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  • #31
    Looking SOOOO good!

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    • #32
      Thats really looking great
      trapdoor is a nice effect

      Will it be a portable Model or do you plan on maybe puting a base down etc ?



      Originally posted by FoolTrottel View Post

      No, it came in a plastic bag full of Western Cowboy stuff and some wagons and other parts... all plastic!
      Toyotageek , Michael I reckon you could use a wheel from an old Matchbox Yesteryear and weather it up or something similar

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Carsdownunder View Post
        Thats really looking great
        trapdoor is a nice effect

        Will it be a portable Model or do you plan on maybe puting a base down etc ?

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        Haven't really planned anything yet. That's not my style. I just wing it, see whatever happens.
        Think the next thing to do would be to give it some color. Grey it up, weather it all and stuff.

        Not sure how yet, do not want to use paint, want to keep the wooden-look ...

        Anything I do with it will have to be mobile, as I do not have any room/place to display it ... lol.
        Finish it all, take some pictures, then off into storage!

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        • #34
          Originally posted by HossPower98 View Post
          Excellent work. When I first looked I thought it to be a piece of classic southern architecture called a "Dog Run House." With the breezeway between the two structures, it served as a retreat from the hot summer sun before A/C was available. I guess it was popular at one time. I watched an episode of a Discovery Channel show were one was dismantled and moved to another site.
          I was thinking the same thing when I saw it.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by FoolTrottel View Post
            Not sure how yet, do not want to use paint, want to keep the wooden-look ...
            Try using tea or coffee to make a natural stain.
            Michael "Toyotageek"
            Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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            • #36
              Originally posted by HossPower98 View Post
              Excellent work. When I first looked I thought it to be a piece of classic southern architecture called a "Dog Run House." With the breezeway between the two structures, it served as a retreat from the hot summer sun before A/C was available. I guess it was popular at one time. I watched an episode of a Discovery Channel show were one was dismantled and moved to another site.

              There's a good chance that show was an influence in this build
              (I was close to hauling out 'LAST LOG!' at one time during the build!)

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              • #37
                Originally posted by toyotageek View Post

                Try using tea or coffee to make a natural stain.
                Thanks - I already tried the tea technique, did not work on the logs, maybe because I use them bamboo sticks for it. Will look into the coffee option!

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by FoolTrottel View Post

                  Thanks - I already tried the tea technique, did not work on the logs, maybe because I use them bamboo sticks for it. Will look into the coffee option!
                  Ah yes, I think the bamboo is a bit more resistant to staining. I'd say either try stronger mixtures of tea or coffee (or both combined), or try doing a wash with some water based paints. Avoid gloss or enamel paints. Use flat paints. Maybe try the brush on, wipe off technique. Or, get a small can of stain from the hardware or hobby store.... there should be a number of color options. Make some test pieces and experiment.

                  Michael "Toyotageek"
                  Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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                  • #39
                    Ah yeah, I completely forgot about water colors, I have those! The stain is also a nice one, thanks so much!

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                    • #40
                      Colored!
                      By using steel wool that has been sitting in vinegar for a few days. Too bad it does not stick on parts where too much glue was supplied.

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                      Roof is going to have some dark red on it, possibly mixed with the brownish gue stuff ...

                      As for the shed? More red... later!

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                      • #41
                        Looks great with the uneven staining, intentional or not. Very authentic rustic atmosphere!
                        Michael "Toyotageek"
                        Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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                        • #42
                          Looking through these photos was great fun. All the little attentions to detail. 😁

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                          • #43
                            And some more color added - to the house, as well as to the barn...

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                            • #44
                              For not planning this out ahead, it came out fantastic!

                              You just need some scenery to make it complete.
                              Michael "Toyotageek"
                              Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by toyotageek View Post
                                For not planning this out ahead, it came out fantastic!

                                You just need some scenery to make it complete.
                                Thanks!

                                Yep, scenery, I realize.
                                Idea now is to put the house on a foundation (like in the image of a the cabin I posted earlier, add some stairs to the porch, have the barn sit on-the-ground as is...
                                Oh my, I am now seeing some fencing as well... Oh no, stop it, this will never ever end!
                                Downside of not planning ... Oh well...

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