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    7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    An epic story of miniature proportions, discuss it here!

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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    Truly awesome work. As a kid (14-20) I had a huge HO scale railroad in my basement with tons of buildings made from off the shelf kits. My dream was always to be able to build from scratch at the level of detail Paul does. 25 years later, that dream has yet to be fulfilled.

    Great work! I anxiously await the next installment.

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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    Very impressive!! The detail is amazing!

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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    Very good work! I was wondering what kind of wood and paint he used to create the buildings? Are they durable enough for outside use?

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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    Can I just say, "Awesomesauce!"

    Amazing, truly.

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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    That is some awesome work Swabby did! Thank you for sharing!!!

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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    wow, i didnt know Swabby had it in him

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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    The work may be in miniature, but certainly not the talent. Fabulous stuff!
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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    I was impressed. By both the article and Swab's artwork. Nice collaboration gentlemen.
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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    I was truly amazed when the building arrived on my doorstep. I fancy myself a model builder--at least I did, until I saw Swab's work.

    The building probably wouldn't hold up without some weatherproofing in an outdoor environment. It's quite fragile. As to the paint Swab used, we'll have to let him answer that question.

    I can't wait to see what he comes up with next!

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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    Wow-that was truly amazing! I hope his pool parties are just as spectacular

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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    My appreciation for the Swab just tripled!

    Nice work man!

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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    Wow I wish I could build models like this.

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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    Fabulous, thanks for sharing! If the National Park Service is ever able to put their plans for a museum of the Paramount Ranch movie ranch in motion, I hope to pursuade them to include a miniature model recreation of the Western town set as it looked years ago in the 1960's, and, perhaps, as it looked for Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. If so, I'll know who is the right person for it! (I work with the NPS as a volunteer, as a Paramount Ranch historian.)

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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by irlfan View Post
    Very good work! I was wondering what kind of wood and paint he used to create the buildings? Are they durable enough for outside use?
    Unfortunately not. Wood is a 'live' medium, and subject to warping with increased humidity. It is also vulnerable to splitting and cracking when exposed to heat/cold continuously. Some of the construction is done with balsa wood--extremely fragile.

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