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Re: FSM Barnstead Lumber Build
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2019, 05:40:30 PM »
Very nice Bob
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Re: FSM Barnstead Lumber Build
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2019, 06:46:13 PM »
Thanks George, John, Mark! Appreciate the nice words--- there is a lot going on in this kit, I underestimated the amount of work with this one! Although I am enjoying the build, as I do with every FSM kit! The roof for the warehouse is pretty big and there are a lot of Campbell's Shingles to lay down-
    There are two more board on board construction builds left: the machine shop and the wood cutting shed. Plus lots of castings to paint. 
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Re: FSM Barnstead Lumber Build
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2019, 09:18:58 PM »
Looking good!  You are starting to make me wish I hadn't gotten rid of my kit.
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Re: FSM Barnstead Lumber Build
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2019, 07:45:05 PM »
Thanks Bob and Curt!
    back to the workbench after a few days of work... more board on board construction for the fourth and final structure in the kit: the cutting shed.  I've been jumping back and forth on the 4 structures in order to keep things going and interesting (some framing here, some shingling there....).  I've got the base constructed using 1/2 plywood with some 3/4 inch pine bracing underneath... yeah, its heavy but super sturdy..  looking forward to placing the structures and scenery,,, not so much in painting the 2 pounds of castings that came in the kit!

   
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Re: FSM Barnstead Lumber Build
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2019, 01:21:16 PM »
Hey Bob:

It's coming along quite nicely.

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Re: FSM Barnstead Lumber Build
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2019, 04:28:21 PM »
Bob,

I agree with all the others, very well done. a lot of work, er, I mean fun but well worth the effort.

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Re: FSM Barnstead Lumber Build
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2019, 06:09:43 PM »
thank you so much Tom and Karl, it means a lot to me getting positive feedback from all of the great modelers here on the forum!
    The cutting shed is a cool little structure that requires a bit of work. the framing is thin and fragile. the benches have to be built with strip wood, the little bench on the left is a casting that has strip wood attached for the legs.  the "chop saw" casting on the right is pretty cool and goes between the two cutting benches.  the roof needs all the framing done and then metal roofing over that. of course I need to detail the interior before the roof is completed to make things easier for myself!
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Re: FSM Barnstead Lumber Build
« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2019, 04:21:53 PM »
Bob, you are doing a beautiful job on that kit.  The cutting shed is fantastic.
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Re: FSM Barnstead Lumber Build
« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2019, 05:08:06 PM »
Excellent modeling.
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Re: FSM Barnstead Lumber Build
« Reply #39 on: November 15, 2019, 01:47:53 PM »
thanks guys, I appreciate you all following along!
   Ok, so this shed is a great example of why FSM kits are so great- for the shed roof I had to cut strip wood and frame it all out, even though most of it is pretty well hidden (leaving a metal panel off will show some of the framing).  lesser kits would have a piece of cardboard here for the roof and then cover it with either rolled roofing or metal. this type of work really helps to advance one's skills.
    I decided to use a shelf casting that I got from Rusty Rails to add to the detail in the shed. I started to add some sawdust to the floor,,,,
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Re: FSM Barnstead Lumber Build
« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2019, 09:11:18 AM »
Hey Bob:

looking just beautiful. Love your weathering.

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Re: FSM Barnstead Lumber Build
« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2019, 05:44:26 PM »
Very nice!  What is your source for sawdust? It looks fine enough to pass for scale. I have thought about saving it when I use a razor saw on thicker cuts. But so far haven't been diligent enough.

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Re: FSM Barnstead Lumber Build
« Reply #42 on: November 17, 2019, 10:04:36 AM »
Thank you so much Karl and George for following my build! Thank you for the positive feedback--
regarding weathering the boards, I know everyone has their own methods and I think that we all tend to do what has worked for us in the past.  I love to have different types of wood stains and I vary the boards with various stains.. for instance, some boards I put on a couple of coats of Hunterline Gray, some I put on a coat of gray and then after that dries I put on some black. some boards get hit with that Micro-Mark Bridge and Tie stain, that looks brown on some wood and more grayish on other wood (guess it depends on the wood used when the strip wood was made).  I then do the usual random application of the boards,,, however, if some of the boards are really different in color, say really brown in color, I will use these ones more sparingly so as not to create any type of "striping" in the look of the walls. I like to dry brush the boards with some white or antique white craft paint after the walls are done and this really weathers the walls nicely. I tend to save any powders until the structure is complete and I know I won't be handling it much anymore.
    I've moved on to the more tedious of things: building the side porches and railings.  The instructions call for the railings to be painted the trim color, but I like leaving them unpainted- to create more variation on the structure.
    George, for the sawdust, I used the sawdust created with my MicroLux table saw- the blade is super fine and creates a very fine sawdust that is collected in the side catch basin.  the color of the sawdust in the photo is really light (almost whitish), but it matches the wood that I put in the shed in "real life"- 
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Re: FSM Barnstead Lumber Build
« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2019, 11:11:40 AM »
Bob,

Really nice modeling on shed and main building.  I've always liked this FSM kit and you are doing it more than justice!

George, I save my "sawdust" from sanding. 
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Re: FSM Barnstead Lumber Build
« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2019, 01:00:44 PM »
each and every FSM kit you build teaches you more new methods of constructing structures.  Example on this one the lumber storage and cutting shed.

Before you know it , you will have so much knowledge on HOW TO's, you will scratch build easily.

Hardest part of leaving HO for O scale was switching over.  I built a few FSM designs in O and they got real estate chewing up,  fast

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