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Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« on: June 30, 2017, 03:36:31 PM »
Okay, since Donato is anxiously awaiting my next thread here goes.   ;D  I picked this one up at the EXPO last year.  It's the Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office.  I've never built one of Hal's kits but really liked the look of this one so I bought it along with another of his kits.  I hope I do it justice!   :D


Here are the contents spread out on my workbench.


I started by cleaning removing the windows and doors from their sprues with my handy, dandy sprue cutter. 


Then I touched up the edges with an emery board.


The instructions called for removing the window section from the large door so I did that with my sprue cutter as well.

After which I touched the top of the large door up with the emery board.


More in a moment... :D
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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2017, 03:44:28 PM »
Any rough edges on the metal castings were then touched up with a file.


I liked that the instructions included a template for cutting the base of the chimney at the appropriate angle to match the pitch of the roof.  I did that with a razor saw and it took forever.  But, I was too lazy to get up, go out into the hot garage and dig around for the cutoff disk for my Dremel which I misplaced some time ago, yada, yada, yada.  I just nibbled away at it until I got thru it.   ;D


Everything that needed to be primed was then placed on one of my painting trays (and old jelly roll tray) on some painters tape that was taped upside down (sticky side up) onto the tray.


Next I sorted the strip wood, by size, and roughed it up using a wire brush I got in the welding section at Home Depot.


After that all the strip wood got a bath in Hunterline Light Grey Weathering stain in my little homemade bathtub.


As I removed the strip wood from the bath tub I propped it up in an old box to dry.


That's all the photo's I have uploaded at the moment.  The rest are still in my camera waiting for me to get off my lazy you-know-what and transfer to the computer.  Maybe this weekend.   :D

Thanks for following along!
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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2017, 04:51:03 PM »
Looks like another great build thread from Bob that I sure will be following.


And it does look like a very interesting office .... ;)


Look forward to this,
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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 05:29:13 PM »
Bob,

Since I bought mine the same time you purchased yours, I'll be following as well.

Great start.

Tom ;D
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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2017, 06:00:52 PM »
Off to a great start Bob, reminded me I have to make one of them A&I tubs.
I love photo's, don't we all.

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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017, 07:18:34 PM »
Great start Bob. I look forward to following your build.
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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2017, 10:22:34 PM »
I gotta watch this one......

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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2017, 07:17:59 AM »
I'll be following along as well Bob.
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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2017, 07:44:45 AM »
Always a good day when Bob introduces a new thread. Happily following...

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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2017, 09:30:38 AM »
i'll be keeping an eye on this one too.  :)
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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2017, 03:29:37 PM »
i'll be keeping an eye on this one too.  :)


Me too ....


Thanks,
Donato

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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2017, 04:17:12 PM »
This is for Donato:     
NOTE:  Do Not try this at home.  Moe, Larry and Curley were professional commedians.   :D


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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2017, 10:16:37 AM »
Looks like another great build thread from Bob that I sure will be following.


And it does look like a very interesting office .... ;)


Look forward to this,
Paul   (St Martin)

Okay Paul.  How many model structures are there that bear your name?   ;D  I know this isn't the first one I've encountered.   ;D  ;D 

Thanks for following along!   :D
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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2017, 10:19:35 AM »
Bob,

Since I bought mine the same time you purchased yours, I'll be following as well.

Great start.

Tom ;D

Thanks Tom!  I'll bring it around one of these days so you can get an idea of how big it really is for planning purposes.

For the rest of the gang Tom and I opened the kit at the airport, while waiting on our delayed flight, on the return trip from the EXPO.  I was really impressed with the instructions which were clearly written and contained a lot of photo's.  I've been kind of anxious to get this one on the work bench since that time.
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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2017, 10:22:05 AM »
Off to a great start Bob, reminded me I have to make one of them A&I tubs.

Thanks Jan!  Those tubs are really handy and worth the effort it takes to make one.  I was planning on a more sophisticated way to drain the contents back into bottle but ended up simply drilling a hole in one end and putting double sided foam tape around the hole.  I simply press the opening of the bottle against he hole/tape and pour the stain back into the bottle with nary a drop lost.   ;)
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