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Title: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on July 09, 2017, 04:45:26 PM
Hi All:

Here's my next project. It's A rather large kit on a 14 X 21 inch base which is cut and measured for the wall & pier system. It was modeled after A Lumber & Supply Yard in Sellersville, Pa very close to where I live. Drove by it many time. I is gone as it has been torn down.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: S&S RR on July 09, 2017, 04:51:14 PM
I'm looking forward to you build - this one is on my short term build list.
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Post by: Dave K. on July 09, 2017, 05:23:56 PM
Looking forward to it. Our Baxter (left)...😁
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Post by: Raymo on July 09, 2017, 05:53:25 PM
Cool... You'll be done waaay before I get mine done.
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Post by: Janbouli on July 09, 2017, 06:15:54 PM
Great , I'll be along for the ride.
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Post by: MAP on July 10, 2017, 06:01:24 AM
I'll be following along as well.
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Post by: GPdemayo on July 10, 2017, 08:17:30 AM
Big build Karl, looks like fun.....I'll be watching.  :)
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Post by: Donato on July 10, 2017, 12:01:02 PM
Any more room in the lounge car?  I'd like to come along for the ride.

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Post by: Pol.lux on July 10, 2017, 04:04:34 PM
Wow!! Seems to be a lovely kit...
Watching!!! :) :) :)
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Post by: sdrees on July 10, 2017, 04:07:16 PM
Karl, that is an awesome kit.  I will be looking in.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on July 10, 2017, 04:38:37 PM
Hi To everyone who has posted they will be following along:

 We will see how I do with this one. I have cut the 14" X 21" base and applied some of the concrete walls. Have six piers to add in the middle.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: tom.boyd.125 on July 11, 2017, 03:22:22 AM
Karl,
 Somehow I know that your build of this kit will be completed before the same kit on the my shelf gets any of the wood pre stained... ;D
Looking forward to see you work and share your magic again !  :)
 Tommy
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: ACL1504 on July 11, 2017, 07:01:05 AM
Karl,

I'm in on the job of following as well. My Karl file is getting pretty big. What kit will you start next week when this one is finished? ;D ;D ;D


Tom ;D
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: GPdemayo on July 11, 2017, 08:50:12 AM
Karl,

I'm in on the job of following as well. My Karl file is getting pretty big. What kit will you start next week when this one is finished? ;D ;D ;D


Tom ;D


Come on Tom.....we're talking about Karl here, it won't take him till next week to get this one done.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on July 11, 2017, 05:10:59 PM
Hi Guys:

I don't know the last one took me almost a month and this one is a lot bigger.

Karl
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Post by: fbernard65 on July 11, 2017, 05:49:23 PM
Hi Karl,

From the pics, the rust seems a bit intense.  You may want to tone it down a bit if you can.

Frank
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Post by: Gerald Mabry on July 11, 2017, 08:24:15 PM
Looking forward to following along.
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Post by: postalkarl on July 12, 2017, 03:21:14 PM
Hi Frank:

Will do.

Thanks:

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on July 12, 2017, 03:21:50 PM
Hi Gearld:

Glad to have you aboard.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on July 12, 2017, 03:23:04 PM
Hi All:

Got A lot of pain in the neck work finished today. Kit calls for plywood but I used black Board with foam core.

Karl
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Post by: ACL1504 on July 12, 2017, 07:23:46 PM
Karl,

Looking great. The black foam board will certainly make the diorama much lighter.

