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Posted February 16, 2013 - 07:49 PM

Neat stuff as always, Ray. Nice looking layout on the buildings! The landing and stairs is cool!


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Posted February 16, 2013 - 10:32 PM

Looking great as always, Ray.


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Posted February 17, 2013 - 08:27 AM

Looking good Ray.

Thanks for great pictures.


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Posted February 17, 2013 - 12:36 PM

Sheets of "brick" are printed out on paper and these are used to cover the sides of the buildings.
Here the back wall of the bank building has the paper glued on and the windows and door openings are cut out.
The back wall of the hardware store is covered but the window and door openings are not cut out yet.
The piece of brick paper laying on the table is ready to glue on the end wall.

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Before a section of paper is glued on, I align it with the building and tap it in place at the bottom.

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Then the section of paper is laid out on the table.
A piece of poster board is held up against the building so the adhesive spray doesn't get on the side wall.
After the sheet of paper is sprayed then it is brought up against the side wall and smoothed down with a plastic squeegee.

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Here are the three buildings with all the brick glued in place.
I'm making this to look like the bank and the hardware store were built at one time and the cafe was added later.
This is why the brick on the cafe is a little different color from the rest of the building.

After the adhesive spray has dried, I then spray the whole thing with two coats of clear mat finish spray to seal the paper.

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This is a closer view of the brick.

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Edited by jdcrawler, February 17, 2013 - 01:50 PM.

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Posted February 17, 2013 - 12:42 PM

The different color brick is something I would have never thought of. Those little details make a huge difference.


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Posted February 18, 2013 - 09:49 AM

That's looking real good, Ray! Nice touch with the different color brick!


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Posted February 19, 2013 - 06:15 PM

Excellent work as usual Ray.


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Posted February 19, 2013 - 07:02 PM

Looks great Ray. Nice touch on the different brick colours.

How many hours, would you put into a building like that?


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Posted February 19, 2013 - 10:03 PM

How many hours, would you put into a building like that?

By the time this is finished I would estamate that I'll have about 50 hours in it.


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Posted February 19, 2013 - 10:53 PM

Ray, That looks fantastic, very impressive as always ! :thumbs:


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Posted February 20, 2013 - 08:26 AM

By the time this is finished I would estamate that I'll have about 50 hours in it.

 

I would have thought more. That kind of detailed, accurate work takes time.

Thanks for keeping us updated.


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Posted February 20, 2013 - 09:10 AM

cant wiat to see the finished product. if i had this talent i would make a complete town for my train set


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Posted February 20, 2013 - 09:22 AM

if i had this talent i would make a complete town for my train set

That is what I'm in the process of doing.

 

I have an old country gas station, a coaling tower, a sawmill and a train station that I built about 18 years ago.

Last winter I built a general store, a barn, and a factory.

So far this winter I've built a house and a Victorian downtown store building.


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Posted February 20, 2013 - 09:36 AM

Group Photo!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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Posted February 20, 2013 - 09:41 AM

Group Photo!!!!!!!!!!!

I can take a group photo of what I've built last year and this year but the ones that I built back in the 90's are all packed away in storage and won't come back out until we make this last move ( hopefully this summer ).






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