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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2017, 01:16:47 PM »
Awesome work Loren, I'm a fan! Did you cast those doors yourself? I made some rubber molds of doors but haven't cast any yet. How did you make the cyclones) I need to do some for my Fox Run project
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2017, 01:36:27 PM »
Bob C,
 The doors are all made from scale wood, freight doors are 2x4 on 1/32 birch base, with 1x6,1x10, and 1x3 trim. The four panel door is about the same. The cyclone I started with dowel about the same width, and sanded down. the top of cyclone is two wood discs glued together, with a sanded dowel top. the base was just 1/16 basswood, with tin foil added over it. will look better when painted, and rusted.
Thanks for the compliment....
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2017, 03:06:42 PM »
Thanks Loren,
    I'm gonna try your methods.... I really like the way the doors came out!
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« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2017, 05:07:05 PM »
Bob,
 Give her a go, I did those in a couple hours. I based all the dimensions on Georges casting.  The easy part was using the birch veneer for the base, just glued the 2x4 to that, and then the trim on top. I grained the wood with that euro tool from micro-mark. The handles are .008 bronze wire, and the latch was just a 1x2 or 1x3 split in half. I felt you could just not get that aged look from a casting. Possibly from the Rusty Stumps door you use. Almost forgot one thing, the rusty nail holes I did by diluting some Tim Holtz distress ink (Latte) with water, and dipping the pin in it, than poking the wood.
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2017, 03:30:04 AM »
Loren,
 Will follow along too. Don't feel bad about the baseball cards...my mom tossed all mine out when the Army called 50 years ago....the castings look great !  8)
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2017, 01:08:50 PM »
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 Thanks for following along...
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2017, 01:14:14 PM »
Hey All,
 I got some of the walls finished. Sorry for some of them being Cropped. They came out pretty good. I used the Craftsmart Barnwood Grey stain on them, after a light ink stain first. I than dry brushed with regular Driftwood to enhance the dry rot effect. The nail hole I did with a pin, in a pin vise. I added a little Carmel stain down the nail holes for rust. Thanks for taking a look.
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2017, 01:49:07 PM »
I'm usually not a fan of nail holes, but yours look great!


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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2017, 02:03:48 PM »
Dave,
 Thanks for the comment. I did them at 24", but I now wish I might have spread them to 36". Oh! Well! I will live with it.
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2017, 03:03:57 PM »
Beautiful work, Loren.  The wood grain looks great!

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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2017, 03:38:33 PM »
36" would have probably been too far apart.  A lot of structures, particularly barns, were built with 24" center studs (normal house practice is 18")


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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2017, 04:31:41 PM »
Mark,
 Thanks, tried to get an old well weathered look to it.
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2017, 04:49:32 PM »
     I have been varying nail hole spacing on my structures for variety. I have even done 2 foot spacing on one section- like a shed addition, and then 3 or 4 feet apart on the main building. I am a fan of "hyper-realism"- like the way you see things on the FSM. I don't see the wood grain or nail holes on a building when I stand across the street- so I am guessing that in HO scale, the wood grain and nail holes would be out of scale if I can see it-- HOWEVER,,, I just love the wood grain and nail holes on structure models!   
     
Loren, I think your walls look amazing- after looking at your work, I am going to go over my nail holes in some places  with a hint of rust powder
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2017, 05:59:25 PM »
Bob C,
 Thanks for the info. I would not use powder on them, but I would mix the powder with some alcohol, and make a very diluted stain. I use a 20/0 brush and very lightly skip down the row of nail holes, heavier in some places, maybe none in others. The stain will bleed out ever so little....Good luck with it...
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Re: Crocker Bro scratch build
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2017, 06:02:57 PM »
Bob........

Below is another option for nail holes to consider.  Rather than get caught up in the debate whether they might be visible or not............

Consider...

 the rust stain affects of nails.  There are nail holes on this model of a Labelle freight house.  Kit is long out of production.  The rust stains however are visible and widen as they go down the wall as there are more and more contributing nails to create the running rust.

This effect works well on structures with no paint or ones that model long ago failed paint.

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