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I have been waiting on some spare parts for my O scale sawmill and this arrived in the mail.

I also needed a break from that huge thing so this seemed to fill the bill.

I have been fiddling with it for about a week now.


Here are some shots of my progress.




















The kit comes with parts to make the base of this shed in wood but I decided I wanted the base to be an old cement slab instead.

The gaps around the bottom will be back filled with the scenic base when it gets installed where ever it ends up.










The loading platform hides most of it anyway.



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I see that you did the peeling paint thing with mineral spirits and latex--looks great.

Better nail that 2nd floor door shut!

Rich could fix you up with a nice set of stairs to avoid lawsuits.


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Dave, I love that kind of weathering you did!! :2t:

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Nice touch with the colors and weathering.   

:thumb:

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Superb. Love the hexagonal windows!!!

The weathering/detailing is great as usual. That flat roof will give problems!

Cheers

Phil

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Thanks!

Herbie I am working on the stairs now.

I should finish this up just about the time my parts arrive for the mill.

I was told they would ship this week. :glad:  :2t:

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Nice addition Dave, are those Paper Creek wall shingles?

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What more can I add - your new building looks great!

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wickman wrote: Nice addition Dave, are those Paper Creek wall shingles?
No the shingles are in the kit....Bar Mills....they have a new line of HO and O scale shingles for sale as well...pretty nice.


I worked on the dormer and the roof shingles this morning.
















I finished up the 2nd story landing as well as the stairs but figured I would work on the roof before I install those so as not to break them up while handling the model.




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The new shingles look really heavy are they still a paper texture sticky on the back? I just ordered a few little neat buildings from them but I doubt they will come with these type of shingles.

Any chance of a run down on how you finished the shingling weathering, I'm kinda at a standstill on my Wicked wandas roofing weathering.

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Lynn wrote:

Any chance of a run down on how you finished the shingling weathering, I'm kinda at a standstill on my Wicked wandas roofing weathering.

Sure Lynn.

This is how I did the roofing shingles, and exactly what I used.

First, these shingles are cut from what looks like card stock.

So, to keep warping down, the first thing I did was to lay 4 strips of 3M double sided tape vertically, on a piece of pink foam.

You can use cardboard, or anything that has a flat surface you don't mind getting over spray on.

This tape is the cheap stuff in the little plastic dispenser, not to be confused with transfer tape.

This stuff is much weaker than transfer tape, and I use it to hold bits in place while I spray paint them, and they release very easily when I am finished.




When the tape is down, I lay the shingle sheet on top of them.

Then, I spray the whole sheet lightly with Krylon Camouflage spray paint in the kacki color. Lightly......not a heavy spray...lightly...you don't want a huge buildup of paint...lightly...you just want to stain the sheet with color...did I say lightly??? Yes I did.





When that is dry...it dries very fast, you pull out your little fan brush.


From here out, I use acrylic craft paints.

First, I wanted some darker blotches.

So, I used Ceramcoat Mudstone.


 

Squeeze some out on whatever you use as a pallet, I use little discarded pieces of foam, dip the fan brush in and then stroke the brush next to the paint to cover the bristles more evenly and to remove a lot of the paint...you want paint on the bristles, but not gobs of it

You will see in the last photo what I mean, I was not expecting to post a how too, so I did not shoot photos as I went along...sorry.

Okay, so the brush is lightly loaded.

Now, in a very random fashion, just kind of touch the brush onto the shingle sheet here and there, leaving behind smatterings of the color....like I said you will see what I mean in the last photo.

When that is finished, go to a lighter color than the spray Kaki color.

Here I used Ceramcoat in the Sandstone color.





Repeat as you did with the Mudstone color, leaving smatterings of color on the sheet.

After that, I used some straight black...very lightly loaded...and very sparingly I made a few streaks of black color here and there on the sheet.

Here is that end result on a few of the remaining shingles on the sheet.






