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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/14/2021 :  11:13:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A bit more detail addition, as I may not be able to get as much access once I start adding to the outside of the structure.
I built a set of shelves from balsa, and added some bright details, to catch the eye. They are nothing specific, but maybe paint tins, etc.


In place


And I've built a cupboard. Firstly as a bit of detail, and also to cover up my thick, wall bracing



Regards Rob

My current build.
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George D
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Posted - 01/15/2021 :  08:40:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like your interior detailing, Rob.

George


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/15/2021 :  09:59:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

All those little bits inside make clutter for the eye. No need for great detail there.


Frank

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 01/15/2021 :  10:54:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job Rob.

Jerry

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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CNE1899
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Posted - 01/15/2021 :  1:29:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob,
Looks good. That's one of the things I enjoy about this site. You all bring a high level of modeling with attention to detail!

Scott



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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/17/2021 :  04:37:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks George, Frank, Jerry & Scott.
Scott, yep it's all the little details that make a good model even better.

I've made up the rooftop extension. Again just basswood siding mounted on matt board.
This was just 3 sides.



Then attached to the front wall, and painted





Regards Rob

My current build.
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Guff
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Posted - 01/17/2021 :  11:37:58 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Rob,
Love the interior detail and your approach to building the structure!


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/17/2021 :  6:44:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

The boathouse is looking up.


Frank

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Carl B
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Posted - 01/17/2021 :  6:56:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good Rob.


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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  01:31:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave, Frank & Carl.
Dave, I do model a bit different to most others, I think.
Many seem to paint, add signs, windows etc, while the walls are flat on the work bench, before assembling. I'm always worried about damaging such things due to handling, so tend to add those things last. Maybe I'm just rough.
It's just what I'm comfortable with.
Also, sometimes I change thing on the fly.


Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  01:47:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've added some basic detail inside the top floor, before I sealed it up. Just used balsa blocks and some scrap box items, just to hint of something, should anyone peak through the windows.


5mm thick balsa Sub-roof on. The good thing about thick balsa, it's strong but weighs nothing


Peaking through a window



Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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thayer
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  02:38:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit thayer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rob, a very effective hint indeed. I will remember that for future builds.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  08:26:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rob,

Iíve been noticing how straight and true all your walls are in what is a rather complex structure. I agree with previous commenters that being able to look into the interior through doorways and windows and actually seeing details adds a lot of interest.

Iíve also noticed your frequent use of balsa. What advantages do you see in using it?

Mike



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George D
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  08:59:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those simple details on the top floor will look good when peering through the windows.

George


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Tyson Rayles
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