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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:08 am 
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greetings to all...

i'm in the early stages of making my version of the red church that Geoff, a new forum member, shared pictures of...here's a link to his post...scroll down until you find the pictures...

https://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1396&start=10

my version is not an exact copy...i shortened the dimensions front to back by leaving off the back cube part...my church will have two windows on the side vs four...the cone spire may also be taller in proportion the the front tower...the base will be approximately 6" square...overall height, including the 3/4" thick base, will be about 8"...

i hope to post patterns later this week...as soon as i get further along...plus some additional construction pictures...

thanks again, Geoff, for sharing the photos of some of your collection...

my very best regards...

howard...

confession... :oops: i'm a "cardboard hoarder"...i "collect" and "recycle" cardboard...some with holes or slits i have to fill in and cover up in order to use...but thanks to patches of torn paper, glue, primer, anti-skid textured paint and craft paint...the flaws will all disappear...


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:55 am 
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Love the buttresses!


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update...10/29...

yes, paul, been looking for a project with "buttresses”...they are made from ultra-thick cardboard...over 1/8" thick...but don't remember where i got it from...

you know, this church would be a great candidate to be covered in the printed "flag stone" graphics you made...here's the link..https://bigindoortrains.com/indoor_resources/brick_n_stone/brick_n_stone.htm...scroll down to flagstone veneer...but if i were going to do that it...i would probably consider enlarging the patterns...

here 's a photo showing a closeup of the cone spire and the interior of the church...

i rolled the spire from a piece of manila folder...(and it only took me three tries :oops: )...to keep the church and tower square, i added a cardboard ceiling to each one...

my very best regards...

howard...


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:09 pm 
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Howard! You rolled your own? Of course I refer to the spire, and I am truly inSPIREd! I can't imagine folder material behaving well enough to do that. I am adventurous when it comes to creating shapes but that is one I would have never considered.

This awesome little church reminds me of a few different red brick country churches I have seen on backroads around Georgia.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:53 am 
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Wow! Howard you did a great job! I can't wait to see the finished product.


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update...10/30...

here are patterns for the two major parts of the church...see the PDFs below...

i hope to post a few more construction pictures later this week...

howard...

note...still doing the tedious painting on the "castle and tunnel" project...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:32 am 
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Update…10/31...

Been working on the 6” x 6” x ¾” thick base…the posts are 3/8” square x 1” tall cardboard tubes with about ½” square cardboard caps…I plan on using strips of green pot scrubbing pads from the dollar store between them…(was going to use raffia fence…but it looks to casual with the design of the church)…that's the craft store wreath i plan on putting on the front...

Howard…


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Greetings...

Here's Geoff's Red Church that I finished up this morning...that's a craft store wreath on the front tower...the hedge is dollar store pot scrubbing pad material...

I found the diamond pane stained glass window graphics on line...Paul also has stained glass graphics available here...and scroll down...
https://bigindoortrains.com/indoor_resources/resources.htm

Merry Christams and a Happy New Year to all...

Howard...


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Great tip for the hedge material and, as always, a handsome finished product with the church.


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wonderful as always Howard


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