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Title: One inch to one foot weathering??
Post by: mobilgas on May 30, 2010, 06:38:26 PM
Heres a old door and screen i picked up... added some old weathered pop signs....have to add a old door handle to the door and scronge up a handle out of the parts box for the screen ;) do some more vallejo washes and Mig pigments.....and i think it will be just about done ;D   Craig


Title: Re: One inch to one foot weathering??
Post by: Malachi Constant on May 30, 2010, 09:16:23 PM
You'd better start looking for a really, really BIG penny if you're gonna "sell" that one to these guys!  ;D


Title: Re: One inch to one foot weathering??
Post by: Fred H. on May 31, 2010, 08:08:00 AM
Man your wife must LOVE IT when you drag stuff like that home!

Sadly, I live in a two bedroom 1300 SF condo, so there'd be no place to hide it!!


Title: Re: One inch to one foot weathering??
Post by: mobilgas on May 31, 2010, 09:14:40 AM
Looking for that big penny now :o ::).....Fred,  wife don't give me a hassle at all on what i bring home.  Just couldn't pass it up when i seen it. Love the colors on this piece and when i added the pop signs it made it that much better ;D    Here's a picture on were i got it at!    Really like the big sliding door on this building the colors are great.  This wont be around long there tearing it DOWN  :(    Craig


Title: Re: One inch to one foot weathering??
Post by: lab-dad on June 01, 2010, 07:03:38 AM
Nice!
Got any more pictures of that building?
The two will be definitely used as inspiration for my next project (currently in the planning stages)
-Marty


Title: Re: One inch to one foot weathering??
Post by: Chuck Doan on June 01, 2010, 07:56:45 AM
That dual panelled slider is great!


Title: Re: One inch to one foot weathering??
Post by: Carlo on June 01, 2010, 08:01:58 AM
Craig -
Is that a model... in 1" scale? You built it? Magnificent!
I take it this will be part of a photo backdrop for some of your auto models, or is it something else?
It's nice to see someone else here model in a LARGE scale.
Carlo
http://www.spirito.biz


Title: Re: One inch to one foot weathering??
Post by: mobilgas on June 01, 2010, 11:47:29 AM
Carlo,      Its a real door and screen that i pulled... out of this old farm. I just added some of my old pop signs to the door that i had saved for this purpose....I been looking for some old barn wood for some time now ;) want to do one wall in my garage with this old stuff....make it look like a old wall of a building?? or something like that.     I have some Crazy ideas.... ;)have to see how they will play out.   Craig


Title: Re: One inch to one foot weathering??
Post by: mobilgas on June 01, 2010, 11:57:37 AM
Marty,   I do have some more pictures of this farm.....but the ones i have left show the building falling down :( and in bad shape.  Are you looking for pictures like that??  I do have some pictures of another cool barn i took a couple weeks ago on a trip i took up north of a barn that's not falling down.             Chuck,    I went back today to see if i could get that sliding door I wanted that door for quite some time now....Its one of my pictures that is my favorite's ;D and this is what i found >:(   I though they were going to start tearing it down today but they started over the weekend.  I talked to the owner today and said he would sell me some wood?? But all the stuff i wanted was on one other building had the same paint that was on the door i grabbed. Im pissed  >:(


Title: Re: One inch to one foot weathering??
Post by: TRAINS1941 on June 01, 2010, 12:34:56 PM
What a great looking door.

Jerry


Title: Re: One inch to one foot weathering??
Post by: JohnP on June 01, 2010, 07:19:55 PM
I hate to see old farms torn up. Can't they just go on forever proudly and honorably? I wish more of those old structures could be preserved somehow but wood does have a lifetime.

Anyway, Craig you are one devoted collector. Well done.

John


Title: Re: One inch to one foot weathering??
Post by: mobilgas on June 01, 2010, 07:57:09 PM
John,    I hate to see old farms disappear too....Ive seen way to many in my area get torn down :(   Ive noticed if the roof stays good it last's.  Once the roof goes then the rest follows.  This one farm has been empty for a long time since the 80's i think.....been watching it for along time. I don't know what it is about old Barns but i always had a strong interest in them at a young age ;)  Here's another 2 pic's.... check out the old light in upper corner of barn the shade fell off and was laying on the ground....i grabbed it ;D   Craig


Title: Re: One inch to one foot weathering??
Post by: lab-dad on June 02, 2010, 06:33:21 AM
Thanks Craig,
I was just looking for inspiration.
I will be building that dual paneled slider!

On an episode of this old house the wall to the master bedroom was old galvanized corrugated.
The bedroom door was a slider too, I went ga ga over that.
Lots of classic signs around and an old furniture cart for a coffee table!
They also used weathered siding inside somewhere, really a neat house, one of my favorites.
I believe it was in Mass.
-Marty


Title: Re: One inch to one foot weathering??
Post by: shropshire lad on June 02, 2010, 07:06:11 AM
This sort of destruction has been going on for hundreds of year over this side of the Pond , and on far more prestigious buildings than the farms in these photos . For example , since WW2 I believe there have been around 400 stately homes destroyed because people have been unable to keep them going . What is more upsetting is the thought of all the millions of man hours of skilled craftsmanship that have been wasted . It wouldn't be so bad if the materials were all reused , but a good proportion of it has either been burned or used as hardcore . Bastards .

   Grrr , don't get me started ,

  Nick


Title: Re: One inch to one foot weathering??
Post by: RoughboyModelworks on June 02, 2010, 09:01:00 AM
Good photos Craig. There are lots of old decrepit barns around the village here and some great weathering references. Once we get settled in, I'm planning on taking a few photo excursions to record some of these structures before they're gone for good.

Paul