Griswold County Court House

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  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Another building to go on the corner Ntrak module I am making. A courthouse.
    Usually I start with a corrugated cardboard frame and add cerealboard with windows and doors. This time I wanted deep windows so have cut them oversize in the corrugated cardboard. I will add trim strips to hide the corrugations. Next I plan to put the cerealboard walls onto the inside of the corrugated cardboard. I hope this will give the effect I am looking for.
    No paper plans for this structure. The size is dependant on the space I have given it on the module. I then draw the walls to N gauge scale and cut it out.
    This shows the first cuts.

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  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Got the trim strips added and the cerealboard background cut out. It is loosely behind and not in place yet but gives some idea of deep window wells.

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    So far so good! You make fast progress because you're not on the chats with us! LOL :D
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    I'm sure you already answered this, but how do you cut all them little pieces? DASH
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    Looking great Robin. Can't wait to see the next step.
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    Dash10, it's the cutting tools I use that allow me to cut any size I need.

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    Will you quit making these structures please, I cannot keep up LOL
    Great work my friend, geez, your a machine yourself.:D
    Now back to :sleeping:

    Shamus
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    With remaining walls in place, the courthouse begins to take on a bit of character.
    Shamus, you rebuild layouts as fast as I build buildings.

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    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: just amazed at your work there Robin:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Rich
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    Geeeeez another tutorial to build a great looking building.
    Thanks again for sharing Robin.

    Paul
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    The columns is place. They are made out of 1/8th dowelling

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    Robin, those double columns look very impressive. They give the building a very serious touch (as it should be with a courthouse). Great work!

    And thanks to reverting to the step-by-step photos!

    Ron
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    That is...so VERY cool!! :thumb:

    Robin you are my cerealboard hero :eek: :)


    I look forward to watching this one progress, thanks so much for sharing the step by step pics.
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    WOW!! :thumb: :thumb:
    Thank you Robin for including your thoughts with the pic's. It gives us a chance to see the thought process in creating a work of art. Thanks again.
    Bud :) :)
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    Thanks Robin for going back to the step by step. That Court House is shaping up beautifuly.
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    I am pleased you like these progress reports even though there is a lot of duplication in them from other projects I have made.
    Today I started the dome. Here are some of the pieces that will make it up.

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    Dome progress.

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    Paper roof added and sprayed with gold automotive lacquer and a bead put on top.

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    Size comparisons?

    Hi there Robin, as I said before I'm also a big admirer of your work, it even inspired me to do this year's Christmas Crib out of Cereal box's, but the purpose of this post is to ask, if possible, to take a picture of this structure near a CD case so that I could be aware of the size of it, most of the time this pics don't really help in aknowledge the real size of this works of art. Oh and as said by others, even if you find it repetitive we really lyke to see it grow piece by piece.
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    it looks great, (as usual), how did you make that paper roof on the dome, is it just regular paper that is painted or how?