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Offline Dr Mathias

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Re: BSC2020 DrMathias's Ruined Farmhouse
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2020, 02:10:13 AM »
Thanks fellows. I decided to texture the walls with Elmer's Wood Filler before I added the wood bracing. I think it may be easier to paint the walls, then apply the wood (I'm using coffee stir sticks). Painting the daubed walls will take a lot longer if I have to be careful around the wood.

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Re: BSC2020 DrMathias's Ruined Farmhouse
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2020, 04:03:24 PM »
The Elmer's wood filler is an excellent idea. I'm not sure how durable it is but it goes on easily and dries relatively quickly and takes paint well. It's something I plan to use more of in the future.

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Re: BSC2020 DrMathias's Ruined Farmhouse
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2020, 02:37:56 AM »
You can stain the wood before you cut it as well.  That is what my carpenters did when working on the house years ago.  Makes it a lot easier in real life too.  lol
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Re: BSC2020 DrMathias's Ruined Farmhouse
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2020, 02:58:03 AM »
You can stain the wood before you cut it as well.  That is what my carpenters did when working on the house years ago.  Makes it a lot easier in real life too.  lol

Hmm, good idea.

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Re: BSC2020 DrMathias's Ruined Farmhouse
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2020, 10:06:10 PM »
Roof in place, made from framer's matboard. I'll need to add a hole or two in the thatch to give the impression of a derelict house (plus the RoSD "Last Stand" scenario calls for a holed roof).



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Re: BSC2020 DrMathias's Ruined Farmhouse
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2020, 10:51:23 PM »
Making great progress...youíve got your roof on before me, and I started well before you  :)

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Re: BSC2020 DrMathias's Ruined Farmhouse
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2020, 01:35:12 AM »
Making great progress...youíve got your roof on before me, and I started well before you  :)

If nothing else, I move fast when I actually get started on a project. Oftentimes it takes a project a year or three just to germinate :)

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Re: BSC2020 DrMathias's Ruined Farmhouse
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2020, 01:45:24 AM »
I am looking forward to seeing what you do with the roof  :)
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Re: BSC2020 DrMathias's Ruined Farmhouse
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2020, 03:36:11 AM »
It's all coming together! (evil laughter)

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Re: BSC2020 DrMathias's Ruined Farmhouse
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2020, 10:27:20 PM »
Textured the roof today. My thatch method uses Wallboard Joint Compound (basically drywall 'mud' for patching walls). I apply a coat and 'rake' through it using a plastic whisk broom. This time, to emphasize the broken look, I glued in some cut off ends of coarse jute cord.





To give the effect of 'layers' I apply a strip, let it set, apply some tape, and apply another layer of joint compound.






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Re: BSC2020 DrMathias's Ruined Farmhouse
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2020, 11:47:21 PM »
Thatís excellent  :-*

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Re: BSC2020 DrMathias's Ruined Farmhouse
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2020, 12:44:13 AM »
*takes out pen and notebook*

Yes, yes, excellent! Keep going!

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Re: BSC2020 DrMathias's Ruined Farmhouse
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2020, 03:04:49 AM »
Nice technique.  You make it look easy.

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Re: BSC2020 DrMathias's Ruined Farmhouse
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2020, 04:36:07 AM »
Yeah, really excellent technique. The effect with the jute around the holes is super.

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Re: BSC2020 DrMathias's Ruined Farmhouse
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2020, 04:57:05 PM »
REALLY STARTING TO COME TOGETHER :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*