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 Posted: Tue Apr 7th, 2020 05:38 pm
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Hello all.

I decided to build another kit for my little neighborhood.

So even though it's rather like the last build (carriage works),
I thought this fit with the group of backwoods type buildings.

Here's the elements, since I failed to shoot photos for initial assembly.
The building is the 'Builders In Scale'  Hose Co.

I got a pre started kit, that had some issues, and was missing a few elements,
but overall the important bits were there.

I really wanted a firehouse and I like building copies of real buildings,
so this seemed like one of the most interesting

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Here's the front shot before glue up.

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Sorry these shots a bit dark i think
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Heres a close up of the bell towera cute detail and a little tricky to get square...
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Here's the top view and my replacement roof out of card stock.

Really not enough bracing on the side walls, and I am really fighting warping,
but wanted to keep it as minimal as I could, for fire engines open doors etc.

I kept the color of the building the same as whoever started the kit, just because I liked the look,
and felt it was easier than trying to build up fading red paint, which would have been more prototypical.

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I love the hose drying tower in back,
a very distinctive feature of this structure.

Here you see my primitive view block, upstairs on the second floor.

I didn't want to see across the structure with all the windows upstairs.
This led to some detailing in case I light the upstairs eventually.

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So here you can see the roof in place,

checking to see how it all looks.

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So before I got to the glue up, I decided to add a couple of crew bunks in front,
so there might be a bit of interest in windows.

Plus a few pictures on the walls and door and trim mock ups.

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So next I will show you the glued up structure so far,
but need to take a couple more photos.

The instructions encourage you to age the metal roof with 'Archer Circuit Board Echant',
and even though it's hard to find, I still have some of the nasty stuff.

Mine must of gone south,
because I'm not really happy with the results.
      
I have used it a couple of times before with great results,
and with the same material (Campbell corrugated roofing).

But this time it was sluggish, and when it did begin to act,
it wanted to dissolve the roof, before it got rid of the shiny chrome effect.
Rats !

I didn't think this stuff went bad.

Oh well, tar paper is fine, and if I use the pieces I got,
I'm still going to have to paint and de-gloss the material.

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So here's a front shot, with one set of doors in place.

I added little hinges and used transfers,
just 'cause the other doors will be open, with an engine indoors,
when I find one of those precious Jordan kits.

Wish I had bought more of those, when they were cheap... geez.

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