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I've always liked this kit.  Well done.   :)

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Kit Building / Re: Fos Scale Bandit's Roost Build
« on: April 04, 2021, 05:10:29 PM »
Here's a shot of Vallon paint with the burger sign applied.  I'll be updating when I can, but with spring, and yardwork coming, attention to this project will suffer.  I'll be using roughly the same placement of the buildings as Doug designed it.  But, I will avoiding the open area between Harrison and Rochelle and the annex.  I'm also placing the road further away from the machine shop and apartments.  The steep grade of the road in Doug's diorama could result in older cars coming to a stop, since Model T's and other early cars relied on gravity to supply fuel, and steep grades could cause them to quickly run out of gas.

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Kit Building / Re: Fos Scale Bandit's Roost Build
« on: April 04, 2021, 05:02:36 PM »
I've decided to make the base for each of the larger structures, and bring them together when appropriate.  I used Mig Acrylic Concrete Texture directly over the foam.  No problems with adhesion at this point.  Though, when trying to cut in some cracks, there was some give due to the foam being so 'soft'.  So I avoided introducing any cracking, though I do believe it's possible to do so over the foam base.

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Kit Building / Re: Fos Scale Bandit's Roost Build
« on: April 04, 2021, 04:55:33 PM »
Many thanks to Bob, Mark and Karl.  Here is a very rough outline of where the structures are headed.  I started to carve out some foam, and fit the buildings.

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Kit Building / Re: Fos Scale Bandit's Roost Build
« on: April 04, 2021, 04:51:25 PM »
Nice job Mark.


Jerry

Thanks Jerry.

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Kit Building / Re: Sewall's Foundry using RailroadKits castings.
« on: April 04, 2021, 04:38:52 PM »
As all ways, beautiful work.  Looking forward to your progress.  Mark

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Kit Building / Re: Fos Scale Bandit's Roost Build
« on: March 28, 2021, 11:25:36 AM »
Great job with the shakes Mark..... 8)

Thanks, this was my first time with the shingles.  Not as difficult as I thought it might be.  I've used Bar Mills shingle sheets in the past, and have enjoyed the results from their product as well.

Mark

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Kit Building / Re: Fos Scale Bandit's Roost Build
« on: March 28, 2021, 11:23:33 AM »
Mark, very nice job on Vallon Paint. I think the prototype structure it is based on was a big part of Doug's inspiration for the overall kit. You have captured it well.  I really like the cedar shake shingles on the small restaurant. Very striking and well done.  I seem to remember that small structure causing me a bit of trouble in fitting the walls, although in the end it turned out well.

I'm really enjoying following along.

--Opa George

Thanks George, it's been fun, the real trick will be placing all these together in a diorama.  Mark

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Kit Building / Re: Fos Scale Bandit's Roost Build
« on: March 28, 2021, 11:21:11 AM »
Looking great so far.  Two questions.  On the cedar shakes, did you apply the Pan pastels with a brush or one of the sponges/tools?  Also, does spraying the Krylon Flat over the oil paint really help it dry?  I'd think it'd make it more difficult to cure as it's now sealed.  I like how the standing seam roofing looks and my present build has one, so I'm going to try out your technique.   Thanks for the tips. 

Jeff

Hi Jeff,

I use a brush to apply the pan pastels.  I rarely use a sponge.  I used a sponge when working on a tall chimney from Bar Mills, and some brick work on a SRMW kit.  As for spraying the Krylon Flat over the oil paint.  I apply a small amount of oil paint, and allow it to hold the weathering powders in place.  The powders are already 'drying' the paint, the Krylon merely finishes the job.  Of course, if there are 'blobs' of oil paint, the Krylon, or Dullcote probably won't fully seal the surface.  Hope this helps.

Here's a picture of my Cundy Cannery diorama with the aforementioned chimney.  I did this diorama as 'filler' when I was involved with a SRMW kit.  This is also the first time I took pictures of one of my dioramas outside.

Mark

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Kit Building / Re: Fos Scale Bandit's Roost Build
« on: March 27, 2021, 11:56:49 PM »
Here's a final shot before I call it a night.

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Kit Building / Re: Fos Scale Bandit's Roost Build
« on: March 27, 2021, 11:55:26 PM »
This is where Vallon Paint stands today.  I added the opposite roof, attached the burger joint, and applied a tar paper roof with some weathering to the burger joint.  I added the chimney to Vallon Paint after applying the roof.  I was able to cut the Builders In Scale roofing in place, but the roof was well braced.  I wouldn't suggest trying to cut the metal roofing material in place without the roof being well braced.

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Kit Building / Re: Fos Scale Bandit's Roost Build
« on: March 27, 2021, 11:48:53 PM »
After assembling Vallon Paint, I used a sponge, and applied a light layer of Winsor & Newton Artist Oil burnt umber over the bottom edges of the panels.  I then added rust colored weathering powders directly onto the oil paint.  Since the oil paint takes time to dry, I speed up the process by applying another coat of Krylon flat.

I forgot to take a picture during that stage.  This picture shows the applied panels to Vallon Paint, and the upcoming panels for the short side of the roof to Vallon Paint. 

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Kit Building / Re: Fos Scale Bandit's Roost Build
« on: March 27, 2021, 11:42:11 PM »
I applied some rust colored weathering powders over the panels, then sealed them with a mist of Krylon Crystal Matte Flat.

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Kit Building / Re: Fos Scale Bandit's Roost Build
« on: March 27, 2021, 11:40:23 PM »
Next, I stippled on some MSP Core Colors 09053 honed steel over the panels.

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Kit Building / Re: Fos Scale Bandit's Roost Build
« on: March 27, 2021, 11:38:21 PM »
Vallon paint called out for a tarpaper roof, but I changed it up, replacing it with Builders In Scale ribbed seam metal roofing, #531.

After cutting the sheets to size.  I applied three coats of grey auto primer.

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