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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Sun 08 Dec 2013, 1:04 am

This is awesome John !
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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Sun 08 Dec 2013, 1:14 am

John, looks great ..... when's dinner???
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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Tue 10 Dec 2013, 2:31 am

I got a bit done on the removable portion of the roof today.  Because it is removable and will be visible from the bottom at times, I am using board by board construction.







I notice in the photo that a couple of the cross braces are twisted a bit and that will be corrected.  Onward and upward.

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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Tue 10 Dec 2013, 5:03 am

Really enjoying following along on this one. Thanks for the update, there can't be to many.
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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Tue 10 Dec 2013, 2:25 pm

Thanks for the compliments guys. I just hope this project keeps going in the right direction. I should make some more progress over the next couple of days. I'll post photos as the are available.

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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Tue 10 Dec 2013, 11:18 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Wed 11 Dec 2013, 11:41 am

Nice work. Framing up like real 1:1 construction is what makes these miniatures come to life !
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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Thu 12 Dec 2013, 4:44 pm

Thanks again for the kind comments.  I have made some more progress on the walls.  These walls are the for the beer garden portion of the building.







There is obviously a long way to go.  To get this far I stained the wood with several coats of the homemade gray stain.  This was followed by dry brushing a coat of thinned off-white craft paint.  After the craft paint dried the walls were lightly sanded and another several coats of stain were applied until I had the shade I wanted.  The siding was then predrilled and #26 unplated beading wire was inserted in the holes to represent nails.  Two different Bragdon powders were applied followed by a final coat of stain.  It is a lot of work, but I think the result is worth it.  By the way, the light color on the wall in photo #3 is the result of my poor photography; the walls are all actually the same.

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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Thu 12 Dec 2013, 5:13 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Thu 12 Dec 2013, 7:01 pm

Hi John,

I was going to ask how did you manage to get the wood to look so old, then I saw and read you description, truly amazing look Sir, it looks a hundred years old...

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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Fri 13 Dec 2013, 1:08 am

Looking good John. I agree with the others that the "aged" wood looks so realistic. This is coming along nicely!!
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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Fri 13 Dec 2013, 1:17 pm

The weathering looks fantastic John, can't wait to see more progress.

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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Thu 19 Dec 2013, 2:47 am

Made some progress on the outside walls of the bar proper.  I decided to line the inside of the walls with "old used wood"  Here is a sample of one of the walls.

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Snow storm due here tomorrow so hopefully there will be further progress on the walls.  

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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Thu 19 Dec 2013, 5:29 pm

Much better than sheet rock. Enjoying this build very much.  
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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Fri 20 Dec 2013, 12:21 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Fri 20 Dec 2013, 7:17 pm

Super cool build!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Sat 21 Dec 2013, 12:39 pm

Are you going to use nails?
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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Sat 21 Dec 2013, 1:15 pm

Great start ! Reminds me of a small Texas gas station/bar I stopped at in 1992. Somewhere
'twixt San Antonio & Corpus Christi, on 2 lane black top.

Pump jockey/bar keep filled up the rental Oldsmobile, I went inside to pay him, came out
and the his dog was in the front seat!

Even the hound wanted out! Thanks for reminding me- hadn't thought of it in years!
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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Sun 22 Dec 2013, 7:09 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Tue 07 Jan 2014, 10:24 am

The weathering looks great John.

Your dio skills amaze me. One day I hope to do one this way myself.

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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Tue 07 Jan 2014, 4:41 pm

Thanks Al.  I'm making some more progress and should have some photos to post tomorrow.  Going slow, but it is a complete scratch build.  

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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Thu 09 Jan 2014, 8:05 pm

It has been slow going, but I am managing to see light at the end of the tunnel as far as the building walls go.  I have finished painting on all walls and the windows and screens have been made and installed with the exception of the rear wall.  I set the building up so you guys can see what is going on with it.  



Here is a shot with the smoker propped into the opening where it will be.  



The smoker from the outside.  When finished it will have either a stone or concrete footing, haven't made up my mind which yet.



One of three screen doors.  These little turkeys took some time to scratch build.  The screen itself comes from a Dollar Store skillet splatter guard.  



This shot shows the removable portion of the roof in place.  The finished roof will be heavily weathered corrregated steel. The canope at the front will be permanently attached.  The portion of the roof over the beer garden will not be removable.  



That's it for now.  Next up are the signs for the front of the building and installing the canope.  Hopefully I'll have more in the next week or so.

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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Thu 09 Jan 2014, 9:16 pm

John, this looks totally awesome. Fantastic job, and I love the weathered siding, and especially the screen door. It looks REAL!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Frenchies Bar   Fri 10 Jan 2014, 12:20 am

Very good work in deed   
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