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Personal logo Mexican Jack Squint Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian11 Dec 2012 9:46 a.m. PST

I don't think I posted these when I made them earlier this year. They are log cabins made for my friend and regular customer Ben Checota's north woods project:

Yesthatphil11 Dec 2012 9:54 a.m. PST

Very nice too …

Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2012 10:02 a.m. PST

Lovely work!

Doug

Disco Joe11 Dec 2012 10:27 a.m. PST

Great job.

HG Walls Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2012 11:39 a.m. PST

Very nice work Howard!

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2012 5:40 p.m. PST

Superb.

Tom

Berzerker7311 Dec 2012 9:05 p.m. PST

Fabulous

Personal logo Mexican Jack Squint Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian11 Dec 2012 10:00 p.m. PST

Thanks! I was very happy with the results. I first made a foamcore shell and then clad it in either dowels or square section balsa sticks.

Why yes, it does take quite a long time :)

plutarch 64 Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2012 11:53 p.m. PST

Fantastic models.

I think the choice of colours look great as well. Would you mind sharing what you used?

Personal logo Mexican Jack Squint Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian12 Dec 2012 6:46 a.m. PST

I keep two gallon cans of basic house-painter's latex paint – the sort of thing made for walls, doors etc – in a mid grey and a mid brown. These are the base coats for most of my terrain, sometimes mixing the two.

For these buildings I sprayed the exteriors black, then dry brushed in a patchy mix of grey and brown, lightening with white, tan and cream.

The object is to make an authentically weathered-looking building, and wood tends to first darken, then go grey according to the effects of rain and sun – and the roof usually shows the effects before the walls.

plutarch 64 Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2012 12:42 p.m. PST

Thanks Mexican Jack.

It is the weathered look that caught my eye – it works beautifully. I'll have to give your approach a try.

scarlinosr1 Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2012 1:47 p.m. PST

looks great as usual!!! Sal Sr out!!!

CooperSteveOnTheLaptop12 Dec 2012 2:06 p.m. PST

kewt

Aucto Splendore Resurgo Inactive Member12 Dec 2012 5:31 p.m. PST

They look very nice. Well done

Personal logo Mexican Jack Squint Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian13 Dec 2012 8:23 a.m. PST

Much appreciated!

EricThe Shed Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2012 4:33 p.m. PST

Very nice…

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Dec 2012 8:54 a.m. PST

rather lovely MJS…..ever fancied doing a French blockhouse

for the peninsular war im sure you would be a dab hand!

do you take commissions at the moment?

regards

Ged

gringo40s.com
gringo40s.blogspot.com
and 28mm ranges

Personal logo Mexican Jack Squint Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian14 Dec 2012 6:07 p.m. PST

Ged, I know the kind of blockhouse you mean.

Yes, I take commissions! PM me or email me at professorbellbuckle@yahoo.com.

Captain richards21 Dec 2012 11:10 p.m. PST

Very nice work

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2012 10:10 a.m. PST
Mitch K24 Dec 2012 8:11 a.m. PST

Cor nice! Out of my period of interest, but such lovely work!

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