Tom ;D
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Post by: postalkarl on July 12, 2017, 07:56:19 PM
Hi Tom:

Thanks buddy appreciate it. Yes much lighter and A lot easier to cut.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on July 14, 2017, 11:57:25 AM
Hi All:

This will be going on the shelf for a few days as Doug asked me to build the new background kit Murdock Fasteners.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on July 20, 2017, 10:28:23 AM
Hi Guys:

Got a little more work done on this one. Added the rest of the concrete trestle walls.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on July 20, 2017, 02:51:01 PM
Hi All:

Got the rest of the trestle walls installed and my 2 gravel piles per the instructions. They are dark as they are not dry yet.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on July 20, 2017, 04:00:17 PM
Hi Guys:

Scenery is finished between all the piers. Not dry yet but here's a photo.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: deemery on July 20, 2017, 05:38:12 PM
How did you do the piles?  Is there a former underneath the gravel?


dave
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Post by: PRR Modeler on July 20, 2017, 06:58:42 PM
Looking good.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on July 20, 2017, 07:21:00 PM
Hi Dave:

Yes there is a former under the gravel. It is A wet plaster mound. I put a scoop of wet spackling between the piers with a teaspoon and the shaped them with a popsicle stick. The the gravel was applied. After that Straight Rubbing alcohol was applied and then Woodland Scenics scenic cement was applied over that. Then A light dusting of more earth and other scenic materials.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on July 20, 2017, 07:21:58 PM
Hi curt:

Appreciate the compliment.

Thanks:

Karl
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Post by: MAP on July 21, 2017, 05:59:21 AM
Looks great Karl!
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Post by: postalkarl on July 21, 2017, 11:16:38 AM
Hi Mark:

Thanks much appreciated.

Karl
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Post by: Donato on July 21, 2017, 12:21:05 PM
Karl, if compliments were all worth a nickel, you would be able to treat us ALL to the next Expo!!!
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Post by: postalkarl on July 23, 2017, 03:46:25 PM
Hi Donato:

Thanks for the compliment. Send you nickel in. 
Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on July 23, 2017, 03:50:06 PM
Hi guys:

Got some work done today. The stringers are assembled and glued to the concrete piers. Also added the 2 1/4" ties. NBW's were also added. These are not from the kit.  I found these in my stuff. I really liked the nice large backing plates.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: ACL1504 on July 23, 2017, 05:36:19 PM
Karl,

This is really looking great my friend.

Tom ;D
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Post by: PRR Modeler on July 23, 2017, 07:12:11 PM
Good job, it's coming to life.
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Post by: postalkarl on July 24, 2017, 07:41:02 AM
Hi tom & curt:

Thanks for the compliments as usual. much appreciated.

Karl
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Post by: Donato on July 24, 2017, 12:12:14 PM
...another nickle for you!

Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on July 24, 2017, 01:16:14 PM
Hi Donato:

Thanks buddy I'll throw it in the can.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on July 26, 2017, 04:17:33 PM
Hi All:

Ties are installed. Took a while as there are a lot of them. Rails are painted and drying to be installed later.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: PRR Modeler on July 26, 2017, 08:39:06 PM
Very nice work.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on July 27, 2017, 07:36:43 AM
Hi Curt:

Thanks much appreciated.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on July 28, 2017, 12:36:54 PM
Hi Guys:

Rails are laid, catwalk is in and the concrete bumper is installed.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: ACL1504 on July 28, 2017, 12:57:06 PM
Karl,

Looking good as always.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on July 28, 2017, 03:23:42 PM
Hi Tom:

Thanks. starting on the shed next.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on July 28, 2017, 04:06:50 PM
Hi Guys:

Opps forgot I had to do the handrails before I started the shed. Here they are installed. Now on to the shed.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: deemery on July 29, 2017, 11:26:55 AM
Karl, any tips on adding those rails to the existing structure?  That strikes me as difficult...


dave
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on July 29, 2017, 01:45:27 PM
Hi Dave:

Thanks for asking the photo above is not the whole platform. See the previous photo. The building starts at the end of the cat walk. You will see how it works in my next photo when I finish building the end wall frames.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on August 01, 2017, 05:41:10 PM
Hi Guys:

Got the shed over the track pretty much finished except for the roof and some details. Lots of work Board by board construction.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: PRR Modeler on August 01, 2017, 06:12:43 PM
Looks great Karl.
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Post by: postalkarl on August 01, 2017, 06:58:20 PM
Hi Curt:

Thanks appreciate the compliment.

