Back Woods Water Tower Kit-bash

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by TrainClown, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    When I was at the train show a few months ago, one of the things I bought was a Campbell kit of "the back woods water tower". I decided to use strip wood to replace the corrugated tin. I really like the tin and want to save it for other more worthy models. Also, I got a bunch of strip wood that jon monon sent me that I have just been itching to use. I'm going to build the water tower as well, but I thought I would start with the shed.

    Here are a few pix.

    1- This is a pic of the kit

    2- The shed as it is today. I have a few other ideas I may try to age the wood more.

    3- This kit had no chimney so I made one out of styrene. The roof cap is tin foil.

    4- This is a shot of the shed from the back corner. The lighting is a little better and you can see the tone on the wood more like it appears live.

    5- Mr Smith thinks the shed is for him, and he wants to move his horse in.

    I'll post more as it happens.

    TrainClown ;)

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  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Nice work Chris! I like the replacement "shingles" almost better than the tin roof that was supposed to be there... :thumb: :thumb: Looks like MR Smith has got himself a right nice shed ;)

  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Yeah, that's great. Love the new roofing material. The same goes for the changes to the door.
  4. galt904

    galt904 Member

    Shouldn't that be "Mr Vander Smith"? He looks dutch to me, what with the klompen and all...

    Nice work! How'd you make the nail holes in the boards?
  5. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    those nail holes look great. i am going to have to try that on my next project.

  6. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    Thanks lads. I wasn't happy with the way the shingles are too thick in parts. I got some real ceder that the next bunch will be split from. :thumb:

    The nail holes are made with a needle to make the hole and a .05 mm mechanical pencil to add the black spot.

    I'm not happy with the way there are no gaps between the boards. I think it would have looked better with a slight gap.:rolleyes:

    TrainClown ;)

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