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 Posted: Tue Mar 22nd, 2022 07:03 pm
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Next step is interior framing,
and this was taped down with wax paper over it,
and built up, tacking back side with a little wood glue.

Side frame uprights need to be carefully trimmed,
for stake pockets, that go on frame, as per prototype.


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While doing this I put together plow frame,
as is shown here.

They warn you to be very accurate,
with block cut in between frame lengths,
so I tried to be accurate with my knife,
and gluing this up.

One screw up on my part,
was using a different size beam material
than I think I was supposed to, 5x6"vs 6x6" ?

Could be expansion of block or beams too.
The danger of soaking materials in water based stain mix.

I was trying to cut from appropriate material,
but oddball short pieces in a separate bag was a bit confusing
(I think I was shorted some wood).

Anyway came up short on lengths for outside of frame later.
They were not generous with strip wood, and unclear at times,
on which piece was to be used... go figure.

I did precut lengths and angles on center beams,
from side views which are provided.


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Onto assembly with framing and door openings.
Once all was dry, I was onto paint.

I experimented with several effects,
and finally dry brushed white over stain lightly,
then added Burnt Sienna craft paint over it,
being artistic (ha!) with application to get well aged effect.

AI stain was also used on cut surfaces etc.

Next I painted the windows,
and added glazing from clear sheet provided... basic.

Could have messed up window paint (aged)
but seemed to be ok, and the D&RGW red
seemed a bit of a contrast, which I liked.


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The cut outs in the corner of the last picture,
are the provided prototype decals,
and here's a close up.

Oh boy, old decals (not sure what to think).
They might have worked.

But I chose to go with Thin Film RGS set,
I had got awhile back, thinking they might disappear,
like so many products have.


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Here's the final product,
after a bit of f*ckery... geez.

I love trying to get these on nicely,
and then getting them to disappear.

This shot shows weathered effect a bit better.
I am beginning to like the look overall.


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I am going for the look of a car,
that is stored outside all year round,
at the side of the roundhouse or engine shed.

Maybe no longer used.

This shows the windows installed,
and ready to begin assembly.


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Here's the back and a side on,
with prototype fotos on the screen behind my desk top.

Yes it is also the dining table and office top,
but it's the only place with good natural light,
and the old Formica can take any cutting and beating,
because it has had a lot of that.

Front of house in the picture.


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Here's a close up of the front glued together.

I decided to put this together first,
just to make assembly easier.

I did it over the template, so I could get angles right,
and keep the face square to the back and frame.

Really easy to get things off without care.
(shot is a bit dark sorry)


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This shows completed flanger house in place.

You can see I pre drilled grab iron locations up the side,
way easier when the piece is flat on the bench.

So far so good.


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Nice !

I follow your Thread with interest.

And yes, I know about those old brittle decals.





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