Karl
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Post by: richbeau on August 01, 2017, 09:25:57 PM
Looking good Karl. Love your subtle touch with the paint, stain, and washes.

I've only built this once. I wish I could get this for a reasonable price. Having built a number of scenes from scratch I just remember how well designed this kit was - and how much I learned.
--Rich
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on August 02, 2017, 07:47:13 AM
Hi Rich:

Thanks buddy. Your compliment is much appreciated.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on August 02, 2017, 03:07:31 PM
Hi guys:

I decided to take some better photos of what I've done. Here they are.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on August 02, 2017, 04:32:54 PM
Hi All:

Upper shed floor is detailed with plywood, Wallboard and loose lumber.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on August 04, 2017, 03:40:03 PM
Hi All:

Got the roof done on the shed today. Next are the fire barrels on the roof. Hope it looks Ok.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: ACL1504 on August 04, 2017, 07:25:41 PM
Karl,

As usual, beautiful work. I love the weathering on the shed. Looks old and rusty!

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: PRR Modeler on August 04, 2017, 08:19:33 PM
Great job on the roof Karl. How did you weather it?
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Post by: postalkarl on August 04, 2017, 08:25:06 PM
Hi Tom & Curt:

Tom and Curt thanks for the complements. Much appreciated.

Roof:

Curt the base coat is Rust-Oleum Satin Warm Caramel from the hardware store. Then it is dry-brushed with Poly-Scale  Zinc Chrome Primer and then dry-brushed with Apple Barrel Country Gray craft paint.

Walss:

Walls are board by board. Stained with A&I, The dry-brushed with Poly-Scale Zinc Chrome Primer. Then dry-brushed with Apple Barrel Country Gray.


Karl
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Post by: S&S RR on August 04, 2017, 09:28:08 PM
Karl


Looking great! The colors look very realistic. As always, I'm following along.  If you look at the yellow boxes in the background of my current workbench activity this kit has made it's way from my stash to the workbench. Coming soon, as they say.
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Post by: postalkarl on August 04, 2017, 09:33:58 PM
Hi John:

Cool can't wait to see what you do with it. Keep me informed as to when you start OK. I'd say this is one of George's more complicated kits.

Thanks for the compliment. Much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: PRR Modeler on August 05, 2017, 09:23:44 AM
Thanks Karl.
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Post by: postalkarl on August 06, 2017, 03:35:36 PM
Hi Curt:

You are quite welcome.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on August 06, 2017, 03:39:15 PM
Hi  Guys:

Here's the paring lot on 1/32nd Task board. It is painted with my Sherwin Willaims match for Floquil Concrete. Hope it looks OK,. I will be weathered and scenery will be added as I go along.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: ACL1504 on August 06, 2017, 03:42:58 PM
Karl,

Great job on the parking lot. Yes, it look OK. In fact it looks mucho fine. That's pretty much all my Spanish. ;D ;D


Tom ;D
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Post by: PRR Modeler on August 06, 2017, 07:12:37 PM
Looks great. Good color match.
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Post by: oldiron on August 06, 2017, 09:10:58 PM
Karl, could you share the color mixing code for your Floquil Concrete replacement? My bottle dried out before I could paint a sample to get the color matched. :-\
Bob
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Post by: engine909 on August 09, 2017, 05:28:31 PM
Karl, don't play. But those two dogs would love to play, I imagine. Sweethearts.
ed
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Post by: S&S RR on August 09, 2017, 08:29:18 PM
Hi  Guys:

Here's the paring lot on 1/32nd Task board. It is painted with my Sherwin Willaims match for Floquil Concrete. Hope it looks OK,. I will be weathered and scenery will be added as I go along.

