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    • September 6, 2019 8:01 PM EDT
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      Pete Lassen said:

      John, didn’t Greg do that for the Mik Challenge a year or 2 ago? Built something then burned it

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    • September 6, 2019 8:05 PM EDT
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      Here is Gregory's "hot" build from the 2018 Mik challenge: [link]

    • September 6, 2019 11:13 PM EDT
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      Indeed, Greg did do that two years ago but I’m not sure I ever followed up with “the rest of the story.” My layout is loosely based on my adopted home town of Martinez, California around the turn of the twentieth century. The project was inspired by a major fire in 1904 that destroyed several city blocks in the downtown area. A livery stable was one of the properties destroyed. I did a controlled burn with the assistance of my neighbor and a technical theater director friend of mine. A day or two after I filmed the burn, I was standing in the back yard looking at it when out of nowhere I was looking at three different views of the building. Sensing that this was not a good thing, I ended up in the emergency room with a detached retina. Four surgeries, countless laser treatments, and even more doctor visits later, I am now as fully recovered as I will ever be.

       

      The year following the event was largely lost in terms of trains and modeling. My limited vision and the accompanying pain made it extremely difficult, both physically and emotionally, to do much in that regard, although I did start work on 1:1 Craftsman renovations of our home, some photos of which I think are also included in the folder. As for the building, my gardeners did their annual clean-up on a day I wasn’t home, thought it was trash, and threw it away.

       

      Finally, as for the original building, the city rebuilt the downtown area, mostly with unreinforced masonry, and finished in early 1906 ... just in time for the San Francisco earthquake in October. Just sayin’.

       

      Greg

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    • September 7, 2019 3:09 PM EDT
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      That is terrible about your eye, I mean really awful. But the work on your house looks beautiful, the colors are wonderful, the wood choices and woodworking is a masterpiece. I love the painting over the couch...even the frame fits in perfectly with the room.

       

      You might take consolation in knowing that the action painters like Jackson or guys like Christo would probably have delighted in the disappearance of your "action build." !

       

      I do have one negative comment: Get that damn CAT off the COUCH !!!!!

       

           edit: wait a second, it's a DOG!! So that's okay then, I take it back. I have a 130 lbs Saint Bernard who sneaks naps on the couch.

       

       

       

       

      This post was edited by John Passaro at September 8, 2019 12:58 PM EDT
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    • September 7, 2019 7:40 PM EDT
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      Greg Elmassian said:

      hopefully, this link shows all my photos: https://www.flickr.com/gp/78838185@N06/DB0wXa

      (only half showed before)

       

      Greg

      Bumping so the link can be found easily, had a couple of people unable to find the link to the pictures...

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    • September 8, 2019 1:23 PM EDT
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      Thanks, John, for the kind words. I had the windows and three exterior doors installed but I have done all the rest of the work myself. The wood (solid doors, baseboards, trim, etc.) is all VG Doug fir, stained with Wood-Kote Dark Oak jel and three coats of clear. Interior paint is Kelly-Moore Swing Sage from the Historic Lifestyles of the West collection. Floors are Pryzm by Armstrong, and the windows also are Armstrong. Still a long ways to go, and a couple of bumps along the way, but it's keeping me alive and moving. In addition, by learning and doing in 1:1, it has helped me in modeling the 1:24.

       

      And as for cats, you're preachin' to the choir, my friend!

      This post was edited by Gregory Hile at September 8, 2019 1:24 PM EDT
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    • September 13, 2019 12:42 AM EDT
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      Many more photos on Flickr.  Here is a link to photos from Jeff Namba.  There are seven folders from 8/25 to 8/31.

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/jn56/albums/with/72157710669572906

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    • September 14, 2019 4:55 PM EDT
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         Thanks, Paul.....

       

         I'm looking at the West Portland album and I'm asking myself, "There has to be something that Tom Miller did or had done for him badly, doesn't there? Really?"

       

         The entrance to the layout. I'm looking at the arch in the doorway. Nice touch, really nice.

       

         I'm looking at the sign, the carving, the relief, painted, gilded sign. The green glass spotlight, where do you even find such a lamp? Then I zoomed in and see the details of the painting and carving in the medallion.

       

        I don't know whether I admire all of this or if I'm insanely jealous ! ? !

       

       

       

       

        

      This post was edited by John Passaro at September 14, 2019 5:08 PM EDT
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    • September 14, 2019 5:38 PM EDT
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      Step back folks, this Foamer is about to erupt!!!!

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • September 14, 2019 7:47 PM EDT
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      John Caughey said:

      Step back folks, this Foamer is about to erupt!!!!

       

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