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Terry Pratchett-Unseen University
GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 02:58 PM GMT+7

Here is the weather vane under construction.


And here is the Library complete!


This shows how the main tower roof and the chimney fit.

That's it it for now. I am now moving on to some plastic kits for Armorama's "Unfinished Builds 2017" campaign and Model Shipwright's "Dry-Docked 2017" campaign.

I may sneak in a build of the next building: The Boat House.
GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 02:30 AM GMT+7

Here is the Library of Unseen University sans weather vane.
GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 10:35 AM GMT+7

The completed main tower roof.


The chimney stack is another simple box.


This where it will go.


Here is the chimney stack in place.

I need to glue the main tower roof on, then the chimney top. The buttresses will go on and then I begin work on the weather vane.
GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 04:48 AM GMT+7

Here is the first finished buttress. There is a bit extra at the top that needs to be trimmed off so the buttress will fit flush against the library.


Here is what the roof tiles look like as printed. Be careful not to get them mixed up as they are slightly different.


Here is a roof tile in place. The roof looks a lot better with it!
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 07:48 AM GMT+7


The last roof panel has been added to the main tower roof. It looks a bit rough, but the top will be covered with a cap and the edges will be covered by roof tiles.

The other two buttresses have been scored, cut out, and folded. They await further assembly.

After the roof is finished, it will be added to the main tower. Then the chimney stack will be added, then the chimney top.

We are coming close to finishing the library.
GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 01:48 PM GMT+7
I am back working on the library. Hopefully, I can keep at it and finish this.


Here is the small tower glued in place.


Another roof panel added to the main tower roof.


Initial assembly of one of three identical buttresses. This shows the sides and bottom glued with the front to be done later.
GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 04:10 AM GMT+7

First roof piece in place.


Second roof piece in place.


The dome glued on.


Looking really lop-sided.


Main tower in place.


Photo showing where the small tower will go.

I am in kind of a rush to get this done before I have a medical test done. A Nuclear Stress Test. Hopefully, it won't involve showing me pictures of Kim Jong Un.
GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 03:59 AM GMT+7


Inner structure of the main tower roof.


The other parts of the main tower roof.



The dome all glued. It came out lop-sided.

GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 06:55 AM GMT+7
I meant part 3, not part 4. I still need to cut more away to be able to make the main tower fit properly.
GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 09:45 PM GMT+7

Part 17 (small tower) cut out and scored.


Part 15 (dome) Progress on gluing.





Part 16 (Main tower) all glued up.



This is where it connects to the main structure. I have cut part 4 (internal wall) loose from the building to reposition it so that the main tower fits closer against the Library.
GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 07:12 PM GMT+7

Part 12 (small roof) glued in place.


Parts 13 (dome base) and 14 (rotunda) glued together.


Part 15 (dome) with the first set of petals glued. They have tabs on the side for the other petals.



Part 16 (Main tower) is tricky to cut out. Be careful of the cut lines and fold lines!


This is where it and part 17 (small tower) attach to The Library.
GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 06:16 PM GMT+7

Here is part 15 (dome) scored and folded.


Here is the first "petal" being glued in place and held with my cross-action tweezers.


Here is part 10 (gable roof) glued in place.



Here are 2 views of part 11 (rotunda parapet) glued in place.
GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 12:44 AM GMT+7
Part 15 (dome) has been cut out. It needs the upper part to curled around something round to become the petals for the dome.


Here is my glue setup and the tools I use. I squirt a good amount of glue on a piece of cardboard then use the stirring stick to apply and spread it onto parts. On the first paper model I attempted, I applied it straight from the bottle. That made the parts too wet. The used knife blade is for tight spots.


And here is part 9 (small parapet) finally glued in place. I had to trim both the end of the top and the bottom a bit. I really had trouble with this part as when you cut it out, it was quite hard for my fingers (which don't work so well after my mini-stroke of 2013) to fold right as it is quite flimsy.
GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 01:23 PM GMT+7
Thanks. Small mistakes are being made but at least it is being built!

