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    • December 14, 2018 10:38 AM EST
    • It has an ink wash. Some rust and dirt is still yet to be added. I may change out the sitting figure for a standing one as well.

      The lettering is real paint, not decals. That was a first for me.

      Dennis Thompson saw it running yesterday and liked it for a "what if" model.

       

    • December 14, 2018 9:14 AM EST
    • John Bouck said:

       

        

      Those overlapping corner joints are a point of interest.

    • December 13, 2018 11:27 AM EST
    • That's really well done, John.

       

      Did you use India ink for the weathering?

    • December 14, 2018 1:22 AM EST
    • Oldest Daughter has deemed this creation "cute."  

    • December 13, 2018 12:19 PM EST
    • Awesome build! Can't even tell its an eggliner looking at it.

    • December 13, 2018 11:38 AM EST
    • Sa-weet!

    • December 13, 2018 9:54 PM EST
    • I like where you put the solar panel, fit's right in with the roof tiles.

    • December 13, 2018 6:27 PM EST
    • Thanks everybody, Bill

    • December 13, 2018 3:31 PM EST
    • Well done young Grasshopper.

    • December 13, 2018 2:23 PM EST
    • Terrific house!  Love the solar panel :-)

    • December 13, 2018 11:06 AM EST
    • VERY cool!

    • December 13, 2018 10:11 AM EST
    • solar panel

      front

      rocking chair

           Some time ago I purchased several piko builds that when arrived were all laying flat, broken parts and missing pieces, but hard to beat for 7 building for under $100.00. One was a old fashion house with a wraparound porch, railing was broken and half missing, several of the window muttons were broken and gone, and dried glue on every thing, a lot of scraping and sanding but there was potential. So continuing my quest to build a G scale buildings for my family members it was time for my Wife's as she had for a long time wanted a Gramma looking house, yellow with white trim. So I built her one, replace the porch railing with pola farm fence that I cut the top pointed stakes off, used evergreen for new support posts, and evergreen strips to replace the missing window muttons, and made a mailbox out of part of a 2010 air tank, a little big but rural had large boxes. Lettered the mail box with Silhouette cameo and lite the building with my much used $.98 solar path lights, adding an extra bulb outside the front wall just under the porch roof to illuminate the porch, yellow bug light of course. Piko roofs like this one and others using rectangle panels lends itself to placing the solar panel remotely as apposed to just cutting a round hole, as it pretty much matches the stock roof panels. When I was finished I told my wife that I had built her a Gramma house and explained she might have to loose a little weight in order to move in to it. She didn't think that too funny, and I started to see her point when the swelling started to go down!!! Fun Build and she was happy, Bill 

    • December 13, 2018 6:16 PM EST
    • Steve Featherkile said:

      How come nobody's lookin' out the winders?

       

      Ats whut I wuz axing

    • December 13, 2018 3:34 PM EST
    • I work on it a little everyday. Will paint seats today.  I do have another one that is just all coach, this one has some rooms in it.

    • December 13, 2018 11:14 AM EST
    • How come nobody's lookin' out the winders?

       

      Jerry, keep the build coming.  I want to follow this.

    • December 12, 2018 2:39 PM EST
    • Jerry, great looking project.  Will love to see it when it's finished.  You do take on challenging projects.  Have a happy holiday season and stay well and warm!

    • December 12, 2018 8:06 AM EST
    • David Maynard said:
      Jerry Barnes said:

      Thanks. Crowded quarters there.

      I dunno. Mr Bean looks quite relaxed there in the center.

      That guy trying his pick up line looks like he is going to be drinking alone.

      Why the heck are those people on the left reading when they are in that car?

       

      The cell phone was not invented yet !

       

    • December 11, 2018 6:24 PM EST
    • Jerry Barnes said:

      Thanks. Crowded quarters there.

      I dunno. Mr Bean looks quite relaxed there in the center.

       

      That guy trying his pick up line looks like he is going to be drinking alone.

       

      Why the heck are those people on the left reading when they are in that car?

    • December 11, 2018 6:12 PM EST
    • Jerry Barnes said:

      John, I found a lot of pictures online, so I think they will do me, no need to clean off your scanner. 

      Looks good, Jerry.  LOTS of good pitures online!

    • December 11, 2018 5:08 PM EST
    • Enough room for the guy on the right to practice his pick up lines