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My layout started with a simple barn structure that I scratchbuilt. I wanted a rustic European type barn to use for a small scene in my layout. After my research, I decided I would start with foam sheets to build the understructure support. Hope you enjoy.



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After cutting the base shapes out, I glued them together using Titebond Glue…It just works ALL the time!

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I used push pins to hold the ends together while the glue dried and also used corner pieces to reinforce the stability. You also use ¼” balsa to hold these corners or sturdier pink foam.

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The pieces where originally cut square so I used a foam scraper to have them match the roof line pitch. Blocks or jigs can be used to hold the structure while the glue dries.

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With the main structure dry, I cut out the opens for doors and windows and fitted the structure with balsa for the door headers. The plan is to have sliding barn doors in the front an a single door on the side. More later. Thanks for viewing!

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This material has the appearance of rough stucco. I think your barn would be an excellent candidate for half-timbering. Especially for that rustic look.
 

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After this, I coated the entire structure with Woodland Scenics Flex Paste. This gives the walls a plaster look and can be cut away to reveal the brick work underneath.

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After the paste dries, the exteriors walls are painted and various cracks are applied using an Xacto. I painted this multiple time to get the right hue and weather look.

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In certain areas, I wanted exposed brick. I cut away openings and replace the areas with plaster brickwork.

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The Flex Paste gives a nice effect of pulled away plaster.
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After this, I was ready to work on the roof and some more details.

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The roof was my favorite. Although VERY tedious, I was vary happy with the result. I used 1/32" balsa cut down to strips. I then glued each strip, overlapping the previous one to "shingle" the roof. I then carefully took an Xacto and textured each row of shingles.

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Several coats of stain and paint were applied to give the feeling of aged wood shingles. I added a beam and pulley and also finished up the doorways and windows.

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On the back side I added an overhang where I wanted to have a little workbench and I also added the sliding doors. All of this was balsa and styrene.

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I add this to the layout and created the scene. Here is the final photo - Thanks for looking. Always willing to share and learn!

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Wonderful work. When I posted my suggestion I did not realize you had already completed your project.
 

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Excellent! (y)
About how long did it take you to create that?
 

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Wonderful work. When I posted my suggestion I did not realize you had already completed your project.
Thank you. I have been thinking about that type of building for sometime, but just need to figure it into my layout.
 

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Thank You!!. I have about 60-80 hours into this one. Much of which was trial and error to get the right look.
So at $20 bucks an hour it is worth around $1200 to $1600 bucks.
At $15 per hour $900 to $1200 bucks.
You work cheap? At $7.50 per would be worth $450 to $600.
At $5 bucks per hour it is worth $300 $400. :geek:
Put it on your insurance list. :)
 
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So at $20 bucks an hour it is worth around $1200 to $1600 bucks.
At $15 per hour $900 to $1200 bucks.
You work cheap? At $7.50 per would be worth $450 to $600.
At $5 bucks per hour it is worth $300 $400. :geek:
Put it on your insurance list. :)
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Turned out very nice! I use quite a bit of Titebond III for my outside layout. It's waterproof and holds up well.

Never tried Woodland Scenics Flex Paste. I use Durham's Water Putty for that stucco look.
 

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Turned out very nice! I use quite a bit of Titebond III for my outside layout. It's waterproof and holds up well.

Never tried Woodland Scenics Flex Paste. I use Durham's Water Putty for that stucco look.
Thanks Maddog!. I do both additive and subtractive building. Additive, where I actually make the stones rather than carve the stones. Both methods have pluses and minuses. Thanks for looking.
 

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Turned out very nice! I use quite a bit of Titebond III for my outside layout. It's waterproof and holds up well.

Never tried Woodland Scenics Flex Paste. I use Durham's Water Putty for that stucco look.
Thanks Maddog!. I do both additive and subtractive building. Additive, where I actually make the stones rather than carve the stones. Both methods have pluses and minuses. Thanks for looking.
That would look awesome in my Swiss village.
LOL, I just looked at your "About" I was AF as well worked with GLCM!!
 

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I couldn't get a GLCM assignment. I didn't have enough TOS at the time. I would have loved to have gone to Belgium or Germany. That was my only chance to get out of the States.

Were you Minuteman or Titan?
 
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