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Re: FOS' Hollis Pest Control
« Reply #105 on: August 11, 2019, 07:38:37 PM »
Tom,

I really like this structure; the smaller footprint and the nicely faded two tone paint make it special!
Jerry

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Re: FOS' Hollis Pest Control
« Reply #106 on: August 12, 2019, 01:15:43 PM »
Hey tom:

You are moving right along. Looks just beautiful so far.

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Re: FOS' Hollis Pest Control
« Reply #107 on: August 14, 2019, 05:45:37 AM »
I'm getting caught up, Tom, and really like how this is turning out.  Nice wall colors and signage.
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Re: FOS' Hollis Pest Control
« Reply #108 on: August 14, 2019, 06:03:50 PM »
If you hate plan A, you are certainly not going to like plan B!

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Re: FOS' Hollis Pest Control
« Reply #109 on: August 14, 2019, 06:04:27 PM »
Fantastic work my friend.


John,

Thank you kind sir.

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Re: FOS' Hollis Pest Control
« Reply #110 on: August 14, 2019, 06:06:02 PM »
Looks great Tom, sorry I missed it.

im


Butty Jim,

Thank you very much. I know you and Claire have been a little busy lately. You are always welcome here, anytime.

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Re: FOS' Hollis Pest Control
« Reply #111 on: August 14, 2019, 06:09:22 PM »
Tom,

When I mentioned the windows in mt previous post, I was meaning the way you did the coloring.

I've used Canopy Glue for the older glass look, before. For the FOS Pressman Radio kit I did, I tried Elmer's Clear Glue, and got the same effect.

Cheaper, if one is at the point that one needs a new bottle of CG, and a lot more readily available, locally.

As for your build, I'm really liking the structure. May have to find a side street or back alley location for a exterminator business.

Jim


Jim,

Okay, I'm with the program now. For some reason I was stuck on the appearance of the glass. Now it makes sense. The dipping of the windows in the A&I when still tacky was just a thought at the moment - luckily it worked out.

The pest control is going to sit next to the river so they can violate all the OSHA regulations. Oh wait, there was no OSHA in the early 50's. 8) 8)


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Re: FOS' Hollis Pest Control
« Reply #112 on: August 14, 2019, 06:11:34 PM »
Tom,

I really like this structure; the smaller footprint and the nicely faded two tone paint make it special!


Jerry,

Thank you for the kind words. I usually like to "tweak" my structures if possible and it also gives me a different look than the original kit.

Tom ;D
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Re: FOS' Hollis Pest Control
« Reply #113 on: August 14, 2019, 06:12:41 PM »
Hey tom:

You are moving right along. Looks just beautiful so far.

Karl


Karl,

Thanks buddy, much appreciated.

Tom ;D
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Re: FOS' Hollis Pest Control
« Reply #114 on: August 14, 2019, 06:14:13 PM »
I'm getting caught up, Tom, and really like how this is turning out.  Nice wall colors and signage.
--George


George,

Thank you, much appreciate the kind words and support. This color combo turned out better than expected.

Tom ;D
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Re: FOS' Hollis Pest Control
« Reply #115 on: August 14, 2019, 06:43:27 PM »
When building a structure I try to come up with something different than the original model.  I guess changing a model from the original floor plan is a means to an end. In this case, the means to an end is more work for me. Not sure why I do this to myself.

I decided to have the bay door open with a concrete floor.

I cut a piece of 1/16" thick board for the bay floor. For it to fit, I had to cut 1/16" off the bottom of each vertical wall brace.





More in a few.
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Re: FOS' Hollis Pest Control
« Reply #116 on: August 14, 2019, 06:48:20 PM »
Now I have a nice tight floor fit.

I marked where the vertical wall braces were located using a sharp pencil. I then glued scale 10X10s to the outside edge and between the vertical posts marks.




I painted the floor with full strength Floquil Aged Concrete.



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Re: FOS' Hollis Pest Control
« Reply #117 on: August 14, 2019, 06:53:17 PM »
Top view looking down -



Inside view of the bay/garage area.



Great, now I need to cut some interior walls.  ??? ???
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Re: FOS' Hollis Pest Control
« Reply #118 on: August 14, 2019, 08:17:46 PM »
Tom,

I often make myself more "work' by modeling an interior, usually asking myself why I didn't build it according to the instructions and leave the doors closed.  I read somewhere that adding an interior to even a few structures leads visitors to think most buildings have an interior.  I'm looking forward to what you do with this one.
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Re: FOS' Hollis Pest Control
« Reply #119 on: August 15, 2019, 04:27:15 PM »
Tom,

I often make myself more "work' by modeling an interior, usually asking myself why I didn't build it according to the instructions and leave the doors closed.  I read somewhere that adding an interior to even a few structures leads visitors to think most buildings have an interior.  I'm looking forward to what you do with this one.


Jerry,

Thanks for stopping by and posting your thoughts. I'm almost done with the interior but still need to all lights and garage details.

Hopefully some photos tomorrow.

Tom ;D
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