A mine project

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    Here is the begining of what will be a gold mine. I got the idea from a Master Creations ad in the April 1993 MR.
    I cut two sides of the headgear at the same time. A little harder cutting through two levels but a time saver in the end.
    Some of you have said you like to see how my creations come about.
    I will post more pictures as the mine progresses.

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    First for belg. There are many tutorials around like those in the acadamy here or at the NARA website(linked below) but here is one specific one at NARA that may be of help.
    Cardboard Tutorial
    Now for the mine update. Here I have added cross pieces. Next will be to glue the other side on.

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    The other side of the head gear is now in place. I have started the three buildings that go along with the mine. There purpose is indicated on the photo.
    To make the buildings, I took a piece of corrugated cardboard and cut out three floors. I guestimate the size and just try to keep them in proportion with the scene. I use the corrugated cardboard to make some of the walls. Thinner cardboard will be used to complete them. I sometimes cut doors and windows in the cc if I want to give depth to the walls.

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    When cutting widows and doors in Corrugated Cardboard, I cut thin strips of ceralboard and glue them in as frames. I trim them flush when glue has cured.

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    The next photo shows walls being glued in place.

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    Next comes roofing.

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    Here the roofs of the three buildings each have different finishing.
    Next step will be painting them

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    First coat of paint.
    I haven't mentioned it here yet but if you build a structure that will only be seen from the front, then you don't need to detail the back.

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    Marksberry Mine

    This mine is named after NARA member #65 Jim Marksberry.
    Now Jim was heard to say about skeptics,"Heh, everyone thought that 'o me, boy! I tramped these here mountains for 20 years. Scraping a bit here and there. Heh, heh--they were wrong! I found it! The richest vein of ore ever in this here country! The OLD ROSIE is mine boy!
    This model is based on the Master Creations ad that appeared in the April 1993 MR.
    Made out of cardboard and more cardboard.
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