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Thank you Tom and Curt, the walls might be large for N-scale , those windows are not and the sashes are the thinnest I have ever worked with that don't break.
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I've always liked this kit.  I'll be following along Jan.
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Glad to have you along Mark

Took me about an hour to install the lower sashes and another hour for the casings.
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I don't like the look of styrene window sheets, and using some kind of clear drying glue is also easier, just carefully fill the gaps by spreading glue with a toothpick.



I used this tacky glue , went well for these tiny windows but I am going to order some Micro Klear for when I have larger windows to do.


Next up was assembling the floors and foundation.





These will be almost impossible to see once the building is done , but I know they're there.


I painted the roof black and then stuck the lasercut tarpaper onto the still wet paint.

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The roof and floor sub assemblies.



Painted the foundation Polyscale Concrete and smeared acrylic textured paste called Beton Effekt Paste I got at a German craftsstore onto the paint , I used a bit of force to smear it to make the somewhat too coarse texture a bit smoother.


Now  how to assemble the walls without bracing, not so easy because clamps and such will likely break the walls. So I used magnets and my magnetic board jig , as you can see in the next photo's.



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Those are some serious weights and clamps Jan. Nice modelling!
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Jan - clamps, weights ,magnets and metal tray are in use as I assemble the main walls of my Cundy Hotel.  Anything I can lay my hands on.  Jim
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Those are some serious weights and clamps Jan. Nice modelling!
Mike :)

Thanks Mike , those weights aren't that heavy , the building is that small  ;)
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Jan - clamps, weights ,magnets and metal tray are in use as I assemble the main walls of my Cundy Hotel.  Anything I can lay my hands on.  Jim

Agreed Jim , can't have enough of these tools.
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Hi Jan:

Looks great so far. I'm following along.

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Thank you Karl , appreciate it.
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Jan,

Great progress on the structure. Enjoy following along on this "N" scale adventure.

Tom ;D
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Thank you Tom, I'll try to get this to a nice Nd.
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Janbouli great work! Amazing what a great modeler can do in such a small scale....amazing!
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Donato

Biding my time till I can start my layout and build nice stuff like all you folks .... (said with envy). :-)

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Janbouli great work! Amazing what a great modeler can do in such a small scale....amazing!

Thank you very much for the kind words.
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