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 Posted: Wed Nov 16th, 2016 09:03 pm
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Si, maybe what you need is to build structures which have no known photos or plans. The mines from Pinos Altos that I am working on have no photos, etc. so I can pretty much do whatever I want!

Freelancing is painless, it brings on many changes (adapted from the theme for M*A*S*H)

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 Posted: Thu Nov 17th, 2016 01:38 am
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Howdy Woodie :cb:

No worries.
I can say in all honesty, I am almost 100% planless !!

I just happened to fall in love with 'The Grand Central Gold Mining Co.'
So I wanna give that ol' bird a good nest some place !
I'm warnin' yers all...
...those windows are gonna be TRIPLE glazed !

Freelancing ROCKS !
I have a zillion photos.
To be drawn from as inspiration, not copied slavishly.

I actually have some more building experiments, in the offing.
Some photos as well.

I'm just getting into the whole structure thing fairly slowly...
...so I don't spent a load of free time on stuff I can't use.

It's all going pretty good really.
I've been enjoying working on all the different stuff.
I like to juggle a handful of projects at once.
I swap over all the time, as and when I get ideas.

1:35n2 is :moose:tastic !!

Si.



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 Posted: Sat Nov 19th, 2016 01:21 am
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I had this building on the shelf in my kitchen for several years.
The photo on the previous page <<< shows how it was then.

I finally took a slice off one end of it, a couple of months back.

Mmm...

Well, good to er on the cautious side, I would say.
The first slice wasn't enough though, but did make me see the building in a new way.
So I took another slice from the same 'long' sides.
The extra inch, again made a surprissing difference to the appearance of it.



I have some balsa sheet laminated up, for wall thickening now.
Also some new roof support timbers, in the form of 1/4" wooden doweling.

We're gettin' there on this one.
It's much more 'fittable' to the shelf layout format now.

:moose:

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 Posted: Sat Nov 19th, 2016 01:48 am
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It looks better this way Si. I just wonder about the damage to the building.
On a natural way spalling (is that the right word?) normaly only found place on the top of walls and then works his way down. On your building there is also damage in the wall (on the corner and by the windowframe). Did it happen by gunfire?

Alwin

Btw, your car building gives me some inspiration to scratch / bash some cars too.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 21st, 2016 06:48 pm
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" Your car building gives me some inspiration to scratch / bash some cars too."

Hi Alwin. :thumb:

Thanks for your kind words.
The car building is a lot of fun for me.
A synthesis of what was & what may have been.

The buildings are taking second place to scratchbuilding cars at the moment.
But it is good for me to do a little on the buildings, bit by bit as the vision evolves.

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" I just wonder about the damage to the building. Did it happen by gunfire ? "

It did indeed.

The building was damaged back in 1916 at the time of the Battle Of Columbus.
Pancho Villas forces were involved in a shoot out & gunfire did take it's toll on the building.



When I add the wall thickening, with the balsa I've laminated, The corner & window damage will appear to be only missing rendering.

The cracks & damage in general to the building, are a tad over the top.
Some of these will be filled & the roof top walls levelled out a bit.

:moose:

Si.

Some more pix. to follow . . .





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 Posted: Mon Nov 21st, 2016 07:54 pm
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Si :  I never had you down as a football supporter, let alone a Villa fan (well known Brit footie club, Aston Villa, known as The Villa)

Regards,   Michael

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" I never had you down as a football supporter, let alone a Villa fan "

Hi Michael :cb:

You're right, I used to large it for 'The Gunners' !
Quit though, after I saw what happened to Gary Oldman in 'The Firm'.
Moved to Madchester instead !!

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Before cutting the adobe building down to it's new size...
...I had always seen 'the front' as being where the doorway is.

Now though, 'the front' is the side I would like facing toward the viewer.
Previously, because of the depth of the building, I hadn't looked at it from this angle much.



This is about the angle I'd place the building at, in relation to the edge of the benchwork.

Quite close to the tracks perhaps.
With maybe a road grade crossing, over the tracks & past the buildings doorway.

Typical 'shelf layout' building position I guess.

:moose:

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 Posted: Sat Nov 26th, 2016 10:29 am
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why not starting to build it with this:
http://www.dioramadebris.co.uk/135-scale-moulds-1-c.asp

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