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Second Build - Foley Towing by RailRoad Kits
« on: July 31, 2020, 08:47:52 AM »
Hey Der Folks!


For my second build, I will be doing Foley Towing by RailRoad Kits. (I wanted to build a kit from another manufacture) but I am waiting for the orders to be shipped. 


I chose this kit for the reasons below:

  • It's not a basic square kit, it has a little more complexity to it
  • It uses shingles, I watched Jason Jensens tutorial, and I wanted to try something other than rolled roofing (I know I can use shingles on any kit, but these were included with this kit)
  • It's not a clapboard siding kit
I am looking forward to this build, has it will be my first kit following only paper instructions.  My first build had a DVD to follow along with, which was a big help.  I did some testing of different colors, if anyone would like to give some feedback.  I am leaning toward "Pale Green" has my choice, but I am open to any ideas.

-Steven

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Re: Second Build - Foley Towing by RailRoad Kits
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 09:27:12 AM »
Steven I see you got the post problem fixed.


Nice little kit.


Should be a good build.


Jerry
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Re: Second Build - Foley Towing by RailRoad Kits
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 03:21:23 PM »
Glad you're up to speed Steven.....I'll be looking in on this one.  :)
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Re: Second Build - Foley Towing by RailRoad Kits
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 03:23:00 PM »
Nice choice for a second build Steven.  It should be a fun build.   :D
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Re: Second Build - Foley Towing by RailRoad Kits
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2020, 03:34:21 PM »
Looks like fun, Steven. I am following.  Pale green seems a good choice.  I tend to avoid dark shades of most colors, as dark can swallow up details. 

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Re: Second Build - Foley Towing by RailRoad Kits
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2020, 04:08:48 PM »
I'll be following.
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Re: Second Build - Foley Towing by RailRoad Kits
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2020, 04:13:30 PM »
In case anyone is interested, these are the brands of the colors.


-Steven



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Re: Second Build - Foley Towing by RailRoad Kits
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2020, 06:07:17 PM »
Steven,

The pale green is a good choice. I'm assuming you want the pale green on the exterior wall! A lighter color on small structures will look better than any dark color. Off white of white for the door and windows will compliment the walls.

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