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Author Topic: 4 alarm blaze on ninth!! a Odd Duck production  (Read 6577 times)

Offline odd duck

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Re: 4 alarm blaze on ninth!! a Odd Duck production
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2015, 01:02:58 AM »
Some more progress today, cut the damaged upper stories out of foam core and did a dry fit




had to change my exacto blade right after starting this fortunately it went dull while I was doing the damage cuts
the box lid and smaller box make a good improvised jig.
I also made the first piece of debris

and dry fitted it

The foam core will be covered with a thin layer of balsa inscribed with brick work

You can see some misalignment on the top one ,this happened when I was interupted by a phone call i should be able to work around it

Offline von Lucky

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Re: 4 alarm blaze on ninth!! a Odd Duck production
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2015, 06:54:20 AM »
Excellent progress, keep it coming.
- Karsten

"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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Offline Dr. Zombie

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Re: 4 alarm blaze on ninth!! a Odd Duck production
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2015, 07:25:06 AM »
This is truly impressive.

Offline odd duck

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Re: 4 alarm blaze on ninth!! a Odd Duck production
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2015, 06:40:20 PM »
A quick progress report as i go into the final push got the balsa brickwork onto the foamcore



some shifting during the drying that misaligned the sides but nothing catastrophic
Ialso started painting the stationary store

now back to work

Offline von Lucky

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Re: 4 alarm blaze on ninth!! a Odd Duck production
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2015, 08:55:27 AM »
Go go go!

Offline odd duck

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Re: 4 alarm blaze on ninth!! a Odd Duck production
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2015, 06:30:50 PM »
More done on the stationary store used stir sticks,popsicle sticks,and some doweling to make the cornice.





also cut and fitted the window frames for the upper stories


and I started work on the lodge building


I have'nt decided on the final design for the front of the lodge yet and I'm not happy with the grey stonework
on the cardboard might go with balsa brickwork instead


Also did my first experiment with fire using a cone shaped piece of clear plastic and batttery tealight

Offline von Lucky

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Re: 4 alarm blaze on ninth!! a Odd Duck production
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2015, 12:11:00 PM »
Coming along - still impressed by the chunk you've bitten off.

Offline odd duck

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Re: 4 alarm blaze on ninth!! a Odd Duck production
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2015, 01:34:59 PM »
another update, got most of the lower 2 stories of the center building done






used coffee stirrers, bits of balsa,craft dowels and popsicle sticks to give it a late victorian/early 20th century looking facade
the pillars on the 2nd story are grooved wooden pins used to glue and hold pieces of wood together . I cut off the ends and used two per pillar and glued them with the straightest looking side out.
over all progress so far

I thinkI'm under the 50% mark for painting still

Offline odd duck

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Re: 4 alarm blaze on ninth!! a Odd Duck production
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2015, 06:15:47 PM »
OK last post before the deadline and i'm admitting defeat in spite of having three days off with nothing scheduled ,real life managed to get in the way as did a couple of construction dead-ends.I hope to finish and post this project some time in the near future.
This is as far as I got.







Offline von Lucky

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Re: 4 alarm blaze on ninth!! a Odd Duck production
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2015, 06:19:17 PM »
It was an ambitious project, and it looks like you're not for off with two of the buildings. Sorry to hear, and look forward to seeing it done soon.

Offline Constable Bertrand

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Re: 4 alarm blaze on ninth!! a Odd Duck production
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2015, 07:29:49 AM »
Oh thats a pitty Odd Duck. It was coming together nicely. I really like how you have used common materials and used them in an ingenious way. (Ie the corrugated dowls as corinthian pillars out the front!!)

I hope you can finish it soon in the workbench. Just keep plugging away at it while it's fresh.

Cheers
Matt

Offline pocoloco

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Re: 4 alarm blaze on ninth!! a Odd Duck production
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2015, 04:27:30 PM »
Shame about the time... that part of the street looks great already, hopefully we'll see the end result soon enough. Oh, and rest of your town as well :)

 

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