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Author Topic: TFTB Sleepy Hollow Buildings (Huzzah! 22/5)  (Read 2633 times)

Offline Cat

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Re: TFTB 28mm Sleepy Hollow Buildings
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2018, 10:07:20 PM »
Modelling skills are indeed being applied =^,^=

I'll be writing up a full tutorial on each kit as I finish them.  Starting with the Bridge.  The trouble in Sleepy Hollow always begins at the Bridge!

Work is nearly finished, construction, painting, and all ground detailing* are done; just needs shingling now.

I added a beam along the peak of the roof and filed in the sag in the center, then added 1/32" balsa wood sheet to give some sway, and filed the seam line down to a very fine join.

* The rocks at the edge of the water were gathered from the Pocantico River this past Halloween when we went on a Holiday trip and foliage recon tour.

Offline Cat

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Re: TFTB 28mm Sleepy Hollow Buildings
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2018, 07:24:18 PM »
Writing up the tutorials for the builds won't begin til sometime after Huzzah! in May.  Still frantically modelling and painting as much as I can for the con.  Meanwhile, here's a few photos of the Covered Bridge and the Van Allen House.

There's one architectural detail for the Van Allen House that I will retrofit after Huzzah.  As I was studying the original for the shape of the sag, that's when I noticed that the bottom half of the chimney should flare out and down to either side.  But as the stock chimney was already completed at that time, that will be good enough to get me through next month's convention.

« Last Edit: April 29, 2018, 07:50:24 PM by Cat »

Offline Cat

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Just finished up the Livery Stable.  The chipboard roof panels that come with the kits lend themselves very nicely to working in the sags and the sways.  The individual shingle strips make the artistic process entirely possible.

Making this roof screen-accurate was more involved than the others because it separates in the middle of the complex joins!  I used flat and angled strips of styrene to make capping pieces to fit the joins.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2018, 07:50:57 PM by Cat »

Offline Rabbitz

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You’ve done an excellent Job on those.   Very nice.
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Offline Panama

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Wonderful stuff can't wait to see more  :)

Offline Cat

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Re: TFTB Sleepy Hollow Buildings (Huzzah! added 22-May-2018)
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2018, 03:10:49 PM »
First big trip for Sleepy Hollow and Donnybrook FIW game at Huzzah! this past weekend.  The game was a lot of fun, the set is coming along nicely.  The Church still needs shingling and a scenic base, and a number of proxy buildings are filling in while construction proceeds.

Offline Cat

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Re: TFTB Sleepy Hollow Buildings (Huzzah! 22/5)
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2018, 03:29:33 PM »
Other scenery is also progressing.  The corn fields are underway, using JTT scenery O Scale corn, painting light green and bright tan highlights on the stock corn before planting.

And the Western Woods are begun too.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2018, 03:32:31 PM by Cat »


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