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Offline Dr De'Ath

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Re: Shack
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2017, 12:22:34 PM »
Thanks for all the interest and comments.

To answer a couple of questions:

Lovely stuff. Where did you get the trusses from?

I drew them in TinkerCad and 3D printed them.  To be honest I could have just cut them from card as they're not exposed on the final model, but I find it easier to let them print out while I do other things.

Did you use cloth material for the canvas, I have thought about doing that but can't figure out how I would stop the threads coming out or manage to glue the material tautly given its inherent floppyness.

Yes, I used plain cotton.  I made a simple hem on the material by folding it over and sticking it down with PVA.  I find that if you press it down the PVA comes through the cloth and makes a good bond. Just means you have to work out the panel size and hem it before you apply it to the building.

Vagabond - I think they whole thing was dipped in a water/PVA mix and then put in place to dry.

I tried that but it got really messy.

The method I use now is to glue the dry hemmed cotton to the trusses using gorilla waterproof PVA, then when that's dried I apply neat PVA in small amounts to each panel then work it into the fabric with a very wet brush. This has the benefit of 'stretching' each panel and getting the sagging effect.  Just by chance the brush I used for this model had some brown paint in it so it created a dirty effect which will help with the overall finish. I'm going to add a bit of brown paint to the next lot I make too.  :)

I’d wondered how you were going to incorporate removable roofs into your tented builds.

So did I  ;).   I actually applied the canvas to the roof and sides as one piece, fixing the roof in place. Then when it had dried I got a razor blade between the roof base and the top of the wall and cut it round. Worked better than I'd expected.


If anyone's interested I'll have a go at a 'How To' next time I do a roof.
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Re: Shack
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2017, 06:06:39 PM »
That could be very helpful, I for one have some fine cotton material waiting to be made into canopies on market stalls, tents and something else that escapes me at the moment.
However I've had this on the back burner for about five years now so there's no rush with the tutorial ;)

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Re: Shack
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2017, 06:17:58 PM »
Cheers Mark, hadn’t imagined you’d parted them after rather than before.  8)
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Offline Dr De'Ath

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Re: Shack
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2017, 10:54:32 AM »
Finished the front of the shack - the sign is magnetised so it can be swapped for different uses.


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Re: Shack - front finished (12/12)
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2017, 11:45:28 AM »
Brilliant!
 :-*

And a 'Land Agent' with a name like that.
I wonder where you got your inspiration....
 lol lol



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Re: Shack - front finished (12/12)
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2017, 12:00:42 PM »
Awesome build. :-* All you need is about another dozen of them... ;) lol
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Re: Shack - front finished (12/12)
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2017, 12:33:27 PM »
Cracking! I love the name! lol

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Re: Shack - front finished (12/12)
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2017, 01:34:02 PM »
Yeap, what a great little building. I like the idea of magnetic signage.

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Re: Shack - front finished (12/12)
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2017, 02:45:02 PM »
Looks great :-*
Clever idea for the signs too  :)


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Re: Shack - front finished (12/12)
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2017, 10:49:28 AM »
 lol

Looks like that individual is in the right trade.  lol

Absolutely fantastic!

Cheers
Matt

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Re: Shack - front finished (12/12)
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2017, 05:34:59 PM »
Nicely done. Will Cheatum's former partners Dewey and Howe be setting up shop somewhere too?

('Dewey, Cheatum and Howe' if I recall correctly, being the Three Stooges' law firm).

« Last Edit: December 13, 2017, 05:38:26 PM by Elk101 »

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Re: Shack - front finished (12/12)
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2017, 08:23:01 AM »
Nicely done. Will Cheatum's former partners Dewey and Howe be setting up shop somewhere too?

('Dewey, Cheatum and Howe' if I recall correctly, being the Three Stooges' law firm).



Thanks for the info - I wasn't aware of the film, I just googled 'Joke lawyer names' and picked out Cheetum.

Maybe if the town of Beaverlick Falls expands and Cheetum moves to larger premises his partners will have room to come and join him   :)

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Re: Shack - front finished (12/12)
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2017, 08:59:23 AM »
Beaverlick Falls?  lol I'm not even going to ask what the story behind that is!

Another good source of names are Marx Brothers' films, particularly Groucho's characters.

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Re: Shack - front finished (12/12)
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2017, 10:06:46 AM »
Beaverlick Falls!
I LIKE that!
 lol lol


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Re: Shack - front finished (12/12)
« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2017, 12:51:45 PM »
Beaverlick exists in the USA:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaverlick,_Kentucky

And someone's already made a town of it lol:
http://beaverlick.blogspot.com
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