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Re: Downtown Deco Addams Avenue one and a half builds
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2017, 02:47:26 PM »
Yippee!  A Downtown Deco build.  I enjoy building these but haven't done nearly enough of them.  It'll be a blast following along and might inspire me to break one out.   ;)

My thoughts echo Bob's.  somewhere I have some Downtown Deco Kits.

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Re: Downtown Deco Addams Avenue one and a half builds
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2017, 03:04:51 PM »
Welcome aboard, gentlemen.  I've done the raw umber wash.  Now to let it dry for a day (the water mixable oil takes longer to dry than plain acrylics, but not nearly as long as normal oil paints).  Need to work on the other one for awhile.


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Re: Downtown Deco Addams Avenue one and a half builds
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2017, 05:07:44 PM »
Oh goodie goodie , long time ago we had a DD build.
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Re: Downtown Deco Addams Avenue one and a half builds
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2017, 07:39:54 AM »
Hi Jeff:

looking great so far. I'll be following your build with interest.

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Re: Downtown Deco Addams Avenue one and a half builds
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2017, 02:30:17 PM »
I think I've figured out how I did the mortar on the structure.  One side was Robert's with A&I applied afterward, then another thin layer of Robert's mortar.  The other was grey chalk or weathering powder.  The sides now match.   :) The glazed windows are drying, and I'm assembling the walls with 5 minute epoxy.  Oddly, I wrote 4/09 inside the wall, must be when I started it.   :o Seven years for a structure sounds about my speed. 


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Re: Downtown Deco Addams Avenue one and a half builds
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2017, 02:46:30 PM »
...  :o Seven years for a structure sounds about my speed. 


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Re: Downtown Deco Addams Avenue one and a half builds
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2017, 08:17:11 PM »
Thanks, Dave, that makes me feel better.   ;D  Used a coat of Robert's Mortar.  Windows and doors are in.  Still need to tone down the Jade door and shutters a little bit.


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Re: Downtown Deco Addams Avenue one and a half builds
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2017, 09:26:35 PM »
The double arch windows didn't fit worth a darn.  I'm sure I test fitted them seven years ago.   ::) You can see a couple of places I slipped with the file while trying to fit them in.  A tiny bit of A&I in the boo boos and they'll look like normal brick damage. 


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Re: Downtown Deco Addams Avenue one and a half builds
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2017, 02:22:36 PM »
As I just ordered another Deco kit yesterday, I thought the two kits that have been sitting on the bench for apparently 4 months should be completed.  Since starting the new job, I haven't felt like doing much here with the Empire.  So I've been dinking around with these two kits for about 3 weeks.  Anyhoo, I've gotten the "half build" finished.   The next step was the roofs.  I always make the same mistake with these kits.  I just cut some cardboard for refinforcing, forgetting that a roof has to fit later.  So I end up cutting down the cardboard (and prying off glue).  I need to pre measure the cardboard and put the plastic pieces the roof rests on BEFORE gluing the walls together.  Maybe next time.   ::) Also I don't always get a perfectly square building.  The little bit of defect in the left lower corner is easily covered up with roofing. 

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Re: Downtown Deco Addams Avenue one and a half builds
« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2017, 02:27:16 PM »
Next the top of the castings needed touch up on the taller buildings.  For the roof I use thick black enamel paint, and then sift some sand onto it for a gravel roof.  I usually do this before putting the roof on.  but this time I thought I'd put the roof on and then paint it.  This way I could get some "tar" on the walls as well.  In the last picture you'll see I got a blob of paint on the wall.  It's no biggie, as this wall will face away from the aisle.  I don't think I'll do it this way again, however.   :o  To cover the seam where the walls meet I used a scupper (SS Ltd) and a piece of spaghetti for the downspout.   I added some roof details and the two signs on the front and this one is FINALLY finished. 


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Re: Downtown Deco Addams Avenue one and a half builds
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2017, 02:33:33 PM »
That looks really nice Dr. Jeff!   :D  I love these kits. 

I'm tempted to pull out a Downtown Deco kit and build one but there's already a backlog in the queue.   ;D  ;D  ;D
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Re: Downtown Deco Addams Avenue one and a half builds
« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2017, 02:33:51 PM »
Jeff,
 Your large Downtown Deco project is starting to take shape...Looking good sir !  8)
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Re: Downtown Deco Addams Avenue one and a half builds
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2017, 02:40:08 PM »
Jeff,
 Your large Downtown Deco project is starting to take shape...Looking good sir !  8)
Tommy


Jeff,

I agree, the building are looking very good.

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Re: Downtown Deco Addams Avenue one and a half builds
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2017, 02:51:35 PM »
Nice looking building Jeff.
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Re: Downtown Deco Addams Avenue one and a half builds
« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2017, 01:22:27 PM »
Hi Jeff:

Looks great so far. Keep the pics coming.

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