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18 minutes ago, Highlander said:

You sure you're not building a model of the Grand Canyon?

Not yet, give me time, anything is possible.

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Level 25 has been reached.  There will be a plan change to use this peak left over from another project. (a screw up)DSCI0087.thumb.JPG.cb07a6b3813e83e10b482d5628991c43.JPG  So the plan shows the front peak stopping at the 33rd. level, but now it may reach level 50.  Here is level 25 cut out and the Hanger glued in place, now drying.DSCI0089.thumb.JPG.c242e25b1f6bb75b7430858b54b5f2b5.JPGDSCI0090.thumb.JPG.1c33d03d7d18ee0ccf46d88057810227.JPG  I will now need to stop at this point and glue together all the lower levels.  The fitting of the upper levels will be critical to have a tight fit around the Hanger. I do not need anything shifting out of place in the process.

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Project 18 (Mountain 6)

 

Moving right along gluing the levels together.DSCI0140.thumb.JPG.02913bbfb332ac5a176c0ac7aa33211c.JPG Here is a critical component when doing mountains… back up glue!DSCI0142.thumb.JPG.def111ff3fd451d2eb85414a04ea9803.JPG  It is not too fun to run out in the middle of an assembly job.  I have had to fill the dispenser once and it is almost to the point of needing it again.  It also doubles as a weight.DSCI0143.thumb.JPG.9827f345846507394374d74856278ba3.JPG Here work is progressing on the outer peak.DSCI0145.thumb.JPG.9558a7666db0d6a88e643e6ad4b70ed3.JPG The width of one of the access paths is marked and a general outline of the first level to be cut out. I decided instead to use a sheet of paper and press it down on the outside edge of level 25 and then used a marker to draw a line roughly where I wanted the next level to look like, rather than free handing it using the Mark 1 Eyeball. Then I cut it out to use it to trace the design on the insulation for the foam cutter.DSCI0146.thumb.JPG.e18823c1f808d33a742ef4cee8f4c5a7.JPG  Here these levels were glued and pressed down by two Diver’s belt weights.DSCI0147.thumb.JPG.7a07baa6c99b9c023889e6f7ba92e139.JPG  Now, here is a rough idea how the peak will look.DSCI0149.thumb.JPG.0e6d5ce89afd2fc3d0b620d8e6112445.JPG  This is the last level before adding the previously completed peak.DSCI0150.thumb.JPG.7e5b582d1357d7f79d4a46b322e3ad8a.JPG
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Tonight I have opened the back of the Hanger for easy access for Aircraft placement.DSCI0151.thumb.JPG.5bf03b8db7df7fce6dd6c42abca81916.JPG  The minor peak is gluedDSCI0152.thumb.JPG.83b3b31c04bc561eb3bbabaa54d7fbcf.JPG and fitting of the upper levels is progressing.DSCI0153.thumb.JPG.287d1fd2ad549b27f2f061c0c50b82c9.JPG

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The mountain is now encasing the hanger.DSCI0155.thumb.JPG.78f326050ae37b60155529d4687e0c49.JPGDSCI0156.thumb.JPG.6e3ad5c018fbcb7e143055e3274eb8f3.JPG  I am thinking I may create an additional peak to the right where the front weight is sittingDSCI0157.thumb.JPG.4b737f8f815a47217cc157038f15ed5b.JPG and have the main peak in the back right corner as originally planned.DSCI0158.thumb.JPG.471d7758bff429a2d94a3779fa87ade8.JPG

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Since I altered the original plan from a partially exposed hanger to fully covered, I will go one step further and include an overhang.DSCI0159.thumb.JPG.142a0c34336471f4f2274a1399cb7810.JPG  This piece fits in the back corner where the glue is sitting and begins the partial overhang.DSCI0160.thumb.JPG.19d9ef6e88c12f6d4f1c49b339434567.JPG I will fit the two wings next with one maybe two more levels of overhang then continue on with completing the two peaks.

