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 Posted: Thu May 4th, 2017 06:23 pm
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Michael G
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I built the Blair line church kit.http://www.blairline.com/church/


I started it two days ago.... 😀It's a rather good kit, but the roof material sucked. I replaced it with Campbell shingles instead.

The lack of a bell bothered me, but I solved it by 3D printing a bell and fastener.


I weathered it by painting white acrylic over stained wood that I had soaked with mineral spirits.


The roof is painted tan and then I brushed on burnt umber oil paint that I wiped of while wet.


The windows turned out really good with the stained glass plastic.






Backside of the church.

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 Posted: Thu May 4th, 2017 09:24 pm
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I really like the kit and what you’ve done to it. Great job with the roof and the peeling paint to the sides!Such a shame they don't make it in o scale...

I would, however, recommend that you run the pull for the bell to the inside of the tower. That rope looks massive for the scale and a bell tower like that would almost certainly be rung from the inside of the structure.

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 Posted: Mon May 8th, 2017 03:23 pm
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Yes. Please keep posting.  I like the look of the weathered paint. I am going to have to experiment with the acrylic and mineral spirits. 
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 Posted: Mon May 8th, 2017 06:45 pm
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Hi Michael :wave:


Great build !


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Micheal, that is a fantastic model! You've got the weathering, the details (even the nails in the siding) looking just like a real country church.  Way over in the Midwest US where I'm from, there's thousands of little churches like that one, some still active, others are nothing more than empty lots with a forgotten graveyard.  Heck, I was even baptized in a church about that size. Indherred Luthern Church, Starbuck, MN.  About twice the size of that model.


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