Karl


Karl


I love the look of your workbench - looks like a few kits have been built there.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on August 10, 2017, 07:54:28 AM
Hi Tom:

Thanks for The compliment as always.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on August 10, 2017, 07:55:05 AM
Hi curt:

Thanks much appreciated as always.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on August 10, 2017, 07:57:18 AM
Hi Ed:

You need to have a sample on paper to provide to Sherwin Williams, Home Depot or Lowe's to have the color made for you.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on August 10, 2017, 08:01:40 AM
Hi Ed:

I assume you are talking about the two dogs one of the guys posted. I believe ones name was Baxter. Yep I'm sure they would play

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on August 10, 2017, 08:03:09 AM
Hi John:

Yeah I built a few on that workbench. It's actually an old antique desk. Will take a photo of the front and post it for you.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on August 10, 2017, 04:07:16 PM
Hi Guys:

Been working on the office.

Karl
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Post by: PRR Modeler on August 10, 2017, 06:53:44 PM
Looking good Karl.
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Post by: postalkarl on August 11, 2017, 07:38:25 AM
Hi Curt:

Thanks appreciate your compliment.

Karl
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Post by: Dave K. on August 14, 2017, 08:17:10 AM
Beautiful roof and wall finishes. 👍🏻
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Post by: S&S RR on August 14, 2017, 09:15:46 AM
Hi John:

Yeah I built a few on that workbench. It's actually an old antique desk. Will take a photo of the front and post it for you.

Karl


Very cool - I'm looking forward to the picture.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on August 14, 2017, 04:39:07 PM
Hi Dave:

Thanks for the compliment.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on August 14, 2017, 04:40:21 PM
Hi John:

I will take that picture:

Office walls are assembled and are the concrete and wood platforms. On to details and roofs.

Karl
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Post by: PRR Modeler on August 14, 2017, 06:18:04 PM
It looks really good Karl.
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Post by: postalkarl on August 14, 2017, 07:16:32 PM
Hi Curt:

Appreciate your compliment as always.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on August 16, 2017, 03:19:50 PM
Hi Guys:

The office platforms are built and the details are installed.

Karl
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Post by: PRR Modeler on August 16, 2017, 07:08:26 PM
The details really make the scene.
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Post by: postalkarl on August 16, 2017, 07:49:53 PM
Hi Curt:

Thanks for your input. Need to put some trash around yet.

Thanks:

Karl
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Post by: mario1 on August 17, 2017, 11:16:31 AM
Hi Karl

Very nice as usual. Like the paint job. Gna be a best in show  looks like.
Cheers! :)

Mario
FW&RRry
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on August 17, 2017, 12:00:29 PM
Hi Mario:

Thanks. Glad you are enjoying the build. Cheers back at you.

Karl
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Post by: sdrees on August 17, 2017, 12:30:18 PM
Hi Karl,

Your project is coming along very nicely. I always enjoy your builds.  What is taking you so long?
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Post by: postalkarl on August 17, 2017, 06:18:36 PM
Hi Steve:

Thanks. Glad you are enjoying the build. Big kit and lots of work.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on August 21, 2017, 12:48:56 PM
Hi Guys:

Been working on the main roof for the supply shed. I don't like using paper strips on the peaks so I used separate cap shingles. Each Is 1/8th inches square. Here's a pic before I painted it so you can see the shingle easily. A finial casting goes at the top.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on August 21, 2017, 04:23:14 PM
Hi All:

Roof is installed on office building and a few extra crumple up newspapers were added to the platform.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on August 21, 2017, 04:24:17 PM
Hi Guys:

Next are the roof canopies and scenery around the office buildings.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: PRR Modeler on August 21, 2017, 07:00:42 PM
I really like the 2 types of roofing on the one building. It gives the building character.  Nice job Karl.
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Post by: postalkarl on August 21, 2017, 07:44:35 PM
Hi Curt:

Glad you liked it. Thanks for the compliment. Much appreciated.

Karl
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Post by: tom.boyd.125 on August 22, 2017, 02:20:48 PM
Karl,
 Looking good on another classic FSM kit ... 8) ...
Tommy
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: S&S RR on August 23, 2017, 01:24:32 PM
Hi Guys:

Been working on the main roof for the supply shed. I don't like using paper strips on the peaks so I used separate cap shingles. Each Is 1/8th inches square. Here's a pic before I painted it so you can see the shingle easily. A finial casting goes at the top.

