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#1 crazyrichard

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:01 AM

alright i already had the idea to start a gasstation diorama in the future ..
whell that future is now because i saw the old toy gasstation i got from some guy 2 years back , it was sitting unused and battered in my sons toy box..
so when he said he didnt play with it anymore i figured why not use that roof , the shape is cool and a great base to build on ..

and in the theme of recycle and using all sorts of stuff like i usually do i desided to do a gasstation instead of a nother garage dio

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:07 AM

Very cool ldea ,Lookiing forward to seeing what you do with it....



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:16 AM

thnx and whell i just looked on google for inspiration .. the final idea is to make a base building from wood and wood panneling on the outside and use the roof from the one i showed ..
the front point roof i want to cut out the front so you can see in there and make wooden beams inside ....

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 05:33 AM

alright so all i will be using of the toy gasstation is the roof , on the pic you can see i cut open the front already , thats still rough..
so the building itself i will build from scratch and use this roof as a base to work on

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 06:34 AM

Great Project Richard!

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:29 AM

Looks fun!  I'll be watching.  Maybe cut out and save those 9 pane windows!



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 03:54 PM

Great recycling project! That roof will save you a lot of work. This should be a nice diorama when it's finished.

 

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 06:07 PM

I'll be watching....popcorn-vi.gif

 

No turtle pond please.......just kidding.



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:57 AM

thnx guys ad yes the windows might be usable for a outbuilding / shed ... and dont worry james no turtles , ponds or furniture ..
or .. hmm i could build a miniture pond beside this servicestation .........................not haha

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:54 AM

What no turtles?  I LOVE Turtles!   Back when I was a kid I had my turtle Peter that I owned for many years.  And when we'd set up our little store to sell things to the neighborhood kids, my store was always "Turtle's Trading Post".  So when I sold on eBay I decided to use the name. My daughter drew up this logo when she was 10 and it appeared in every auction:

 

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 01:10 AM

haha thats cool :)

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:53 PM

:angry: Times like this I really hate Photobucket...



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:48 AM

:angry: Times like this I really hate Photobucket...

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:56 AM

+1

I CAN`T SEE PICTURES!!!! :(



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 04:45 AM

grrr whell it seems i reached the limit ... i will delete some pics there ...so these will show again ..
btw it wasnt really interesting yet ...

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 01:03 AM

Yeah pictures :lol:

 

Cool thing to start with, knowing your build this should promise something good!



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 05:28 AM

thnx :)

whell last night i went into my shed and found a old plate i made for the garage back then , ist already primered in base grey ..
on the garage i wanted something more stirdy but on the servicestation i think its nicer to use a thin baseplate

so this will become the dimensions , so i can put a road in front and a street lantern maybe a old road sign .. a large pole with servicestation logo ??

for now to look how high the roof needs to be i put it on a wooden box , its now 4 mm higher then with the face front that was originally under the roof ...

so all just testing and looking what to do ..

also put a van and a pick-up beside it because those are quit big in size in comparison to the smaller hotrods and i also want bigger models to match correct


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 07:46 AM

Richard, go to Google Images and type in "Old Gas Stations".  A mother lode of pictures comes up!  At first I thought your roof looked too high, but after looking at the Google Images, roof heights vary greatly on old stations.  The height you have now looks fine.



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 04:47 AM

thnx , and i did google them :) so much different styles :)
today i made like a facefront only .. now i'm really in doubt .. full building or facade only .... hmmzzz full building is nicer but then this roof isnt really suited ..

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:38 AM

whell i really started now ...

chosen to only do the face / front of the building , i want to be able to put cars in front and also want to make a road and street lantern and .. pfft so much idea's .
i will build a separate service garage next to this gassstation

after research i realised i loved the simple 1930 wooden gasstation , the charm i just loved

a example below , i will not rebuild anything from a picture but build my own version


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as base for the front i used a thin piece of mdf

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i had 2 broken windows left from the garage and made one new one out of that , this will be one big window where i can display some oild cans in and add some depth since i'm only doing the front instead of a whole building

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as example with a wheel , its quit spaceous

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on the right i will not make a window , i got other plans with that

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started old looking siding , i'm using coffee stirrers fron ikea , they are ideal not one is the same shape , looks real old used as siding

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just a start and i have so much cool ideas , first i will continue the siding and front ... btw i will make the building slightly weathered to be able to add more detail in paint