Stubby47's Buildings Workbench

Discussion in 'Workbenches, including workshop techniques.' started by Stubby47, 22 August 2018.

  1. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    Window frames ready for priming.
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    The hi-tech spray booth.
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    Window frames primed.
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    Windows cut.
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  2. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Love the caravan. The sides look just right. :thumbs:
     
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  3. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    Thanks.

    Shame the doors don't.

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    Will need to check actual window sizes against plan dimensions.
     
  4. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    We have had that for real 1 to 1 scale houses from window companies that seem to use an oddly calibrated tape measure.
     
  5. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    I have checked the actual window sizes against the dimensions - and they match perfectly.

    So it's me that's c*cked things up. Which means I need to just re-cut just the door frames and the 'glass'.
     
  6. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    I've added a primer and initial coat of colour to the caravan, and fixed the window frames to the 'glass'.

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    and I've just noticed the vent over the right-hand window has disappeared...

    The plain end wall has not been attached yet as I need to slide the internal details in first, but I couldn't paint the outside with the inside in...


    It will be easier to mask everything but the end wall once the inside is in and the end wall is fixed on.

    I feel the need to add a couple of low body stripes...
     
  7. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    The sickly green is a good match to the colour some off them come .
     
  8. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    It's not the best green, I agree. It was a 99p spray can from a local hardware store, but a coat of a lighter green might improve things.

    On the other hand, a couple of stripes, the grey windows frames and a red-tiles roof might help to tone it down somewhat.
     
  9. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    I would go for a couple of cream stripes, it's the sort of thing the makers go for.
     
  10. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    And a figure standing next to it with a can of petrol and some matches.
     
  11. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    The client was offered a burnt out version, but opted for 'slightly weathered'.
     
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  12. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    What's slightly weathered, foxgloves growing out of the burnt out caravan.
     
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  13. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Don't forget the crows on the roof. Very noisy.........I know this......'clicky,clicky, clicky'
     
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  14. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    I read that as cows not crows....
     
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  15. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    Some internal shots.

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  16. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    A rudimentary roof has been fashioned, just needs tiling and guttering to complete. The other end wall has also been added & painted.

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  17. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    Meanwhile, I've been contemplating some shop kits. These are based on several to be found in Truro.

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    The main front is 3mm ply, laser cut. The design gives a small vestibule to a side entrance, alongside a large opening for the main shop, and two smaller windows on the upper floor.
    I'll add Silhouette-cut windows & door, plus the stonework around the door entrance, but leave the main shop door/window to the buyer's own choice.

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  18. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

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  19. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    Thanks Rob, that's the idea. We've stayed in a few over the years too, so I've tried to give a flavour of the luxury that's available.
     
  20. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    Windows & doors.

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