Karl


Karl


The roof looks great! I have put two cedar roofs on my gazebo in the back yard.  The first time I used cedar trim for the peaks - the second time I used individual shingles on the peaks and it looks much better.  Just like in your model the extra work really pays off.
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Post by: postalkarl on August 23, 2017, 07:57:14 PM
Hi Tommy:

Thanks for the compliment. Much appreciated.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on August 23, 2017, 07:59:10 PM
Hi John:

Yeah thank for the compliment. Mush appreciated. Yeah I just don't like paper strips. The cap shingle look far better.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on August 27, 2017, 07:02:55 PM
Hi guys:

Didn't get much done due to a family function this weekend. Got The truck scale and the gas pump built. Have to add stair between office platform and upper deck along the tracks. Hope to get office glued down, stairs and scenery added around the office.

Here's a photo. Hope you like it.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: PRR Modeler on August 28, 2017, 12:43:43 PM
Very nice job Karl.
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Post by: postalkarl on August 28, 2017, 01:20:00 PM
Hi Curt:

Thanks buddy appreciate it.

Karl
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Post by: fsmcollector67 on August 28, 2017, 01:39:19 PM
Karl,
 Looking good, always a pleasure to watch your builds...
Loren...
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Post by: LongHornCaddy on August 28, 2017, 01:46:00 PM
You're doing a mighty fine job Karl!
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on August 28, 2017, 08:48:21 PM
Hi Loren:

Thanks buddy appreciate the compliment. Glad you are enjoying the build.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on August 28, 2017, 08:49:35 PM
Hi Long Horn:

Thanks much appreciate the compliment as always.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on August 30, 2017, 11:01:46 AM
Hi All:

The office area is finished. Hope you like it.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: Donato on August 30, 2017, 01:25:28 PM
What's not to like????

Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on August 30, 2017, 03:16:48 PM
Hey Donato:

Thanks buddy appreciate it.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: PRR Modeler on August 30, 2017, 03:48:59 PM
Very nice build Karl.
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Post by: GPdemayo on August 30, 2017, 04:13:12 PM
The scene came together well Karl.....love the details.  8)
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Post by: Janbouli on August 30, 2017, 05:33:37 PM
Lovely little scene Karl.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on August 31, 2017, 04:07:42 PM
Hi Curt, Greg & Jan:

Thanks for the compliment. Opps here's another pic. Forgot the roof over the doors.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: PRR Modeler on August 31, 2017, 05:25:21 PM
The awnings are a nice touch.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on August 31, 2017, 06:02:52 PM
Hi Curt:

Thanks appreciate it.

Karl
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Post by: jimmillho on August 31, 2017, 07:46:14 PM
Looking good Karl

Jim
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on September 01, 2017, 07:40:06 AM
Hi Jim:

Thanks appreciate your compliment.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: JusticeCity on September 01, 2017, 10:19:07 PM
Dang,

Karl can you get any better at creating models?
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on September 02, 2017, 06:08:44 AM
Hi Marty:

Hmmm I'm not sure. Anyway thanks much.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: patriciak8666 on September 02, 2017, 12:15:45 PM
One of my favorite FSM kits.  You're doing an excellent job.  Really looks good.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on September 02, 2017, 08:08:39 PM
Hi Patrick:

Thanks for the compliment.

Karlr
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: MAP on September 03, 2017, 06:18:46 AM
Looks great Karl!
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Post by: Cuse on September 03, 2017, 07:08:17 AM
Fantastic work Karl. I'm enjoying this build!


John
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on September 03, 2017, 08:23:27 AM
Hi John:

Thanks for the compliment. Much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on September 03, 2017, 08:28:43 AM
Hi all:

We are in the Outer Banks for the week. No more progress till we get back. 

