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Jerry

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Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« Reply #225 on: January 10, 2020, 09:52:27 AM »
Wow!!  Just getting caught up.  Beautiful modeling George.
Keep p the great work!!


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Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« Reply #226 on: January 10, 2020, 11:59:12 AM »
George,
Just catching up on your project.  Amazing work.  I really like how everything is coming together.

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« Reply #227 on: January 12, 2020, 09:16:32 AM »
Thank you very much, Curt, Jerry and Bruce!  I appreciate the support!

Today's picture don't show a lot of dramatic progress--just small things. I added the mansard roof top trim. Lengths of 2x6 at the top of the shingles and 2x10s for cap boards. I applied the 2x6 lumber first, let it dry well and then sanded off the top angle to get a flat (albeit narrow) surface for the 2x10 cap board.  Had I not sanded, the edge of the 2x6, since it is applied on an angle, would have jutted up in spots like this:  ^


The photo above also shows some additional details.  I devised a loading dock door bumper from scrap wood, and added a Model Tech wall exhaust vent to the wall. This side of the structure is actually the building main entrance, or front wall, although the opposite rear wall with the tower is more prominent in the diorama and kit pictures.

Speaking of the tower, I began constructing the tower base, seen weighted by a bottle of Floquil "Dust" that has survived. The base represents decorative molding and is achieved very simply by building up three squares. When dry, I will prime with gray and sponge paint white to match the other trim.

Below is a lower level shot of the structure "front" showing the newest work. It better shows how the mansard roof trim works together.


More roofing work coming up.
--Opa George

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Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« Reply #228 on: January 12, 2020, 10:22:14 AM »
That looks superb.  I seem to have run out of superlatives.
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Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« Reply #229 on: January 12, 2020, 06:51:17 PM »
This is really looking fantastic, George!

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« Reply #230 on: January 13, 2020, 05:22:50 AM »
Thanks very much, Bob and Mark.
--Opa George
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Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« Reply #231 on: January 13, 2020, 08:09:40 AM »
hey George:

That's coming along quite nicely. Like the colors and weathering.

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Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« Reply #232 on: January 13, 2020, 10:47:13 AM »
George,

I agree with the rest, this is turning out very nice.

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Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« Reply #233 on: January 13, 2020, 11:13:40 AM »
George just had to reply again.  That is so very well done your coloring is perfect.


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Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« Reply #234 on: January 14, 2020, 08:08:26 PM »
Karl, Tom and Jerry, I really appreciate the support. This kit is really fun!

Last evening I installed the rolled roofing on the main roof.  Today it is completely dry and ready to weather.  To the left you can see some of the parts for the tower.


Here is the main roof after weathering.  I used a small folded piece of 180 grit sandpaper to get the highly worn effect.


Below are some sub-assemblies of the tower.  The trim in laser cut, and is quite delicate. I bent one, but did not break it. Glued in place the bend is not noticeable.  The wooden gable ends are painted to match the main building siding.


Here are the assemblies in a trial fitting. No glue yet.


And here is the tower fully assembled, sans finial.  The pilot model clearly shows wire covering the seams, although that step is not mentioned in the instructions. I added lengths of piano wire in the rather large gutters between the sides and on top of the gables. It looks much better this way.


Here is the assembly with a base coat of paint.  Once dry, I will dry-brush with white to lighten it a little.


All for now...
--Opa George
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Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« Reply #235 on: January 15, 2020, 07:27:22 AM »
Looks terrific so far!  Great job on, well, everything.   ;D
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Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« Reply #236 on: January 15, 2020, 08:13:13 AM »
Top notch modeling George. Everything looks terrific.
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Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« Reply #237 on: January 16, 2020, 05:30:14 AM »
Thanks very much, Bob and Curt.  I'll post a progress pic this evening. Last evening I dry-brushed the completed tower assembly with white and added some dirt and grime to the patina to mitigate the "fresh" look.  I stained and painted some stripwood for the rooftop stair access, but did not start assembling that yet.
--Opa George
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Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« Reply #238 on: January 17, 2020, 02:05:50 PM »
That little roof came up great, George.

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« Reply #239 on: January 17, 2020, 07:22:18 PM »
Looking good George.
Carl