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Well let's get this started off.





Here's an oldy, but goodie, from a few months ago.

:)


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That little cabin just keeps on looking better.

The more one looks the nicer it looks

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Yep, that's a nice one!

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TG that looks really nice.

Great Job.


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Todd


You think you can break that shack down,

and lay it out as a how it got to where it's at,

on paper, like the measurements for floors, walls, roof, deck and stuff,

maybe turn it into a simple structure build ?


I know I'm asking for much,

but it would be a neat little shack to start with for a 'how to'.

:)


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Excellent job Todd!

Great detail attention on the cabin and stuff!

It may be an oldie to you, but I don't recall seeing it before ?

Anyway, great job on it, and I can't wait to see more!!!

Chris


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Sweet Todd...

Every time I see those pics,
the more and more I like the ground cover you used..

Especially that stack of wood !

:)


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I have to agree!

That is one of the best ground covers I've seen.

I love the porch posts myself !


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Thanks guys, I am glad you enjoyed it.

Ken thanks for your kind words.  :)


As to sizes etc, I did this just out of my head.

It's not a very large building and I do most small stuff like that on a whim.


Side walls are 4" long, Gables are 2" long, Porch floor was I believe 6 scale feet wide.

Roof pitch approx 6/12 but less with porch roof addition.  This ends up around 4/12.

2 windows, one door (which I would make a tad larger next time )  :)


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My question to you Todd is:

How you cut the wood that small ?


It even looks Great.


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Great Todd ...

Ah your pics seem to have tuned into address.  :rah:


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Yep, the dang wild thumbs on the loose.

I guess I've got to get our techy to fix that errant little thumb sucker Lynn.

:bang:  :bang:  :bg:


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Now THAT is some impressive modeling.

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Did I ever mention that this an awesome little piece of modeling?

Not to mention the way you took the pictures!

GREAT

The ground-cover and the logs are 1st class,
what throws me off though, and I hope you don't get it wrong,
is the dark green stuff  :(

But maybe it only looks that off-color in the picture.


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Werner

Never mind that green stuff,

that's where the ol' cabin owner peeled his corn on the cob for dinner,

and left the peelings.  :bg:  :cool:



Matt, let me tell you, them windows were a son of a bugger.

Last time for awhile i make my own windows!!! :bang:

As to the firewood, well ive got a bandsaw and a small chisel and small hammer,

I cut and split it by hand just like in the real world cept much smaller of course.

The firewood sticks are a scale 20-24" long. :)


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Tileguy wrote:
the ol' cabin owner peeled his corn on the cob for dinner and left the peelings.


Ahhh, that explains it all.  :cool:

- that old slob.....


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Todd, this is a great looking diorama.

I've looked at the photos several times this past week.

Everything is very nicely done.  :apl:


It appears that you used a variety of materials for the ground cover.

What all did you use?


Whatever it is, it's a good mix.


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Mike
It's a blend of several layers:

Latex Paint and some light sand layed on wet.

Followed by Woodland Scenics turf blend,
and some grass green tossed about here and there.

The third layer is my home made ground schrapnel,
which I make from oak and maple leaves and cypress mulch,
blended and screened into 3 sizes.

:)


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Almost forgot,
there is a little bit of finely chopped colored lichens in there also,
for some different coloring,
grey greens etc.

:)


Thanks Mike,

I take that as a real compliment coming from you,
who I consider one of the masters in the model railroad circles I run in,
and among the finest I've seen.

I know you're going to say what about Chuck Doan,
granted he's fabulous and not within my grasp as a modeler to emmulate.
He's like the quarterback that holds all those unbreakable records LOL.

Your work is more realistically attainable for me,
as you work at a level that reaches great (in fact your stuff is real eye candy)
yet it is without having to spend 50000 hours on a single garage interior!!

Your work tells enough of the story and has alot to see,
without going overboard and getting so caught up in one 12 x 12 area,
that you could never build an entire railroad.

