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Title: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 13, 2019, 02:44:45 PM
Hey Guys:

This one is next.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Janbouli on June 13, 2019, 02:59:45 PM
Can't wait to see what you do with them.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: ACL1504 on June 13, 2019, 03:49:03 PM
Karl,

Big kit and I will be following along.

Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: S&S RR on June 13, 2019, 03:56:23 PM
As always, I will be following along.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: PRR Modeler on June 13, 2019, 04:30:31 PM
Of course I'll be following.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 13, 2019, 04:44:17 PM
Hi Jan, Tom, John and curt:

Glad to have you following along. Boards have been added to Bunkhouse #1.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: GPdemayo on June 13, 2019, 06:13:35 PM
Another neat kit.....I'll be watching Karl.  :)
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 13, 2019, 06:18:28 PM
Hey Greg:

thanks glad to have you along.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: jimmillho on June 13, 2019, 07:50:33 PM
I will keep an eye on this one.

Jim
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: sdrees on June 13, 2019, 09:23:51 PM
This kit will keep you busy for a while Karl.  I just finished this kit and there are 8 buildings involved.  Have fun.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: cuse on June 14, 2019, 08:39:35 AM
Love this...Sierra West and Karl ---> heck of a combination!


John
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 14, 2019, 11:04:48 AM
Hi Jim Steve and John:

Hey guys thanks glad to have you along.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 14, 2019, 11:06:09 AM
Hi Guys:

Got the windows and the door installed in Bunkhouse #1.

Here's A photo.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Opa George on June 14, 2019, 07:02:58 PM
Great start, Karl. I'm following along, too.  I've always loved seeing this kit, but my layout theme is seaside, so this was too much of a stretch.  But I'm really eager to see what you do with it.
--George
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Bruce Oberleitner on June 15, 2019, 12:25:14 PM
I will be lurking following along on this build as well Karl.  Are you planning to combine these kits with your previous build?
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 15, 2019, 01:07:39 PM
Hey George:

glad to have you along.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 15, 2019, 01:08:58 PM
Hey Bruce:

I have the rest of the kits to build for this also. They will not be added together until they are put onto my friends layout.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Jerry on June 17, 2019, 09:19:11 AM
Karl as usual your moving right along.

Its great to see someone change the coloring to there liking and your doing a wonderful job with the colors.

Jerry
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: S&S RR on June 17, 2019, 02:45:23 PM
Karl


You are off to a great start - love the wall coloring.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 17, 2019, 03:14:31 PM
Hi jerry & John:

thanks guys appreciate your input. Here's where I am on bunk number 1. Glued main roof down and added the vents,  Need to do the roofs and then add the cap shingles.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Bruce Oberleitner on June 17, 2019, 10:21:27 PM
Hey Bruce:

I have the rest of the kits to build for this also. They will not be added together until they are put onto my friends layout.

Karl


I hope you will post some pictures when everything is put into your friends layout.  That's going to make for one hell of a scene!

 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Opa George on June 18, 2019, 07:28:04 AM
Nice rugged look, Karl.
--George
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 18, 2019, 08:51:44 AM
Hey Bruce:

His layout is 35 X 45 feet and it's just getting underway so I have no idea when they will be placed on the layout. glad you like the way it looks.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 18, 2019, 08:52:24 AM
Hey George:

thanks buddy glad you like how it looks.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 19, 2019, 03:50:58 PM
Hi Guys:

Bunk #1 if finished. Added a few signs and some newspapers. I started this June 13th so it took about a week to finish. Here's a few pics. Hope she looks OK. Brett said you could ad A piece of wood instead of cap shingles so that's what I did. A flat piece and a ridge piece on top. Got this idea from another kit I built years ago. I may put a rolled roof on bunkhouse #2.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: dick green on June 19, 2019, 09:57:22 PM
Awesome job Karl. A week for you is a month for us mere mortals, but I'd love to build one of his kits.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 20, 2019, 08:10:05 AM
Hey Dick:

Thanks for the compliment. Glad you like it.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: GPdemayo on June 20, 2019, 08:17:37 AM
Looks great Karl..... 8)
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 20, 2019, 09:09:29 AM
hey Gregory:

Thanks buddy appreciate you comment. Much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 20, 2019, 03:57:29 PM
Hi Guys:

