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 Posted: Tue Jan 31st, 2006 12:09 pm
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Thanks guys, i am glad you enjoyed it.

Ken thanks for your kind words :)

 

As to sizes etc, i did this just out of my head. its not a very large building and i do most small stuff like that on a whim.

Side walls are 4" long, Gables are 2" long , Porch floor was i believe 6 scale feet wide.

Roof pitch aprox 6/12 but less with porch roof addition. this ends up around 4/12.

2 windows, one door ( which i would make a tad larger next time ) :)



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 Posted: Tue Jan 31st, 2006 12:09 pm
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My question to you Todd is how you cut the wood that small. It even looks Great. :D :D :D



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 Posted: Tue Jan 31st, 2006 02:15 pm
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Great Todd ...ah your pics seem to have tuned into address :rah:

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 Posted: Tue Jan 31st, 2006 04:15 pm
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Yep, the dang wild thumbs on the loose. I guess Ive got to get our techy to fix that errant little thumb sucker Lynn
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 Posted: Thu Feb 2nd, 2006 04:07 am
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Now THAT is some impressive modeling.



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 Posted: Thu Feb 2nd, 2006 05:31 am
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Did I ever mention that this an awesome little piece of modeling?
Not to mention the way you took the pictures!
GREAT
The groundcover and the logs are 1st class, what throws me off though, and I hope you don't get it wrong, is the dark green stuff :( but maybe it only looks that off-color in the picture.



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 Posted: Sat Feb 4th, 2006 06:24 pm
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Werner, never mind that green stuff, thats where the ol cabin owner peeled his corn on the cob for dinner and left the peelings:bg: :cool:

Matt, let me tell you, them windows were a son of a bugger.

Last time for awhile i make my own windows!!! :bang:

As to the firewood, well ive got a bandsaw and a small chisel and small hammer,

I cut and split it by hand just like in the real world cept much smaller of course.

The firewood sticks are a scale 20-24" long:)

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Tileguy wrote: Werner, never mind that green stuff, thats where the ol cabin owner peeled his corn on the cob for dinner and left the peelings:bg: Ahhh, that explains it all :cool: - that old slob.....



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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2006 04:15 pm
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Todd, this is a great looking diorama. I've looked at the photos several times this past week. Everything is very nicely done. :apl:

It appears that you used a variety of materials for the ground cover. What all did you use? Whatever it is, it's a good mix.

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Mike , its a blend of several layers. Latex Paint and some light sand layed on wet. Followed by woodland scenics turf blen and some grass green tossed about here and there.The third layer is my home made Ground schrapnel which i make from oak and maple leaves and cypress mulch blended and screened into 3 sizes.

Heres a picture of the ground schrapnel piles :)







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