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kebmo1
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Posted - 04/07/2021 :  08:35:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
looks pretty amazing already!

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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Dutchman
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Posted - 04/07/2021 :  09:17:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is coming along nicely, Carl.


Bruce

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George D
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Posted - 04/07/2021 :  09:24:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice progress, Carl, but that door doesn't look very welcoming.

George


Fly Army

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 04/07/2021 :  10:00:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George D

Nice progress, Carl, but that door doesn't look very welcoming.

George



I assume that door is for guests that stay longer than 3 days.


Frank

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 04/07/2021 :  11:19:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking great Carl!

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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Carl B
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Posted - 04/07/2021 :  7:14:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Kevin, Bruce, George and Jerry!

George and Frank- Welcoming guests? No, but we'll let you camp outside.



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UKGuy
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Posted - 04/07/2021 :  9:26:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Coming along so well Carl for such an out of the norm build.

I mean that in a good way, because you are doing things outside the usual,
you are mastering new things, and working out new situations as you progress, solving
the problems and creating solutions at each step of the build.
I admire and respect that, nice work so far and looking forward to more.

Karl.A



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sgtbob
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Posted - 04/08/2021 :  06:02:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What Karl said, double.

Bob


http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837

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Carl B
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Posted - 04/08/2021 :  09:31:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you very much Karl and Bob.

Karl- I appreciate your kind words. Modeling the same subjects repeatedly can bore anyone eventually.

I thought this project would get me out of my comfort zone, and it certainly has done that.
I've enjoyed the process, and I hope to encourage others to try it for themselves.

The worst thing that can happen, is that you learned something new!



Edited by - Carl B on 04/08/2021 1:46:03 PM

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kebmo1
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Posted - 04/08/2021 :  11:32:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
if only i had a place for a castle on a cliff....

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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Carl B
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Posted - 04/11/2021 :  10:55:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Internet issues this morning....

I primed all the plaster battlement sections with some gray paint. I glued these down to each wall section with a combination of more DAS clay
and Elmer's white glue. Here, smoothing out the seam mixture with a bit of water...



Primed everything with gray. Predictably, the clay DRANK the paint. To keep the gatehouse walls firmly affixed to the tower
and increase the glue area on a curved area, I installed these 1/8" wood rods drilled into both sides.



More paint colors and layers piled on.....



Almost there, need some stains here and there...



The Great Hall roof platform is being built up, and will drop directly in the center of the plaster rectangular ring....



The "inside light" idea was approved, but we needed a simple way to change out the batteries & light, without a major production.
So I "velcroed" the tea light to the bottom of the roof panel.



The roof panel is simply dropped in place.



All fired up, looks OK.. Maybe the resident Lord has 1,000 candles or so.....



Till next time....base camp....



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/11/2021 :  11:02:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very impressive, Carl. The walls have good texture. I like the early-looking Great Hall roof and the lonely light in the window. It might be a lot of candlepower but the prototype probably could not have been seen.

Mike




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kebmo1
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Posted - 04/11/2021 :  12:04:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the lord probably had a couple of torches in the their sconces on either side of the window.

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 04/11/2021 :  12:18:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl nice job on having all the parts fit together so smoothly.

I like the light!


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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George D
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Posted - 04/11/2021 :  12:37:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good, Carl. The Velcro is a great idea.

George


Fly Army

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