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    Well as they always say John, pictures will find everything wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Actually, the treads on the stairs are vertical rather than horizontal. The whole flight of stairs may be upside down.

    And yes, it is a great scene!
    Yes , that was what I saw and YES it is a great scene, the trees , the background , the structure are beautiful.


    Oh , and not too long ago someone here saw something wrong with the next photo that I never saw while building or photographing it , if they hadn't told me it would still be downside up.

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    I dont think my room is bright enough yet.....

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    My room is plenty bright, but not so much the operator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    Those rock details look amazing--or will when painted and weathered. Are those all hand carved?
    Wll, most of it is carved Dura Bond, but the pre-split zones are pours against forms made from aluminum foil with parallel indentations pressed in. You can see a form at left in the 1st photo and a pre-split wall at lower right in the 2nd. I'm hoping that dark washes will make the whole thing pop.

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    Ok, finally, setup the test loop and practice 12 1/4” diameter circle loop. Tomorrow will be shay test. I tried a few times already but it was running like crap, even after cleaning wheels and track. Been sitting in it’s case for months.

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    And no, the ruler was only on track for photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janbouli View Post
    Oh , and not too long ago someone here saw something wrong with the next photo that I never saw while building or photographing it , if they hadn't told me it would still be downside up.
    LOL, it still took me a while to spot the item. Maybe add a set of stairs like its going to a loft? Question... Did you change it?

    BTW... I appreciate any & all feedback, and I don't take offense. The whole exchange has bee great fun for me and somewhat of a learning experience (open my eyes!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnE View Post
    LOL, it still took me a while to spot the item. Maybe add a set of stairs like its going to a loft? Question... Did you change it?
    Yes , I gently cut through the glue holding it together and without much trouble corrected it. I'm glad I use glue that stays rather soft .
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    This covers more than just this weekend but here is what I worked on this weekend. It is a great kit with good details. Only thing I do not like is the roofing material that comes with the kit.







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    Beautiful job Robert! I really like the nice touch with the rust-colored roof patches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwslater View Post
    This covers more than just this weekend but here is what I worked on this weekend. It is a great kit with good details. Only thing I do not like is the roofing material that comes with the kit.

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Sca...2019-129-L.jpg

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Sca...2019-125-L.jpg

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Sca...2019-121-L.jpg

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    Looks great, Robert! So is that the kit's roof or your own?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    Looks great, Robert! So is that the kit's roof or your own?
    Thanks, It is my own roof. The Corrugated metal roof is from Builders in scale and the tar paper is just painted and weathered construction paper.

    Robert

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    The stairs could be passed off as anti bear proofing. It's an amazing scene though.

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