Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sheepherders Wagon Gets A New Top

Judy got the canvas top sewn this morning so we attached it to the framework and rolled up the one side so the inside can be seen.  Still have to figure some type of coating to apply to give it some protection from dirty fingers.  I'm really pleased with it.  Now to get busy and finish the inner details and then it's on to the figures and the setting.
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As always comments are welcome and appreciated.

8 comments:

  1. Wow! The top looks really nice on it. Great Job Judy! Looking forward to seeing the rest come into the project.

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  2. Looking great, how do you plan to make it look weathered? Looks a bit to new at the moment.

    Ron

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  3. Looks great Lynn. I had an idea (and they don't come frequently), thin down some coffee and put some around the exit for the stovepipe and along the edges. Good cloth stain. you should see my T-shirts. Spray with Scotch-guard to seal it. Just an idea?
    Tim

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  4. Where did you get the design for the sign on the underwagon box? Was that a real company?

    Fabulous job! I can't wait to see who else will be inhabiting the diorama.

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  5. It was a real company in Douglas, Wyoming who made the wagons.

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  6. The scotch guard is probably a great idea, but I've recently been playing with artist final fixative spray. While I haven't used it on cloth, I have used it on very porous materials where it seemingly soaks in immediately. The protection from smudges/finger grime is amazing while it leaves the material looking unaltered. (No apparent color or sheen)

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  7. Perhaps you already know about this book about the Florence Wagon Co.

    http://www.farmcollector.com/Tractors/Wagon-Renaissance.aspx

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  8. Merry Christmas Lynn and Judy. Thank for sharing your time and information. You both are the best!

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