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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:32 pm 
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Hello Putz House Friends. I just finished up the patterns for the Rare and Classic "The High School" Building. One of our very own requested this project so I'm sure we'll see some more on this later. In the meantime here is the finished project. I'm sure it needs a couple of tweaks here and there. We knew of 7 and 1/2 of these in existence and after the convention we found one more. So if you can't own an original you can still build one for your putz scene. We could use some help in discovering the process and materials used for coating this structure. Please see page 5 any contribution would be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:34 pm 
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A couple of more shots...


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:23 am 
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Hi Pete,
Thank you so much for sharing this.
It is an outstanding building, one
I've always wanted to build!!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:16 pm 
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Pete, thanks for all your hard work and for sharing this!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:01 pm 
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Ok. I spent way too much time on this one.

There's a bunch of things that I would have done differently if I made a second one.

I am using an experimental coating for white. I found If you get it oo wet it warps the cardboard.
I had to improvise a way to keep it from warping.
I was able to rescue a good share of it.

Of course, I see all the imperfections.

This the tallest house i've built to date. The flatiron and church repro are not as tall.
Thanks goes out to Peter for drawing up the pattern.

So without further ado, here it is:

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Now what to make next?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:25 am 
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WOW Steve. I'm impressed! I have one built but I'm intimidated with the finishes. You did a great job, now I have the courage to finish mine. I started so experiments with the coating using flat cardboard, my stucco recipe, pigments and mica flakes. It's looking like you paint on the stucco and then sprinkle the mica on verses mixing the mica in the stucco. How did you do yours Steve? I fell bad I sent you the wrong small windows! I owe you. If I may ask what is you stucco recipe? Mine is Potter's Plaster, White Glue, Water and pigments. The consistency is critical. Keep up the outstanding workmanship.


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steve...congratulations on a super building project!...it certainly does look vintage to me...every detail is just right...and yes...those large projects do take a lot of time to complete...but your end result has been worth every minute!...i for one am looking forward to pictures of your village this year!...

pete...thanks for sharing your "secret family recipe" for stucco! :D ...i have got to try it on a project real soon...and kudos for all the hard work and time you've poured into all the patterns your have available...and of course...your many chapters and books on houses!...

my very best regards...

Howard...still sweltering in the warm and humid north florida weather...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:20 am 
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Steve - this is great! I agree with Howards comments about your work and I dont see any imperfections! Well done! Looking forward to see what you tackle next!

Pete - thank you for sharing your recipe for stucco!

John


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:12 pm 
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So my stucco recipe is nothing too special.

Not sure if you have ACE hardware in your part of the country.

But I start with ACE brand sheet rock patch in my case the Vinyl kind.

I start with that. I add a very small bit of water to thin it down.
I then add some floral sand to give it the sandy look you see on the original houses.
I then add the paint color I need to color it.

It is important to not get it too wet, That's how my cardboard started to warp when the
stucco got too wet.

Once on the house, I sprinkle some 90 grit black glitter.

Then sprinkle some mica on top of that.

Takes a bit to get used to using it, but you can see the results I got.

When I get home I'll find the exact vinyl patch compound I use.

Steve


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This is wonderful! Great finish!


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