Semi-detached house

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by spitfire, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    More progress today. It's looking more like a real house now that I got the windows mounted, and the shingles started. I used David's suggestion to use wet/dry sandpaper. It comes in the exact shade i need - black!

    Also added porch railings to the house on the right. Next step, finish shingles and start work on back porches.


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  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  3. CharlesH.

    CharlesH. Member

    This one's gonna look reeeaaaally nice when finished!
  4. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    I'm loving it!
  5. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Looks awesome!
    Can't wait to see the back finished, as I can see clear through now.
    Actually, looks VERY prototypical for some houses around me. :rolleyes: ;)
  6. mhdishere

    mhdishere Member

    Absolutely awesome! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Great work Val. Just like the real thing. It's a pleasure to watch you at work and suggest you move this into the Academy when its done so we will be able to go back to see the "how to"
  8. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Know that feelin', Ken :cry: , I can see thru alot of my neighbor's homes now... I think they're gonna amend our local code to require that your house and all its contents can be no more than what can fit in an 18 yard roll-off dumpster :rolleyes:

    Great looking home, Val. Reminds me of Fell's Point in Baltimore. Oh, for a Pollack Johnny's polish sausage with the woiks and a Pepsi... :thumb: :thumb:
  9. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Very nice Val! You've really captured the look of these homes, judging by the picture at the beginning of the thread. Any locals who visit your layout will recognise the look right away and appreciate the regional flavor.
  10. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Looking good Val.
    Next, You should try scratchbuildin your own house.
  11. 2slim

    2slim Member

    You're doing a great job, when can I move in?? :D It took me a couple of times reading through the thread to figure out that the house on the right has an enclosed porch, I originally thought it was an addition. Did you leave the door and window casting on the main wall? Homes like this in the states are called 'twin homes' or in my area at least. I don't recall seeing any that have the framed second story or that unusual roof on the front. Any plans to add lighting or interior details?

    2slim :thumb:
  12. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Well, thanks a lot for all the kind comments everyone!!!! :thumb: :thumb:

    I finally got some time to finish up the roof shingles and get the stairs in. The front of the house is almost finished - if I could just find that eavestrough I had a minute ago!!!!!

    No plans for lighting, as the styrene walls are pretty thin.


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  13. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Anyway, it'll turn up. In the meantime, I've started working on the back. This shot is not so great -- I had to lighten it up to show the cedar shakes.

    I will be putting on 2 decks, one covered, one not.


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  14. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Very nice Val. The drapes and blinds really finish it off. Where will this be located on your layout?
  15. philip

    philip Guest

    now thats a scratchbuild!

    Hi Ya Val , Love it! :thumb:

  16. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    eavestrough---is that Canadian for gutter? :D

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  17. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Very nice Val! It looks like a single family house that has been converted into a duplex or townhouse?
  18. belg

    belg Member

    Val I agree with all the other comments and say that your scratch built project has turned out really well. Looking forward to seeing the final results,Pat.
  19. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Great Modeling Val :D :D
  20. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    That's one outstanding piece of work, Val. Pray tell, how'd you get the window openings so perfectly aligned and square?

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