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Discussion in 'N Scale' started by Joe Lovett, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. What is Gesso and what is it made for? Or you use it for?
  2. Maybe it is a beer?
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  3. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    It's used to seal wood before painting and has been around for decades in the arts & crafts world. Cynthia has used it since 1982. You can find Gesso at any arts and crafts store, mine came from Hobby Lobby for $16.99 plus tax.

    Edit: 32 fl oz.


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  4. pensive

    pensive Member Supporter

    Gesso is primarily used to prime stretched canvas and provide a base for fine art acrylic or oil painting.


  5. I would have known it then!

    Thanks Joe and Rich. New to me.
  6. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    I found some shelf brackets to replace legs on benchwork at Lowe's. They are 12 inches on one side and 10 the other.

    Thinking 9 would be enough, three per wall.

    Ekena Millwork P/N 1845108
    Model BKTM01X10X12TRBL

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  7. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    I couldn't find the shelf bracket that I saw before but here's the one found online.

    It's 10x8 inches and will work just fine, when I go to Lowe's around 8:00pm will look for the 12x10 brackets.


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  8. Joe,
    Can I talk you into modeling the swing span?
    Even if it does not turn.
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  9. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    It would take too much work to change the bridge at this point in time.

    I've been blending two blue colors with a sponge barely dipped in paint more or less dry brushing. Have completed three panels with six more to do.


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  10. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    The movie Unstoppable is on Direct TV channel 502 now and again on 505 at 3:40pm.

  11. ;) Can I talk you into modeling a swing span?
    Even if it does not have to be anywhere near the lift bridge?
    It could be at the end somewhere in :eek: make-believe-county;
    an entire freelance territory of railway crazy dreams :unsure:.
    ha ha .:LOL:
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  12. Is there a Rule 3 :cautious: ?
  13. fredman23

    fredman23 Member

    There's a Rule G, which means you were caught crocked on company property.
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  14. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    That would be my fate.
  15. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Rule 1 trumps all other rules.

    Yesterday afternoon finished painting the sky on background and installed them on layout. Now they are ready for Cynthia to paint clouds, trees, buildings and other details. Still need to fit the corners a bit and will do that after Cynthia gets them painted.


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  16. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    This morning I cut and painted a background panel for modules 01 and 12. After Cynthia does her thing I'm going to apply caulking to the seams of background and paint to blend.


  17. You have a great painter. Very good.
  18. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Today I did a project that I've been putting off for the last week, clean the work table and move it out of way. I can now modify the benchwork for module 08 where a tall two foot long trestle will go. Have to cut the front L Girder two places in the middle and drop it down a few inches then add support pieces.


    Before. What a MESS.

    After. Much BETTER
    Walla. Now I can hang overhead valence.
  19. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Cynthia and I hung up the overhead valence for module 08 and cut background to complete all of the walls this morning. The only other background to install is for modules 09 and 10 where the layout goes across the room. It's going down the middle of modules, on one side will be the scenic layout and other side a staging yard with some basic scenery.

    This afternoon I will use Gesso to seal the background I cut and try to paint the sky and installed by this evening. Will post photos later when I'm finished.

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  20. Joe Lovett

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    We got the overhead valence put up but didn't get to the Gesso. That's a project for morning. This completes the valence for the layout.


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