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The beginning of the overhang is mounted.  I decided to stop here and paint the inside areas before access became too restrictive.DSCI0163.thumb.JPG.535ef42b185118be4397b62c2136c8ca.JPGDSCI0162.thumb.JPG.d56654fe626cf10d3be398936f25fe5e.JPG

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Here is another level of overhang.DSCI0167.thumb.JPG.b581261d4c9ae489f2d47f29e3f4894c.JPG  Next will be to continue on completing the peak.  Here is the front peak almost completed.DSCI0166.thumb.JPG.62471aa0bab7033dd305f3e5969c9165.JPG I want to add one more level to the base to blend it in better with the base structure.

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WARNING!

Do not attempt this type of project in your home… unless you have a bit of patience.

I had mentioned it previously, one of the peaks was from a prior project that I screwed up by not maintaining awareness of the proper orientation of the base piece. I almost repeated the same error.  As you see hereDSCI0168.thumb.JPG.3709309f8fe679c96804ff40ec25731d.JPG how easy it is to loose track of which direction your orientation is meant to be. Check twice, or more, before you glue it down. It is possible to undo your mistake if the glue has not set too long.

Peak two is done and glued into place.DSCI0170.thumb.JPG.6e90ccbfc7d186cd4ca60d66128c9ff9.JPG The main peak has another level added.DSCI0171.thumb.JPG.ef2dd40e6b49788daa57a02b0866e6b7.JPG  I am starting to piece it together where ever possible to use up leftover pieces.

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These layers are all pieced from scraps.DSCI0196.thumb.JPG.92beaac81a5de8b76d6b98d8eb082384.JPG DSCI0202.thumb.JPG.5b43483e6e79f0045a13fd6495175820.JPGUsing the fence and a strip of wood to make usable strips of various widths and not necessarily perfect if the areas are hidden.DSCI0197.thumb.JPG.f0ec036a11089017760db1b0a37e3c96.JPGDSCI0198.thumb.JPG.e998645044b2ea70786fddea3b22e902.JPGDSCI0203.thumb.JPG.1b03773016f447621328e66e1c6b6ff9.JPG  Also sections such as this can be used to form caves or clefts in the mountain side.DSCI0200.thumb.JPG.254f25e7f44b38b7b9100e1e98ed9ed1.JPG DSCI0199.thumb.JPG.a93a007386644887acd0ba48a7c96ec6.JPGContinuing on.DSCI0204.thumb.JPG.3207d0dbaa38670ec060bd5d2a6c45a8.JPG

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Here are some shots of scrap usage.DSCI0205.thumb.JPG.eab58ca646b1b4bd6293a56441f61d24.JPGDSCI0206.thumb.JPG.5edfc8c7519026081c3ccc647ba3c162.JPGDSCI0207.thumb.JPG.f175018f47173fd14384ec5adbc9d7e6.JPG  Also here is a Cave entrance as mentioned in the prior report.DSCI0208.thumb.JPG.d2a3d7d67535cc9ec398de7f485b2323.JPG

I am at level 44 of the main mountain.

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I would rough up the floor and ceiling of the cave to make it seem more natural.  Plus it will make figs a little harder to place in there which will avoid the wedged figure or lost figure when somebody gets bored.

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1 hour ago, hosercanadian said:

I would rough up the floor and ceiling of the cave to make it seem more natural.  Plus it will make figs a little harder to place in there which will avoid the wedged figure or lost figure when somebody gets bored.

Easy to do in both cases.  Easy to modify the entrance and easy to forget something in a hidden spot such as this one.

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I am at level 50, which equates to only 250 feet high. Radical mountains but not very high.DSCI0209.thumb.JPG.8433ddf42ce35df9e9ec0bc54b2829cb.JPGDSCI0210.thumb.JPG.5a98838fe8ddead5c943be70718ab450.JPG

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