Separate boards have been added to Bunkhouse #2. Here's a photo.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 21, 2019, 03:41:24 PM
Hi All:

Been working on Bunkhouse 2. Walls are are done and door and windows are installed. Not many replies. Hope it isn't to boring for you guys.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: PRR Modeler on June 21, 2019, 03:51:31 PM
Nice looking bunk house Karl.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: mark dalrymple on June 21, 2019, 04:07:43 PM
That first bunkhouse came out great, Karl.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 21, 2019, 04:15:11 PM
Hey Curt, & Mark:

Hey guys thanks for the compliments. Much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: dick green on June 22, 2019, 07:48:00 AM
Really loving this one I especially like the hand sawn look of the wall planks
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 22, 2019, 09:26:46 AM
Hey Dick:

Thanks buddy much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Jerry on June 22, 2019, 12:09:34 PM
Been busy Karl.  But still following along.

Great work on the coloring.

Jerry
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 23, 2019, 11:34:52 AM
Hey Jerry:

thanks very much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 24, 2019, 08:06:16 PM
Hey Guys:

Working on Bunkhouse 2. Almost done. Hopefully photos tomorrow.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 26, 2019, 01:09:20 PM
Hi All:

Both bunkhouses are finished. Bunkhouse # 2 doesn't have much detail against it as it goes on the ground around it. I decided to go with  rolled roofing to give it some  variety. Hope it looks ok.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: PRR Modeler on June 26, 2019, 02:15:50 PM
They both look great Karl.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Opa George on June 26, 2019, 02:19:40 PM
Beautiful work, Karl. The variety in roofing works well to distinguish them. I think it also balances them out--makes each one distinct.
--George
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Dan_Pugatch on June 26, 2019, 03:16:35 PM
I think you did a fantastic job getting the wood to look very realistic. I always like greyish wood that just aged over time and you can still see the woodgrain.

As for different roofs, this is even better because as times change materials, styles, and methods change. I love to show additions to buildings by changing the roof style.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: mark dalrymple on June 26, 2019, 04:07:22 PM
Looking good, Karl.

The red rolled roofing makes a nice contrast.  I like the old pallet steps.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Dennis Bourey on June 26, 2019, 04:31:35 PM
Looking good, Karl. Really enjoy this build........ Dennis
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 26, 2019, 07:34:18 PM
Hey Curt:

thanks for the compliment. Much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 26, 2019, 07:35:06 PM
Hey Mark:

thanks much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 26, 2019, 07:35:52 PM
Hey George:

Thanks much. Appreciate the compliment.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 26, 2019, 07:37:18 PM
Hey Dan:

Thanks glad you like what I did. Much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 26, 2019, 07:38:31 PM
Hey Mark:

thanks much appreciated. Yeah I like the ramp steps to. Something different.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 26, 2019, 07:39:14 PM
Hi Dennis:

Glad to have you aboard and glad you are enjoying it.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 26, 2019, 07:40:49 PM
Hey Guys:

Thanks for everyone following along. The Shower and Latrine car are next.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 27, 2019, 04:12:24 PM
Hi All:

the shower and latrine car is finished. Started it this morning and just finished up.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: PRR Modeler on June 27, 2019, 04:53:45 PM
Looks good Karl.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 27, 2019, 05:11:40 PM
Hey Curt:

thanks decided to add some signs for color and fun.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 28, 2019, 04:03:36 PM
Hi All:

Been working on the kitchen. Here's a few pics.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 28, 2019, 04:05:54 PM
Hi All:

Here's a photo of the front. I will touch up those windows.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 28, 2019, 04:18:49 PM
Hey All :

 I touched up the windows. They look ok now.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on June 30, 2019, 08:35:46 AM
Hey Guys:

Hope to start painting the castings for this one today. May it will look a little better then.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Dennis Bourey on June 30, 2019, 06:11:48 PM
Karl, I love the way it came out ....Dennis
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: S&S RR on June 30, 2019, 07:54:53 PM
Karl


This build is looking great.  I like how the wood siding turned out.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Opa George on July 01, 2019, 05:36:25 AM
Very nice on all these buildings, Karl. I also really like the roof on the kitchen.
--George
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 01, 2019, 07:19:27 AM
Hey Dennis:

