JLG759 Spring 07 KitBuild Challenge

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  1. jlg759

    jlg759 Member

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    Hello I am new to this but will be building Weimer's Grist Mill by Branchline Trains.

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    JLG759 Spring 07 KitBuild Challenge Update

    Well Guys here goes I have gathered some information and decided to give this kit a try. I will be painting the kit with craft style paints which I have never done. I will be updating more often now that I am getting started. I have been searching for painting ideas with the craft paints as wel as watching the Scott Mason DVD's

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  3. ocalicreek

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    craft paints

    I've used craft paints on a laserkit before...a Trackside Jacks from Bar Mills. Anyway, Just watch out for warpage. I painted one side then hurriedly painted the other in an attempt to get it to curl back the other way! :eek: If you prime the parts this shouldn't be a problem.

    Also, for a guy who has never used craft paints before, you sure have alot of them...
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    JLG759 Spring 07 KitBuild Challenge Update 2

    Well between last night and today I got the four walls assembled and the first and second floors in. This building is a little strange the way it goes together not much room for bracing I had a small amount of warp-age so I braced and held in place with a clothes pin. More photos soon. I also noticed I need to touch up the paint with a second coat.

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  5. TrainNut

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    Isn't it funny how things look fantastic to the naked eye and then you take pictures of them on post them here on The Gauge and all of a sudden all kinds of flaws jump out at you?!!
    I hate that. In my challenge, I thought it was looking pretty good until I did just that. Now I can see all kinds of places I did not paint or should have... etc. etc. etc. Too late now for most of it. Looking good. I have a little wood kit similar to yours that I have not built yet and am watching yours with great interest.
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    Looking good!
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    Good start! Let me know your overall opinion of the kit when your done. Ease of building, good/bad instructions, etc...

    David
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    JLG759 Spring 07 KitBuild (I Hate Peel And Stick)

    Well I have some more progress on my building. I added the peel and stick windows I really do not like them. I also tried my hand at painting the stone work. This was a first for me and I think it worked out OK. So far the kit has been fun to build with the exception of the windows Joe

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    Are you changing the light setting between shots or are the walls really 4 different colors/shades (or is it just me?). Thank you for sharing your progress - the ups and downs together. Looking good!
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    My kit has the peel and stick windows also. Half the kit is windows!
    Your stone work looks good !!

    David
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    Galen -- The colors are the same I was trying some stuff with the lighting and it didn't work. I will most more shots later with my better lighting
    David -- Thanks for your comments
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    JLG759 Spring 07 KitBuild More Progress

    Well here is a new update. Things are going well. I added the corner trim and the side deck. My wife added the peel and stick steps for me. She felt sorry for me getting mad.

    Joe

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    JLG759 Spring 07 KitBuild update April 29

    Got a little more work done including the decks and roof. I will do some painting on the roof. Next will be the water wheel. If you rad this let me know what you think? Thanks Joe

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