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« on: September 14, 2020, 10:19:55 AM »
I'm working on a small office from a prototype photo.  Although that particular photo is from a Northern location (the snow is a big hint :-) ), I found a bunch of similar structures in Southern locations (including several from a town in MS.) 

The challenge was getting something to look like those scroll-end Ionic columns.  I ended up twirling thin brass around round nose tweezers, then inserting a styrene rod.  The columns should be fluted (and to be most precise, should be slightly smaller diameter at top), but I'm doing "Victorian Vernacular" so I can cheat and use plain columns.  The square Tuscan columns were easy by comparison.

I wanted an interior, so I primed both sides of the styrene walls white, and then painted on wainscoting.  After I painted the windows and added glazing, I glued them in place, and then added interior trim, painted a slightly different brown to stand out.  And yes, one window is glued in upside down, I had real problems with the glue actually holding.

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Re: small office
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2020, 10:37:12 AM »
Dave,

Nice little building and your model is coming right along. I think this structure will fit anywhere USA.

Nice job.

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Re: small office
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2020, 10:59:33 AM »
Tom, what would be the most likely roofing in your neck of the woods?  Wood shingles, or metal seam?


In the Great Frozen North, I'd expect a slate roof.



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Re: small office
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2020, 11:33:39 AM »
Hey Dave:

Looks great so far. Nice job on the columns. Don't know if I could have done that. Looks pretty tedious.

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Re: small office
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2020, 12:46:27 PM »
Very nice build. I really like how you did the columns.
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Re: small office
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2020, 01:00:45 PM »
looks good Dave
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Re: small office
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2020, 02:56:47 PM »
For the dental molding, I found a piece of porch trim that had relatively wide posts.  I trimmed it so the top of the rail and about 3" of the posts were intact, and then glued that to a piece of thin styrene.   The top shows the dental molding piece, assembled and painted, and the bottom is the remainder of the post trim, that I'll use elsewhere.


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Re: small office
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2020, 06:03:26 PM »
Very nice start.
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Re: small office
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2020, 07:42:55 PM »
A bit more progress.  I did the floors by cutting .020 scribed and painting it like pine flooring.  Then I cut a piece of .060 styrene the right size of the foundation and porch, centering the floor on it.  I glued the sides to the floor.  I did a similar approach for the ceiling (but I didn't glue it in place.  And I fixed the upside-down window!

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Re: small office
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2020, 07:53:31 PM »
It looks great Dave.
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Re: small office
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2020, 08:47:03 AM »
Tom, what would be the most likely roofing in your neck of the woods?  Wood shingles, or metal seam?


In the Great Frozen North, I'd expect a slate roof.



dave


Dave,

Although metal seams were used, they weren't common. The common roofs were either rolled roofing or shingles.

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Re: small office
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2020, 07:23:27 AM »
Cool little structure, looking forward to seeing this build come together.


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Re: small office
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2020, 09:46:10 AM »
Dave


Great job on those columns!  The rest is also coming along nicely!


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Re: small office
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2020, 10:37:16 AM »
Since I want to add interior lighting, I did a 'light test' with a flashlight in the dark.  One corner needed to be touched up to prevent light leaks.

Then I did more work on the roof.  I glued .015 thick strips flush with the outside of the roof, so they overhang the walls.  This makes for a nice -removable- roof.  I painted a .015x.020 strip the trim color, and will edge-glue that to 2 pieces of unpainted trim also .015 thick, and then edge glue that to the roof, to build up the full set of roof trim as on the prototype.  It won't be an exact match, but should be fairly close.

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Re: small office
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2020, 04:00:27 PM »
Very nice Dave.
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