Thanks for the compliment. Much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 01, 2019, 07:20:18 AM
Hey J9ohn:

yeah thanks compliment much appreciated. I like how the wood looks also.

karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 01, 2019, 07:21:00 AM
Hey George:

thanks much. Glad you like how the roof came out.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: sdrees on July 01, 2019, 10:31:14 AM
Looking very good Karl.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 01, 2019, 04:38:13 PM
Hey Steve:

thanks buddy:

Finished the kitchen today. Here's a couple of photos.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Opa George on July 02, 2019, 06:00:59 AM
Karl, kitchen and details look really good. Your placement of details really makes the model. Nice eye for that.
--George
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: ACL1504 on July 02, 2019, 06:23:56 AM
Karl,

Wow, fantastic build and look my friend. Beautiful job.

Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: PRR Modeler on July 02, 2019, 09:48:56 AM
It looks great especially with all the details Karl.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: cuse on July 02, 2019, 11:51:54 AM
Beautiful work Karl!!
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 02, 2019, 01:03:06 PM
Hey George, Tom, Curt And Cuse:

Hey Guys thanks for all the great compliments. so much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 02, 2019, 05:43:30 PM
Hey Guys:

started the Fuel Depot building #5 today. Colors will be Depot Buff walls with Zinc Chromate Windows.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: S&S RR on July 02, 2019, 07:51:09 PM
Karl


Another great build, my friend!
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: dick green on July 02, 2019, 08:48:33 PM
Love the speed you work. A new build almost every week :D
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 04, 2019, 10:17:56 AM
Hi John S. & Dick:

thanks for the compliments and following along. Walls are assemble for the Fuel Depot. Here's A Photo. Walls are Depot Buff With Zinc Chromate Windows & Door. A&I is applied to both along with dry-brushing of a light gray.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: dick green on July 04, 2019, 11:01:10 AM
Great colors. Are you still using floquil or is there a good substitute for depot buff
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: PRR Modeler on July 04, 2019, 11:10:46 AM
I use Tamiya Buff.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 04, 2019, 03:43:34 PM
Hi Dick:

Yes I used Floquil on the walls. I do not have any Tamiya buff. I will check it out if I can find A place that carries it. Thanks for the tip Curt.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Opa George on July 05, 2019, 07:44:57 AM
Karl, nice weather-worn look to the walls, without getting into decrepit.  Weathering is so much fun I sometimes overdo it, myself. You have a good eye for just right.
--George
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 05, 2019, 09:01:23 AM
Hey George:

thanks buddy much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: ACL1504 on July 05, 2019, 02:21:15 PM
Karl,

Love it all my friend, love it all.

Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 05, 2019, 07:43:43 PM
Hey Tom:

Thanks so much buddy. Much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 09, 2019, 12:26:55 PM
Hi All:

Decided to do something totally different with the roof on this one. Instead of shingles I applied corrugated metal roof by paper Creek Models. Hope it looks OK. Next is the porch and barrel plat form and other scenery.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Dennis Bourey on July 09, 2019, 12:29:51 PM
I Love it!!!!!!!!!! I love the way you can make it so rusty and natural.....Dennis
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Opa George on July 09, 2019, 12:52:33 PM
Fantastic roof, Karl.  Rich variety to the rusted panels and the contrast with the roof cap and fire barrels is really nice.
--George
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 09, 2019, 05:36:13 PM
Hey Dennis & George:

Thanks for the compliments. Much appreciated and glad you like it.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: PRR Modeler on July 09, 2019, 05:48:02 PM
Very nice Karl.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: dick green on July 09, 2019, 09:15:54 PM
The roof looks great. I have used paper in the past and while it looked great in photos, I thought it looked flat in person
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: deemery on July 10, 2019, 08:22:46 AM
"Paper Creek" had great products!  It's a shame that line didn't continue.  I color the edges of the corrugated panels with a dark grey (not black) artist marker, it covers the white paper and helps set off each panel.


dave
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 10, 2019, 04:22:42 PM
Hi Curt & Dick:

thanks for the compliments. Much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 10, 2019, 04:23:54 PM
Hi Dave:

Yeah It's a shame you can't get the stuff anymore. Thanks for the tip.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 10, 2019, 04:25:06 PM
Hi Guys:

Today I assembled the front porch and the barrel platform. Also chose all the castings shown in the photos. Here's a pic.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: deemery on July 10, 2019, 05:04:18 PM
Here's Paper Creek tarpaper, where I colored the edges using a grey artist marker, as well as the corrugated siding on the walls.  Also Paper Creek brick for the foundation.

dave
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Jerry on July 10, 2019, 06:10:27 PM
Nice job on the roofing.  A good choice to change them!!

