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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday Jan 17 2021
« on: Today at 10:48:19 AM »
Morning all,


Made it safely to my brothers house here in Enola yesterday.  Going thru Moms stuff deciding what to keep, what to donate, etc. Service is tomorrow.


Curt - So sorry to read about your mothers prognosis. Keep the faith. We're praying for the best for your entire family.


Have a great one!

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday the 15th of January
« on: January 15, 2021, 08:32:47 AM »
Morning all,

Getting ready to hit the road in a few minutes for our journey up North.  I'll wave to Opa George from the other side of the Susquehanna when we arrive in Enola tomorrow evening.  Social distancing and all, you know.

Behave while I'm gone.  Make sure somebody keeps and eye on Greg.  ;)

Have a great one!

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Layout Tours / Re: New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. Birth of a layout
« on: January 14, 2021, 07:36:16 AM »
I'm following along too.  Beautiful house and wonderful area for the layout.   :D

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Thursday Jan 13 2021
« on: January 14, 2021, 06:52:23 AM »
Morning all,

Nothing new to report here.

Have a great one!

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Moscone Bail Bonds - 2021 Build Challenge
« on: January 13, 2021, 01:43:43 PM »
Hey Bob:

I built this when it fist came out. It’s a very nice kit. I shall be following along.

Karl

Great to have you following along Karl.  This is a very nice kit and a fun one to build too.  :D

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Moscone Bail Bonds - 2021 Build Challenge
« on: January 13, 2021, 01:43:10 PM »
Bob,
 No money here to bail you out...have a safe trip ...
Tommy

Thank you Tommy!  Hopefully I don't need to be bailed out.   ;)

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Morning all,

Is it January 13, 2021 or is it really December 44th 2020?

Nothing to report on the workbench front.  I only have a day or two to get anything done there before my travels.  Not likely to happen though.  I have a meeting with a client from 6 to 7 this evening (darn those folks on the West coast).

Have a great one!

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Kit Building / Re: Fos Scale Bandit's Roost Build
« on: January 13, 2021, 06:50:10 AM »
Next up is Curtis Gas.  I could use some help/advice on the stucco.  I've used Liquitex Modeling Paste in the past, and I've heard of a Rustoleum spray product that replicates stucco.  Included with the kit is a bag of water putty.  Never used it before, so any experience/advice would be appreciated.  Here's another shot of the annex.

That looks absolutely wonderful!  I have a few things I want to try now based on your results.   ;)

Regarding using the water putty for the stucco.  I like it but I apply it a little differently than what the instructions typically call for.  The instructions call for mixing the powder with water until you get a peanut butter like consistency and then dabbing it on with a stiff, short bristled brush.  First off the powder is Durham's Rock Hard Water Putty.  I bought a can of it 20+ years ago for $2 or $3 dollars and still have more than half a can left.  Instead of mixing it with water I use a cheap craft store acrylic paint that will be my finish color and dispense a blob of that onto a palette of some sort.  Then I take my brush, dip it in the paint and then dip it in the powder.  I mix the two together on the palette adding more paint or more putty until I get a thinner consistency than called for in the instructions.  I mix just enough to start working on the wall.  I mix more as I go.  I try to get a tooth paste like consistency or maybe a bit thinner.  Then I start dabbing it on the wall.  I prefer a thin coat vs. a heavy thick coat.  Really I'm just turning the paint into a textured paint with this method.  If you pick up a can of the water putty you'll have more than enough to practice on a piece of scrap wood, cardboard, etc. until you get a feel for it.  Hope this helps.

I found this picture from a previous build thread I did that may give a little feel for what I'm trying to describe above.  ;)
 

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Vehicle Modeling / Re: 2021 Winter Build Challenge, Let's build a Jordan!
« on: January 12, 2021, 07:52:42 PM »
Wow!  What great reference material to have on hand! Looking good.   ;)

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Moscone Bail Bonds - 2021 Build Challenge
« on: January 12, 2021, 07:50:25 PM »
Hello Bob, you are doing your usual fine job with this build. I too am looking forward to the stucco portion of the build. I have not done any stucco work as of yet and I'm anxious to see what you do.

Bob, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother, drive safe up into the cold country.    Jeff

Thanks Jeff!  More to come on the stucco in the next update.  I haven't uploaded the photo's yet but I'm happy with how it turned out.  Now if I just don't muck it up trying to get that crackled paint effect I was telling Craig about.   ::)

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Moscone Bail Bonds - 2021 Build Challenge
« on: January 12, 2021, 07:27:34 PM »
Great work, Bob! I’m looking forward to the stucco! It really makes this kit, in my opinion.

Thank you Craig.  That'll be up next.  I'm going to experiment with crackling the paint on the stucco.  I may or may not do it.  All depends on how the experiment goes.  ;)

As an alternative, should it not work, head over to your nearest hardware store and pickup a can of Rustoleum’s “Stone Effect” rattle can spray paint. The beige color. It goes on like a perfect stucco.


Thanks Craig.  I've seen that before and it looks like it would do a great job but I've already applied the stucco.  More on that the next time I upload pictures and post and update.  What I'm experimenting with now is a couple of different types of 'crackle' to see if I can get the painted finish to look like it's cracked and chipping.  I've done it once before but it's been a while.  I may/may not do it here depending on how my experimentation goes.  It's a bit finicky.   ::)

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Moscone Bail Bonds - 2021 Build Challenge
« on: January 12, 2021, 07:50:55 AM »
Looking good, Bob.

Cheers, Mark.

Thanks Mark!  The stucco is coming up soon.  That'll make a big difference in how it looks.   :D

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Moscone Bail Bonds - 2021 Build Challenge
« on: January 12, 2021, 07:50:00 AM »
Great progress Bob. I have this kit so I can pick up all your great tips. Thanks.
Mike :)

Thanks Mike!  I'm sure you'll do an outstanding job with this one.  Like I said to Curt I'm having fun with it.  It's a neat little kit.  You'll enjoy building it.   ;)

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Moscone Bail Bonds - 2021 Build Challenge
« on: January 12, 2021, 07:48:43 AM »
Looks good Bob. It looks like you made a lot of progress.

Thanks Curt.  It sure feels like I'm making progress on this one faster than I did on the boat build.  I'm having fun with it.   :D

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Moscone Bail Bonds - 2021 Build Challenge
« on: January 12, 2021, 07:47:01 AM »
Great work, Bob! I’m looking forward to the stucco! It really makes this kit, in my opinion.

Thank you Craig.  That'll be up next.  I'm going to experiment with crackling the paint on the stucco.  I may or may not do it.  All depends on how the experiment goes.  ;)

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