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    • September 4, 2018 1:00 PM EDT
      • Denver, Colorado
         
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          Looks tasty...does your daughter ship?

       

                        

       

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    • September 4, 2018 2:47 PM EDT
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      Sorry, only Take-away ;-)

      But she makes the best sand-cakes.

      Gerd

    • September 11, 2018 2:48 AM EDT
      • Boechingen, Germany
         
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      Good morning,

      since I’m still unsure about the final layout plan in the upper garden, I spend some more attention to Ronja Springs. At the right loading spur, I announced some industry. So let’s get started. Piko had a special offer for the furniture works “Franz Huber” (aka Mr. Mann’s Cannery).

      Since the space allows only background relief building, the Piko kit is a perfect base for kit-bashing, while the building is build from modular pieces, which can be rearranged very easily.

      Beside the kit, I ordered a bag of additional columns to attach the wall segments together. While the cream-uni-colored structure looked somewhat boring, I decided to paint all the embossed bricks.

      It was quite some work, but turned out very nice. I also painted the corner and connecting columns.

      The last photo shows a first test-fit. The whole structure will get a foundation to raise the door in the center to the level of the freight cars. This will become the loading door for boxcars.

      Will be continued next week.

      Bye, Gerd

    • September 11, 2018 4:26 AM EDT
      • Vail, Az
         
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      That is a great use of the kit and will add depth to your scene.

      I like the contrast paint.

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    • September 18, 2018 6:48 AM EDT
      • Boechingen, Germany
         
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      Let’s go to part two of the furniture works.

      The two wall segments without windows got cut on the table saw to make the small side wall segments of the relief structure.

      I rearranged the walls of the building from the original idea to a 2×4 pattern, which fits better into the space I have available. The first ideas came out to big in my opinion. I glued each floor level together and finally both wall segments together.

      Bild

      To enforce the whole structure, I added plastic channels and triangles on the inside.

      Before I installed the windows and doors, I gave all bricks a wash of thinned brown paint to blend the bright cream bricks more into a brownish-yellow.

      Bild

      The blue windows got also repainted and with the roof in place, the main part is done.

      Still missing are the foundation and some details parts.

      Cheers, Gerd

    • September 18, 2018 10:58 AM EDT
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      Well done!

    • September 18, 2018 2:19 PM EDT
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      You could cut a door in the wooden screen and reach from the back side and load and unload the box car! 

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