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Collingwood build
« on: April 18, 2018, 01:05:08 PM »

Here is a step by step build thread of my recent scratch project (Sss 130 Collingwood) with pictorial progress shots.  Hopefully it will show how easy it can be, and may encourage some of you to try one or two of them.  I built it by following  the directions in the original thread. The hip roofs presented a challenge, and I changed roof shingles after I was almost done.

printing pdf's and cutting to fit on styrene sheets.

gluing pdf's to styrene and cutting out with SERB.

Storing cut pieces in tin box.

Using corner punch on window and door openings.

Walls cut out and ready for painting.

Painting windows.

Fastening base to paper with rubber cement, and then to metal plate with tape.

Painted walls.

Mounting windows and doors.

All windows and doors installed.

Gluing walls to base using magnetic lego blocks for alignment.

More walls installed.

All walls installed.

Added roof supports and soffits.

Applied printed shingles to roofs (these shingles didn't look good or work well with label paper, so I changed to simulated green asphalt (shown later) and used tracing paper).

 Glued roofs in position (note gaps, which will be covered with ridge caps) This pic still shows old simulated cedar shakes.

Ridge caps applied.(Old shingles)

Attached corner trim and chimney. Terrible looking shingles.

New color and paper eliminates most imperfections.When folding label paper to make ridge caps it causes ink to rub off.

Used weathering powders to hide other imperfections.

Using diluted white glue, provides a smoother surface with tracing paper, and is not shiny like label paper.



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Re: Collingwood build
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2018, 02:31:34 PM »
I like that 90 degree angle Lego.  ;)


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Re: Collingwood build
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2018, 04:31:03 PM »
Excellent tutorial !