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: Raymo on September 03, 2017, 08:32:42 AM
I'm also enjoying this build Karl. I like seeing your vision and approach to building each building compared to the building's that I've built for this kit.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on September 03, 2017, 11:12:06 AM
Hi Raym:   Glad U like my approach. Thanks and enjoy.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: ACL1504 on September 03, 2017, 01:53:45 PM
Karl,

As usual, it just looks perfect my friend. Very Karl like.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on September 03, 2017, 04:29:09 PM
Hi Tom:

Thanks buddy appreciate the compliment.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on September 10, 2017, 12:48:26 PM
Hi Guys:

Got back from the Outer Banks yesterday. Will be putting this on the shelf as I have A Schmidtchens Rifles & Firearms to build for Artie F at Bar Mills Models.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: LongHornCaddy on September 21, 2017, 09:14:14 PM
The office looks great Karl.  Looking forward to the rest of the build!
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: Pol.lux on September 22, 2017, 01:26:42 AM
You have a nice work there, Karl!
Looking for the final result ;)
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on September 22, 2017, 07:34:55 AM
Hi Long Horn:

Glad you like the office. I'll get back to this when finished with Schmidtchens Firearms.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on October 26, 2017, 07:43:13 AM
Hi All:

Will be getting back to this one today.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on October 26, 2017, 03:57:50 PM
Hi All:

Just finished reading the instructions for the shop building and will starting on it shortly.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on October 26, 2017, 05:18:46 PM
Hi Guys:

Walls, windows doors and corner trim are painted.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: S&S RR on October 26, 2017, 09:40:40 PM
Good to see you back on this build Karl.  I'm following along.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on October 27, 2017, 04:32:32 PM
Hi John:

Glad to have you back aboard.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on October 30, 2017, 07:34:59 AM
Hi Guys:

I've been working on the shop building. Hope to have some photos today.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on October 30, 2017, 03:39:33 PM
Hi All:

Made a bit of progress on the shop Building. painted Braced,  widows, Glass & Shads installed. Still have to do the studs in the open garage and dry-brush the walls.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: PRR Modeler on October 30, 2017, 05:31:01 PM
Looking good Karl. I didn't like the wall colors earlier but with the walls together it does look good. I guess you have a better eye for matching colors than I do. ;)
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on October 30, 2017, 07:21:48 PM
Hi Curt:

Thanks for the compliment. Used the colors suggested in the kit. Also they are not dry-brushed yet.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: Donato on October 31, 2017, 12:42:29 PM
Karl, ..... just beautiful modeling....!!!

Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 01, 2017, 07:55:32 AM
Hi Donato:

Thanks for the compliment. Much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 02, 2017, 03:43:58 PM
Hi All:

Insides of the garage walls have all the studs installed.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: PRR Modeler on November 02, 2017, 04:43:27 PM
Very nicely detailed Karl.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 02, 2017, 06:20:11 PM
Hi Curt:

Thanks for the compliment. Much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: jerryrbeach on November 02, 2017, 08:29:15 PM
Karl,
As usual, beautiful modeling!  I especially like the contrast between the really worn out wood shingles and the metal roofing!
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: LongHornCaddy on November 03, 2017, 12:38:17 AM
Nice looking build going on here Karl!
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: Donato on November 03, 2017, 02:22:43 PM
All I can say Karl.....you're studly!!!
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 04, 2017, 03:41:19 PM
Hi Donato: 


Thanks for the compliment. Im here at the EXPO. My first trip to Altoona, Pa. and I live in this state. Should get home to the Phila. Area sometime tomorrow.

Karl.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: ACL1504 on November 05, 2017, 10:52:04 AM
Karl,

Looking good, looking very good. I never get tired of following your builds.

Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: Dave K. on November 05, 2017, 03:55:53 PM
Looking good Karl. I didn't like the wall colors earlier but with the walls together it does look good. I guess you have a better eye for matching colors than I do. ;)

Ive used Karls builds as a color guide numerous times. Good to meet you at the Expo, Karl!
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 06, 2017, 12:03:05 PM
Hi Tom:

Thanks buddy. Glad you are enjoying it.

