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Gerald Mabry

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FSM The Depot #110
« on: July 04, 2017, 09:27:52 PM »
Gonna start off and let everyone know that this is my first build. I am going to put myself out there in hopes of gaining criticism to learn from. Any tips/tricks are appreciated. I will try and include pictures as I go.


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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2017, 10:19:25 PM »
WOW......What a way to start on this forum.

Welcome Gerald......Just keep building and posting the pics.    I am gonna be watching.

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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2017, 10:27:15 PM »
Thanks Jim, gotta start somewhere. I am gonna need lots of help, of this I am sure. I am up in Nebraska at the moment with limited tools but gonna give it my all. Got the walls primed tonight, paint sometime tomorrow. I will post a couple more pictures then.
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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2017, 10:38:28 PM »
Thanks for inviting us along...looking forward to your venture. 👍🏻

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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2017, 11:03:52 PM »
Thanks Dave, looking forward to sharing.
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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2017, 03:30:18 AM »
Welcome Gerald , that's the way to start , throw yourself in the deep and start swimming , will be following along.
I love photo's, don't we all.

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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2017, 06:31:40 AM »

Gerald,


Welcome to the forum. count me in on the followers and if you have any questions there are many here to help answer.

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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2017, 07:34:43 AM »
Welcome aboard, Gerald.  FSM kits can be intimidating, but if you just follow George's excellent instructions, you'll do fine.

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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2017, 08:25:16 AM »
Welcome to the forum Gerald.  It's nice to see FSM kits being built as opposed to stashed away.  I've learned quite a bit from building FSM kits over the years.  The instructions are wonderful.  A few techniques may have changed over the years but many are still quite valid. 

One example of a technique that may have changed: On an older kit such as this the instructions might mention making 'pitch' for around the chimneys by mixed a drop of Floquil Grimy Black into some 5 minute Epoxy, applying it and then painting it with a clear flat finish after it hardens.  It's far easier to mix a drop or two of acrylic paint (Model Master Grimy Black) with some Elmer's White Glue to make pitch.  Or use Gallery Glass Liquid Leading if you can find it.  The working time is longer then the epoxy method and it dries flat so you don't have to follow up with the flat finish.

I'm looking forward to following along with you adventure.   :D
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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2017, 08:27:14 AM »
Welcome to the forum Gerald.....have fun and I'll be watching.  :)
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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2017, 08:52:38 AM »
Thanks for all the support guys. Looking back I misspoke in the first post. This is actually my third build, my first FSM. I have built a C. C. Crow and a Bar Mills. I am sure along the way I will have questions. Gonna make the two hour drive to the hobby shop this morning so it will be the afternoon before I get anything done. Thanks again for all the responses.

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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2017, 01:48:10 PM »
Welcome Gerald. I am fairly new here also, and I have asked many questions and learned a bunch from the artist's on here. Everyone loves pictures and will help you with questions you may have.
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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2017, 07:53:50 PM »
Gerald


Welcome to the forum! I will be following along on you build and would also be happy to answer questions.  Just so you know,  George follows the builds of his kits here on the forum.  He doesn't post but he has Tommy's phone number and will make sure you get a message through the forum.  I'm just kidding Thom - he has my number along with a few other here, too. I'm looking forward to watching your build thread. And again, welcome.
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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2017, 10:25:38 PM »
Wish I had more to show you guys, truth is I painted windows til I was painted out! I did use my Tyrion model brush built by Lannister to apply antique white regular hobby paint. Gonna work on the station color tomorrow. Thanks for all the support guys.
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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2017, 01:57:16 AM »
Gerald,
 Welcome to the Forum.  :) Take your time and follow the step by step instructions . You will end up with a neat station and have a model to be proud of.  Will follow along on your FSM #110 build.
 Tommy
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