Jerry
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 13, 2019, 11:24:15 AM
Hey Jerry:

Thanks much. I'm working on painting and weathering a bunch of castings for this structure to finish it up and move on.

Kar.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 16, 2019, 11:03:52 AM
Hi All:

Finished up the Fuel Depot structure today. Took A pic nect to the kitchen which is also finished. On to the accessories for the fuel depot. I believe there is 3 mor structures to go.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Dennis Bourey on July 16, 2019, 01:15:44 PM
Karl, What a great job!!!! I love the roof and they way the color's run together....Dennis
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: JusticeCity on July 16, 2019, 02:42:55 PM
Heh Karl, It seems to tie altogether as a good mini-scene. (I still wonder how the drums got on the platform? :P


Great as usual.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 16, 2019, 05:24:50 PM
Hey Dennis:

Thanks for the great compliment. Much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 16, 2019, 05:26:06 PM
Hey Marty:

Glad you like it. Thanks. I guess the employees put them on the platform.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 16, 2019, 06:11:14 PM
Marty:

Just looked at the plans. When installed on the diorama there is narrow gauge track behind the fuel depot. So I will assume they will be loaded and unloaded to the plat form from there. I will not be building the diorama as my friend will install the kit directly on his layout.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Opa George on July 17, 2019, 05:42:46 AM
Great structures, Karl. This is building into one heck of a scene.  I didn't realize there were so many structures in the kit. You've kept a really nice consistency in their appearance throughout the build that keeps them looking like they all belong together so far.
--George
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: GPdemayo on July 17, 2019, 07:55:53 AM
Just caught up Karl.....great job.  8)
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 17, 2019, 07:36:35 PM
Hey George:

Thanks for the great compliment. Glad you like how they look ling they belong together. Thanks much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 17, 2019, 07:37:25 PM
Hey Greg:

thanks for the compliment. Much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 18, 2019, 03:48:43 PM
Hi All:

The Fuel Depot is finished. had to go to the end of the instructions to do the fuel tanks next to the building. On To I believe the Rigging Shed.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Janbouli on July 18, 2019, 04:37:58 PM
That looks marvelous Karl , great job , well done, of course it's the usual from you.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: PRR Modeler on July 19, 2019, 08:57:04 AM
Excellent modeling Karl.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 19, 2019, 10:24:13 AM
Hi Janbouli & Curt:

thanks for the great compliments. Much appreciated.

Karl;
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Jerry on July 21, 2019, 09:07:29 PM
At the top of your game on this one Karl.

Jerry
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: S&S RR on July 22, 2019, 02:11:27 PM
Karl

It looks great!  Keep up the fine work my friend.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 23, 2019, 10:04:17 AM
hey Jerry & John:

Thanks for the great compliment guy. It is so much appreciated. Working on the rigging shed.

Karl .
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: dick green on July 23, 2019, 02:04:48 PM
Wow! Thirty day's That's three months for us mere mortals. It really shows that sierra west kits,while expensive, are actually a lot of bang for the buck. And Karl you're hitting it out of the park.

Dick
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: mark dalrymple on July 23, 2019, 03:16:25 PM
Looks terrific, Karl.  I love the row of fuel tanks.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 25, 2019, 12:18:41 PM
Hi All:

finished up the Rigging Shed. Here's photos. On to the tool house.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: PRR Modeler on July 25, 2019, 01:11:55 PM
Really nice modeling Karl.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 25, 2019, 03:20:31 PM
Hey Curt:

thanks buddy appreciate the compliment.

karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Opa George on July 25, 2019, 05:10:00 PM
Karl, that might be my favorite structure in this group you are currently working on. Lots going on -- lots of detail to look at.
--George
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: jimmillho on July 25, 2019, 08:23:30 PM
Awesome looking build Karl.

Jim
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: cuse on July 26, 2019, 07:22:12 AM
Great work, as always, Karl...I consider this thread the supplement to Brett's instructions for the SWSM kit I'm diving into next


John
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 26, 2019, 01:59:42 PM
Hey George & Jim:

Thanks for the compliments guys much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 26, 2019, 02:01:16 PM
Hey John:

 Thanks for the great compliment.  What SWSM kit are you going to build?

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 26, 2019, 02:04:00 PM
Hi All:

Been working on the Tool Shed. All separate boards. Stained with A&I first then dry-brushed with Floquil Zinc Chromate as I did not have the color Box Car Red in the instructions. Here's A few photos. Hope it looks OK.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 26, 2019, 04:55:59 PM
Hey Guys:

Got some more work done today. Added rafters and gable trim. Also finished the platform and glued structure to it. On to the details. Roof is flat black Dry-brushed with light gray.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: PRR Modeler on July 26, 2019, 05:55:45 PM
Great coloring.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 26, 2019, 06:55:15 PM
Hey Curt:

Thanks buddy appreciate it.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: cuse on July 27, 2019, 04:02:12 AM
Hey John:

 Thanks for the great compliment.  What SWSM kit are you going to build?

Karl


The Woodcutters Shack
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 27, 2019, 09:45:03 AM
Hey John;

Sounds good. I'll be following along.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Bruce Oberleitner on July 27, 2019, 11:18:12 AM
Looking good Karl.  Are you building a diorama with all these kits or are they destined to be a new town on your railroad?
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 27, 2019, 02:53:24 PM
Hi Bruce:

Thanks for the compliment.

I'm building these kits for a friends 35 X 45 foot layout. He requested I not put them into A Diorama so they can be installed on the layout the way he wants them to be.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Lynnb on July 29, 2019, 04:03:41 PM
Looking terrific Karl.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 29, 2019, 04:50:34 PM
Hey Lynn:

thanks much appreciate your comment.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 30, 2019, 08:34:41 AM
Hi All:

finished the Tool Shed yesterday. I really liked this one because of all the detail it has. I painted the large pipe rust. I didn't care for it so I painted over them with black. The rust showing through the black was some type of chemical reaction. I liked it so I left it that way. Hope it looks OK.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: PRR Modeler on July 30, 2019, 10:09:32 AM
Really nice Karl.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Judge on July 30, 2019, 10:32:23 AM
I've always wondered why tool sheds are always made just a little bit too small to hold all the junk that goes inside them.  Your shed is an excellent example and I really, really like it.  It looks like it would fit nicely next to the Midlands engine facility on the Atlantic & Southern RR.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: ReadingBob on July 30, 2019, 10:53:26 AM
Looks wonderful Karl!   :D
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Post by: JimF on July 30, 2019, 10:59:56 AM
Really beautiful work, Karl

Jim
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Post by: postalkarl on July 30, 2019, 04:10:52 PM
Hey Curt:

thanks for the compliment. Much appreciated as always.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Opa George on July 31, 2019, 07:15:53 PM
Fantastic work, Karl. What is the gray sandy looking ground cover you are using?  I like it.
--George
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: mark dalrymple on July 31, 2019, 07:37:39 PM
The tool shed looks terrific, Karl!

The red tone sets it apart nicely from the norm.  I really like that chemical reaction on those pipes too.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 31, 2019, 08:03:16 PM
Hi George:

It is Highball real dirt. Glad you like how it looks. Thanks.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on July 31, 2019, 08:04:44 PM
HeyMark:

Thanks appreciate it. Yeah I liked the reaction also.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: deemery on August 01, 2019, 09:51:59 AM
I've always wondered why tool sheds are always made just a little bit too small to hold all the junk that goes inside them.  Your shed is an excellent example and I really, really like it.  It looks like it would fit nicely next to the Midlands engine facility on the Atlantic & Southern RR.

It's not that tool sheds are too small.  It's that "mess expands to exceed the space available".  If you build a bigger tool shed, you'll just get more junk.

dave
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on August 01, 2019, 10:46:58 AM
Hey Dave:

You just might be right. More room for more junk.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on August 01, 2019, 03:16:56 PM
Hi All:

Station walls are finished. On to assembly. Looks like I need some touch up on windows & doors. That will be b4 assembly.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Jerry on August 01, 2019, 03:48:39 PM
Rigging & Tool sheds.  A perfect match and you really did a great job painting the details and placing them.

Jerry
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on August 01, 2019, 03:56:00 PM
Hey Jerry:

thanks much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on August 01, 2019, 03:57:13 PM
Hi All:

Walls are assembled. Here's a few pics.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: S&S RR on August 01, 2019, 03:59:18 PM
Fantastic work Karl!
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on August 01, 2019, 04:04:14 PM
Hey John:

Thanks buddy much appreciated. Here's a few straight on shots.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: PRR Modeler on August 01, 2019, 04:08:14 PM
Very nice Karl.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on August 01, 2019, 04:18:38 PM
Hey Curt:

Thanks buddy much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on August 02, 2019, 05:24:17 PM
Hi All:

Got the baggage shed and one of the platforms done. I does get A set of stair I haven't done yet.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: PRR Modeler on August 02, 2019, 07:01:42 PM
Very nice Karl. What type of roofing are you planning on using?
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on August 03, 2019, 09:36:17 AM
Hey Curt:

Thanks. I'll be using the wooden shakes in the kit.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Lynnb on August 05, 2019, 10:11:25 AM
Fantastic work Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on August 05, 2019, 12:19:54 PM
Hey Lynn:

Thanks buddy much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on August 08, 2019, 01:02:09 PM
Hi All:

The station is finished except as I just notice for some gable trim. I will add that. I decide to do my roof cap in copper. Hope it looks ok. added the deer Creek sign to the Baggage Shed. On to painting all those cstings. also added the bracing on the platform legs.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: sdrees on August 08, 2019, 04:34:29 PM
Looks good Karl!
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on August 08, 2019, 05:08:20 PM
Hey Steve:

thanks buddy appreciate the comment.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: ACL1504 on August 08, 2019, 05:47:22 PM
Karl,

Wow, very impressive my friend. Fantastic job.

Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on August 09, 2019, 07:20:40 AM
Hey  Tom:

thanks buddy compliment is much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on August 10, 2019, 11:52:45 AM
Hi All:

The station is finished except for adding roof stacks and chimney.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Janbouli on August 10, 2019, 02:43:05 PM
Wonderful Karl, great colors , I always love your natural faded look.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: mark dalrymple on August 10, 2019, 03:07:30 PM
Looks really good, Karl. 

I like that ridge capping.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on August 13, 2019, 02:11:41 PM
Hi jan & Mark:

Thanks for the great compliments. Glad you liked how it came out. Thanks much.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on August 13, 2019, 02:13:18 PM
Hi All:

this kit is finished. All gable trim has been added as have the stacks and chimney.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: jimmillho on August 13, 2019, 03:24:48 PM
Very nice Karl. Great Model.

Jim
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Opa George on August 13, 2019, 05:07:02 PM
Karl, Nice work on this kit--the roof in particular. I'm just getting caught up on posts.
--George
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: S&S RR on August 13, 2019, 06:19:40 PM
Karl


Another fine build by the master. Great work buddy.
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Jerry on August 17, 2019, 08:34:01 AM
Beautiful work!!

Jerry
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Bruce Oberleitner on August 17, 2019, 10:45:31 AM
That's some pretty impressive modeling Karl.  Everything you've built looks fantastic. 

I am curious on how you are able to paint so many castings in what appears to be a short period of time.  These always seem to take forever for me to do.  Any hints you would be willing to share?

 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on August 17, 2019, 06:39:43 PM
Hey:
 Jim, Opa George, John S and Jerry:

Thanks for the compliments Guys. Much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: postalkarl on August 17, 2019, 06:45:10 PM
Hey Bruce:

Thanks for the great compliment. Most of the castings are items that are wood based. I tape them to a pice of plywood and spray paint them with Krylon aomouflage #4295 sand. Looks just like Floquil Earth. Then all the details are painted by hand. Metal barrels are all painted by hand. Some are painted one color and others are painted red or green with a white middle band.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: GPdemayo on August 18, 2019, 08:28:19 AM
Great job Karl..... 8)
Title: Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
Post by: Bruce Oberleitner on August 18, 2019, 10:00:20 AM
Thanks for the info Karl.  I will have to give that a try.  I've been dinking around with an O Scale structure that is in need of detail parts.  I guess there's another order to Rusty Rails in my future.

 ;D ;D ;D