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Kit Building / Re: Build 001: KC's Jack Em Up Tire Repair
« on: December 17, 2019, 09:48:56 PM »
Thanks for swinging on by NEMMRRC

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Kit Building / Re: Build 004: FSM 160 Logging Repair Shed
« on: December 16, 2019, 11:32:38 PM »
Thanks for all the advice and ideas so far. 

I took some time to read over the instructions last night, and the assembly looks pretty straight forward.  Since the kit seems a little short, I ordered some extra lumber to lengthen the front of the shop about a half length.  Hopefully I'll have it all in this weekend so I can begin treating the wood along with the glass sheet so I can start on the first template after the frame lumber painting is done.

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Kit Building / Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
« on: December 16, 2019, 11:04:16 PM »
That middle one looks good for an exterior.  Looks like a sun bleached version of the left most paint job.

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Kit Building / Re: Build 003: KC's Pop's General Store
« on: December 15, 2019, 01:38:24 AM »
They're called mechanics blocks, and I got these ones off amazon.  A pair will run you about $20 plus shipping since they've got some heft to them.  They do come covered in oil to prevent rusting.  Not the best for modeling, so you may want to wash them before adding them to your workbench.

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Kit Building / Build 004: FSM 160 Logging Repair Shed
« on: December 15, 2019, 01:33:44 AM »
I wanted to step my game up a bit with a larger kit so I'm breaking out this ebay find.  The Fine Scale Miniatures Logging Repair shed.  This will be my 4th kit, but first diorama. 

I want to accomplish a few things with this build:
1.  Build and decorate a diorama base
2.  Add interior and exterior lighting
3.  Hand lay track
4.  Learn how to paint and weather metal castings

Pretty ambitious but I'm looking forward to it.  I'll be using updated tricks outlined in some of my sierra west kits by Brett Gallant in regards to weathering the strip wood, and dealing with the castings. 

Here we go




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Kit Building / Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
« on: December 14, 2019, 04:12:37 PM »
I think the color looks great so far. 

You'll have plenty of opportunity to experiment since this kit has like 2 lbs of strip wood lol.

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Kit Building / Re: Build 003: KC's Pop's General Store
« on: December 14, 2019, 04:07:05 PM »
Yeah I'm thinking of getting a vending machine casting and maybe a a chair to put on there later.  For now, I think I'm done with this build.






The next kit I plan on doing will have a base, casting details, and I'd like to light it as well.

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Kit Building / Re: Build 003: KC's Pop's General Store
« on: December 09, 2019, 01:06:45 AM »
Thanks George.  I gave one of the Sierra West techniques a try,  and I like the way it turned out for the scratch build deck. 

Got the roof done, and began adding signage and some exterior weathering.  Got some more weathering to do to blend it together.




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Kit Building / Re: Build 003: KC's Pop's General Store
« on: December 05, 2019, 12:20:39 AM »
Built a foundation and some decks.  Started on the roofing this week.


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Kit Building / Re: FSM Barnstead Lumber Build
« on: November 17, 2019, 03:48:25 PM »
I'm really liking the derelict building you posted earlier.

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Kit Building / Re: Build 003: KC's Pop's General Store
« on: November 17, 2019, 12:28:05 PM »
Was out of town for work but got back to it.  Low heat on the heat gun was a little too much for the tichy windows so i had to improvise.  Got a base coat of weathering down and started putting it all together.







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Kit Building / Re: Seabiscuits Boatworks COMING SOON in HO Scale!
« on: October 29, 2019, 09:20:21 PM »
Congrats on getting this kit to production.  Looks really awesome!

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Kit Building / Build 003: KC's Pop's General Store
« on: October 27, 2019, 11:49:02 PM »
Finally got around to starting my latest kit today.

Went with gray for the storefront, a little unconventional turquoise for the clapboard, and burnt umber for the trim.  Going to probably be using soft black or white for the doors and window frames and burnt umber for some of the other details.





There's still quite a bit of construction to do before I can start weathering.

I picked up a heat gun when I was repairing one of my rc cars a couple weeks ago, and this thing has sped up the modeling considerably.  It really helps dry paint and glue with a quickness.

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Kit Building / Re: FSM Barnstead Lumber Build
« on: October 25, 2019, 08:14:01 PM »
thanks guys, thanks George!
    I'm not sure what "Paintrain" means by the board on board.... the walls are clapboard but not laser cut, so the door and window openings need to be cleaned up. ... some Board on Board modeling comes later!
 

Doh.  Well the clapboard is looking pretty convincing then. hahaha.

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Kit Building / Re: FSM Barnstead Lumber Build
« on: October 24, 2019, 12:18:21 AM »
That board by board construction looks really clean so far.  Nicely done.  I just picked this kit up myself.

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