After everything dries...which is a short time, made even shorter by using a hand held hair dryer....you just cut the tabs on either end of the shingle rows, and pop them off for use.

These shingles do not have an adhesive backing on them.

You can use any method you like to attach them...Elmer's White glue, Yellow Carpenters Glue, Power Grab Construction adhesive..whatever floats your boat.

I have adopted the use of the 3M Transfer tape.

After using all the aforementioned methods, the Transfer tape as far and away the best way to go....it's quick, easy, and far less messy.

Lay down a strip of the tape..trim to the edge, remove the backing, and apply the shingles in rows, offsetting the slits and letting the strips over run the edges slightly.

I go back and press the top edge of the shingle row with the back end of my Exacto knife handle, rolling it along to get a nice bond between the tape and the shingle row.

Then trim the row at the edge with a scissors. ( After a few trimmings, the scissors blades will get sticky with the adhesive...just wipe them with a cloth dipped in mineral spirits to clean them up. Be careful, the blade edges on scissors are a lot sharper than you might think...I learned the hard way. )

Then just repeat adding rows up the roof substrate, until you reach the top.

After that you can dry brush the edges lightly or not..individual choice, and install the roof.

After the roof is on, I take out my small powder brush, and I dip it into the Bragdons weathering powders Dustbowl brown color.

Then, I tap the brush over the shingles, so the powder falls off the bristles onto them.

After the shingles are lightly coated, I use another brush, that looks like a makeup brush. I drag this brush from the roof peak to the lower edge.

If I am happy with the coverage, I am done.

If not, I repeat applications of the powder until I am...THEN I am done.

I don't lock the powder on with anything as the Bragdons powders have their own adhesive quality built in.

That's it!

Have at it Lynn!!  Git er done, so you can say you Gotter did! :dt:  :bg:

FYI the Transfer tape is, 3M 465.

They now carry it at my LHS but prior to that I would pick it up at the local Granger's supply store.

You can get it on-line as well of course.

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Not a lot of time for modeling today, as it is Thanksgiving in the U.S.

Which means a lot of tackling.

First tackling a roasted bird....mmmmMMMMmmmm.

Then watching a lot of it being done on the football fields...Go Pack!!!!


I did however get down to the shop to cut and install shingle pieces for the roof cap.






Happy Thanksgiving to all in the U.S. and a belated Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian brethren.

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Terrific how to Dave! Did you ever have art training?

Everyone should get some 3M 465 tape - it's a little expensive - but worth the cost.




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Thanks Dave I'm off to wally world , go cheese heads:glad:

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ebtm3 wrote: Terrific how to Dave! Did you ever have art training?

Everyone should get some 3M 465 tape - it's a little expensive - but worth the cost.




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Naw Herbie no art training.

Everything I do was learned from other modelers, through how to's on forums, or books and magazines.

Forums are my favorite by far.

No where else, can you ask a question on something someone has done, and get such an in depth, and fast answer.

That's why I like to post so many pictures, I really like the threads where you can see the small changes as they progress, it's like watching a time lapsed film come together if it is done right.

Not a lot of hobbies out there, where folks are so eager to share their discoveries freely....I learned that the hard way when I was a carver....that's one of the many many things I love about this one.

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I installed the roof gables and trim this afternoon.












I am not ready to install the stairs just yet, I still need to add the railing, but I wanted to shoot a picture with them sitting in place, just to get an idea of how they will look installed.










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Looks great dave.

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Thanks Lynn!


I painted and installed a few of the roof details this morning.























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At the risk of sounding like a stuck record, great work Dave, really atmospheric. Love the gable ends...

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

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Some real nice weathering and the water proffing tar is a nice touch.

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Ending up looking like a neat little structure. Not the kind of building that I see in my mind when the words "boiler and welding" come along though. I would think more on the line of "harness and carriage repair", or an early auto repair place.

Nice work Dave!

Just my 3 cents (adjustment for the coming inflation)



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Never has 3 cents bought so much Herb!

