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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #285 on: July 23, 2021, 05:11:47 PM »
Lovely work, Tom. You sure have been busy with the layout!

Craig,

Thank you. Yes, I've been busy but still behind on the thread update.

Tom  ;D
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #286 on: July 23, 2021, 05:15:30 PM »
Hi Tom.

This is looking really good.  I like that Magnuson municipal building - I might have to get one of those.  Scale Structures sent me a $20 voucher with my replacement wall so...  Your fix on the foundation looks good, too.  I like the two Magnuson structures side by side.  I might have expected the dimensions of the Municipal building to overpower the block of shops - but it doesn't - they work well together.  Eric has made a lovely job of that kit.  I love the whole back wall being a huge sign.  Great work.

Cheers, Mark.

Mark, Cheers,

As a stand alone structure, the municipal building appears overly large. However, when compared to the merchants row it looked more normal. It surprised me when MR1 was placed next to it. Eric, did do a fantastic job on the structure and especially the rear wall painted sign.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #287 on: July 23, 2021, 05:20:13 PM »
Really looks good Tom - always liked the looks of the Bar Mills tenement kit - I think its a knock off of the old Smallshaw build in MR and later kitted by North Eastern.

Doug


Doug,

Many of the Bar Mills kits are excellent. In earlier Bar Mills kits, I always thought the railing were out of scale. The railing are much better on the newer kits.

I agree, this does appear to be a small sister type to the Smallshaw tenement kits. I have the NE kit and it does look very similar.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #288 on: July 23, 2021, 05:23:45 PM »
I bet Bill is getting excited......he'll soon have a court room to preside over. Did you leave a spot for the General Lee statue in the revised plan of downtown?  ;)


Greg,

The Judge will have a court room in the municipal building in the City of Tahope and a small Judge's Quarters for the county.

I do have a spot for General R. E. Lee and a flag pole for the American and Confederate flag.  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #289 on: July 23, 2021, 05:36:02 PM »
I used blue painter's tape to tape off the surface of the brick street. I then used Elmer's white glue to seal the cardboard. I painted the white glue on using a 1" brush.



It only took a few hours for the white glue to thoroughly dry.

NOTE: If you use Elmer's white glue to seal any cardboard, be sure you use an oil base paint to color the concrete. Elmer's is a water base glue and Acrylics are also water based. If you use a water base concrete color, it will soften the white glue and cause problems you don't want to deal with.

Trust me, I know.

When the glue dries, it will be to a shiny finish.





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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #290 on: July 23, 2021, 05:37:33 PM »
Blue tape removed. When painted with Floquil Concrete, the surface will be flat.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #291 on: July 25, 2021, 08:34:19 AM »
Wow, Tom you have been on a roll while I was away. Great progress, it all looks great.
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #292 on: July 25, 2021, 08:59:14 AM »
Tom this is really moving along.  Going to be one great scene for sure!


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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #293 on: July 25, 2021, 11:08:21 AM »
Things are moving swiftly in the downtown!  I always enjoy seeing how you attack various problems. Hope the guys had a good Saturday get together. Jim
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #294 on: July 25, 2021, 03:49:53 PM »
Wow, Tom you have been on a roll while I was away. Great progress, it all looks great.


John,

Yea, I've been trying to keep some steam up. I still have some Covid-19 issues related to "getting tired" easily. So far, I've been fairly successful in working through the tiredness.

Thank you for the support my friend and nice words of encouragement.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #295 on: July 25, 2021, 03:51:10 PM »
Tom this is really moving along.  Going to be one great scene for sure!


Jerry


Jerry,

Thanks for stopping by. I'm looking forward to all that will go into this area. Lots and lots of details.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #296 on: July 25, 2021, 03:55:19 PM »
Things are moving swiftly in the downtown!  I always enjoy seeing how you attack various problems. Hope the guys had a good Saturday get together. Jim


Jim,

Good to see you. Coming up with solutions to problems usually works for me one way or the other. Most of the times they come to me as I'm falling asleep. 8)

We had a grand ole time Saturday. Thanks for stopping by.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #297 on: July 25, 2021, 03:59:59 PM »
I used an awl to scribe the joints in the concrete base. I noticed that the glue caused the edges of the curb to be a little sharp.



To soften this look and get a gentle rounded curve on the curb edge, I used a heavy duty sanding board to sand the outer edge.



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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #298 on: July 25, 2021, 04:03:00 PM »
Much better now.



After using painters tape to protect the street from paint, I painted the first square and a half or so with Floquil concrete.



The paint really brings out the joints in the side walks.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #299 on: July 25, 2021, 04:04:13 PM »







Viewing my posted photos also give me an idea of areas that need fixing. An example here is the missing ballast. Not next to the road as I haven't done that yet but the ballast to the right of the street.

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