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Discussion > R.I.P. - my shed

Well ... the shed contest is over ... I have sent my judging comments to Thom and Dave ... so I thought that I would post a couple of pictures of my own version (not entered in the contest). The shed became a cooper's shed attached to a brewery I had been building (board-by-board) for about six months. Unfortunately, part of my workshop wall collapsed on to my workbench (unknown hurricane damage from five years ago, we reckon) and dropped about 300 pounds of stuff on the model. It now resides in the local landfill.

October 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJim Gore
Oh nooooooooooo. I'm so sorry my friend. beautiful models both.

October 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThom M
Jim, I very much enjoyed looking at both pictures loaded with detail. You are a very creative and skilled modeler. What a disaster to have it destroyed. I've always said, "if you did it once you can do it again" and second time it's always better. I'd love to see your second build if that happens. Again, sorry about your unfortunate accident. John L Fleming
October 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn L Fleming
How did you make the chimney? Drinking straw?
October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

Yep ... the chimney started out as a drinking straw (from Subway as I recall). I then glued some .01" strip styrene around the top and middle to form the joint plates. I also used a piece of .005" sheet to create the flashing (although you can't see it well, I used a pounce-wheel to impress some rivets in the flashing). The guy lines are elastic thread that I got from Michaels (in the beading section). It works great since it remains taught with just a little bit of stretch. The eyebolts to tie the guy-wires to were made from .015" brass wire attached to some strip wood. It was painted a dark gray and then given a wash of my own concoction to represent rust.

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJim Gore
Beautiful job on both of your models Jim! Sorry to hear about the collapse of the wall on to your model. I have a few now living in our local landfill also. Sprayed a finish coat of sealer on a project outside this summer and had to quicky run out unexpectedly while a pop up thunderstom decided to pass by.
October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaria Poklemba

You have excellent skills!

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBen