'll have to give it a shot.


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Larryc
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Posted - 07/11/2020 :  12:19:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Let me start by saying that the silo build has proven to the most intricate, fiddly, and difficult item that I have ever scratch built.... but who doesn't like a good challenge.
The silo started life as 2 empty TP tubes; one thick walled and one thin. One tube wasn't tall enough so that's why I used two. The thin walled one was slit up the middle and shoved inside the thicker one until I achieved the correct height. It was marked and glued into the thicker tube. Then I used 3/4 in. masking tape to make the inserted tube the same thickness as the other.
The entire outside was covered in scale 2x6's glued in place:



The two extra sticks glued to the front was put in to have something to attach the chute to. Then I had to figure out the top of the silo which was the most difficult. Started with a partial sheet of balsa wood and traced the silo circumference on to it. Cut it out with a straight bladed cutter and sanded to shape and glued it to the top of the tube. The top circle was made slightly smaller around and cut out in the same fashion. To get the height for the top-not I cut some card and glued it together and to the smaller circle. The inserted pushpin was glued into place to give me something to support the wood on the top. It also gives the circle which is on the very top of the real silo. Then I started cutting and glueing on the boards to connect the two circles with this:



It's nothing fancy just a few pieces of masking tape stuck to a wood board the exact length that I need; but it makes cutting the boards to length a lot quicker. So now I'll continue to go around the silo to connect the two circles. Tons of fun!
Thanks for looking and following along.



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