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Re: FOS Radio Station WKLO
« Reply #45 on: December 06, 2017, 01:56:45 PM »
Thanks Curt, Dave and Jan!  Much appreciated. 

I know I repeat myself quite a bit from one thread to the next.  Heck I repeat myself a lot in real life too.  ::)  When I create a thread I just run under the assumption that there may be one person that's new to reading one of my threads.  The rest of you have to put up with the redundancy.    :D  Just like the people who know me in real life.   ;D ;D


I don't mind. I don't mind.
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Biding my time till I can start my layout and build nice stuff like all you folks .... (said with envy). :-)

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Re: FOS Radio Station WKLO
« Reply #46 on: December 06, 2017, 06:11:07 PM »
Thanks Curt, Dave and Jan!  Much appreciated. 

I know I repeat myself quite a bit from one thread to the next.  Heck I repeat myself a lot in real life too.  ::)  When I create a thread I just run under the assumption that there may be one person that's new to reading one of my threads.  The rest of you have to put up with the redundancy.    :D  Just like the people who know me in real life.   ;D  ;D

I think its s good approach, Bob. Help that one newbie succeed and weve advanced the hobby!

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Re: FOS Radio Station WKLO
« Reply #47 on: December 08, 2017, 07:53:22 AM »
Hi Bob:

The finished wall looks great.

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Re: FOS Radio Station WKLO
« Reply #48 on: December 08, 2017, 09:02:55 AM »
Bob,

Wow, off to a great start. This kit is one of my all time favorites from FOS.

Oh yes, I'll be following along on this adventure as well. Thank you for the build - I guess I'll be buying the BBQ for the rest of our lives. Well worth it to me. ;D ;D


Tom ;D

I have to keep earning my BBQ!   :) 

I thought about changing the colors on this one.  White with Dark Green trim is pretty predominate on your layout but I really liked the looks of it on this one so I keep it as is.  White was a pretty common color for buildings anyway so it's justifiable.

I'm looking forward to working on this one.   :D


Bob,

The White with Green trim is fine by me. I love the look as well.

Many of the wood building in late 40's early 50's in the south were either all white or white with a color trim.

Yepper, I don't see you buying any BBQ in the near or distance future.

Tom ;D
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Re: FOS Radio Station WKLO
« Reply #49 on: December 08, 2017, 09:06:29 AM »
Bob,

Wow, those walls look wonderful. Great job on the build and the tutorial.

It's always a joy to follow your builds, especially when the build is coming to the Atlantic and Southern RR.

Tom ;D
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Re: FOS Radio Station WKLO
« Reply #50 on: December 08, 2017, 09:27:38 AM »
Bob


Another great build and thread. As to your approach to build threads - don't change a thing. Even if you do repeat something it's great to have the information right there in the thread.  I find that the techniques I'm using evolve over time and having a history is good to have to improve my own modeling. I also find, that I look back at build threads to help remember how I did something - like the coloring on my Stone Roundhouse now that I'm building a companion building that I want to match.


I'm enjoying your thread - I will be following along.
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Re: FOS Radio Station WKLO
« Reply #51 on: December 29, 2017, 12:21:44 PM »
Thanks for the kind comments everyone.  Time for an update.   :D


The roof for the radio station portion of the structure is unique but relatively easy to build.  First the supporting framework gets glue together.  No problems getting this together and keeping things square.



While the glue was setting on the framework for the roof I decided to tackle the front wall/entryway.  I partially assembled the stairs and walls surrounding them.  These walls get covered with stucco.



I used the Durhams Water Putty that came with the kit and mixed it rather thin then dabbed it on with the stiffest bristle brush i could find on my workbench (an old one I wasn't attached to  ;) ).



I wish I had primed the wall first.  The wet water putty mixture caused some warping but it dried flat.  I kept a weight on the edge of the wall.  Note that I had glued the steps in place after applying stucco to the inside of the walls surrounding the steps and area of the front wall I wouldn't be able to hit with the brush once the steps were in place.



I painted the stucco with Polly Scale Aged Concrete followed by and A&I wash and then added the doors, windows, call sign, etc.  Then I glued it to the front of the building.



