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Building the Zip-Kit
JPTRR
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 05:12 AM UTC
These are in-progress shots of the CCK Millwright Zip-Kit. So far it's zipping together. What you see, including 'nailing the walls', took 2 hours:








KoSprueOne
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 04:20 PM UTC
Looks like rapid progress.
I like your 'nailing' method tech




JPTRR
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 11:13 AM UTC
KoSprueOne, thanks. The pounce wheel is a common method for nails. In fact, I think some model company makes one with spikes more to scale in size and spacing.

On to the build; what you see next was accomplished in approx. 90 minutes: painting; setting the windows and doors; fitting the roof; papering the roof.

First, some good ol' Pactra acrylic Light Tan:



making it look a 'little weathered' by drybrushing yellows and pale yellows (Note that I spurt each color onto the preceding one and didn't rinse the brush - some neat effects result from this.):



Simulated linseed oil and lead paint and exposure = slight streaking of the darker trim over the building color. I tipped some red under the opening and drybrushed it down:


The roof halves are set. Uh-oh, those 6 X 6 end boards are too tall...

...take it down with a sanding block!

Now to assemble the mow door. These parts are lased from adhesive backed card. Positioning the bracing onto the exterior of the door:


After the door is in place the trim goes on:



With roofing is added you have the basic building for almost any era. Next, touch up the roof ends and paint under the eaves, add the foundation, mount the exterior lamps, and vent the place with the chimney.








To this point I have put in about 3.5 hours, excluding airbrushing the windows and doors.
Borntman
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 11:40 AM UTC
It came out quite nice so far.
JPTRR
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Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 - 03:58 PM UTC
The model is complete and can be seen here:
http://railroadmodeling.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=9038
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - 03:31 PM UTC
Very nice. I like the shots of the finished piece in front of the meadow. Look super real.