A Garage For FWLR

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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by FWLR » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:17 am

Sorry about not finishing the update, I got rather tired yesterday putting those photos up and writing a bit how I did things. So onwards and upwards....

The guttering and downpipes are now on. I also made a water barrel out of HIP.
This photo is of two I made and compared it against shop bought. I used the middle one, because I thought it looked right. I am not into scale really. I think if it looks right, it is.
And Anne is my inspector, :lol: :lol: So if she says it looks good, that's good enough for me.

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The finished water barrel.

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The garage has a multi fuel stove, so I also made a wood store. I am sorry I didn't take photos of the build, but it was pretty straight forward. Open brick store with the logs cut from twigs I had and the cover was made with HIP and the corrugated sheet.

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The crack you can see was not intentional, while I was lifting it up after laying down to tidy up the base, it broke, so I had to re-grout it. Didn't realise there was a crack until I put it on the forum......... :lol: :lol:

I will put some more on the build later, I just need a little rest.. :(
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:28 am

Leave the crack, adds to the realism.

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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by philipy » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:37 am

That really is looking good Rod. As Tom says, leave the crack alone, that is exactly what old brickwork does.

I also like the line of green along the bottom, again exactly what you'd see on an old building.

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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by FWLR » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:40 am

philipy wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:16 am
FWLR wrote: ↑
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Looking online I thought even though what I found available are extremely good. I thought because of the length of my garage it would be expensive. Funds and all that...
I started with some 5mm plastic pipe and I made a jig for them and cut in the middle of it, putting a steel ruler there to make sure they were cut fairly straight....
1/2 round styrene extrusions are available in a number of sizes and 330mm and 1000mm lengths, at a pretty reasonable price, and its a lot easier than cutting tube (with less wastage if you are anything like me!)
https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/ac ... -tube.html
Thanks Phillip for that link. :thumbright:
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by FWLR » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:01 am

Few more photos of the garage,

Son-in-law wrote the sign I made. Also got the iron work on the doors.

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Thought I would show Andrew this one....
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Nearly finished with some extras put in...
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All painted and some weathering....
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The black bin is for the lights in the garage, they are LED strips I bought of eBay. They came in varying amounts on each roll. And for just over Β£1, I got 60 on the roll, so they will last me longer than my life time..... :lol: :lol:
They did however take a few weeks to arrive....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5M-300Leds-S ... xy1RZSWV8g

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I have bought some door hinges for the office door and just waiting for them to arrive today hopefully. Then it's on with something Anne wanted me to do on it. Will reveal when I start to do it after our holiday next week....
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by SimonWood » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:51 am

This is absolutely stunning, Rod! So many superb details. I really like your brickwork, and the rusty roofing, and...well, all of it.

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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by ge_rik » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:35 am

Brilliant, Rod. Even down to the green algae at the base of the brickwork. A masterpiece!

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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:41 am

That certainly is great work Rod, you have put everything into this building, and the end result has repaid your efforts.
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by Soar Valley Light » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:29 pm

ge_rik wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:35 am
Brilliant, Rod. Even down to the green algae at the base of the brickwork. A masterpiece!

Rik
SimonWood wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:51 am
This is absolutely stunning, Rod! So many superb details. I really like your brickwork, and the rusty roofing, and...well, all of it.
I couldn't have put it better. Fantastic work Rod - well done!

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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by -steves- » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:35 pm

Fantastic, I hope this one is going to be in the latest photo competition? :thumbup:
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by FWLR » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:36 am

Thanks everyone. It is a labour of love and it did help me chill somewhat before and during my scare. Things just come to mind making it, like the Light shade in the office. It really was only going to be just the garage, but has your'e working on it, other ideas come along to add to it. I think that's how we all work really when we start a project. We start with something and it just goes into something else.

There is one more thing to add, but like I said in an earlier post, it is going to be until we come back off Anne's Birthday holiday when it will be finished.
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by FWLR » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:45 am

-steves- wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:35 pm
Fantastic, I hope this one is going to be in the latest photo competition? :thumbup:
Don't know about that Steve, my last entry only got 2 votes..... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by BertieB » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:27 am

That’s terrific. The brickwork and roof are amazing. Congratulations.
FWLR wrote: ↑
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β€˜...my last entry only got 2 votes’
You should be so lucky! Didn’t get any. That’ll teach me.

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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by ge_rik » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:47 am

FWLR wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:45 am
Don't know about that Steve, my last entry only got 2 votes..... :lol: :lol: :lol:
I'm sure you'll get more this time if you post a pic this creation....

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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by Andrew » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:08 pm

It's looking just right Rod, all those details really bring it to life - I'm looking forward to seeing what you're going to build next!

All the best,

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