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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #360 on: December 04, 2019, 10:03:08 AM »
John,

I agree with Curt, great looking shingles.

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #361 on: December 04, 2019, 10:35:00 AM »
Hey John:

WOW!!!! Structure is coming along beautifully.

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #362 on: December 04, 2019, 02:52:47 PM »
Great coloring on the shingles John.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #363 on: December 04, 2019, 10:46:18 PM »
Nice looking roofing.


Curt


Thank you, I will be using the weather chalks once the structures are in place - but I agree that these new shingles from Wild West Models really look good right out to the package.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #364 on: December 04, 2019, 10:47:08 PM »
Hey John:

WOW!!!! Structure is coming along beautifully.

Karl


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Thank you - I hope to string a few days in a row on these builds this week.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #365 on: December 04, 2019, 10:48:39 PM »
John,

I agree with Curt, great looking shingles.

Tom ;D


Tom


Thank you, I just put in an order for the shingles for the next half a dozen builds.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #366 on: December 04, 2019, 10:49:20 PM »
Great coloring on the shingles John.


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Thank you for the kind words and as always for following along.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #367 on: December 04, 2019, 10:51:29 PM »
Update: I spent most of the day adding shingles to the many structures that make up the Fox Run build and getting all of the clapboard structures glued together and ready for the staining process on the Swakhammer build. I will take some more progress pictures when I get these steps completed.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #368 on: December 05, 2019, 09:14:58 PM »
Update: I colored the clapboard walls of the main build for Swakhammer's today.  I wanted that chalky paint look. My time frame is 1949 so I wanted the building to look like it was time for a new coat of paint - neglected during the war - look. I used a three step process. 1) stained the wall with Hunters Creamy Yellow stain. 2) A&I to get the coal dust look and pop the railheads. Finally, 3) added yellow chalk for more color - slightly more orange to the yellow to get to the color that matched my doors on the stone part of the building. Here are a few pictures from the end of the day followed by some process pictures.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #369 on: December 05, 2019, 09:17:12 PM »



I need to get rid of some of the chalk that built up next to the moldings.

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #370 on: December 05, 2019, 09:20:02 PM »
Step one: Hunterline Creamy Yellow stain.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #371 on: December 05, 2019, 09:23:32 PM »
Step 2: A&I wash.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #372 on: December 05, 2019, 09:31:36 PM »
Step 3: was the Rembrandts 202.5 yellow chalk.





I painted this on as a wash by adding Alcohol.





Here is a zoomed in picture of the clapboard wall.  The nail heads are visible but much more subtle. They are more visible to my eye and the paint color is more chalky.  The magic of an iPhone picture.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #373 on: December 05, 2019, 09:36:22 PM »
Here is a picture of the Fox Run build at the end of the day, today.  Followed by a couple of progress pictures as the main building subassemblies came together.







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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #374 on: December 05, 2019, 09:36:45 PM »
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