Saltbox House Scratchbuild

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  1. eightyeightfan1

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    Next I added Evergreen .015x.080 strip styrene to the corners for trimboards.These were'nt painted, and left long to be trimmed after the glue had set.

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    I then scratchbuilt a landing for the front door using bits and pieces of styrene. Then sanded everything smooth. Railings from an old Walthers kit will be used. Tip for beganning model railroaders-Don't throw anything away...It might become useful down the line!
    Next: The roof..Using Campbells Sticky Shingles....

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    Ed,

    Beautiful :thumb:

    philip :D
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    Thanks everyone!
    Before I closed up the house, I cut and fitted a floor, added "glass" using Evergreen .010 clear styrene cut to fit, then I fitted a view block then made a light box for one room. For curtains I used the tissue paper that came between the two sheet of clear plastic.

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    After I glued the roof down, I painted under the eaves with engine black, and drybrushed the foundation. I also added the chimney.

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    I then started to shinlge the roof using Campbell Self-Sticking Shingles.
    I used rubber cement to apply the shingles, the sticky, I found out isn't all that sticky.

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    That's a fantastic piece of work Ed!!!! :thumb: I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished product!!

    Val
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    Well....Finally finished the saltbox house today.
    I finished putting the shingles on(I had to order more...) added a vent cap and shutters to the front windows(Tichy).
    Just needs more scenery work and it will be DONE!
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    Where'd the pics go???? :curse:
    Try again.
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    :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse:
    Having problems...They upload, but aren't being attatched.
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    Ed, by any chance did you get an error message on the upload pop up.
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    Be sure to check the Pixel size and the File size.
    That problem has hit me.

    Looks great. Bet the finished job is, too.
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    Actually, I had a pixel size warning last night when trying to post 3 identically sized pix. All were 640 x 480, and all were medium quality jpgs, but for 2 of 3 I had to sample them down further before I was allowed to post them. All were the same file size on my hard drive too. Very strange.

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    I've found that the item colors being imaged plays with the memory size.
    I wanted a nice winter scene for my cellphone background... mostly white... right!
    Wrong! The image was twice the size of an autumn image... same pixel size...
    :confused: Looked at the image byte size... sure 'nuff it was a good 1000 pixels over size of the autumn image. :confused:

    Oh, wellll... just letting ya' know what happened to me.
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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Another thing I have found is that I must save the image at 50% of its quailty in order to make it small enough in bytes in order for it to be accepted. The image size stays at 640X480
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    Thanks for the suggestions folks.
    I'm gonna try again.

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    Yaaaaahooooo! :) It worked!
    Here's another one with some scenery done.

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    Really nice house-building, Ed!! :thumb:

    I see where the old man's got the pole
    fer next weekend, so Good Luck :D :D
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    Good lookin' saltbox Ed.
  20. Sir_Prize

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    Can ya' do one at a 1:1 size. Mine needs replace'n. ;) ;)

    Look'n Good!! :thumb: