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SRMW Spencer Paper build
« on: June 12, 2019, 08:07:19 AM »
hello fellow modelers,
    going to tackle the SRMW Spencer Paper Bag kit.  Its a big one.  The diorama is 2' x 2'... that is a lot of real estate so I am going to mess around with it to get it to fit my space.
   I bought this kit when it first came out and I'm just opening it now.  Lots of stuff in the box. Unfortunately, it didn't take long to run into my first problem, and its a big one:  one of the walls was put into the laser upside down so the clapboard is facing the wrong way! @#$%!!!!!
    After swearing a bit, I guess I gotta make a wall,,,,, I'm not too happy right now,,,,,
Bob C.

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Re: SRMW Spencer Paper build
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 08:14:15 AM »
Nice kit.....I'll be looking in Bob.  :)
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Re: SRMW Spencer Paper build
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 08:26:34 AM »
One of my fave structures...following eagerly.👍🏻

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Re: SRMW Spencer Paper build
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 08:53:44 AM »
Sorry for your issue, but I'll be following.
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Re: SRMW Spencer Paper build
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 09:15:52 AM »
Looking forward to the thread. Hopefully only the one wall was an issue.

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Re: SRMW Spencer Paper build
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2019, 10:23:14 AM »
Bob,
Nice looking kit, but too bad on the upside-down wall.  Not good quality control on the part of the kit maker.
As far as making up a new one--instead of starting from scratch, could you make horizontal cuts to divide the incorrect wall into four segments:  sloped top, first run of short windows, second run of tall windows, and bottom, then just turn each piece upside down and re-assemble?  You would still need to make the sloped segment from leftover scrap.
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Re: SRMW Spencer Paper build
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2019, 05:11:32 PM »
George,
   that is a great idea, however the space between the windows to the outside edges is different from the front to the back,,, I gotta bite the bullet and make a wall. The problem is that I don't have a matching clapboard material.  I have so many kits that I bought and I've never gone through them to check the parts/material..... so I guess its just the nature of these kits. One of my big kits from a few years ago was missing the bag of windows, however the company is still around and shipped me out the windows. For companies that are no longer around, a person is just out of luck...
   anyway, this kit has a lot of windows! I cleaned them up, scratched some grain into them, and sprayed them white....


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Re: SRMW Spencer Paper build
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 05:25:20 PM »
George, I have some random clapboard siding, that the seller claimed was used for FSM kits.  How big is the piece you need?


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Re: SRMW Spencer Paper build
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2019, 05:41:43 PM »
That's a Fav of mine. I'll be watching :)
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Re: SRMW Spencer Paper build
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2019, 06:19:51 PM »
Has anyone else built this thing? Any tips, direction is much appreciated!
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Re: SRMW Spencer Paper build
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2019, 09:14:47 PM »
hello fellow modelers,
    going to tackle the SRMW Spencer Paper Bag kit.  Its a big one.  The diorama is 2' x 2'... that is a lot of real estate so I am going to mess around with it to get it to fit my space.
   I bought this kit when it first came out and I'm just opening it now.  Lots of stuff in the box. Unfortunately, it didn't take long to run into my first problem, and its a big one:  one of the walls was put into the laser upside down so the clapboard is facing the wrong way! @#$%!!!!!
    After swearing a bit, I guess I gotta make a wall,,,,, I'm not too happy right now,,,,,
I've encounted the same problem last week  with my SWSM Foss landing kit
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Re: SRMW Spencer Paper build
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2019, 09:40:41 PM »
Bob


I have this kit and like Dave have a pretty good supply of clapboard, including some that I bought directly from George. I had George cut it to 12 inch lengths so I could get it on the airplane. Let me know which wall you need and I will see if I can match up the material. 
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Re: SRMW Spencer Paper build
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2019, 10:39:24 PM »
thanks John, Dave,,, Ive reached out to Bob VG for some assistance,,,,,, other than this one issue, the kit looks like its going to be a blast to build!
Bob C.

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Re: SRMW Spencer Paper build
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2019, 07:03:32 AM »
Well, I reached out to Bob Van Gelder and he is going to help me out! What a guy!

     I went through the rest of the kit and everything looks great. There is a lot to build in this kit, so I am going to try and have multiple
     "assemblies" going on at the same time..... if I'm waiting for glue or paint to dry, ect......
thanks for you all that are following along and the offers of help.  again, if anyone has built this thing and has any advice or tips, please let me know!!

Bob
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Re: SRMW Spencer Paper build
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2019, 03:04:15 PM »
Well, I reached out to Bob Van Gelder and he is going to help me out! What a guy!

     I went through the rest of the kit and everything looks great. There is a lot to build in this kit, so I am going to try and have multiple
     "assemblies" going on at the same time..... if I'm waiting for glue or paint to dry, ect......
thanks for you all that are following along and the offers of help.  again, if anyone has built this thing and has any advice or tips, please let me know!!

Bob


Great news!  Bob is still taking care of his customers in retirement. 
John Siekirk
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