I normally don't use the roofing material that comes with the kit but I liked the red roof shown in the instructions so I went ahead and painted the sheet of roofing paper with Polly Scale Boxcar Red.



More in a moment... ;)


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Re: FOS Radio Station WKLO
« Reply #52 on: December 29, 2017, 12:29:52 PM »

The chipboard roof for the main structure is an unusual shape.  I covered it with 3M Transfer Tape as best I could.


I flipped it over to trim the transfer tape as I applied it.



Then I peeled off the backing of the transfer tape to expose the sticky surface of the roof so I could apply the roofing materials.  There are patches of shingles showing through were the rolled roofing as torn away.  The kit comes with shingles and the instructions discuss using various shades of gray markers to randomly color the shingles.  I had leftovers from a previous build already colored so I used those instead.



I just needed to add some small sections of the shingles.  I used the photo's in the instructions as a reference but it's no big deal where or how much of this you do.



Next I added the rolled roofing over top of the roof.  I tore pieces to expose the shingles beneath.



As I added the rolled roofing over the shingles I did add a little glue to the end that would go over the shingles to make sure the roofing staying in place.  The rest was on the 3M Transfer Tape.



More in a moment... ;)
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Re: FOS Radio Station WKLO
« Reply #53 on: December 29, 2017, 12:37:54 PM »
Continuing on you can see the really odd shape of the roof.  But it fits over the framework really well when complete.



The rolled roofing was applied longer than needed.  I simply flipped the roof over and trimmed it to fit from behind after completing a section.  Just don't do this with any of the 3M Transfer Tape still exposed.   :o   Cover every thing in the section with roofing material first.



Next up I put together the windows for the roof.  These were a bit tedious to build.



The seams on the roof are covered with copper.  The instructions call for painting a sheet of paper with a copper colored paint, folding it and cutting it into 1/16" wide strips (1/32" on each side of the fold).  I made mine a little bigger than that and, instead of folding paper I cut off the edge of an envelope which is already neatly prefolded.



I painted the paper with a copper colored craft paint I found at Hobby Lobby and then, when dry, drybrushed it with a bit of Polly Scale Penn Central Green.



I held the copper colored paper in place and used a pair of scissors to trim it to the correct length.



More in a moment... ;)




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Re: FOS Radio Station WKLO
« Reply #54 on: December 29, 2017, 12:42:35 PM »
Then I glued it in place. I probably didn't get the joints 'correct' from a prototypical standpoint but it looked good to me when it was done.  :D



Next I jumped ahead a bit and started to assemble the radio antenna. I'll do most of the weathering after it's together.  Right now it's pure Reefer White.



There's really not too much to this.  Three triangular brackets get glued to one side first then the other two sides are attached.



The hardest part was getting everything to seat down into the concrete base once the tower was assembled.



That's all for now.  Back to the workbench to work on the music store roofing and signs.   ;D


 
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Re: FOS Radio Station WKLO
« Reply #55 on: December 29, 2017, 01:54:41 PM »
Bob,

Wow, great progress. Your step by step tutorial is wonderful, especially for some of the newer members on the forum.

Love it.

Tom ;D
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Re: FOS Radio Station WKLO
« Reply #56 on: December 29, 2017, 02:17:54 PM »
Looking great, Bob!

It sure is a neat kit.  I saw a version of it in the contest room at the expo in Scranton in 2015 and was very impressed.  I always enjoy you tutorials.

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: FOS Radio Station WKLO
« Reply #57 on: December 29, 2017, 04:03:09 PM »
nice work Bob! I like the way you painted the copper flashing- looks really good.
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Re: FOS Radio Station WKLO
« Reply #58 on: December 29, 2017, 04:04:01 PM »
Bob,

Wow, great progress. Your step by step tutorial is wonderful, especially for some of the newer members on the forum.

Love it.

Tom ;D

What do you mean "newer members".......some of us old guys are learning too :o :o :o :o

Great job Bob.

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Re: FOS Radio Station WKLO
« Reply #59 on: December 29, 2017, 04:23:17 PM »
Beautiful modeling Bob.
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