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Ken Hamilton
Crew Chief



Posted - 09/05/2006 :  10:46:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ken Hamilton's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey, Dave:
Your structures fit right in on the RR Line Forum. Great stuff!


Ken Hamilton
www.wildharemodels.com
http://public.fotki.com/khamilton/models/

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Chester
Fireman



Posted - 09/06/2006 :  5:23:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Dave! Lookin' good but I had to see them in the Fotki account to really appreciate them.

http://modelingin1-87.blogspot.com/

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Chester
Fireman



Posted - 09/09/2006 :  10:50:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are a few Manila card stock structures I built within the last year:
This one the small shed is wood.
http://public.fotki.com/stryper50/187_scale_dioramas/old_barn/right_front.html

http://public.fotki.com/stryper50/187_scale_dioramas/dyars_garage/a1.html

On this one the small section of fence is Manila too
http://public.fotki.com/stryper50/187_scale_dioramas/shrimp_cutter/k.html

This one is all wood:
http://public.fotki.com/stryper50/187_scale_dioramas/harbor_diorama/_boat_shed_.html

The Manila pieces were drawn with a drafting program and printed out then cut out and glued together. I left small tabs on the drawings to bend over for gluing. I used Tichy windows on all. The clapboards, corner board and siding on each are Manila strips. 1/8" x 1/8" wood bracing is used inside and the flooring is thin pine with individual boards scribed with a dentil pick. The wood structures I build are actually joined wood bents (like a real post and beam) covered with thin strip wood.


http://modelingin1-87.blogspot.com/

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Tim Kerkhoff
Fireman



Posted - 09/09/2006 :  11:02:16 AM  Show Profile  Send Tim Kerkhoff a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Chester, those are some outstanding little buildings. The weathering is subperb. I really like the little bridge scene as well.


Very nice work.



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Tabooma County Rwy
Fireman



Posted - 09/09/2006 :  12:15:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chester, very good! It is really hard to believe your structures are made of cardstock (manila folder material). Thanks for the quick explanation, but would you be willing to create a thread on a step by step procedure to modeling a structure with cardstock? Maybe a small garage or something? I really want to know more about this method, and also how you achieve the finish (paint, weathering, roofing, etc). We get so caught up in craftsman kits and scratchbuilding with "traditional" methods (scribed or strip wood, styrene, etc), we lose touch with one of the earlier methods of model making - cardstock. You certainly have brought that back to the forefront in my book! More!


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George D
Moderator

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Posted - 09/09/2006 :  12:45:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's fine work Chester. I'm with Al, I'd like more information on just how you built the models with Manila paper.

George





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essodee
Fireman



Posted - 09/09/2006 :  8:20:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chester,

Very nice modeling on those scratch built structures, and you have a definite knack for creating some very nice mini scenes with your vehicles and figures in action.

What's the story on the lobstah boat? Is it from a kit or is it scratch built? It's an excellent replica of the downeast 'fishing' boats that are so prevalent along the coves and coasts of Maine.

Nice job on the traps too. I suspect they are resin castings that are so well painted that it's not apparent. FWIW, Artie at Bar Mills is offering etched brass kits for traps. They are included with the Fishing shack kit that I have, but haven't as yet built, and they are also available separately as details.

Stevie O'



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Chester
Fireman



Posted - 09/09/2006 :  10:20:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks folks. That lobster boat Steve, is a kit from Bluejacket http://www.bluejacketinc.com/honscale.htm
They sell them in waterline and full hulls in HO and N scale. The resin hulls need to be narrowed down a bit to be prototypical. They also have a good selection of fittings and chain that can be used for all kinds of modeling.
You're right, the pots are resin that I just happened across on ebay.


http://modelingin1-87.blogspot.com/

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Chester
Fireman



Posted - 11/02/2006 :  08:20:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've taken the turp resist method that Chuck Doan has posted on how he finishes his wood siding and tried to use it in HO scale. Thanks Chuck.This is a scratch built storage shed made of thin pine strips on a post and beam frame. I need to work on my tar paper roofs.
http://public.fotki.com/stryper50/187_scale_dioramas/misc/a1.html


http://modelingin1-87.blogspot.com/

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Joe Rutter
Engine Wiper

Posted - 11/03/2006 :  11:39:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit Joe Rutter's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Still finding my way around the site and found this thread.

Thought I would share a scratch built station. It is a Canadian Pacific Station that can be found in Parry Sound, Lindsay and Orangeville Ontario (there may be other locations) It was a difficult build because of the classic witches hat and bending of the rounded section.

I cut all the cedar shakes by hand, made the large roof supports from styrene, hand carved the ligtening rods (luckily I didn't have to paint them red because of all the blood!)

The windows and doors are Juneco White Metal castings and the wood is clapboard from Mt. Albert Scale Lumber.

You may notice the bay window part is on the wrong side of the station. I switched it to fit my layout and the way trains will enter my station.

















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Dick Kuepper
Fireman



Posted - 11/04/2006 :  06:04:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit Dick Kuepper's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That looks GREAT, Joe!!!
Is it HO or N Scale?




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Joe Rutter
Engine Wiper

Posted - 11/04/2006 :  09:22:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit Joe Rutter's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Dick:

Thanks for the kind words. The station is HO scale.




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mikethetrainman
Fireman



Posted - 11/04/2006 :  09:59:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joe very nice scratch build.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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George D
Moderator

Premium Member


Posted - 11/04/2006 :  10:00:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joe,

Very nice looking model.

George



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paulbrockatsf
Fireman

Posted - 11/04/2006 :  10:36:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Joe,

I don't wander in here very often but when I do, I am usually blown away.

Your station looks great. It looks like you spent many hours working on the details. Your roof looks amazing. I have always wanted to try applying a hand cut cedar shake roof. Any tips?

Paul



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