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10 years 4 months ago #13024 by eit27
Loren,

Painting the structure will be the fun part. Lots of masking will need to be done to say the least. I've already applied for a second mortgage for the polyscale paint that will be used. Sure wished they offered larger bottles of paint. :laugh:

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10 years 4 months ago #13071 by alert
This is an impressive complex with nice detail. What will be the overall size of it in inches?

Terl

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10 years 4 months ago #13085 by slugger
Hi Terl
Thank you for your comment.I try to get as much detail on it i can. The over all foot print of the complex will be about 29 inches by 14 inches and the tallest point is about 10 inches in height.

Steve aka "Mr. Styrene"

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10 years 4 months ago - 10 years 4 months ago #13099 by slugger
Hi Fellow z scalers.
I have a few new photos to update you with the progress of Ed's grain complex. Im getting all the little details on all the parts done so all the peices are looking better and better. Any questions, please feel free to ask.

Steve aka "Mr. Styrene"










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10 years 4 months ago - 10 years 4 months ago #13101 by slugger
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10 years 4 months ago #13103 by shamoo737
Steve, make sure you charge Ed enough for all that work. :D

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10 years 4 months ago #13108 by eit27
Steve, coming along most excellent!! This will definately make for a centerpiece. Just build the extra cost into John's warehouse. ;)

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10 years 4 months ago #13109 by JoeD
excellent craftsmanship there buddy-boy. Nice to see big things in z

Joe

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10 years 3 months ago #13316 by eit27
Got the grain eleveator in the mail yesterday. Pictures do not even begin to do it justice. Steve was even thoughtful when packing, he wrapped the pieces in papertowels. Made for a nice touch to wipe my mouth as I unpacked. :lol:

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10 years 3 months ago #13323 by shamoo737
Ed, just dont reuse it when you are shipping stuff to me. :P

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10 years 3 weeks ago #13825 by eit27
Here are a few updated images as the painting progress has begun.








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10 years 3 weeks ago #13826 by Kez
Wow. I can't wait to see THIS, and the rest of your new work in person.

Looking forward to running trains with you again, Ed.

Hopefully in August........

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10 years 3 weeks ago #13827 by soccrdad30
Holy cow Ed!!! Your grain elevator complex is transforming beautifully. I remember visiting Steve and he was showing the complex off. But now when you had some paint, it just gets better and better.

A few years ago I got a great deal on ebay when I won an 80 bottle lot of Polly Scale paints for under .75 per bottle(including shipping). Very cheap! The paints were mixed about 50/50 with Railroad and Military colors and the other breakdown was maybe 20% of them were slightly to moderate used. This was one of the best deals I found.

John

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10 years 3 weeks ago #13828 by eit27
Thanks for the comments. The silo is realy taking shape with a bunch of paint. Glad I stocked up. Here are a few updated images after some of the detail painting.








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10 years 1 week ago #13883 by eit27
Here are a few more updated images. Still need to go back and do some touch up. Since these pictures, I have weathered the rooftops.








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10 years 1 week ago #13884 by rvn2001
It just keeps looking better and better, Ed.

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10 years 1 week ago #13887 by eit27
After OSHA showed up and threatened to shut the site down for no safety railings.






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10 years 1 week ago #13889 by rvn2001
OSHA can really give you trouble but it's for your own good. Now your employees will be safe. :)

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10 years 1 week ago - 10 years 1 week ago #13893 by eit27
Here are a few more pictures. These are of the grain bin that sits just south of the silos. Still needs a bit of rust added to the northern side. This is an intersting piece to paint. Each side of is has a different effect on weathering. The northern side has the most rust. The southern side is the cleanest. On the top, the paint is the best. Best I can figure, somewhere in its life, it was powerwashed. The only portion that got repainted was the roof. This stucture has had so many owners its hard to say.














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10 years 5 days ago #13910 by soccrdad30
Ed, this is a beautiful project. You keep bringing out the character of this complex with your detail work. Isn't it interesting how structures weather or age differently? Thanks for the updates! John

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