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Re: Sewall's Foundry using RailroadKits castings.
« Reply #45 on: April 02, 2021, 06:33:27 PM »
Hey Steve:

Looking just gorgeous. Keep them thar pjs a flowing.

Karl

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Re: Sewall's Foundry using RailroadKits castings.
« Reply #46 on: April 03, 2021, 03:05:41 PM »
Really cool technique on the weatherboard painting there, Steve.  They look very realistic.

I'm not sure how the broken sash window would get in that position...

Cheers, Mark.


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Re: Sewall's Foundry using RailroadKits castings.
« Reply #47 on: April 03, 2021, 04:54:33 PM »
Hey Steve:

Oops I meant pics.

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Re: Sewall's Foundry using RailroadKits castings.
« Reply #48 on: April 03, 2021, 05:18:47 PM »
Hey Steve:

Oops I meant pics.

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Re: Sewall's Foundry using RailroadKits castings.
« Reply #49 on: April 04, 2021, 04:38:52 PM »
As all ways, beautiful work.  Looking forward to your progress.  Mark

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Re: Sewall's Foundry using RailroadKits castings.
« Reply #50 on: April 04, 2021, 08:35:39 PM »
Steve,

I love that weathered look on the substructure. I have many of the AK paints but not the 3rd. gen color. Also, I'll be using the mineral spirits and tape method on a future build. Thanks for the clinic.

Tom  ;D
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Re: Sewall's Foundry using RailroadKits castings.
« Reply #51 on: April 08, 2021, 03:13:14 PM »
Thanks for the positive comments everyone!

Tom, I recently started using the AK 3rd gen and I love them. I don't typically use them for painting walls, mostly for castings. The coverage is really great, it usually gets it done in 1 coat.

Just a little update today. I got the roof on the shed and started working out the placement of the structure on the layout.


Roof is on..


I decided to not add any sort of loading dock the the area under the stone overhang. I made these bumpers from wood, NBWs and a few tire castings I cut in half.


Some vines were added to hide the seams.

I'm not going to do much until I can glue the structure down. This is unfortunately one of the scenes I need to complete on the layout. I started adding the scenery where it will sit but I can't progress until it dries. I'm going to try to finish painting some of the detail castings and build a few trucks I would like in the scene.

Thanks for following along.
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Re: Sewall's Foundry using RailroadKits castings.
« Reply #52 on: April 09, 2021, 08:46:53 AM »
Great work, Steve. Enjoying this one come together.
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Re: Sewall's Foundry using RailroadKits castings.
« Reply #53 on: April 09, 2021, 10:43:18 AM »
Excellent work Steve.  Looking forward to the placement of this beauty.


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Re: Sewall's Foundry using RailroadKits castings.
« Reply #54 on: April 10, 2021, 04:44:46 PM »
Hey Steve:

It’s coming along nicely. Keep the pics flowing.

Karl

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Re: Sewall's Foundry using RailroadKits castings.
« Reply #55 on: April 10, 2021, 09:36:25 PM »
Hello Steve, another very nice build. I'm looking forward to see what you do for the support columns.   Jeff
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Re: Sewall's Foundry using RailroadKits castings.
« Reply #56 on: April 12, 2021, 10:09:11 PM »
Thanks everyone!

Over the last few days I installed the structure on the layout and started to work the scenery in around it.


First step before I could install the structure was adding the concrete under it. This is done the same way I had done in my previous builds...plaster of paris smoothed out with a wet sponge and some really light sanding with some fine sand paper to level it out. I colored it with Parisian Gray Chalk paint and weathered with charcoal briquet dust.


My pavement wasn't completely level so I need to shim up the backside of the structure.


I had to do a little bit of adjustment and filing to get the brick pillars to fit correctly. Looks kinda boring to me now but I'll fix that with a vehicle and many details.


Backside..obviously lots more details coming.




This is how it ended up fitting in the overall scene.

Thanks for following along. I started work on a couple vehicles and I need to finish some of the details then I can complete the areas behind the tracks and start working on the very foreground of this area.

-Steve Custer

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Re: Sewall's Foundry using RailroadKits castings.
« Reply #57 on: Today at 08:39:41 AM »
That looks great in its position, I'm looking forward to seeing how you detail it.


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