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Re: FSM Fox Run Milling - scratch/kit bash
« Reply #75 on: September 10, 2019, 05:23:17 PM »
Tom,

As usual, I love your build threads.  I always pick up a tip or two by following along.  I have always used an emery board to remove any excess glue that squeezed out from wall bracing.  Not sure why I never thought to use a large sheet of sandpaper, that definitely looks easier.  From now on...

I thought I'd add my two cents to Mark's comments about floor levels.  I have been inside a great many older commercial and industrial buildings in the northeast.  A great many have raised wood floors (dock level), something that is pretty apparent in the building in this thread.  After the first floor, lots of factors play into the height of higher floors, especially in a wood frame structure.  What I am trying to say is that even though you did not explain why you chose the window heights, when I looked at the locations it was apparent to me they made perfect sense height-wise.


Jerry,

Thank you for the kind compliment. I've used the Emery board in the past but several years ago I started using a small sheet of 160 grit sandpaper. It's much easier to sand using it than trying to hold down an Emery board.

As you can see I have the second floor windows lower to the floor than the first floor windows. I did this so the second floor door fit better with the floor plan.

Thanks for checking in.

Tom ;D

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Re: FSM Fox Run Milling - scratch/kit bash
« Reply #76 on: September 10, 2019, 05:24:28 PM »
This build is coming along great!  Well documented too.   :)


Bob,

Thank you, much appreciate the kind words.

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Re: FSM Fox Run Milling - scratch/kit bash
« Reply #77 on: September 10, 2019, 05:46:10 PM »
Although I have several dozen paint brushes, I've found over the years I tend to use only these seven brushes.



I chose to color the walls with Floquil Earth. I dipped the larger brush into the paint and then into a jar of fresh/clean thinner and spread it on the walls. While the paint was still damp, I added a few brush strokes of clean thinner over random areas.



The walls will get a light coat of Hunterline Light gray when the paint is cured.

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Re: FSM Fox Run Milling - scratch/kit bash
« Reply #78 on: September 10, 2019, 05:51:33 PM »
I decided on Reefer White for the doors and windows. I'll also use the white on the stairs.

I used Polly Scale Reefer White and painted the doors and windows. I wasn't particular about the coverage as I wanted some of the gray to show through. When the white was dry, I dipped the doors and windows into Hunterline Light Gray and set aside to dry. I then dipped them again this time in Hunterline Medium Brown.



I'll add Canopy Glue for the window glass.

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Re: FSM Fox Run Milling - scratch/kit bash
« Reply #79 on: September 10, 2019, 05:55:30 PM »
The two larger windows in the next photo are left over from another build. I did my best to match the color with the smaller window.





I still need to added A&I light gray to the walls prior to assembly.

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Re: FSM Fox Run Milling - scratch/kit bash
« Reply #80 on: September 10, 2019, 07:14:51 PM »
looks very nice so far Tom, as usual.   As far as what is missing.....   I'll take nail holes for $200 ...
Keep up the good work and looking forward to seeing this come together   
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Re: FSM Fox Run Milling - scratch/kit bash
« Reply #81 on: September 10, 2019, 11:52:16 PM »
Tom
Super job on the windows. What's the difference between Hunterline and A&I?
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Re: FSM Fox Run Milling - scratch/kit bash
« Reply #82 on: September 11, 2019, 11:20:14 AM »
looks very nice so far Tom, as usual.   As far as what is missing.....   I'll take nail holes for $200 ...
Keep up the good work and looking forward to seeing this come together   
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Paul,

Good to see you and thank you very much. And yes, nail holes. You are the winner. I haven't decided if I want to do them or not. They make the structure look better but they are definitely not prototypical.

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Re: FSM Fox Run Milling - scratch/kit bash
« Reply #83 on: September 11, 2019, 11:28:10 AM »
Tom
Super job on the windows. What's the difference between Hunterline and A&I?
Dcik


Dick,

Thank you, appreciate the support.

There is no difference in the A&I and Hunterline. I keep mentioning Hunterline as they are great to work with and order from and they are forum supporters.  They also attended the Expos when we had them.

Huterline has a huge selection of different colored A&I's.

https://hunterline.com/t/weathering-mix


Hope this helps.


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Re: FSM Fox Run Milling - scratch/kit bash
« Reply #84 on: September 11, 2019, 10:35:13 PM »
Tom

I never thanked you for explaining your window layout procedure. I used it tonight and my windows are exactly where I wanted them.

Thanks again

Dick
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Re: FSM Fox Run Milling - scratch/kit bash
« Reply #85 on: September 12, 2019, 05:28:07 AM »
Tom, excellent build so far with very complete commentary.  I am enjoying following along and of course absorbing all of your useful tips.
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Re: FSM Fox Run Milling - scratch/kit bash
« Reply #86 on: September 12, 2019, 04:32:02 PM »
Tom

I never thanked you for explaining your window layout procedure. I used it tonight and my windows are exactly where I wanted them.

Thanks again

Dick


Dick,

Great, you are very welcome. I'm very pleased to see my tips are being used.

Thanks for letting me know.

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Re: FSM Fox Run Milling - scratch/kit bash
« Reply #87 on: September 12, 2019, 04:34:03 PM »
Tom, excellent build so far with very complete commentary.  I am enjoying following along and of course absorbing all of your useful tips.
--George


George,

Thank you as well, much appreciate the feedback.  Glad to have you following.

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Re: FSM Fox Run Milling - scratch/kit bash
« Reply #88 on: September 12, 2019, 04:39:10 PM »
I started adding the corner trim to the building. Here is how I get a perfect fit for the sub roof corner trim.

In the photo below, I want to add corner trim to the short section of wall as shown. The angle where the pencil is pointing is where I want a tight corner trim fit. This tip is good if you don't have a manufacturer's template for cutting the trim.



Actually, it is the same angle as the lower corner trim on the same wall. Refer to the photo below.



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Re: FSM Fox Run Milling - scratch/kit bash
« Reply #89 on: September 12, 2019, 04:48:06 PM »
Turn the wall over and cut a piece of corner trim at the same angle as the one inplace. I moved the new cut corner trim just a bit to show the cut.



The new cut piece is turned opposite as the lower trim piece. I glued it in place as shown. As you can see it's a nice tight fit.

When the corner trim piece is good and dry, trim the top to the gabled angle.

Can't get a better fit than this.






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