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Unseen University - Beyond The Library
GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:36 AM UTC
Entries in this thread will be sporadic. I am trying to devote my time to finishing campaigns elsewhere. However, the Unseen University has me in it's grasp.

The next thing in the book is "There Be ...". It's a collection of small builds: the Boat House, Modo's Garden Shed, the River Wall, and the Wall of Names.

Yesterday, I was away from my place, but I took the Unseen University book and an X-Acto knife with me. I ended up cutting out all the pieces for the Boat House, except for the boats. It's small and simple so I expect it will be done by the weekend.

Pictures to follow.

GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 06:43 AM UTC
I started assembling the Boat House then realized I hadn't taken pictures. Most of the parts are simple boxes.


Here is the main body with the roof being glued on.



This is the deck of the Boat House.


Here are most of the other parts before assembling. Most are simple boxes with the exception of parts 4 and 7. Part 4 is more of a triangle (the boat ramp) and part 7 is a tad more complex being "L"-shaped.


Here is the Boat House glued to the floor plan.

As you can see, unlike the Library, it is a fast build.
GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 01:21 AM UTC

The front of the Boat House with the ramp and deck in place.



Before gluing parts 8,9, and 10 in place.



With parts 7-10 in place.



The Boat House building is done. All that is left are the 3 boats.



This is what the boats look like on paper.


The parts of a boat cut out and folded.


The outer shell glued together awaiting the inside/rear.

That is as far as I have gone. Hopefully I can get the boats done by Friday.

GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 03:51 AM UTC

Here are all three boats completed.


The Boat House completed.


Comparison of the Boat House and the Library.

Next up will be Modo's Garden Hut, but that will have to wait while I get back to finishing some plastic kits for some campaigns.
GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 05:41 PM UTC
I succumbed to temptation. I started Modo's Garden Shed last night.


The main wall and floor plan.


The main wall glued to form a pillar.


The top of the pillar with some weight to hold it down until the glue dries.



View from both sides to show the rest of the main wall glued to the floor plan.


One of three internal supports.


Two views of the supports in place.

GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 12:31 PM UTC


Another problem has cropped up. It seems the inner wall (part 5, I think) is a bit too long on the right. Notice how the spaces for parts 6-10 don't match the floor plan. The top and the tabs at the bottom are a perfect fit.


Here is the part after trimming. The fit is better but the tops don't match. There will have to be some patching to do after it is glued in place. I seem to have lost the part of the wall I trimmed which could have been useful in making patches. I think there are some sections to use for patching in the back of the book. I will have to see if they are a good match.




GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 - 05:56 PM UTC
This is how it stood back in July.



As you can see, the pillars and sheds were added.
GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 04:12 AM UTC
I have started back up on this project. I still haven't fixed the top of the wall for "Modo's Garden Shed".

I have decided to move on to "The River Wall". It should be simple. Here are the pieces.




As you can see, the I cut out the pieces for the round house and started to shape walls by rolling it around my Xacto knife handle.
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 11:20 PM UTC

Here you can see the end caps for the round building in the middle of the image. They are supposed to go into the building with the "teeth" toward the middle. The first will go on by push it through the building, but the second would have to have their teeth pushed in and there are bound to be some that won't go in. So, I will push the first one through the building for the top (the roof will glue to it) then put the other in the same way (teeth pointed to the outside) until the teeth are inside.

Hopefully the building will be done today and maybe I will start on the wall itself.
edklingon
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 12:00 AM UTC
Impressive! I liking a lot your work!
GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 07:10 AM UTC
Thanks, I am making mistakes here and there but at least I am making these instead of wishing to.
Dixon66
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 07:33 AM UTC
Cool. Never tried a paper one before, may have to try one.
GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 09:05 AM UTC


Here is the ceiling of the round building glued in place. I pushed the piece in with the back end of the paintbrush in the picture almost to the top. I spread glue to the inside rim of the building, put the building top down on a flat surface, then pushed the ceiling all the way in. I rolled the brush around the sides to make sure all the little teeth were glued in.

Safety tip: I was using the other end of my X-acto knife to do the pushing. You have to look down into the building to see what you are doing and almost poked the knife blade into my eye.

Next will be the floor piece and gluing the conical roof to its base. When both are dry, I will glue the roof to the building. I will also be cutting out the pieces for the wall itself.
GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 09:56 PM UTC

Here is an image of the round building's bottom, looking up. You can see how the floor piece was put in.


And here is a view of the top of the building, along with the roof, and the pieces for the wall. One of the all pieces has had the fold lines scored and bent, the other two have not received that treatment yet.
GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2018 - 03:40 AM UTC

Here is a roll of masking tape to use as a holder for the conical roof piece.


Like this.



Here is the building in place. It's way easier to see if it is centered this way.


Here is the roof glued in place.

On to the wall itself!

GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2018 - 02:15 PM UTC



River Wall completed.

On to the Wall of Names.
GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 03:37 PM UTC

Here are the pieces for the Wall of Names. Like the River Wall but much simpler. There is a wall, top of wall, 3 buttresses and an end piece.


Here is the wall, end piece, and the wall top mostly glued. The buttresses have been cut out and folded. I will probably be done by tomorrow night.

Then, it is on to the High Energy Magic Building!!
GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 05:02 PM UTC

Here are the glued sub-assemblies.


End here is the completed Wall of Names.


Not everything went perfectly. This end of the roof is a bit skewed, but no one will see it since it ends up glued to the River Wall building.

I will keep this separate since space for storing finished models is small (for now).

Next up is the High Energy Magic building. I have cut out the floor plan and the first wall piece but haven't scored it yet. I think this is a good stopping point while I turn my attention back to my BT46 build for AutoModeler's Garage Queens 2018 campaign.
GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 01:13 AM UTC


Here are the first 6 pieces for the High Energy Magic building. These form the first floor of the building. All have been cut out, scribed, and folded, ready for gluing.
GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 04:04 PM UTC

Here is the first piece of the High Energy Magic building. Part of it glues to itself to make a small tower. Next up is gluing it to the floor plan then adding the next wall to it.
GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 11:58 AM UTC

Here is the first wall on the floor plan. At first, I tried to glue the tower base and hoped to do the rest of the wall later, but instead I ended up gluing the wall to the floor plan and then the tower. As it turns out, that is probably the best way to go.


And here is the second part. I decided to follow the same plan with part 2, gluing the tab that is to the outside of the floor plan before the tabs joining the rest of the structure.
GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 06:33 PM UTC

And here is the internal wall of part 2 glued to the inside of part 1.
Dixon66
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 07:16 PM UTC
Looking good Gary.

What are you using for glue? White (PVA) glue, full strength or diluted?
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:11 AM UTC
Just plain old Elmer's glue, undiluted. Usually I put a glob on something then apply it with a pinky or a spatula for harder to get to areas.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 01:17 AM UTC
Thanks. Like I said, looking real good.