Work in progress

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by Matthyro, Mar 15, 2003.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Here is a picture of the structures I am currently scrachbuilding that together will become a logging camp. I don't have a name for the camp yet!

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  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    WOW

    Are they ever good Robin.
    I hope to see what David is up to on Saturday will we see you about 1 oclock??;)
  3. jkristia

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    wait, can you post a close up before you paint it, or is it already to late.

    Looks good as usual.
    Jesper
  4. Clerk

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    Wow Robin. They look great. What is that white role in the background?
  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I'll bet that's Robin's window making material. Dry walling mesh.
    Robin, neat collection of buildings! It seems that you are continually creating!
    Ralph
  6. Tyson Rayles

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    Very nice as usual Robin!!!! :cool: :cool: :cool:
  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Sorry Jesper
    I painted them tonight and have added chimneys and hand rails and such.
    Yup, that roll is as you say Ralph.
    I work on stuff like this while watching TV. My workbench is a TV table with a cutting board on it.
  8. Clerk

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    Hey. I have a roll of black stuff just like it. I could use it and paint it.
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    cidchase Active Member

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    They do look good, Robin! That mess hall looks plenty big to keep all them LPP's fed, too! :D

    How about Mastercraft Lumber Co. Camp No. 7?:rolleyes:
  10. shamus

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    Robin, Those look excellent, I notice you are using pinking shears (I think) for making the shingles. Nice work indeed.

    BTW, how about "Pine View" for the camp site name :D
    Shamus
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  11. Tyson Rayles

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    Being those are probably cereal boxes how about "Kellog's" for the camp name?? :D :rolleyes: :D :p :D
  12. kettlestack

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    Super modelling Robin. BUt tell me please, where do you get the patience to do soooooo much repetitive work?? :eek:
    The mess hall is one impressive looking building.
    Are they all made from sheet styrene?

    Let's see the painted ones please. (I need lessons in painting :) )

    Errol
  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thanks for the name suggestions guys. Eroll, they are made out of 1/32 cardboard (the cereal box type) Repetition can be tedious but I cut all the pieces first then gluing doesn't take too long. Shamus, the cutting for shigles is done with a tiny cutting wheel with slight wobbles in it. I think it was intended as a leather cutting tool.
    Here is a photo of the cookhouse. Details still to be added.

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  14. aartwmich

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    NICE Robin!! Dang you ARE the cerealboard serial builder for sure!..lol
  15. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    OK, Robin, I'll play the role of the dummy and ask the dumb question begging to be asked...........Who eats ALL that cereal!!????:D :D :D :D
  16. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Well sumpter250, both my wife and I have a bowl of cereal with fruit added for breakfast each morning. When my grandchildren visit, they like cereal too(the sugary kind) As boxes get empty, I save them. I can usually get two structures out of one box. I have enough boxes saved at the moment to make 30 more buildings.
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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Fantastic!!!:D :D :D Three thumbs up!!!

    How do you keep the cardboard from warping when you paint it? I made a tent out of thin card and it got all mushy when wet, but it was small enough it dried OK.;)
  18. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    What kind of paint do you use Jon? I use those acrylic paints that come in little bottles sold in most craft stores and also in Walmart. I use the first coat of paint full strength and water thinned for washes after the first coat is dry.
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    jon-monon Active Member

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    It was actually white glue that made it warp, and the paints I use are like yours, so I guess I'm concerned over something that will never be. :)