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Sierra West Scale Models O Scale Dueling Shacks
« on: May 31, 2017, 02:40:37 PM »
Greetings folks,


I recently started the Sierra West Scale Models O Scale Dueling Shacks. I have only built HO scale kits over the years to this will be a bit different for me...
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Re: Sierra West Scale Models O Scale Dueling Shacks
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2017, 02:42:58 PM »
I decided to start with the wood shack. Brett calls this the Faded Tar Paper shack.


I used the red Krylon paint to paint the tan sheet of paper on the bottom left of the pic, that will be used for the tar paper roof. I sprayed on Krylon Workable Fixatif to fog up the window glass, it's similar to Dullcoat. The cardboard walls towards the top of the pic will be used to glue the walls for board by board construction.
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Re: Sierra West Scale Models O Scale Dueling Shacks
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017, 02:58:45 PM »
I used a wire brush to add texture to each individual piece of wood, then I used artist’s chalks and rubbing alcohol to create a stain and brushed it on the wood. I added knots with tips from toothpicks, they look a little too big to me though.Next, I added each piece of wood to the cardboard backing with transfer tape. The instructions call for glue to attach them, but I prefer transfer tape.
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Re: Sierra West Scale Models O Scale Dueling Shacks
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2017, 03:23:57 PM »


The last photo above is when I realized I wasn’t taking pics of my progress. I have a tendency to do that.  The windows and doors are individual pieces stacked together to make the doors and windows.
The pic below is the carrier sheet for the windows, doors and frames (plus door handles, knobs, hinges etc). 
These were weathered the same as the walls earlier – artist chalks and rubbing alcohol. I added some excess chalk lying around to the window “glass” to dirty them up, then added shades using scrap paper.

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Re: Sierra West Scale Models O Scale Dueling Shacks
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2017, 05:02:49 PM »
Following along Bobby
I love photo's, don't we all.

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Re: Sierra West Scale Models O Scale Dueling Shacks
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2017, 05:32:53 PM »
Awesome start Bobby! Board weathering and coloration is wonderful. I agree with you, the knots look a bit too big. Use the flush-cut clippers mentioned in the manual to trim them flush with the boards. They are sticking out too far and that makes them look bigger than they actually are. Use a few drops of the alcohol/chalk mixture to color the trimmed toothpick.

Keep it up and remember I'm always available via phone or email if you need anything!

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Re: Sierra West Scale Models O Scale Dueling Shacks
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2017, 06:27:47 PM »
Looking good Bobby!  Keep those progress photos coming.
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Re: Sierra West Scale Models O Scale Dueling Shacks
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2017, 06:28:04 PM »
I'll be looking in Bobby..... :)
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Re: Sierra West Scale Models O Scale Dueling Shacks
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2017, 02:57:06 PM »
I'm all eyes Bob....


Thanks,
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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Re: Sierra West Scale Models O Scale Dueling Shacks
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2017, 10:48:38 PM »
Bobby,
The best advice anyone can give you when building a SWMW kit, is follow the instructions.
This works for the first time builder, to the  veteran. Follow the instructions. I look forward to watching your progress.
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Re: Sierra West Scale Models O Scale Dueling Shacks
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2017, 02:48:02 PM »
I've made a little bit more progress. I included a pic for the door construction. Basically I used transfer tape, added each board to the chip board, then cut off the excess wood.
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Re: Sierra West Scale Models O Scale Dueling Shacks
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2017, 02:51:46 PM »
I jumped a bit ahead in the instructions and started to get the roof ready. Next up will be to start raising the walls and then add the roof. The tar paper roof was lightly painted with a red rattle can, I used Rustoleum Camo Brown for the underside of the roof. I used transfer tape to adhere the tar paper...
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Re: Sierra West Scale Models O Scale Dueling Shacks
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2017, 02:52:16 PM »
Following along Bobby


Thanks Jan...
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Re: Sierra West Scale Models O Scale Dueling Shacks
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2017, 02:52:55 PM »
Awesome start Bobby! Board weathering and coloration is wonderful. I agree with you, the knots look a bit too big. Use the flush-cut clippers mentioned in the manual to trim them flush with the boards. They are sticking out too far and that makes them look bigger than they actually are. Use a few drops of the alcohol/chalk mixture to color the trimmed toothpick.

Keep it up and remember I'm always available via phone or email if you need anything!

Brett


Thanks Brett! I didn't realize the boss was watching.  ;D
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Re: Sierra West Scale Models O Scale Dueling Shacks
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2017, 02:53:19 PM »
Looking good Bobby!  Keep those progress photos coming.


Thanks Mark...
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