Karl

Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 06, 2017, 12:04:27 PM
Hi Dave:

thanks was good talking with you at The EXPO also. You use my build as A color guide. I'm honored.

karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: S&S RR on November 06, 2017, 04:14:03 PM
Karl


The build is looking great.  I enjoyed talking with you at the EXPO.  I will be following along.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 08, 2017, 04:30:00 PM
Hi John:

Thanks buddy I enjoyed talking with you at the EXPO also. Got the inside of the garage detailed. Here's a pick.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: PRR Modeler on November 08, 2017, 05:19:26 PM
Great looking details Karl.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 08, 2017, 08:35:59 PM
Hi Curt:

Thanks. Much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: Donato on November 10, 2017, 11:29:27 AM
Karl....just "realistic". If I had a garage, mine would be as messy as yours!
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 10, 2017, 04:45:31 PM
Hi Donato:

Thanks for the compliment. Here's a progress shot. Got the stairwell built and added the cornices.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 15, 2017, 04:04:53 PM
Hi All:

Got some more progress done. Finished the platform on the left side with its details and the vertical support posts.. Also added signs to the stairway. Hope it looks OK. Next will be the canopies at each end of the shop building.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: fsmcollector67 on November 15, 2017, 04:43:36 PM
Looking real nice Karl
Loren...
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: Janbouli on November 15, 2017, 06:14:42 PM
Great modeling as usual Karl, it's not often I like nail holes , but I do on this one.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 16, 2017, 07:52:53 AM
Hi Loren:

Thanks for the compliment much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 16, 2017, 07:55:35 AM
Hi Jan:

Thanks for the compliment. Glad you like the nail holes. In a very old building they are actually nail heads.

Kar.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: Donato on November 16, 2017, 12:44:03 PM
Karl, what else can I say...


(https://gifimage.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/mr-burns-excellent-gif-11.gif)

Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: MAP on November 18, 2017, 05:11:54 AM
Looking good Karl.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 20, 2017, 04:41:48 PM
Hi Donato & Mark:

Thanks for the compliments. Got the workshop glued down today and the roof glued down . I will cover it tonight.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: ACL1504 on November 21, 2017, 09:18:55 AM
Karl,

Just getting caught up on the build. Fantastic work as always. Great job.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 21, 2017, 01:16:36 PM
Hi Tom:

Thanks for the compliment. Much appreciated. Got some more work don on the shop building.

Got it glued to the base and added side roof overhangs and added the main roof and put its finish coat on. Hope it looks OK.

Have to finish the scenery and casting around the base of the shop.

Karl.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: PRR Modeler on November 22, 2017, 11:44:37 AM
Looks great Karl. Did you shingle the entire peaked roof before covering it with a steel roof?
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: Donato on November 22, 2017, 01:33:33 PM
Looking good Karl!!

Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 22, 2017, 02:21:46 PM
Hi Curt:

No George marks out small spots to be shingled then the corrugated roof is applied. Thanks for the compliment.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 22, 2017, 02:22:34 PM
Hi Donato:

Thanks buddy appreciate your comment as always.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 22, 2017, 04:29:44 PM
Hi All:

The detailing is done around the bottom of the shop. Looks like I have some touching up to do on the paint.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: S&S RR on November 22, 2017, 10:52:07 PM
Karl


It's looking good! Another great build.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 23, 2017, 10:57:17 AM
Hi John:

Thanks buddy appreciate the compliment.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: GPdemayo on November 24, 2017, 12:01:42 PM
Looking great Karl..... 8)
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 25, 2017, 10:23:05 AM
Hi Greg:

Thanks for the compliment. Much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 25, 2017, 03:03:53 PM
Hi All:

I finished the shop build. Detailed the roof and added some figures.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: ACL1504 on November 26, 2017, 08:57:04 AM
Karl,

Love it, no brag, just fact.

Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 27, 2017, 07:44:21 AM
Hi Tom:

Thanks buddy. appreciate the compliment as always.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 27, 2017, 04:47:50 PM
Hi All:

Started on the supply shed today. Have the base painted and need to install it. Will probably do that tomorrow and will post photos.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 29, 2017, 02:41:34 PM
Hi All:

Installed the floor for the supply shed last knight.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: PRR Modeler on November 29, 2017, 09:15:02 PM
Looks great Karl.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: sdrees on November 29, 2017, 09:27:54 PM
Hi Karl,

What happened. You've been working on this since early July.  Now it is almost December.  That is not your usual standard.  But, Karl, you still get the big WOW!!!!!!!!!!! for a nice looking project.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 30, 2017, 07:33:39 AM
Hi Curt:

Thanks For the compliment. Much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 30, 2017, 07:36:26 AM
Hi Steve:

Yeah this is a rather complicated kit and A lot of work. plus been slowing up a bit.  Hopefully I will be finished soon. 2 more building to go. The Supply shed and small building next to it. thanks for the compliment.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: S&S RR on November 30, 2017, 08:29:09 AM
Hi Steve:

Yeah this is a rather complicated kit and A lot of work. plus been slowing up a bit.  Hopefully I will be finished soon. 2 more building to go. The Supply shed and small building next to it. thanks for the compliment.

Karl


It's coming along great Karl.  Don't you start slowing down - your my benchmark!
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on November 30, 2017, 02:58:54 PM
Hi John:

I try to move a little faster. Here's today's progress so far. Walls And Window and door holes are cut out and the 3M double faced tape has been applied. Shingles are next.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: PRR Modeler on November 30, 2017, 04:34:00 PM
Looks great Karl.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on December 01, 2017, 07:54:56 AM
Hi Curt:

Thanks buddy appreciate it.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: Jerry on December 01, 2017, 11:59:36 AM
Karl don't know how I missed this one.

Guess I've been to busy.  Plus I had to go through 13 pages to see what you've been up to.

Anyway a fine job your doing on this one.  Great coloring and the weathering spot on and not overdone.

Jerry
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: jimmillho on December 01, 2017, 01:17:24 PM
Seems like you are working at MY speed.

Nice looking build so far.

Jim
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: Dave K. on December 03, 2017, 07:45:33 AM
I try to move a little faster.
Karl


Well continue to love your work regardless of the pace. Just keep doin what you do and ENJOY it!👍🏻
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on December 04, 2017, 07:53:17 AM
Hi Jerry:

Thanks for the compliment very much appreciated. Glad you like the coloring and light weathering.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on December 04, 2017, 07:54:19 AM
Hi Jim:

Thanks much for the compliment. Much appreciated as always.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on December 04, 2017, 07:55:19 AM
Hi Dave:

Thanks for the compliment and will take you advice.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on December 06, 2017, 07:22:35 PM
Hi All:

Finally got the supply shed walls shingled. Next is the 1/8th inch bracing.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: Jerry on December 07, 2017, 12:20:01 AM
Holy Shingle!!!

Looks great even without the stain.

Jerry
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on December 07, 2017, 07:46:24 AM
Hi Jerry:

Thanks for the compliment. On to the bracing today.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: Donato on December 07, 2017, 12:40:55 PM
Hi Jerry:

Thanks for the compliment. On to the bracing today.

Karl


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Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on December 08, 2017, 07:48:18 AM
Hi Donato:

Thanks for the great bracing photo.

Karl
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: S&S RR on December 08, 2017, 09:10:01 AM
The wall looks good Karl.  Donato's picture took me a few seconds to figure out what I was looking at.
Title: Re: Baxter's Building Supply FSM JS-5
Post by: postalkarl on December 08, 2017, 05:50:50 PM
Hi John:

Bracing is done & wall are painted earth.

Thanks for the kind words.

Karl
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