This Week in Hobby – 10.4.17

Well time just keeps rolling … I started my new work schedule this week (4-10’s). I’m a bit tired but Friday’s off will be nice to catch up on projects. 


All the wood is piled up and ready to be split. I’ll leave the piles till spring – by then we will have split the wood and ready for stacking. 


I received my kickstarter for Kraken Scatter Terrain last week. I quickly gave it a bath and cleaned it up for primer. 


The details are really nice and will go perfectly with my other scrap pile terrain I painted up last year. 


I’ll pull this stuff out for reference… I’m hoping to start painting things next week. 


Also this week, I primered and base colored this scrapper building for Dark-Age. 


I’ll start working on this by dismantling the dry fit and painting the details… hopefully starting on it this month. 

I’m still trying to wrap up outside projects… and I’m hoping decent weather and Friday’s off will allow me to get ahead of things before the winter comes. 

-d

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This Week in Hobby 8.14.17

Well last week I was on a vacation roadtrip. We traveled south to Nevada, then to Arizona and New Mexico. We traveled back thru Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California. 


We saw lots of cool sites along the way. So much to see – so little time. It was a great family vacation – and we are happy to be home now. 


Hobby wise, I worked on more terrain. This was a big kit. And the online instruction PDF was great. 



I went ahead and dry-fit the whole thing. I am sure I’ll primer and paint this while it’s mostly apart. 

I’m hoping to get basic colors on it this week and then I’ll add it to my paint and details later group. 


On the Yurt project… I’ve been waiting for my new metal skirting… it’s been delayed several weeks.  I got the deck framed and ready. I’m just hoping to get the metal skirting before going to far.   

Things on tap for me this week. I’m hoping to get the skirting metal and finish the yurt porch this week. And then the following Monday we will be looking at the “Great American Eclipse”. My home is in the path of totality … so we’ve got our fingers crossed for clear skies. 

-d

This Week in Hobby – 7.18.17


I ran into a snag on getting the yurt porch going this past weekend.   I do have the lumber ready to go…


And I started cutting the new Drip Edge pieces down to size from the ⅜” plywood. 


But when I started pulling off the rotten skirting I ran into some extensive dry-rot on the platform floor. – which I had expected to find some … but this put a halt on the project for a few days. 


I had to cut out the rot – push back the lattace and support posts to get at the decking.   Without taking the yurt wall completely apart – this was going to be tricky.  I used my skilsaw along with a wood chisel and my reciprocating saw to remove all the rot that I could. 

The deck is 1 ⅛” plywood … and I had kept all the scraps from the initial build – so I set about cutting a piece to fit my jagged hole. The patch wasn’t going to be pretty- but it would do the job. 


I used some wood filler to fill the gaps – and I glued and deck screwed the patch into place.  I came back the next day after it was all dry and used my skilsaw to trim the patch to match the arc of the yurt decking. 

I then sanded it all smooth – cleaning up excess glue and wood filler as I went. 


I added a few fresh coats of polyurethane to seal things up – and yo match the existing floor.  I put three coats on over the next day – before sliding back the posts and lattice. 


Now I can get back to the drip edge installing.  This week I’ll work on the porch. 

On the hobby table … I got these promethium pipes done. 


Of course they are magnitized so they will stay together on the game table- but can be re-arranged in a wide variety of  options. 

That’s it for now. 

-d