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« on: October 06, 2015, 06:03:18 PM »

This is the first time I've posted a finished model (although it's not much of a project compared to anything else on this forum). As I said before I know I'm not even in the same universe as any of you but here goes. Any help/etc. is appreciated.....Allan


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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2015, 08:21:17 PM »

The key Allan is to keep building and posting, One thought perhaps you might think about setting the hinges so that the pins of the hinges are in line, this would help make the illusion that the door can open. At the moment with the hinges out of alignment with each other it would be hard for the door to open.

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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2015, 08:43:56 PM »

I agree with Mike, the misaligned hinges are the weak point of the model. Other than that it's a nice piece.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2015, 10:27:12 PM »

Thanx for the feedback. My idea with the hinges was to make them askew so they looked broken loose from the screws. Probably doesn't work too well!..... Allan
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2015, 11:29:02 PM »

The idea for the hinges being broken is a good idea, in that case the door might not be so tight in the opening and the hinges would likely be still attached to one side or the other and perhaps folded a little.

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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2015, 03:44:10 PM »

The basics are good - align the hinges and you will be well on the way - old shed door with aligned hinges -any help to you
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2015, 04:42:52 PM »

Many thanx to all!! Allan
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2015, 07:35:21 AM »

This is the first time I've posted a finished model (although it's not much of a project compared to anything else on this forum). As I said before I know I'm not even in the same universe as any of you but here goes. Any help/etc. is appreciated.....Allan

Nice, but what scale is it?
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2015, 10:14:03 AM »

It's O (1:48).  At 72 my eyes are now telling me to use a larger scale. I've started another outhouse at 3/4 scale....Allan
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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2015, 12:45:02 PM »

Maybe you could approach the bigger scale differently. Try what some of our guys do and treat each piece as a model. Find a good photo and try to duplicate the appearance of every board, hinge, handle, or whatever. If the piece turns out poorly, toss it and try again. Bet the finished model will knock you out. -- Russ
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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2015, 04:46:56 PM »

That's exactly what I'm going to do guys......Allan
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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2015, 04:04:15 PM »

One thing that I find, that is really important, especially on pieces/subjects where we are "visually" familiar with real life materials used, is scale thickness and dimensions of the materials (they need not be exact, but should plausible/believable, and in relative proportion to each other when viewed as a whole). IE., the roof timbers/rafters on something like this would have been 2x4 or sim...and siding would have likely been 1" or 3/4" thick. Watching your material dims/thicknesses will go a long way to making a model look more realistic.


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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2015, 10:06:13 PM »

Thanx Marc. Being true to specific size is something I don't always do. Too often I use the materials I have on hand. I'll work on that....Allan
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