Don't get me wrong, I love Chucks stuff,
I am however simply not in possession of that level of patience ............
I am glad that he is though,
but even more glad you have found a cut off point somewhere in between,
because I'd have to go looking again if you up the bar on realism any more!!!


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Fooled me. 

I thought I was looking at the prototype for a model. 

Great modelling.

:cb:  :cb:


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Tileguy wrote:
Matt, let me tell you, them windows were a son of a bugger.

Last time for awhile i make my own windows!!! :bang:


As to the firewood, well ive got a bandsaw and a small chisel and small hammer,

I cut and split it by hand just like in the real world cept much smaller of course.

The firewood sticks are a scale 20-24" long.  :)


That's cool Todd.

 :thumb:  :thumb:  :thumb:


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Looks like the damn PhotoBucket pictures were lost,

so here's a couple to replace the originals....


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That's great Todd,

thanks for re-posting.


I missed this first time round,

any chance of some more?

:bg:


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I don't have any of the photos of this cabin on my new laptop.....


Might be if I searched my old one I might find a few on there but yea....

That unit's got some problems I will not be dealing with for awhile.  ;)


Might be a few posted online somewhere...

I'll look around.  :)


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G'day Todd

Nice to see you are still around.

Has the new look attracted you back.

Still plenty of stuff happening.

Don


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New look....NO ! ...

I came back because I've got friends here.  :)


I've been offline for quite awhile due to the.....
economic situation......
moneys been tight,
vacations are on hold.....
medical situation is tenuous.......


Yep, all of the above.......
Might be I'll even begin doing some building again soonly.......
Don't hold yer breath though.
he he


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Todd.

Good to see you're still kicking.

:bg:


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Yep.. Kickin screaming.. whining.. crying... all of the above he he...........

Body is sooooo very beat up... shoulders and hips hurt bad... chronic Bursitis............

add to that fibromyalgia and the old war injuries and life's been a bit tedious of late.  ;)


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I love the overhang uprights being tree trunks with the natural 'Y' at the top.

Now I have a 'Rael' small cabin on my property.

Think I might try to emulate that in 1:1

;)


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Glad you enjoyed this little build.

I am impressed you captured and saved the photo at one time...

Thanks for that.  :)



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Nice diorama Todd.

Chopped wood-pile looks fab !
Nice ground-cover.

Cheers

Si.

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Glad to see the re-post.

This is a wonderful scene!


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Was lucky I had a few of these old photos remaining in an old portable hard drive...

PhotoBucket turned out to be a really bad choice as a cloud storage place....


Now I just need to get back to building instead of armchair modeling...

Got a few ideas rolling around in the few braincells I've got leftover from the 70's 

;)


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Todd,

This looks great!


Are there multiple photos?

The only one I see is the shot above.


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It is possible I have a few more on my old laptop which is down hard...very hard...

I need to bring it in and have everything moved from its hard drive to a portable HD before I trash it,
but have been a bit tied up of late....

If/when I find more I'll add a few...

Remember, every technique used on this little scene, has been posted in this forum somewhere...

:)


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Hi Todd 



" THE YOUF OF TODAY DON'T USE ENOUGH DARN DIED SAWDUST ! "


I couldn't agree more Todd, 2nd only to 'Wheatabix' for a healthy snack !  ;)


I hope Freerails is meeting your expectations of 'high-standards' since your return ?  ???

We need more Minnesota modeling anyway, a rolling Minnesotan gathers no moss !  :P

Keep that jaw ratcheting & that fist shaking !  :old dude:

It keeps us on our toes !  :cool:



:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:



Si.


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All the years I've been involved here, even though in an on again off again nature,
the Forum changes little, other than a new modeler here and there,
but the quality of the builds improves every year...

There is a pile of fantastic information in amongst the posts of this Forum,
as good as you will find anywhere...

I always come back because, well, it is still in my mind Home Base!!

When I don't return for a long time, it's likely because of my demise...
Even then I might pop in just to harass all you southern types,
into getting more work done.

he he  :)



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