My First building

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by CPTyler, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. CPTyler

    CPTyler New Member

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    This is my first building.

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    I will show you more when I do it.

    Tyler
  2. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    One of my friends built one of those. He changed the sign on it to read "Wonder Chairs, if it looks good, it's a wonder!".
  3. stripes

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    This is Tylers first kit. He works on it every morning before school (with supervision)
    I am trying to get him to use small amounts of glue, with a toothpick.
    For an 8 year old he is getting better! , and learning patience.

    David (Proud Grandpa)
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Hey Tyler,

    Welcome!

    Looks like you are off to a good start!

    Andrew
  5. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Patience is something you need to be a good modeler. Some people just slap kits together and wonder why they don't look good. The patient modeler can put a kit together and people will look two or three times and still wonder if it's a kit or a built-up.
  6. pfs

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    Well done Tyler, keep us posted on your progress.

    Remember Grandpa's are a great source to learn from, mine taught me many lessons I am now starting to pass to my son.

    Cheers,

    -pfs (paul)
  7. CPTyler

    CPTyler New Member

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    Here are some more photo`s of my building.:)

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    Tyler
  8. CPTyler

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    I have worked on it some more.

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    :) Tyler
  9. CPTyler

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    We did more work on my building.
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    Tyler
  10. CPTyler

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    We did more work on my building
    Tyler
  11. CPTyler

    CPTyler New Member

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    I am almost done!

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    Tyler
  12. CPTyler

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    Its almost done, but the new site won`t let me post pictures??

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    CPTyler New Member

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    Its almost done!
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    Tyler
  14. zachary

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    re almost done

    hey cptyler good job on that building i like it keep it up
  15. stripes

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    Well, I guess the posting picture issue was fixed ! LOL

    David
  16. jeffrey-wimberl

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    That's coming up a real treat. Keep up the good work.
  17. Gil Finn

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    Give it a good spray of Testors Dull Coat to hide any glue that shows. Covers it well, I dull coat all my structures and most of my cars.

    What is your next project?
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    Great job! Keep up the good work!
  19. stripes

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    Dull Coat

    Do you weather before or after the dull coat? And I have used hairspraiy to seal in the weathering, although I am not 8 yrs. old and did not have to worry about glue showing! :oops:

    However, for his first building Tyler is doing a great job. I think we will work on a small scratch build shed next. Just to get his little creative juices flowing! LOL :mrgreen:

    He is finished with the building and now that the posting issue seems to be solved will put up last pictures Monday.

    Thank you guys for being so warm and welcoming to a child. I do not want him to get hung up on destructive computer games and violence like that.

    Thanks,
    David
  20. Biased turkey

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    You are doing fine CPTyler the building looks good. I like Model Power buildings because the assembly instructions are detailed and the parts are not too complicated to assemble.
    Now you just have to learn how to weather it with a mixture of some rubbing alcohol and India ink.
    I too , like anyone else , have problem posting pictures but we have to give some time to Peter the Administrator to fix that problem. He must have some time for family life too.