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    • February 25, 2020 6:02 PM EST
    • Fair enough. A work in progress

       

    • February 25, 2020 3:16 PM EST
    • Devon Sinsley said:

      John I see wood. What are you going to roof this beauty with. Given that you live in a sand blaster/blast furnace what will hold up long term? I am glad I don't have such woes.

      I envisioned a half roof decrepit. I'm hoping to animate some... 

      I recycled all the wood from the half grounded layout and most has nicely decayed. 

      I hesitate to describe future details because all are subject to change. 

      The first phase of my imaginations are something that works, so I can start pondering and daydreamin' .

      Not cast in stone... just set there 4 now.

       

    • February 25, 2020 11:27 AM EST
    • John I see wood. What are you going to roof this beauty with. Given that you live in a sand blaster/blast furnace what will hold up long term? I am glad I don't have such woes.

    • February 25, 2020 10:40 AM EST
    • Really an amazing piece of work

    • February 25, 2020 9:01 AM EST
    • Gorgeous John. It really is very rustic looking and I think you are totally pulling off the prototype picture. Very nice work

    • February 25, 2020 12:38 AM EST
    • OK I found my way back and during a brief moment of clarity figured out how to stone my floor. I decided I wanted more stone under the oven and furnace.

      I wanted the non polished side and flat. The tiles are different thicknesses. When I set them up front, I could even them as applied. With the walls built up, no longer an option. 

      Instead of Duct tape I grabbed a roll of metal tape and covered the block of tiles I had laid out to fill the room. Then flipped them over and pushed the stones against a clipboard. Next was pulling off just enough stones to get the mass to sit flat in the room. Pulled out and pressed flat again, I dripped Monkey super glue on all the joints and let it set. When I pulled off the tape  I have the floor sought. Silt will fill the gaps and time slips away.

      Details have been removed to protect the vulnerable, all are safe and seeking to return...

      The Office portion is getting a wood floor and shelving for the bottles. The Chiminey's 2nd coat of paint was yellow ocher, broken roof boards and bits of tar paper ... to tease.

      The beat goes on!

       

    • February 25, 2020 11:25 AM EST
    • Lou Luczu said:

      I want to thank the Academy, err....

      Thank Dave for running this equivalent of herding cats and running a velcro farm.

      Lou no good awards speech goes without having a political tirade.

    • February 25, 2020 9:57 AM EST
    • I want to thank the Academy, err....

      Thank Dave for running this equivalent of herding cats and running a velcro farm.

    • February 25, 2020 8:25 AM EST
    • Rick Marty said:

      Congratulations to all the winners it was well deserved.  

      And congratulations to all that participated, what fun to be involved.

       

      Any hints as to what we need to start stocking up on for next year?

      Nothing for you, you build better than we can buy!

    • February 25, 2020 8:15 AM EST
    • Was another great challenge.  Thanks Dave for putting it on, thanks to those who made special prizes, thanks to all the participants for making it a challenge, and thanks to everyone who voted.   Looking forward to next year.

    • February 25, 2020 1:13 AM EST
    • Wow...the family is in a bit of shock out here.  Thanks to all for your votes, and most especially thanks to Dave for running this event every year!

    • February 24, 2020 8:36 PM EST
    • this year's challenge was good for all. the participants and the lurkers.

    • February 24, 2020 8:18 PM EST
    • Congrats to the participants and the winners. 

      I personally want to thank everybody that voted for my model. I love a dead line that forces me

      to hustle to get either done or to a spot that is close enough.

      I want to thank all the other modelers that participated and making this a very challenging contest.

      Most of all I want to thank the guys that organized this contest and made it roll so smoothly. 

      Dennis

    • February 24, 2020 8:01 PM EST
    • Congratulations to all !

    • February 24, 2020 7:21 PM EST
    • Congratulations to all the winners and a great big thank you to all the participants, organizers, and commentators. Can't wait for next year!

       

      Greg

    • February 24, 2020 7:13 PM EST
    • Congratulations to all the winners it was well deserved.  

      And congratulations to all that participated, what fun to be involved.

       

      Any hints as to what we need to start stocking up on for next year?

    • February 24, 2020 6:59 PM EST
    • OK, the winners of the pens are Dennis Rayon and Gregory Hile.  Dennis for winning 1st place and Gregory was chosen at random from the list of voters.  Congrats to both.  Dennis, Gregory, if you will PM me your mailing address I will get the pens pointed in your direction.  If you prefer to email me, send it to danhilyer at gmail dot com

    • February 24, 2020 6:48 PM EST
    • Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all the participants whether you entered a model, cast a vote or provided feedback.  It takes everyone to make this a great event. 

    • February 24, 2020 6:31 PM EST
    • Congratulations to all !

    • February 24, 2020 7:08 PM EST
    • Thanks Dave for continuing this and 2021 is just around the corner !