Discussion in 'Robin At His Best' started by Matthyro, Sep 18, 2003.
Robin: You must eat a lot of cereal. This project is really sharp. Keep it up!
I Did It Again!?
Sorry, Robin...in no way did I mean to insinuate that your moideling skill has anything to do with a bad 80's sitcom! My typing skills on the other hand...well...here we go again...
eoads, bug brushes, loading socks, the list goes on...& on... And now we have a new one...(Jon, are you getting this?) MORKMANSHIP?!...geez...
WORKMANSHIP...that's what I meant Robin!
That word is pretty much synonomous with your name, my friend!
Just like TYPO is synonomous with mine!
That's beautiful robin! I really like the stone work on the first floor and the weathered wood siding on the rest of the structure. Neat evening light effect shot in that last picture!
Re: I Did It Again!?
Don't look now but the curse goes on...
Charlie, we used to have a city councilman in Baltimore named Dominic "Mimi" DePetri. He would regularly visit the coffee "urinal" while arguing money for the city's new "insinuator" to burn trash while being a guardian of the "Constipation" of the United States. No kidding, his words. Maybe Robin'll come up with a factory just for you. "Charlie's Word Processing and Salvage" maybe?
Lots of fun guys and many thanks for your generous comments.
Charlie, if you look through any of my old posts you will see many spellong eraros .
You are not alone.
Todays photo shows I have added a stairway and a crane on the upper deck and some other stuff.
Re: Re: I Did It Again!?
How do you do such quality work in such record time?
Once again, that is some fantastic moidel...er...I mean...modeling, my friend!
I have tears running down my face I'm laughing so hard reading your post!
It reminds me so much of a guy I knew down in western Ky...
This guy managed to get to be CEO of a big coal co, but the English language was something that continually elluded him...
One time he told us that his mother was having surgery to have the "cattleracks" removed from her eyes!
Another time, his wife had to have a "hicktorectomy"...they weren't sure what was wrong, but she had a lot of "information"!
Another time, when someone complained about the summer heat, he said, "It's not so much the heat, as it is the humility"!
p.s. I'm glad somebody is guarding our "constipation"!
You continue to amaze me, not just with the quality of your work but with your speed. It seems you never come up for air, and you must have folks for miles around saving cardboard for you!
Given the quality and speed of your work, if "practice makes perfect" I'd say you're just about there!
Well I must admit that the LPBs working on this project keep surprising me. Yesterday (Sunday) I was busy flipping between NASCAR Winston Cup racing, Canadian Football between Montreal and Saskatchewan, Toronto Blue Jays playing the Orioles and of course the many NFL games being played. Each time I looked at the model, the LPBs had added something more so I guess that's why it gets done so quickly. These guys don't take any time off you know!!
How is it you seem to be the only one who can get any work out of your LPB's? I have to threaten mine with the sprue cutters just to get them to stay where I put them!
Here you can see a couple of the LPBs doing stuff now that Youngs Machinery is at its home location.
Another angle. Still some track work to do in this industrial corridor. Well that's it for this project.
Thanks for all the support you have given me.
Hope my methods help to get anyone going into sctatchbuilding.
Hey Robin I have a couple of questions? 1 How did you make the stone wall and 2 how would you handle putting a structure on a hillside on a stone foundation?
Belg, to make the stone wall I cut cerealboard into 1/4 inch by 3/16th of an inch then glued them to the background wall in the usual brick method.. To do this on a hillside I would start with a level floor with supports then cut wall sections to fit the grade then glue the stone sections parallel to the floor.
As a new person to the boards, I am simply amazed by your work. I am always look forward to seeing what you have done.
What kind of paints do you use on the cereal board and the cardboard?
Superb building as always my friend. Just one question - how big a room is your railroad in. I can't imagine putting so many buildings into it. Great work.
Welcome to the Gauge Cortez, the paint I use is those bottles of acrylic craft paint sold in most craft stores, $ stores and places like Walmart.
Paul, my layout is in a room that is 26ft. by 11 ft.. It goes around the wall and down the centre.
Robin. I made two different posts on here and they all dissappeared.
Anyway, what can I say what hasn't beed aleady said except Great Job.
Robin, that's one terrific piece of work! Your loading dock gives me some ideas for framing one out at my paper mill.
Okay, for those of us not familiar with the terms, what's an LPB? ... and, what is "cerealboard? Is it like bristol board or some other sort of finished card product? Does it have plies? What is the thickness you use?
Thanks for sharing your posts with us. --Stu--
The finished product really looks good. It will have to shame me into finishing my scratchbuilding project.
Cerealboard is usually found wrapped around corn flakes, rice crispies, etc. The price is right for us fixed income types.
Stu, 60103 has told you what cerealboard is, cardboard from cereal boxes.Now LPBs How about Little Plastic B@#$%&$#
or Beings if you prefer
Separate names with a comma.