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Re: Share your FOS Kit of the Month Builds here!
« Reply #45 on: August 30, 2021, 05:49:47 PM »
Hey Chris:

They bot look just great. What’s next?

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Re: Share your FOS Kit of the Month Builds here!
« Reply #46 on: August 30, 2021, 11:20:20 PM »
Nice builds Chris, thanks for posting.  Mark

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Re: Share your FOS Kit of the Month Builds here!
« Reply #47 on: August 31, 2021, 07:44:35 AM »
Thanks for posting your projects.....great job on these structures everyone.  8)
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Re: Share your FOS Kit of the Month Builds here!
« Reply #48 on: September 11, 2021, 01:31:05 PM »
Here's my build of Foster's Milk.  :)



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Re: Share your FOS Kit of the Month Builds here!
« Reply #49 on: September 11, 2021, 01:51:42 PM »
Some really nice building.  Congrats to all.


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Re: Share your FOS Kit of the Month Builds here!
« Reply #50 on: September 11, 2021, 02:57:58 PM »
Nice fading/weathering on the lettering.  How did you do it?


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Re: Share your FOS Kit of the Month Builds here!
« Reply #51 on: September 11, 2021, 04:20:48 PM »
Bob, Perfect!!! Same question as Dave.... Dennis
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Re: Share your FOS Kit of the Month Builds here!
« Reply #52 on: September 11, 2021, 06:10:34 PM »
Looks great as usual Bob !!!
Well done and thanks for sharing,
All the best,
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Re: Share your FOS Kit of the Month Builds here!
« Reply #53 on: September 13, 2021, 03:11:43 AM »
Hey Bob:

Nice job. Looks just great.

Karl

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Re: Share your FOS Kit of the Month Builds here!
« Reply #54 on: September 13, 2021, 12:04:16 PM »
Thanks for the kind words gentlemen. 

Dave and Dennis - here are the steps I took to get the walls they way they look:
  • Braced the walls.
  • Applied a coat of Driftwood Hunterline Weathering Mix.
  • Applied a coat of PollyScale Reefer White.  Just a little of the Driftwood is visible beneath the white.
  • Taped the stencil onto the wall and dabbed FolkArt 479 Pure Black using a sponge with a minimal amount of paint on it.  This is the hardest part.  Too much paint and it will bleed under the stencil.
  • Removed the stencil and used a fine brush to complete the lettering.
  • Any black paint that I got "outside the lines" I scraped off with the tip of an X-Acto knife.  At this point you have a nice white wall with very black lettering.
  • I dabbed a sponge (a piece of a grout sponge from Home Depot) in some Folk Art 708 Dove Gray and then removed most of the paint from the sponge by dabbing it on some paper.  Then I dabbed it on the walls to get some gray on them.  This is barely visible over the white but it changes the appearance.
  • I then dabbed the sponge in some Americana DA173 Khaki Tan and again removed most of the paint from the sponge by dabbing it on some paper.  Then I dabbed it on the walls to get some of the tan on them.
  • Next I added nail holes at two scale foot intervals with a ruler and ponce wheel.
  • I then bushed the walls with a very light 90% Rubbing Alcohol & India Ink mixture.  If it looked too dark I dipped my brush in pure 90% Rubbing Alcohol and thinned it down right on the wall.  The A&I mix can be used to remove some of the gray and tan if it got dabbed on a little too heavy but I had to be careful not to scrub off the black lettering.
  • I finished up by drybushing the walls with Folk Art 427 Ivory White.  That highlighted the edges of the clapboards.
And there you have it.   :)
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Re: Share your FOS Kit of the Month Builds here!
« Reply #55 on: September 13, 2021, 01:50:13 PM »
Thanks for the kind words gentlemen. 

Dave and Dennis - here are the steps I took to get the walls they way they look:
  • Braced the walls.
  • Applied a coat of Driftwood Hunterline Weathering Mix.
  • Applied a coat of PollyScale Reefer White.  Just a little of the Driftwood is visible beneath the white.
  • Taped the stencil onto the wall and dabbed FolkArt 479 Pure Black using a sponge with a minimal amount of paint on it.  This is the hardest part.  Too much paint and it will bleed under the stencil.
  • Removed the stencil and used a fine brush to complete the lettering.
  • Any black paint that I got "outside the lines" I scraped off with the tip of an X-Acto knife.  At this point you have a nice white wall with very black lettering.
  • I dabbed a sponge (a piece of a grout sponge from Home Depot) in some Folk Art 708 Dove Gray and then removed most of the paint from the sponge by dabbing it on some paper.  Then I dabbed it on the walls to get some gray on them.  This is barely visible over the white but it changes the appearance.
  • I then dabbed the sponge in some Americana DA173 Khaki Tan and again removed most of the paint from the sponge by dabbing it on some paper.  Then I dabbed it on the walls to get some of the tan on them.
  • Next I added nail holes at two scale foot intervals with a ruler and ponce wheel.
  • I then bushed the walls with a very light 90% Rubbing Alcohol & India Ink mixture.  If it looked too dark I dipped my brush in pure 90% Rubbing Alcohol and thinned it down right on the wall.  The A&I mix can be used to remove some of the gray and tan if it got dabbed on a little too heavy but I had to be careful not to scrub off the black lettering.
  • I finished up by drybushing the walls with Folk Art 427 Ivory White.  That highlighted the edges of the clapboards.
And there you have it.   :)
Bob,
Thanks very much for the detailed information on the method to achieving your beautifully aged walls.  Many steps but to great effect !
Like nature and the effects of weathering over time you have the wonderful patina brought on by time, sun, wind, rain, etc ...
Well done and all the best,
--Paul
Modeling the Atlantic & White Mtn Railway

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Re: Share your FOS Kit of the Month Builds here!
« Reply #56 on: September 13, 2021, 04:30:57 PM »
Bob, what Paul said!!!


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Re: Share your FOS Kit of the Month Builds here!
« Reply #57 on: September 15, 2021, 03:20:03 AM »
Hey Bob:

You are quite welcome.

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