My first catalog house

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by cnw1961, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. COX 47

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    Great job....can't wait to see finished house!.....Cox 47
  2. scottcn

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    Before the Linnards move in, they may want to have a tree trimmer pay them a visit. There seems to be a large branch that isn't attached to the tree trunk ... and that can't be a good thing. At least they shouldn't let Fluffy out to "water the tree" on a windy day. :)

    Otherwise, the house is looking great! :thumb:
  3. cnw1961

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    COX 47, Scott, thank you for your nice comments.

    Scott, you are right, this tree shows some "wear". It has been used for a lot of building sites and it will be replaced before the Linnards move in. So no risk for Fluffy ..:mrgreen:

    I could not work on the house the last few days, but I hope to get something done tomorrow …
  4. cnw1961

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    It took a bit longer before I could work on this house again, too much on the honey-do list...

    To cut down costs of this project and not to be dependent on sizes available I decided to do my own windows and doors for the house. It wasn’t such a good idea, I must admit. Cutting those tiny parts wasn’t much fun and took very long. Next time I’ll use some windows from Tichy Trains. Anyway, I cut the windows out of .020" (trim, doors) and .013" styrene (window frames). I glued the parts together and added glazing (transparency film) before I inserted them into the walls.

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    The roofing material is sanding paper. The lot for my house is on the wrong side of town, so I scraped off some paint to give it a more neglected look. I haven’t decided yet if I want to add railings to the porch and my wife wants to do some "interior design", but for the moment, that’s it.

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  5. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    WOW,thats amazing Kurt! all i can say is wow,i could never get that quality scratchbuilding anything!--josh
  6. doctorwayne

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    A great job, Kurt, as usual! I was surprised (dunno why :rolleyes:) to see that you built your own windows, but they turned out really well. That was one aspect of scratchbuilding that I never enjoyed, but then, mine never came out as nice as yours did. ;)

    Wayne
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    Just GREAT...!!! Kurt. :thumb:
    Your building skills never cease to amaze me..!! :shock:
    They've also inspired me to do better work anytime I tackle a building project (not often enough, sad to say...). :sad:
  8. cnw1961

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    Josh, Wayno, Gus, thank you for your kind comments.

    Wayne, building my own windows wasn’t such a good idea, as I didn’t enjoy it either. I will only ever do it again if I only need 2 or 3 windows and I don’t have any suitable windows available, but I won’t do it again if I need 14 windows ... :cry:

    Gus, you make me blush
    that’s right, I’d love to see more awesome structures like the one you did for the kit building challenge :wave:
  9. wickman

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    Great work I'm enyoying the step by step , keep up the great work , I can't wait to see how the weathering goes :wave:
  10. ocalicreek

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    Great work Kurt!

    I made my own windows...once. I actually used stripwood from a Campbell N Scale trestle kit. (probably not the cheapest source of stripwood, but it was handy and I had long abandoned N by that time...) There were only 4 windows to build and they are rudimentary at best, but it was good experience.
  11. UP SD40-2

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    Outstanding Job Kurt!!!

    Kurt:wav: , the scratch build is a SLAP STUPENDOUS JOB!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb: , the weathering is just SLAP FANTASTIC!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb: .
    :bravo: , Kurt, :bravo: :mrgreen:
    :deano: -Deano
  12. cnw1961

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    Lynn, Galen, Deano, thank you :wave:.

    Galen, that’s the best you can say about building windows: a good experience :mrgreen:.

    Lynn, Deano, I wouldn’t call it weathering :oops:, I just scraped off some paint with my scalpel ;)
  13. Nazgul

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    WOW!!!!!!!
    I just now have seen this:eek:

    Kurt, first of all, the final product is absolutely,flat-out awesome!!!!!

    But most of all I would like to thank you for the great step-by-step. I almost feel like I could make one after watching you.....:winker:

    I think we are going to have to put all your tutorials in one place hint...hint
  14. modelsof1900

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    A very ordinary building, but a great job and a extra fine result! Nice to see such fine handcrafted models.

    Congratulation, Kurt !!!!

    Bernhard