What a coincidence! That's just what this used to be in it's early life, but as the times changed, so did the owners, and the business run from it....how's that? L: ;)


This morning I dressed up the loading dock so it looks less like laser cut ply.







Handling the structure has worked off some of the rust on the edges of the corrugated I see...will need to touch that up.....:f:



I added a stove pipe through one of the side windows here as well as adding some dirt and grime to them.







As well as a vent pipe though this one.







I tried to make some clear spots on the center rows of the freight door windows, so it would look like someone wiped away some grime to peek inside..it didn't work as well as I had hoped, but it looks....... OK. :us:











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interesting look to the windows with the exhaust pipes coming thru. Whats more intriguing is how you got the window glass to look like that and exactly what effect are you trying to portray ?

The wiped clear spot on the door window is magic, excellent idea and looks good, pure attention to detail.

mike  :moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:of them

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Hi Mike,

When I was a kid, there was an old building which in its last days before abandonment was an antique store.

The driveway and most of the lot was dirt, and the road was gravel.

Passing traffic would raise dust when it was dry, and it would settle everywhere.

When it rained, the dirt would run down the windows accumulating around the mullions.

I like my second attempt on the side windows a lot better, as the front is a little on the white side and looks more like frost. I will go back with the dirtier color I used on the side windows.

As for the haze on the windows, it is accumulated smoke and grime.

As a custom car guy you know just how dirty the inside of some weld shops can be.

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Dave, i can honestly say i have never been in any shop with windows or the filth on them your portraying.

mike

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Well maybe the custom car guys are a lot cleaner.

I was a welder for 15 years in a few different shops a couple of them in very old brick buildings.

Between the welding, grinding and cutting, it was one of the dirtiest jobs I ever had.

In the newer shops it was different, lots of venting and such.

I may have overdone it a tad, but remember, these are on an HO scale structure.

I'd like it to be noticeable with the naked eye, not just close up photography.

Not everyone who sees it will be wearing an Optivisor. 

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Dave

Remember to keep a very sharp pencil handy to stick in the eye of anyone that has the gall to complain or criticize. Very effective, it immediately takes their mind off what they were bitching about.



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be carefull , the person whom you may want to stick , may have a worse attitude than you, take your pencil and do unspeakable acts tooooo you with it............lmao

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Ya ya ya..the cool thing about really big guys.... is the noise you make when you hit the ground!  :pimp:

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Great stuff Dave, the weathering is extremely creative , you've really come along way. By the way I have seen cruddy windows like that before.:glad:

On a side note Dave is anything going on with the layout ?

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Thanks Lynn.

Layout design has been a major bummer for me.

I want too much, and have too many different interests, to be able to nail myself down to something I think will be happy with.

I am trying, I really am, sometimes I think I am just suffering from information overload.

Add to that, I have been able to talk Linda into allowing me to grab some extra space in the basement for my layout room. The main area I have now is 23 x 11.5 and I can add something in the area of 10 x 12 to make it L shaped now.

But.....there always seems to be a but...... I have just finished up the upstairs remodel of our home.

I have now completely remodeled the entire home, inside and out, the vast majority of which I did by myself, including all new doors and windows, each of which had to have the openings enlarged, all new siding, new roof, new attached 2 stall garage to replace a car port, stripping each room down to the bare stud walls and starting over....I need a break...the idea of now heading downstairs, and getting right into the same old rut to get a room ready for a layout, just does not appeal to me right now, well........ maybe a little.

I have a BUNCH of the Bar Mills kits which I enjoy building and have now started this one, I have had parts on order for my sawmill, which I have just been notified have finally shipped after a long wait.

Right now, I am helping to do rock work on a layout that is being built by a friend, for a woman who wants to use it to display some little ceramic  buildings...many of which are of a Green Bay Packers theme.......Gag...and I am a fan......Gag..... and run a purchased themed train...you guessed it.....Green Bay Packers....Gag...but hey...it's her money.

So, I am enjoying the hobby as always...just not onto the layout aspect for myself just yet.

