Wheeldon Mill

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  1. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    I am almost ready to slap some paint on, and get rid of the rainbow! :giggle:.

    Pete.
     
  2. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Go for it Pete. :thumbs: i'm sure the results will be worth it.
    toto
     
  3. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm liking this build very much Pete,:tophat::thumbs: and your layout is fab too. I'm following this tread with interest and looking forward to see the factory come together/
    Cheers for now Paul
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    I made a start on painting the door end wall today, after a couple of minutes part of the card lifted and bowed :evil:, anyway I left it alone and happily it dried flat and I pressed it back down again. In case it happened again, I sprayed part of the roof with Testors sealant and after it had dried, painted it black, so far it looks ok, so before I knocked off for the night, I sprayed the whole roof. When I go back in the shed tomorrow I will paint the roof too.
    I need some pipe to make the ventilator tops so I had a look at Plastruct, the diameter I need is very expensive to buy online so I Googled plastic pipe, and Wickes popped up with plastic drain pipe, £1.99 for 1.5 mtr's. Result!!!!

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
  5. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    I don't know why the likes of plastistruct needs to be so expensive. They maybe think because it's made specifically for modelling that people will just pay the price. They forget however that the people that they serve are a little more inventive. :avatar: well done Pete and I look forward to the pictures.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  6. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    Even with the fuck ups, the model is looking the part. The added details such as the I beams under the extension and the window/roller door surrounds look just right. Great job. Looking forward to the pics of the painted model. Just be aware that some of those cheap arcylic paints may not like the hardened up super glue card. Maybe a spray of automotive undercoat (acrylic) can help out there. ;)

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Looking forward to seeing the building painted Pete :thumbup: Kim
     
  8. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    I've given the majority of the building a coat of black paint, it still needs another in places as the paint is fairly thin, I'm still having prob's with the corrugated card delaminating and lifting in places but I can sort that I'm sure :headbanger:.
    Gary, you were right about the superglued card not taking paint well, but I have had an idea, I've sprayed some paint from the rattle can into the lid, and brushed it on. I think it will need another coat though.
    Anyway some photos.

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    You can see the card where it's started to delaminate above :facepalm:.
    The apex needs to have the capping and ventilators glued on before its painted.

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    Thats it for now, cheer's, Pete.
     
  9. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    It's a very impressive building with lots of presence. Perceive red with the paint. I'm sure you shall conqueor in the end.

    Toto
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Pete

    I use spaghetti with a cover of tissue paper to form the ridge - if you dampen the tissue paper you may even get it to follow the profile of the corrugations

    Paul
     
  11. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    The building looks great, a very nice build. :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

    For ridge cappings I use two lengths of styrene strip glued to the surface leaving a small gap between the two pieces at the ridge. Then a length of styrene rod is glued into the valley of the two styrene strips.

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    I have fixed styrene rod to painted surfaces using Zap-A-Gap CA+ glue. Apply the glue to the rod then carefully position in place without getting the glue elsewhere on the exposed surfaces. ;)

    http://www.supergluecorp.com/?q=zap/zap-glues/zap-gap

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    The shed is looking great. As Toto said, it has real presence.
    Good job!
     
  13. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks for the suggestions etc, I have a plan for the ridge capping brewing in my head. Because its industrial and so big the capping/ridge is going to be too big for traditional methods, the idea I have is similar to the type of ridge used on provender stores as used all over the railway systems but bigger. The ventilators need to be built and fitted first though.

    Cheer's Steve :thumbs:, much appreciated.

    Pete.
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    I have finally extracted my digit and done some more work on the factory building, after some head scratching and searching diy stores I found some plastic pipe reducers of a size that would work. I made some bases and glued some plastic discs to the reducers so I could stick them to the bases and this is what I came up with.

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    Here's one painted, its still wet, not gloss, before assembling I gave them all a sanding to get rid of the shiny finish and help the paint stick, I didn't clean off the dust and its given a nice texture finish, still more weathering to do first though.

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    Its been a while since doing any work on the building and I found the corrugated card had lifted in places, so where I could, I lifted the card and sprayed it with carpet adhesive, which I should have used in the first place!

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Looking good Pete, well done mate...
     
  16. Gary

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    The ventilators look good. :thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Great idea re the vents Pete :thumbup: might just pinch that one from you:thumbs:
    Building really coming together now, great work.
    Kim
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    A little more done, ventilators painted and fitted along with ridge capping.

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    Also made and fitted support legs, made from plastruct H girder with "concrete" bases.

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    I've also repainted most of the building with Humbrol black enamel, I think its supposed to be satin but its coming out matt, I will post up some photos when its all done. A much better finish, all the colour on the card has been covered thank the lord!

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    That looks great, its hard to work out the size though?
     
  20. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Ron, it's 26" long, 20" wide and about 15" tall. There is another building (already made) to butt up to it to hide the tracks at the rear, I will place it and take some more piccy's to show what I mean.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     

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