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Posted November 10, 2014 - 09:29 AM

Here is the clock tower.
The roof will have shingles on it once I get to that stage in the building process.

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Posted November 10, 2014 - 10:18 AM

For the life of me I couldn't figure out how you were going to make a clock tower from a bottle cap. That looks so neat. :thumbs:

Sure enjoy watching your ideas turn to reality.


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Posted November 10, 2014 - 03:23 PM

Looks really good Ray. You really have a great eye for fabricating those scenes.
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Posted November 10, 2014 - 06:51 PM

Awesome clock tower, Ray!


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Posted November 10, 2014 - 10:22 PM

Unique clock tower Ray, I like it. Seeing things not for what they are but for what they can be...a modelers mind.
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Posted November 11, 2014 - 01:50 PM

Thanks for the nice comments guys.
I generally have a finished design in mind when I start on a building and pretty much know step by step what I'll be doing thru out the build.
The basic construction process is pretty much the same and actually gets a little boring after awhile.
So it is always interesting when some other idea for a building detail comes along.

 

I've seen these caps on the laundry detergent bottles and never thought anything about them.

I was taking the trash out to the burning barrel and the idea of using that cap for a tower base just popped into my head.

The trim pieces on the corners of the clock are from wooden clothespins that I cut in half.


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 10:22 AM

 

 

The trim pieces on the corners of the clock are from wooden clothespins that I cut in half.

I can see it now that you mentioned it. I love the "use what you got" engineering! 


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Posted November 14, 2014 - 09:20 PM

Here is the clock tower.
The roof will have shingles on it once I get to that stage in the building process.

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Nice work!
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Posted November 15, 2014 - 04:57 PM

The porch roofs and steps are built for the rear entrance to the municipal building and the fire department.

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The steps are done for the front of the police department and I've started on the front entrance for the municipal building.

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As with the clock tower, the steps, porches and roof sections are all built separately to make everything easier to put the finish on them.
These items will be attached after the outside finish is put on the building.

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This is the porch railing that I made up for the rear entrance to the municipal building.

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The outside of the building is going to be covered with this gray limestone block pattern.

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The steps for the police and fire departments are going to be painted to look like they are concrete.
The front entrance for the municipal building will have a stone walkway leading up to the front steps.
This walkway and steps will be covered in this stone pattern.

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Posted November 17, 2014 - 12:25 AM

Beautiful work as always
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Posted November 17, 2014 - 12:25 PM

The clock tower is just plain genius!....


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Posted November 21, 2014 - 02:21 PM

I made up a hexagon platform on the roof of the municipal building.
This is the area where the clock tower will be positioned.

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With the hexagon platform in place, the bay window is then fastened to the front of the municipal building.

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Then I fit pieces of molding to the front wall to form the cornice molding.
Here the pieces are being held in place while the glue drys.

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This is how the molding looks once the glue is dry.

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A single piece is cut from thin plywood and glued to the top of the molding pieces.
This adds strength so the pieces of molding won't brake apart and is wide enough to cover the top edge of the wood that is used to make the front wall.
A decorative molding piece is glued to each end of the molding to finish it off.

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The round base for the clock tower is fastened to the hexagon pad on the roof.

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Here is a preview of how the building will look with these items in place.

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Posted November 21, 2014 - 03:06 PM

That looks real nice, Ray!


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Posted November 21, 2014 - 09:04 PM

Very nice! Thanks for the pics and update!


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Posted November 26, 2014 - 05:09 PM

Finishing up some of the roof sections.

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