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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #1620 on: September 16, 2020, 09:33:56 PM »
If you zoom in on this picture you can see the grain marks before I add the driftwood stain.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #1621 on: September 16, 2020, 09:35:23 PM »
Next, all the strips are dipped in the driftwood stain. The interior side of the strip wood will remain this color.  The outside and only the outside of the strip is to  be colored the traditional barn red.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #1622 on: September 16, 2020, 09:42:40 PM »
This is where the DSP technique comes in.


Side note:  Mark Dalrymple described his sock painting process in his thread which generated a number of question from yours truly. I would have used a sponge for this process but was never completely satisfied with the sponge technique.  So Mark described how he dabbed the paint on with a sock.  I tried it with a sock I had and it didn't work very well for me. So I asked questions and it turns out that the type of sock is critical - at least in my humble opinion. If you look closely at this sock it has a unique weave to it. We are looking at the inside of the sock. So I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story but the process is to dab the sock in the paint. Then blot off most of the paint on a paper towel.  And then dab the paint that is left onto the strip wood.  I tried to do it a little different on each piece of strip wood.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #1623 on: September 16, 2020, 09:43:32 PM »
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #1624 on: September 16, 2020, 09:47:26 PM »
As the process moved along I sometimes didn't even add paint from the card to the sock but just went back and dabbed the sock where I had removed paint from previous iterations.


As you can see from the pictures, the boards really look different from board to board. If you want to make a prototype comparison take a look back a couple pages and look at the barn pictures from my Grandparents farm.






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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #1625 on: September 16, 2020, 09:49:01 PM »














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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #1626 on: September 16, 2020, 09:51:24 PM »
I also brake a few of the pieces of strip wood to size to give that rotted look on the bottom edge. Sorry about the darker pictures on the workbench. It makes it hard to see the red paint.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #1627 on: September 16, 2020, 09:56:46 PM »
Also on the Whispering Falls build I did a thorough review of the dimensions on the templates for the interior walls and redrew the template for my walls.  Dario's template is labeled 3 27/32 which is the interior overall dimension needed but the template measures 4 inches.  I just made a quick drawing that adjusted the dimensions proportionally and made 5 copies for the 5 interior walls so I could make them all at once.





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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #1628 on: September 16, 2020, 09:57:11 PM »
Very impressive John...Dennis
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #1629 on: September 17, 2020, 09:23:14 AM »
Very impressive John...Dennis


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Thank you - I have a lot of siding to put on today.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #1630 on: September 17, 2020, 12:44:58 PM »
John....

The raggedy aged barn wood is really cool.

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #1631 on: September 17, 2020, 02:16:25 PM »
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Thank you for the encouraging words.  Here is a picture of most of side one that gives a better picture of the finished look. I started on this side because most of it is covered by the additions - now I hate to cover it up.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #1632 on: September 17, 2020, 02:18:41 PM »
I put the widow casting in to make sure it fit.  From the picture I need to make a little adjustment to get it square to the world. I haven't ruled out the fisheye affect from my iPhone.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #1633 on: September 17, 2020, 02:21:30 PM »
It is also time for an update on my G. Wiliker's build.  The roofers got started on the main building, today.






















I need to add the cupola now that I have finally decided on which color shingles I wanted to use.  I did the first side as a test.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #1634 on: September 17, 2020, 02:24:54 PM »
Note on taking photographs with an iPhone.  I think the white tape in the background of these pictures is messing up the photographs.  The structure is actually not in a shadow. I'm going to take a picture with the SLR this afternoon to test my theory.
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