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Re: FSM Chippy Hollow Hardware
« Reply #90 on: March 18, 2020, 06:20:20 PM »
Beautiful modeling Steve.
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Re: FSM Chippy Hollow Hardware
« Reply #91 on: March 18, 2020, 09:28:04 PM »
Very, very, very nice.
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Re: FSM Chippy Hollow Hardware
« Reply #92 on: March 21, 2020, 11:44:36 PM »
What an awesome modeling job!  Thanks for sharing it on the forum.

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Re: FSM Chippy Hollow Hardware
« Reply #93 on: March 22, 2020, 03:37:38 AM »
HeySteve:

All I can say is WOWIE!!!!! what a beautiful job you are doing on this kit. It is one of my favorite FSM kits and yes I have one.

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Re: FSM Chippy Hollow Hardware
« Reply #94 on: March 24, 2020, 04:02:42 PM »
Thanks everyone!


I added the bumper to the track. This is from Peco. I sprayed it with gray paint and weathered it with some chalks.


I started working on the roof of the canopy. I wanted some areas where the tarpaper had worn away exposing some wood so I cut some pieces of the cardstock and added wood filler.


I decided not to use the construction paper included with this kit. I wanted to experiment with some black tissue paper for tarpaper. You can see where I tore the paper before I installed it.


I glued the paper down with some white glue spread out thin with my finger.


I covered the whole roof and added some tears to the paper with the blunt end of some tweezers.


I added the canopy supports, the framework and the 86 rafter tails.


I knew it was going to be challenging to glue the canopy to the platform. It's very top heavy so I drilled out the center of the posts, cut down some T pins and glued them in the holes. I used foam for the base of my diorama so I wanted the pins to go through the platform and into the foam.


I stuck the platform into a piece of foam to work on it. I also ended up painting the paper again with some Apple Barrel Pavement after this picture was taken. The primer I originally used started to get some sheen to it once I handled it a bit.


I weathered the roofing paper with some chalks and glued the canopy in place.



I'll finish detailing the roof once I installed the signage.

I took a lot of inspiration for this build from Brian Nolan's version of the kit. I liked the office he added to the left side of the structure using a Master Creations Office kit. My next step is building a small building in a similar location. I won't be using the Master Creations kit only because I already have one very close to where this kit will be installed on the layout.

Thanks for following along.

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Re: FSM Chippy Hollow Hardware
« Reply #95 on: March 24, 2020, 04:23:27 PM »
Mr. Nolan would be proud to have his name mentioned with your outstanding modeling.
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Re: FSM Chippy Hollow Hardware
« Reply #96 on: March 24, 2020, 04:32:32 PM »
Wow - those rafter tails are perfect. I mean perfect. Amazing. Love the NBW castings, too. Great stuff, thx.
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Re: FSM Chippy Hollow Hardware
« Reply #97 on: March 25, 2020, 08:53:35 AM »
Looking good Steve..... 8)
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Re: FSM Chippy Hollow Hardware
« Reply #98 on: March 25, 2020, 09:04:01 AM »
Excellent modeling Steve.
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Re: FSM Chippy Hollow Hardware
« Reply #99 on: March 25, 2020, 02:16:07 PM »
Wonderful modeling Steve!  Simply wonderful!  ;D  ;D  ;D

Apple Barrel Pavement you say?  I need to get me some of that.   ;)
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Re: FSM Chippy Hollow Hardware
« Reply #100 on: March 25, 2020, 06:23:47 PM »
Beautiful build.  Thanks for sharing, and please keep us updated.

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Re: FSM Chippy Hollow Hardware
« Reply #101 on: March 25, 2020, 09:44:28 PM »
Fantastic modeling!  I think it would be more prototypical if one of the rafter tails was a little warped or slightly out of place. ;)  Great work.
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Re: FSM Chippy Hollow Hardware
« Reply #102 on: March 27, 2020, 06:06:35 PM »
I appreciate John's comment on rafter tails. If you do just one it looks like you screwed up. So how many do you do? Always a modeling dilemma.