Here is my work from last night.

Part 9 has been glued in place.


Part 8 needs some trimming and a little more glue on the bottom.


Part 13 (dome base) has been scored and cut out and awaiting glue.


Part 14 (rotunda) had been glued into the octogon shape it will need.



edklingon
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 12:09 AM GMT+7
Amazing job you are doing here!

And YES, you need a monkey, and Rincewind perhaps...
GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 06:28 PM GMT+7

Here is the amount that I have to move the glue point of the internal wall. A bit later, a tower will be added against this wall.


Here are 3 views of part 7 (parapet) from the outsid, inside, and top.



And here it is glued in place. Part 9 (inner side of gable) is in place but not glued.


And here are part 8 (other parapet) not quite glued (it's kind of fragile), part 10 (gable top), part 11 (rotunda parapet), and part 12 (small roof) all glued and ready to go.

One thing to mention is that I have been cutting parts out then scoring them. I should do it the other way around since it is easier scoring them before they are cut out.

Also using a straight edge is important when cutting next to next to artwork but not really next to tabs. A straight edge is also important for scoring.
GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 01:32 PM GMT+7
More progress. I have glued the roof on (part 6)but I may have to cut part of a tab of an internal wall loose and reposition it as it may interfere with a tower to be placed here later.



Meanwhile I have folded the first parapet (part 7) and it is quite complex.



GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 03:50 PM GMT+7
I cut out part 7 (one of the parapets) and noticed you have to cut part of the middle out. It's quite complex piece with multiple little tabs.



I will also have to be careful scoring the fold lines. I will do that tomorrow as well as finishing up gluing the rotunda (part 5) to the floor.
GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 04:43 AM GMT+7
I finally glued part 4 in place.


I started on part 5. This is an important part as it joins two external walls and their artwork together. Only tab 5a is glued here as it is the tab that holds part 1 and 5 together.



The instructions say to do one part at a time so this will take a while.

I should mention two tools that help reach internal tabs. One is wooden coffee stirring sticks. They are great for getting glue and spreading it in hard to reach spots. Another are a pair of cross-action tweezers. These are great for squeezing parts together in hard to reach spots.
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 11:31 AM GMT+7
Glued parts 2 and 3 to The Library.



Cut out and scored parts 5 (rotunda) and 6 (roof).

GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 11:26 AM GMT+7
Finally got the courage to glue part 1 to the floor plan.

GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, April 02, 2017 - 11:09 AM GMT+7
While dry fitting the parts, I noticed something wrong with Part 4. It took some careful viewing of Figure 3 in the book to find out what was wrong. In parts 1, 2, and 3, you bent the tabs towards the un-printed side. On part 4, only tab 4a gets bent in the direction; all other tabs get bent toward the printed side. Now that this has been corrected, I can start gluing parts 1-4 to the floor and each other.


GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, April 02, 2017 - 06:30 AM GMT+7

Patch in place. Here are views from both sides.


Part 1 with fold lines scored and bent.


The next few parts. Major gluing begins. You can see where Parts 1 attaches to the floor (1a, 1b, 1c). Parts 2-4 are internal walls.
GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:13 PM GMT+7
Well, with the first cut, the first mistake. Make sure you don't have the rest of the parts stacked with the page you are cutting on.




Also make sure you don't use corrugated cardboard as a cutting mat. Your cuts can go off course when you cut through the first layer and into the corrugation.

Of course the damage was to the next part to use: Part #1, the front of The Library. I thought of using tape, but instead will glue a piece of scrap paper (from one of the pages) across the damage on the inside.
GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:30 AM GMT+7
5 pages of parts for The Library. I think I will try good old Elmer's White Glue on this. I also have an Elmer's Glue Stick and will try that also. I will have to see if any of the stores around here have Loctite 401 glue. I saw some at Staples today but forgot to write down the number. I might also try the nearby Ace Hardware that just opened up.



And so it begins.