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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #45 on: January 12, 2018, 04:56:04 PM »
Remembered I had this bookmarked on my iPad...might be worth a look-see.



https://davidneat.wordpress.com/tag/scale-brickwork/


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Interesting article worth studying - thanks for sharing it.
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #46 on: January 12, 2018, 04:58:20 PM »
Over on the Railroad Line Forum Karl O brought back to life Tenement Row by Smallshaw (Mike Chambers page 2).  He showed how he painted & weathered the Monster Brick Sheets he used.  His work on Laser cut brick sheets from Monster has to be some of the best I have ever looked at. None of this can be done without the expert work of Jimmy over @ Monster.

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Thanks for the lead.  I remember seeing Carl's original posts on this build. He sure did a great job with the brick. Thanks for letting us know where to find it.
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #47 on: January 12, 2018, 05:05:33 PM »
John,
As the rawest of rookies here, I've been stewing about this comment for several days, BUT....
Back on page 1, look at the photo that shows the chimney head on. What is holding the chimney up? It is sitting on the roof, but it would need something inside to hold it up structurally.
I haven't built the kit, but I do think that any chimney is a column of bricks/blocks from the foundation all the way to the cap. I'd hate to see you detail the interior (which I'm looking forward to) and have the chimney crash through the roof into the detailing.
Just sayin'. I'll crawl back under my rock now.


Thanks for sharing your comments - you are absolutely correct. I have some extra brick columns in my stash that will work to show the chimney extending down through the building for my interior detail. I hadn't got that far but sure would not have wanted to miss it. I hope we continue to hear from you. ;)
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #48 on: January 12, 2018, 05:10:08 PM »
Over on the Railroad Line Forum Karl O brought back to life Tenement Row by Smallshaw (Mike Chambers page 2).  He showed how he painted & weathered the Monster Brick Sheets he used.  His work on Laser cut brick sheets from Monster has to be some of the best I have ever looked at. None of this can be done without the expert work of Jimmy over @ Monster.

Mike Sigmon


Mike,

Will you post the link to K.O's thread here?

Tom ;D


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I will update as soon as I can find the thread and reread it.  I don't remember how to instructions - only pictures. It has been a few years since Karl O's original article and I do have trouble remembering where I put my glasses.
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #49 on: January 12, 2018, 05:11:13 PM »
Here's photos of the East Deerfield, Waltham, and what's left of the Johnsonville towers. You can see how the chimney's fit the buildings.


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Great prototype photographs - thanks for sharing them.
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #50 on: January 12, 2018, 06:22:58 PM »
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=39572

Tom,
Here is the requested link on Karl O Brick Work.

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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #51 on: January 12, 2018, 07:34:06 PM »
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=39572

Tom,
Here is the requested link on Karl O Brick Work.

Mike Sigmon


Mike,

Thank you very much, I've got it bookmarked now.

Tom ;D
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #52 on: January 18, 2018, 11:01:48 PM »
Today, I finally cleared enough bench space to open up the bags and get started on this build.


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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #53 on: January 18, 2018, 11:02:42 PM »
I also started gathering up some of the detail parts for the interior. You can see the levers on the far right side of this picture.
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #54 on: January 18, 2018, 11:03:46 PM »
Jimmy supplies a materials list on the second page of the instructions.


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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #55 on: January 18, 2018, 11:06:33 PM »
One of the first things I noticed was that Jimmy supplied nice thick glass (clear plastic) for the windows.  They mic at .0625 and are all laser cut to size. Great feature Jimmy.


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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #56 on: January 18, 2018, 11:09:02 PM »
Page three of the instruction - Jimmy recommends assembling before painting.  This is something I have started doing on my last few builds and I really like it. Less touch-up painting. The only time I will paint first is if I have a large sign being applied to the wall.


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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #57 on: January 18, 2018, 11:11:15 PM »
I hope Jimmy doesn't have any problems with me posting a picture of the instruction pages. ??? I take pictures of the pages and read them on my iPad while I'm traveling. I can also mark them up using the electronic pencil for the iPad and printout my notes or view them on the iPad as I build. One of my tasks for tomorrow is to photograph the instructions for the FSM Fox Run kit which is my next build. 
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #58 on: January 19, 2018, 06:25:50 AM »
I really like his instructions...the photos are great! 👍🏻

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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #59 on: January 19, 2018, 09:40:00 AM »
I can't wait to get started on mine. On their last kit of theirs I decided to brace the interior and paint it before assembly of the walls.

I know you will do a beautiful job on this kit. I look forward to your progress John.
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