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#41 Mercman

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:54 AM

First, I framed a wall with scale 2'x 4" lumber.

So Ken what are the dimensions for a 1/25th scale 2X4? :D :D :D :D ( In memory of Lou).

Seriously though this is why you are the MASTER. Also this is why I took up 1/87th your work is inspiring. Hope to see this in person some day.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 09:10 AM

This is absolutely amazing, Ken.

Thank you for sharing it.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:41 AM

...truly a work of art Ken. Never get tired of looking at this! Looking forward to seeing it in person in April.

#44 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:49 AM

Beautiful, Hamilton. Beautiful!

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:38 AM

Started detailing the alley before the building-next-door went in,
but I ran out of daylight.....

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:07 AM

Unreal.......no foreal...I mean ...you know what I mean! :lol: Great Job Ken

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 01:04 PM

Beautiful, Hamilton. Love the "mood" pictures. This thing is going to kill everyone at the NNL East.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 01:57 AM

Unreal.......no foreal...I mean ...you know what I mean! :lol: Great Job Ken


Yeah, Romell, I'm pretty much speachless too... :blink: Outstanding doesn't even begin to cover it...

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:07 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments.
Here's the just-finished entrance to the Arcade building......

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:33 AM

Nothing short of beautiful, Hamilton. And you got the graffiti to look just right too. The scene is coming together so well. Can't wait to see the truck loading up up front . . . the machines connecting the two parts of the diorama.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:52 AM

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From the back, the wall will look like this with the lath strips in place:

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Here's the back side of the wall in place in front of the former window opening.
I still need to dirty it up a little bit. Again, not a detail that will jump out, but it
adds a little more interest to the scene:

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Wow that is awesome! Im gonna try using that for my home garage dio i wanna build! Did you just use sticks for the boards or? This whole build is amazing by the way.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 02:14 PM

Absolutely AWESOME Ken!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:16 PM

This build is way cool !

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:45 PM

i am speechless...great building!

#55 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:30 AM

Folks, if you visit Mr. Hamilton's archives, you will see he has made more great progress:

http://public.fotki....d_penny_arcade/

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:28 PM

Here's a little bit of an update:
I finished the insert for inside the Arcade building's doorway. There's a small
ticket window to the right and a damaged wallpaper mural on the back wall:

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When the interior is in place it's not really obvious, but that's the idea....
Just something that looks like an entrance in the background.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:09 AM

BE-AU-TI-FUL! It's all coming together really well, Hamilton. Hope you've been working out your arms because you are going to need the strength to carry home all the awards this diorama is going to win.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:49 AM

Thats Superb!

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:27 AM

....here's a little detail I can't resist sharing....
Remember that roof-top clothesline?

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Well, you can't have a clothesline without clothes pins.....

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I made about a dozen of these last night, using laminated .010" stripwood
and Micro-ballons (used as filler for super glue & resin) for the round tops.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:29 AM

How you even begin to figure out the scale for it, amazing. Can't wait to see them on the line. You are now totally engrossed in the smallest of details, and the payoff is wonderful.