Believe me when I tell you...your not the only one asking about, or putting the spurs to me over this...I get it almost every day....literally..... from all corners of the globe. :time::bang: :bg:

Your doing great with yours though!!!!!:s::s::s::s:






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Busy year, I hear you. Fortuneately my wife like me is a real bike enthusist so when I finally got her to face the fact that she would find better enjoyment riding on her own bike then on the back of mine and fell for it, well once riding it took her mind off of all the stuff that she thought needed to be done around the homestead.:rah:

 

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Ya but now that the snowman has arrived, you better figure out some kind of other mental distraction.........usually donning a slingshot thong around the homestead is enough to confuse them enough to make them completely not want you even hanging around the house, never mind the honeydoooooos.

lmao........let me know if it works...mike

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Yeah Mike, the snowman is about to arrive in a big way mid week....they are calling for 8 to 12 inches in my area.

I better make the slingshot one of the fur lined variety. :w:

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Dave 

Thats turned out wonderful.  Was wondering about that pesky laser cut deck earlier. Nice job hinding the opposing grain.

 

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It's a little masterpiece. :thumb: All the weathering comes together very well, I like the windows too with all their dust and grime and maybe cobwebs...
An abandoned place for little boys to rummage (remember a similar shed in the garden of my grandparents) - but it needs not much work to bring it in a suitable shape for using it again - I like it.
But it cries for some scenery - if you're not in the mood for a layout, how about a nice little diorama?

Michael

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I took your advise Michael, and put together a little diorama for this structure.

I think this is about all for me with this one.

I am sure I will fiddle with it here and there, adding more to it, but I want to set this aside and get back to my sawmill for now.






















I need to work on my figure painting as well.  I was reading about some finer paints for this...I may need to try those too. I used craft paints for these.


























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The foliage really sets it off- not to mention the model A Ford!


Very nice job!


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Dave D wrote: I need to work on my figure painting as well.  I was reading about some finer paints for this...I may need to try those too. I used craft paints for these.



Actually, the figures don't look all that bad for HO. And craft paints can work just as fine as some of the super high-powered (and costly) "miniature" paints. You could use either alcohol or wind-shield wiper fluid to thin them a bit and they'll work just fine.

What I would suggest to help make your figures pop is to give them a thin wash to help with the facial features and wrinkles in clothing. Painting the eyes and all will drive you bonkers but a wash will suggest at that scale.

Just my 2, opinions my own and worth as much...

Really nice touches on the diorama, BTW. However, I can't see those nice "wiped" dirty windows you had on the front of the building. 

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Very nice Dave. :2t:

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What a great scene Dave!!! :2t: That Ford Model A Pick up is the one from Athearn?

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Yes Lucas, it is one of the Athearn models.

 

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Dave, that is a really neat bit of modelling ...... could easily be mistaken for 1/48 scale.

Like the whole scene, haven't had the chance yet to read this whole thread but presume even though this will be incorporated in a bigger model I like the way it can stand on its own right.


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Excellent Dave! Shows that even HO can look as well detailed as larger scales. Very nice, your work is tops as usual. Now, how about some N and Z structures to amaze us further!         Woodie

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Just noted this is H0!!!! I was thinking in big 000000  :bang:   LMAO :doh:

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LOL!

Lucas I was going to mention that I have 2 of the trucks in O scale as well in my reply...they are really cool.  :pimp:  :s:

I have a bunch of these HO scale Bar Mills kits...I plan on building them when I want a break from the big O scale sawmill.

I should also build that little structure you sent to me..I'm just a little Leary of the pressed wood as I have never used that before.

Break is over for now, I have been working out just how I want to go about installing the overhead belt drive system in the sawmill. I think I have that pretty much planned out.... in my head at least. Next modeling opportunity I have, I will be working on that.

I have a short day today so maybe I can get going with that this afternoon.

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The Dio came out looking perfect. Once you get enough of them together you'll find it easier to design a layout.


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