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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:13 pm 
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Good evening to all…

Earlier this week, forum member Maria, posted a suggestion for a “flattie” project…and how right she was…I really couldn’t wait to start work on it since I had been looking for an “unusual subject“ for quite a while…

Below are pictures of the inspiration piece, patterns and a progress picture…I’m making good time on this “flattie”…but as usual…it has turned out to be more trying than I first thought…and that’s OK…I like small projects with complicated cutouts and lots of pieces…

You might notice that I did eliminate one of the draft horses pulling the streetcar…the rest of it is as close as I can get with cardboard…

The wheels are “in the works”…but not ready to show just yet…I’ll set the signage on the computer and have the type laser printed on card stock which will be glued into the openings below and above the windows…not shown are several back braces made from small paper clips…

Stay tuned for more…

My very best regards…

Howard…


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:27 pm 
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Whoa Howard.. :shock: That is lookin' mighty good my friend!

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greetings to all...

here is a picture of where this project will be for several days...possibly a week or so...until the wheels arrive...

i'm actually going to buy some 1/2" and 3/4" diameter laser cut, 12 spoke wheels... :D

the base shown is the same as all the other "flatties" i've made...a cigar shape piece of cardboard and two strips of craft wood...

stay tuned...

howard...


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:06 am 
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good morning to all...

a quick update...the 3/4" diameter laser cut wheels arrived from Karen Cary's Miniatures... http://karencary.com/ ...

i mounted them on straight pins with epoxy cement...they'll be painted separately from the rest of the piece and glued in place before the glass glitter is added to the base...

howard...

note...i have no financial connection with the vendor other than being a customer...


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:21 pm 
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Howard those wheels are so perfect!! My folks have a cast iron version of this that says Ice they use as a door stop to their bedroom. Reminds me of their house...looking fwd to seeing this one finished a bunch!!


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good afternoon to all...

this "flattie" project is finished...it's all cardboard, paper clips, soft iron wire, two straight pins, two laser cut wooden wheels, aleene's glue, epoxy cement, craft paint, glass glitter, minwax polycrylic clear gloss finish...and some time...lots of time...

i hope to post it in front of a new house project i've been working on very soon...

now...back in the hunt for more houses and "flatties" to make...

howard...

ps...been "off line" and "off the forum" for more days than i'd like over the last few weeks...there sure has been a lot of activity...and really neat projects being posted...i hope to get around to seeing all of them in greater detail soon...


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I'll have to say that is probably the neatest flattie I've ever seen you make Howard. Awesome job!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:02 am 
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Awesome job Howard!

Can you tell us more about the lettering?

Always an inspiration!!


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Lynn...I set the copy in Microsoft Word and had laser printed. It's not a perfect red color match with the craft paint...but close enough... :D

Howard


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WOW !!! So just checking, you used one 1/2 inch and one 3/4 inch wheel? As opposed to two of the same size?
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