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Re: FSM Crocker Bros Feed Mill
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2021, 09:12:03 AM »
Nice weathering on those walls.


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Re: FSM Crocker Bros Feed Mill
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2021, 06:55:32 AM »
Thanks for the positive feedback everyone!

Small update today.


The elevator is glued in place. It was colored and weathered the same was as the main walls of course.


I added the little cupola to the top of the roof as well.

I started working out the roof but I got sidetracked cleaning my workshop/layout room. That's all for now.
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Re: FSM Crocker Bros Feed Mill
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2021, 01:12:20 PM »
Lookin good Steve.....

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Re: FSM Crocker Bros Feed Mill
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2021, 05:38:34 PM »
Great work.  This for me was the kit that made me want to build models, it still holds up after many years.

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Re: FSM Crocker Bros Feed Mill
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2021, 02:51:47 PM »
Steve,

I still have this one in my stash of kits and plan to build mine as a chair factory. This kit has lots to add for wood storage and lumber delivery.

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Re: FSM Crocker Bros Feed Mill
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2021, 09:40:21 PM »
Thanks Loren, Joe and Tom.

Joe, It's really one of the first kits that has it all. It's a pretty big diorama, lots of castings and everything is high quality especially for the time. This one really shows where George was headed in the future.

Tom, the kit would fit many industries well. I like the idea of a chair factory. I'm not sure if I'll change the industry or not on this one. I thought about a barrel factory due to the fact I have about 1000 wooden barrel castings I could use.

Not much to update yet, started working on the roofing and adding the rafter tails. Not interesting enough for a picture yet.
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Re: FSM Crocker Bros Feed Mill
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2021, 10:24:49 AM »
Steve,
 Great work coloring those walls and castings !
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Re: FSM Crocker Bros Feed Mill
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2021, 04:00:22 PM »
Hey Steve:

Looking just beautiful. Coloring looks just great.

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Re: FSM Crocker Bros Feed Mill
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2021, 04:09:43 PM »
Thanks Tom and Karl.

I made some progress on the roof. I ended up going with a standing seam roof instead of the campbells shingles provided with the kit.


I colored the roofing with gray spray paint followed by some brown and tan chalks. I still need to add some rust streaks but I'll wait until I have all the chimneys and stacks in place.





I started building the loading docks and working on some signage for the building. I'm thinking I'm probably going to add a roof sign to the side of the roof that has the pipe for the dust cyclone.

That's all for now..more updates coming.
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Re: FSM Crocker Bros Feed Mill
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2021, 12:40:44 PM »
Great choice for the roof Steve.  And a really nice start with coloring!


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