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 Posted: Fri Jul 6th, 2007 01:33 pm
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Dave D
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Mike sent along some pics of his latest rerelease.

The Grand Bank.





























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 Posted: Fri Jul 6th, 2007 05:18 pm
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Its a Really nice Kit mike

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 Posted: Fri Jul 6th, 2007 10:43 pm
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tile.......this not done yet, its at the 80% finished area.

As far as the line where the walls meet there is nothing can be done when its done in brick. Even randy at downtown deco has the same problem, its the nature of the hydrocal brick joint beast. These were angle filed to make the fit as tight as possible , but you still need to get glue in the joint and that causes another problem.

People use water pipes and they use other things....i simplify it, i drag woodlands scenics vines over the offending seam and generally people do not even know. The other solution is to bend wire as you say to be downpipes as drainage. I learned that trick from the master of disguise, FSM George Sellios.
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 Posted: Sat Jul 7th, 2007 02:33 am
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 Posted: Sat Jul 7th, 2007 03:55 am
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actually in my own written instructions that i do for each kit,  i do tell people how to disquise the seams if they are overly  visable even after angle filing the 2 co-joining edges.........mike

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 Posted: Sat Jul 7th, 2007 12:57 pm
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also keep in mind that i am zooooooooooming in with the camera from a foot away to show the great brickwork. If viewed from the standard 2-3 foot away, then these do not show up as  much to the naked eye.

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Wow very cool , your turning into a regular business dude:wave:

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madmike3434 wrote: tile.......this not done yet, its at the 80% finished area.

As far as the line where the walls meet there is nothing can be done when its done in brick. Even randy at downtown deco has the same problem, its the nature of the hydrocal brick joint beast. These were angle filed to make the fit as tight as possible , but you still need to get glue in the joint and that causes another problem.

People use water pipes and they use other things....i simplify it, i drag woodlands scenics vines over the offending seam and generally people do not even know. The other solution is to bend wire as you say to be downpipes as drainage. I learned that trick from the master of disguise, FSM George Sellios.
mike

I came up with a fix for the ugly JOINT SEAM and now recommend this for past kits that i have sold. Its actually quite simple.

Step the rear wall inwards 1/32 of an inch or a scale 2 x whatever width. By stepping the rear wall inwards you are creating a brick detail. It effectively eliminates the ugly seam by turning it into  a detail.

Where the side walls come up against a brick front the side walls should come in 1/32 and the rear wall should be filed shorter to compensate.

mike  :Doh: another problem solved.

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