Limbo - a cure Grandpa Sam's place is done!
*** Update - Since somebody marked Kevin's entire posting as spam and it disappeared and Joe is busy getting the July's magazine ready I've edited this post to include a picture of Grandpa Sam's place on Kevin's layout. There is a picture below and the link to the blog to see more pictures.
The link to see the blog of this project is here:
Limbo....that's what I'm in. With the house up for sale I've stopped building on the Richlawn Railroad but I haven't stopped wanting to model. Sure, I can get sort of a "fix" on MRH forums and watching videos,but I'm still not building. As a result I found that I was actually getting depressed and bored.
What to do? Well, I turned to my good friend and model railroader Kevin Klettke (http://wnrr.net/ ) and asked him for help. Kevin & I have never met, but when I admired one of his signs on his excellent layout he sent me the letters to make a sign for my layout - all at no charge. Since then we have exchanged a number of items and our friendship grew. Now since Kevin lives WAY up North and I live WAY down South the chances of us every meeting aren't good, but who knows?
Anyway, back to my main story. I asked Kevin if he would allow me to build a structure for his layout as therapy and he said yes! It seems that he already had a structure in mind from his childhood memories - his Grandpa Sam's house. Kevin purchased the #603 Laser Art(tm) "Reagan House" and sent it to me to build. Here's a picture of the kit:
I've been documenting the build with pictures and a
private blog so Kevin can follow the progress.
****UPDATED*** You can follow the blog here: http://kevinkreaganhouse.blogspot.com/
Why a private blog? - well, I may write an article on the build and I don't want the project to be public. Kevin and I have been communicating during the build about colors, details, etc. as I want to build the house to his desires to hopefully help capture his childhood memories. Here is one teaser picture of the progress on the structure:
Why the gray walls? Well, I use gray as a base coat because when i paint the white top coat it won't completely cover the gray giving a varying weathered look.
I want to thank Kevin for allowing me to do this build for him. Now I can get my daily modeling fix!
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