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An industrial building (3)


col.stephens

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The next stage was to fix a false floor in 2mm greyboard to give some stability to the main building:

 

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A strip of 2mm greyboard was covered in Scalescenes TX21 Pavement to form the footway beneath the main arch...

 

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This was glued into place and a small step added under the pedestrian arch.  Again, this was a small strip of 2mm greyboard covered in the Scalescenes TX42 Concrete, to match the other surrounding stonework...

 

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Time to fit the windows before they are completely boxed in by the rear walls.  Each window aperture has been fitted with a frame of Evergreen plastic strip.  These days, I would make the frames from thin card.

 

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To make the windows I used a sheet of .5mm clear styrene.  I drew a small grid on some white paper with a pencil and laid the clear styrene over this, holding it in place with a few small pieces of masking tape.  The plastic was then lightly cut twice along the grid lines with the scalpel, using a metal rule as a guide.  I have mounted the windows with the uncut side showing outwards as the lines look finer from this side.  I used narrow strips of self-adhesive label to make a frame around each window, thus:

 

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Then fixed the window in place...

 

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I glued strips of styrene strip behind each window to secure it in place

 

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Here is the frontage with all windows now in place...

 

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Next,  work on the end, inside and rear walls.

 

Thanks for looking.

 

Terry

 

 

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Thanks for the blow by blow account of this build as I'm learning much.

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Although I can not use all of your methods, because of my allergy, I love to read your blog. Have to try the method described in "Cottage Modelling for Pendon" to create my own individual windows.

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Thank you Job.  I've just had a quick look in 'Cottage Modelling for Pendon'.  I might give that method a try too.  Always on the look out for new techniques to improve my modelling.

 

Terry

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