bringing a old friend to life
#1
some time ago I was given this
   
as you can tell its a Revell farm house well past its prime .some one had removed most of the wrap around porch
   
a sad looking mess.

I striped off the 4 layers of paint and removed the cast on windows and replaced them with tichy ones that fit the openings
   
then to replace the missing roof on the kitchen I added a sleeping porch
   
the windows are not attached yet as I need to put another coat  of color on the walls. will add  more as rebuild progresses.
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#2
That upstairs addition really changed its appearance, Jim.  I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the rebuild.

Wayne
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#3
thanks Wayne this  has always been my most favorite kit I ever bought . in the fall of 61 (also the same year it was interdicted ) I had worked all summer helping farmers  in the valley  with there haying saving up enough to be able to afford my first 45 auto , a 30-40 Krag the farm house kit and the barn that went with it .all I have left of them is the chicken coop from original kit. hence its like a old friend to me , you know treasures from the past.
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#4
Yup, I think we can all relate to keeping parts of the past alive. Also, sleeping porches, they go way back too. Nice job....
Don (ezdays) Day
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founder of the CANYON STATE RAILROAD
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#5
I had the Revell farmhouse on my first layout, a 4'x8', which was sold in its entirety.  I'm pretty sure that I have an unbuilt kit for the same house, somewhere in my stash of "must keep" stuff.  I'm hoping to have room for at least a small residential area on the upper level of my layout.

Wayne
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#6
Wayne got one of the con-cor ones a few years ago just as a memory , when they were released they were a step ahead of the other plastic kits of that era , they could stand up to todays kits if it weren't for the windows.

Don I spent many a summer nights in a sleeping porch as a youth , still remember  the sound of rain on the metal roof  Icon_e_smile
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