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Rural gas stop just ouside of Thomasville -1/32 scale


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#21 GTMust

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:14 PM

Thanks Danny.

I'm getting a lot of inspiration from your garage dio. Pity you don't make your great resin bits and pieces in 1/32 scale........ but I'm guessing the demand would be very low. Probably wouldn't make financial sense.

Tony

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:43 PM

...unfortunately your right Tony about 1/32 scale. Since I've been doing resins I've had only one person ask about it. Same thing for 1/18 scale, maybe two or three people.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:42 AM

Haven't had much time at the modelling workbench lately as I'm trying to get a recently aquired 1994 Ford Ranger ready for the dreaded Ontario E-test and Safety certificate to transfer the ownership into my name for a winter vehicle. So far, had to do some rear box bodywork and all new brakes and lines all round. Next a new windshield... and I should be ready?

But I have got some siding on the storage shed and metal roofs to both buildings.

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Decision to be made.......
To paint the walls with faded, peeling red paint and white trim.... or to leave as weathered wood?

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:44 AM

Decisions, decisions, decisions. I really to say faded, peeling paint, but it sounds like great idea.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:05 PM

Slow going... but it's gradually taking shape.

Finished weathering the building and added some period (I hope!) advertising signs. Seems this was typical for the era and this kind of gas stop.

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"Fill 'er up!".
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"Be back in a minute".
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Have to do a little more research to find out what kind of pole signs and building signs for Mobilgas would be appropriate for the era. Soon the weather will turn and I'll get a little more time to work on it.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:57 AM

Starting to think this is a roadside convenience store with a gas pump... instead of the other way round!

I've got the sign pole made and all the signage in place with the exception of the hanging sign for the pole. I have it made but still looking in the craft stores and dollar stores for some chain to hang it from the pole. I also intend to weather the signs a little.

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I have found a few Greyhound bus signs to suit the era.... which explains the young lady waiting on the bench? Oh... and the sand in front of the pump?....... that's to soak up an oil spill from a previous customer!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:14 AM

That's looking pretty cool. The graphics really liven up the scene.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:36 AM

Great diorama! Lots of character. The signs and shed you added really make it look interesting and realistic!
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:51 AM

Thanks for the encouragement, Harry and Sam...... but still a lot more to add yet!

Tony

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:53 AM

looking better by the picture.

where are the vehicles from?

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:01 PM

Joe....

The '29 Model A pickup is from the Pyro/Lindberg kit..... and the previous picture with the grey car at the pump is a Pyro kit of a 1930(something) Packard Coupe.

Thanks for the comment.

Tony

Edited by GTMust, 04 September 2012 - 12:02 PM.


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Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:55 AM

Looks great, Tony. And good luck with the e-test on the Ranger!

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:08 AM

Looks great, Tony. And good luck with the e-test on the Ranger!


Thanks Tony.

The Ranger passed the safety and E-test with flying colors and I even got the new windshield installed! Now it's all legal and on the road.... ready for a Canadian winter?

Tony

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 05:24 AM

Good news about the truck...Can you really ever be 100% ready? :) Seems our winters haven't been too bad lately...I seem to remember longer winters with more snow and colder temps. Not that I'm complaining!!

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:59 AM

Thanks to period pictures from Ed.... I've built the Mobilgas Pylon sign panel and added it to the site. Now I just have to add the Greyhound bus stop sign when I get some ink for my printer.... and that should be it.

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You may have to scroll to the right to see the sign in the second picture!

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:21 PM

Very nice work, Tony.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 03:24 AM

Thanks Charlie.

Tony

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:51 AM

Great job. All scratch built I presume? Very inspiring!

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 04:51 AM

nice job > liking this !!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 03:51 AM

Thanks Jeroen. All scratchbuilt.

Thanks Richard.

Tony

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