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Re: SRMW TUCKER & COOK MILL - 2021 Build Challenge
« Reply #225 on: February 15, 2021, 09:07:28 AM »
The slate roof looks really nice John!  :)


Thank you, my friend.
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Re: SRMW TUCKER & COOK MILL - 2021 Build Challenge
« Reply #226 on: February 15, 2021, 12:05:24 PM »
Looks great.
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Re: SRMW TUCKER & COOK MILL - 2021 Build Challenge
« Reply #227 on: February 15, 2021, 07:09:57 PM »
Looks great.


Thank you, Curt. I made some more progress, today. I'm taking this slow and easy but so far I'm happy with the results.
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Re: SRMW TUCKER & COOK MILL - 2021 Build Challenge
« Reply #228 on: February 17, 2021, 09:41:07 PM »
Here are a few progress pictures of the tile roof installation.  At the end of the day, today, I was building the upper tower.

























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Re: SRMW TUCKER & COOK MILL - 2021 Build Challenge
« Reply #229 on: February 18, 2021, 07:54:28 AM »
Beautiful roofing John.
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Re: SRMW TUCKER & COOK MILL - 2021 Build Challenge
« Reply #230 on: February 18, 2021, 10:33:05 AM »
Beautiful roofing John.


Thank you, Curt.
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Re: SRMW TUCKER & COOK MILL - 2021 Build Challenge
« Reply #231 on: February 18, 2021, 11:03:16 AM »
Hey John:

It's getting there. Looks just great.

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Re: SRMW TUCKER & COOK MILL - 2021 Build Challenge
« Reply #232 on: February 18, 2021, 01:02:38 PM »
Looking really good, John.

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: SRMW TUCKER & COOK MILL - 2021 Build Challenge
« Reply #233 on: February 18, 2021, 10:20:56 PM »
Hey John:

It's getting there. Looks just great.

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Thank you for the encouragement - I'm making a little progress every day. I should have some more progress pictures to post, tomorrow.



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Re: SRMW TUCKER & COOK MILL - 2021 Build Challenge
« Reply #234 on: February 18, 2021, 10:25:48 PM »
Looking really good, John.

Cheers, Mark.


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Thank you.  I hit a little snag this evening.  I'm short three window castings for the upper level. I don't have any in my stash so I'm going to look through a few kits to see if Bob might have used the same windows in another kit.  At the same time I will order some to replace the ones I'm missing.  There is still a chance that I miss placed them but I gave up the search this evening.
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Re: SRMW TUCKER & COOK MILL - 2021 Build Challenge
« Reply #235 on: February 19, 2021, 11:06:56 AM »
Update:  I found four of the windows I need in my SWMW Hilltown kit so we are off and running again.  I also put a note in the box and ordered the replacement windows from Tichy. I learned a lesson on this build - from now on it's not good enough to just count window holes and castings.  I'm going to do a dry fit of the window and door castings before I start painting or assembling anything.  ;)


Follow-up: Apparently, when this kit was released there were a few of the boxes that got out with the wrong windows and Bob made it right with those that contacted him.  Thank you for the emails guys. My kit had 3 extra tall windows so the count was right just three that were the wrong size. I love your kits Bob and sometimes (S**T) happens.  Enjoy your retirement!
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Re: SRMW TUCKER & COOK MILL - 2021 Build Challenge
« Reply #236 on: February 19, 2021, 08:33:20 PM »
I got the windows painted and the window glass in, today.  I also started assembling the tower. Here is a progress picture from the end of the day.


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Re: SRMW TUCKER & COOK MILL - 2021 Build Challenge
« Reply #237 on: February 20, 2021, 08:25:55 AM »
John beautiful job on that roof!!


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Re: SRMW TUCKER & COOK MILL - 2021 Build Challenge
« Reply #238 on: February 20, 2021, 08:56:42 AM »
John beautiful job on that roof!!


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Thank you for the kind words - I will be adding the roofing to the peaks hopefully, today. I'm waiting for the paint to come for the copper dome on the tower. It appears to be lost in transit according to my tracking information. It was supposed to be delivered a week ago.
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Re: SRMW TUCKER & COOK MILL - 2021 Build Challenge
« Reply #239 on: February 20, 2021, 01:43:29 PM »
Looking top notch, John.

Cheers, Mark.

 

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