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Author:  Howard [ Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:44 pm ]
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maria wrote:
I love it in green!

Just wait until you see the other colors of bricks Paul has made available! :D
Howard

Author:  Jeanne [ Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:03 am ]
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I love this green and white. My old school colors. I may just have to make this one. Thank you Howard.

Author:  Iris [ Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:15 am ]
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I love the stone! It looks amazing.

Author:  Howard [ Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:37 pm ]
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update...3-6-2020...

greetings to all...

here is the "ten cent city" red brick printie...house three in the series of printies...go here for the graphics for the red bricks...
https://bigindoortrains.com/indoor_resources/tinplate_textures/walls/brick_wall_standard_gauge.pdf
the pattern for the house is in the PDF below...stay tuned...there are more brick printies to come...

howard...

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Author:  Jeanne [ Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:55 am ]
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It's another cutie Howard. I have the first one almost finished...have to get back to it and get er' done!
Thank you Howard for all your sharing and encouraging us to keep on building. I do have to ask...how do you get such a smooth finish on the sand?? :roll: I'm getting a distinct dislike for the stuff...I'm having a heck of a time with it...and...no matter how hard I try to contain it, I always have a gritty work surface. :lol:

Author:  Howard [ Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:51 pm ]
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Jeanne wrote:
It's another cutie Howard. I have the first one almost finished...have to get back to it and get er' done!
Thank you Howard for all your sharing and encouraging us to keep on building. I do have to ask...how do you get such a smooth finish on the sand?? :roll: I'm getting a distinct dislike for the stuff...I'm having a heck of a time with it...and...no matter how hard I try to contain it, I always have a gritty work surface. :lol:

Oh, you’re not the only one who has...and still have...issues with the outcome of sand application...I get less than perfect results...so do fret too much...

I’ve used various grits of sand...and found I get better results with fine grit sand vs large grit sand...I only apply to one surface at a time...I personally like Elmer's Glue All white glue thinned only a tiny amount of water...I know some forum members use Modge Podge (spelling?) instead of white glue...but I haven’t tried it myself....

Howard

Author:  Lynn [ Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:12 pm ]
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Hi, i have tried the modge podge and i found it to really help.

Sorry i forgot who gave us this tip....

Author:  Jeanne [ Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:51 pm ]
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As for the sand..I just bought a finer grit and it is working better Howard, and Lucy I have been using the Mod Podge but I'm going to try the Elmer's Glue All next for comparison.

And....here is the flagstone without the base or tree. I could not get good lighting in the house so I took the picture outside...

Jeanne

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Author:  Jeanne [ Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:54 pm ]
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AND...the Green Brickie. I had a problem with the printing, for some reason it printed in two alternating colors of green. Gave it a different look than Howard's.

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Author:  Jeanne [ Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:00 pm ]
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I also ran into problems with the red brick in printing. I don't think this is the same file that Howard used. I may have tried to print a brick pattern from another file. Well anyway....it's done, except for the base as usual. I am not in love with this one, I may try to make a new one with a different Brick pattern where the mortar is whiter and the bricks are smaller.

In my defense it was late.... :lol:

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