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 Posted: Fri Aug 12th, 2016 11:57 am
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Thank you Ken and Shaun.

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waiting to see them in place,lovley job,
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Looks great Terry.

Like the cladding :thumbs



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Thank you Owen and Ed.

Fifteen minutes down the shed and the roof was brush painted.  I used Revell acrylic, Brown Leather for the wood cladding and Revell acrylic Granite Grey for the corners.



The roof is not fixed in place yet, I still have to glaze the two windows.  The sails have just had a squirt of Halfords White Acrylic Primer prior to receiving some weathering tomorrow.


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:thumbs   It's a great project.

Proper modelling.  :cool:



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Thank you Max, very kind of you.

Clear plastic was stuck behind the two window apertures on the roof.  I decided to make the window frames in one piece as shown earlier in this thread.  I will re-iterate it here in more detail.  The dimensions of the apertures were taken and transferred to thin card. Another line was drawn approx. 1mm inside of the first line...









Prick the inside corners with a scriber...












Carefully cut out the inner rectangle, followed by the outer rectangle...










Colour with a felt-tip pen and try it for size against the window aperture.  Trim if necessary, dab some glue on the reverse side and gently push into position on the outside of the window glass...









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nicely done,a good tip too,
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I had originally decided to fix the sails in place so that they did not move.  However, you know full well that everybody will give them a poke to see if they move, risking damage in the process.  So, how to make the sails rotate?  Fix the sails to a spindle and let the spindle rotate inside a tube seemed a good idea.  A small piece of plastic tube was cut and glued into a hole at the front of the roof...









Holes were drilled into two small pieces of 100x100 thou Evergreen strip and a short length of plastic rod was glued into one hole.  This rod is quite flexible and I was unable to break it by bending. Ideal for our purpose. The other piece of 100x100 thou strip was trimmed to fit behind the roof to be secured to the end of the spindle...













The 100x100 thou in the photo above looked a bit large, so I have reduced it slightly with a file.  Off to the paint shop again to paint the whole of the centre section of the sails.

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Wow wow wow awesome

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Thanks very much Jimmy.

The roof, including attached sails, was glued to the main body of the building.  The centre of the sails was painted with grey acrylic.  Attention was now turned to the wheel at the rear of the roof.  Connected to gearing, this wheel was used to turn the roof, and thereby the sails, to face them into the wind.  I took a spoked plastic wagon wheel from an old Airfix wagon kit and mounted same by the axle in the chuck of a mini drill, using it as a lathe.  It didn't take long to remove the flange by applying a file to the turning wheel.  Next the wheel was thinned using the same process.  Here's a 'before and after' picture...



Strictly speaking, the wheel is not quite large enough, but it gives the right impression, so I can live with it.  The wheel was surrounded by a short wooden frame which was made from some Evergreen strip...




The wheel was glued to the centre of the frame...




The frame was given a coat of brown paint and the whole unit was pushed into a hole at the back of the roof...




Casting my eye over photos of the original, it appears that the final job is to fit a weather vane to the rear of the roof.


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Great modelling Terry.   :thumbs

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Thank you Ken, very kind of you.

And now ...the final instalment.

It took a couple of minutes to make the weather vane and a minute to paint it.  The pictures explain this simple task...







And that's the job done folks.  Some pictures of the completed model to finish this thread...








Thank you all for your support and encouragement during this project.


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Well done Terry. Exquisite model, and likewise the well documented thread.
Very enjoyable and informative read.

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thanks Terry, enjoyed the very infomative thread from start to finish and a fine model at the end
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Excellent, Terry.  The aspect ratio and the lean back of the sails looks just right.   :thumbs

Did I miss it, or do you have a spot picked out for it?



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That's a beautiful model, very well thought out & constructed.:doublethumb



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Zounds Sir... 'Tis A Windmill... Charge!

Scratch building at its best.


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Marty wrote: Zounds Sir... 'Tis A Windmill... Charge!


A very quixotic comment Marty!  :lol:

And needless to say Terry, really good in all respects.

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