Fullard Glass Co.

Discussion in 'Robin At His Best' started by Matthyro, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. jawatkins

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    That's what I love about this forum. People can post pictures of their "artwork in progress" and we can see it happening!

    I get so impressed and overwhelmed when I see the scratchbuilding that you all do. What you did here it great. It takes a great deal of imagination to take a picture and replicate a 3-D structure from it.

    Hoping someday I can muster the courage to do the same.

    Can't wait to see the finished product.
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thanks guys for your kind comments. Judy, once you start scratchbuilding you will find it easy to do as long as you do it in a step by step mode.
    Ralph, I don't use a template but lay each section out on a piece of cardboard and assemble it then place it on the model
    You can sort of see my method here where I am making a distribution point that will be on the end of a conveyor.
    The first photo shows the shape I have drawn on cardboard and some of the pieces cut out

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  3. Matthyro

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    Assembling the pieces

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    Placing them on the model

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  5. Matthyro

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    I did a bit more tonight while watching the Blue Jays beat the Indians and Ohio beat Washington.

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    Next is to make the three conveyers.

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  7. Matthyro

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    There are three metal chimneys to make. They have raised joints and I was wondering how to do it and finally used button thread.
    Hope it will turn out OK. Anyone with other ideas?

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    Robin. The thread idea seems ok. Is it posssible to use small rubber bands. That woud take a extra trip to the stationary store. Or maybe Michaels, or depending how small the pipe is maybe cut straws.
  9. Matthyro

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    Thanks for the suggestions Dick. I kept on working with the button thread as well as working on the three conveyors.
    The metal chimneys worked out ok and here I am just fitting the conveyors and cutting them to size.

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    Wow! All that detail. That thread looks great.
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    Looks great...wonder what Val's gonna do with all the new found income once this plant goes online?
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    Fantastic Robin!!!!

    cheers
    Val
  13. Matthyro

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    Thanks for the very kind words folks.
    The conveyors are now in place. This first photo shows a birds eye view.

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    A view across the roof.

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    This one from ground level showing some added stuff.

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    Robin, this is simply fantastic! :cool: :cool: :cool:

    What you call 'some added stuff' - it's those little details that are making a masterpiece out of an already great model.

    Ron
  17. jawatkins

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    Ron's right. The details on your model are what sets it apart from the ordinary. Everytime someone looks at a structure that is finely done with great detail, they will always see something new that they never saw before, no matter how many times they have viewed it previously.

    I said before in a previous post that you had alot of imagination, but I should have said great skill and patience.
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    That is just awesome Robin!
    :cool: :cool: :cool:
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    !!!!

    WOW! WOW! WOW!

    What more can I say? Awesome work Robin. Are you going to show us your new logo or shall I? :D :D :D

    cheers
    Val
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    Beautiful work Robin! :cool: