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 Posted: Sun Jan 6th, 2008 02:12 pm
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Wayne Williams wrote:........................................... Plus, I've been doing some planning on my next scratchbuild project. :shock:

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Well ?? Come on then, spill the beans !!!!! :roll: :roll: :roll:

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 Posted: Sun Jan 6th, 2008 06:37 pm
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Ah, Ah, Ah, I knew that would get somebody. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Ok, I'm thinking of building a model of my grandkids silo at the farm. It's 14ft in dia. x 45 foot tall with a building attached to it on the north side (12 x 14).
I have requested lots of pictures from Jeff (grandson). He said he would maybe even get it done today.

Lots of challenges on this project to overcome. Like round stuff! Once I get the pictures, I will create a thread to get it started. I may need all your help to figure this one out. I'm sure there are guys on this forum who will think this will be a piece of cake! (I hope)

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I knew if I kept quiet that you wouldn't be able to resist telling us for too long, Wayne! :lol: :lol: :lol:

It's great how just building something as small as your Outhouse model has whetted your appetite for more scratchbuilding :D but I'm not surprised.

You have made a really good job of your first project and I think you may find something a bit larger rather easier - not so 'fiddly'. :wink:

I'm looking forward to it.

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A "Smiths" or "Boythorpe" cropstore eh Wayne - complete with discharge augers I presume !!!!!!! :lol: :lol:

Looking forward to that. As Perry says, you'll be able to get yourself into that, never mind the fingers !!

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This particular silo, while on a "Farm", is quite old, missing it's dome, and the farm, is a used to be farm. The kids bought five acres which included all the buildings, the farm land around it has been leased out to another farmer for crops.
I'm thinking of making a removable dome that I can remove when the kids visit.
Still wrestling with how to do the metal tie rings that hold the silo together around the outside. May have to just paint them on.
I should have some prototype pictures within the next week.

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Wayne reference your rings on the outside, could you not go to a charity shop buy some old braclets and put these round? Just a thought.
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Nice thought, but I think the scale would be out of whack. The full scale dimension of the rings are 3/4" in diameter. They look large on the silo when your standing next to it, but at HO scale they would be .008 in diameter. I was thinking of jewelers wire, but not sure how to tighten it up around the silo to attach it.

I really think anything would look better than painting it on. Even a thread would give the model some depth.

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I would have thought hat 2mm wide card strips would do admirably Wayne. Would stick easily to styrene, if that's what you are going to use.



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I agree with Bob; you could use card or even heavy paper cut into strips. An alternative is to buy some small diameter styrene rod. This could be 'persuaded' into the approximate curve you need before sticking it in place with solvent, working around it gradually rather than trying to do the whole ring in one go. Immersing styrene rod in warm water will make it easier to bend.

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Now that's what I'm talking about!:D :D :D Two great thinkers helping the handicapped.

Both good ideas!

Didn't realize they made styrene rod in that small of diameter. Bob, that link you just posted on simple tips said that you can bend styrene using a form and a heat gun. That just might be the answer I,m looking for.

Thanks Guys! Have to go shopping now, Buy! (I mean By!)

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If you are going to go any further with this model build Wayne could you start a new thread about it as we may as well have all the thinking in the one thread.



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Wayne - with very small diameter styrene rod, you won't need a heat gun - it'll be far too fierce. Perry's tip of a warm water bath first will do the trick admirably - even with quite sturdy styrene.

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Sorry about that Bob, it was never my intention to insert the Silo here. Although I guess when you throw in a fishing line, you should expect a fish. :shock: :shock: :shock:

I have created a new thread for the Silo.

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When are you going to show us some pictures of the outhouse all painted up and finished, Wayne? :D I'm itching to see the finished item. :wink:

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Thanks Wayne, just what was needed and it's off to a flying start.



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Perry wrote:When are you going to show us some pictures of the outhouse all painted up and finished, Wayne? :D I'm itching to see the finished item. :wink:


I keep looking for a "Scared" Emoticon, but can't find one! :roll: :roll: :roll:

1. The Outhouse is so small I didn't want to open the paint bottles for that little amount of paint. :oops:
2. I didn't want to get my new paint brush dirty with that little of a job. :oops:
3. Every time I sat down to do it, I had more time to spend than it would actually take to do it. :oops:
4. I thought I would wait till the Silo was done and paint them both at the same time. :oops:

Is that enough excuses? The correct answer is in there somewhere.

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Wayne, try my excuse,i would but i cant paint,
works for me ( cos i cant )!! :oops: :oops: :cry: :lol: :lol: 8)

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Wayne Williams wrote:
I keep looking for a "Scared" Emoticon, but can't find one! :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Sorry Wayne, that one won't stand up, the scared emoticon is the first one on the second line of emoticons on the left of the reply screen :!: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: Says shocked, but it will do :!:
However, seeing your first scratchbuild turn out so well, when you had no experience, the painting should be a doddle. :wink:

Nice work, now get on with the painting and show us the completed job :!: :!:

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Need a little help here guys. What do you all recommend to fill a gap in a plasticard (Styrene) model. My particular gap is at the bottom of one of the clapboard walls and the trim around the window of the Outhouse. Very small gap, but a gap none the less.

I would really like to fill this in before going further with this project.

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Wayne Williams wrote:Need a little help here guys. What do you all recommend to fill a gap in a plasticard (Styrene) model. My particular gap is at the bottom of one of the clapboard walls and the trim around the window of the Outhouse. Very small gap, but a gap none the less.

I would really like to fill this in before going further with this project.

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Wayne

I use ordinary modelling plastic filler produced by Humbrol or Revell. Applied on a matchstick or cocktail stick and then smoothed with a knife. If the gap is in a corner it is often better to pack a small amount of filler into the hole from inside the structure, pushing it through until the hole is filled. This prevents filler from getting into the embossed detail on the exterior of the model. Once dry any rough edges can be sanded off.

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