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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:18 PM

I'm on a roll....!!!!

Now the pub and the Wells Fargo office are just about finished.... time to get started on another, again in 1/32 scale.

This is the start of a 1940's to 1970's street scene, and the first project will be a large brick building with two retail stores and apartments above.

Here's the preliminary layout:
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I've created a central concrete "tower" focal point to seperate the two stores and give access to the apartments.
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I've got a feeling this one will take a while......

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:53 PM

Tony loving the look of this one. I will be watching. Also the Ford is sweet.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:33 AM

Thanks Junior. The car is also one of my favourite diecasts of that era.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:32 PM

Tony, you amaze me sir ................... Ed Shaver

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:15 PM

You,re like a factory !! Where do you find the time ? Will be watchin this one too.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 04:39 AM

Ed..... I hope that's good news..... LOL!

Terry..... I'm retired.... I usually work at the models about 5 or 6 afternoons a week....... about 20 to 25 hours. There are some advantages to being an old fart, even if the ladies don't take me seriously anymore!

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:12 AM

Tony, in all seriousness, You, Cranky , an Custom Creator who dosen't post here anymore have all shared a wealth of knowlege to me . Then Too, I need to menton Ken Hamilton who seems to never be out of ideas as well. Ed Shaver

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:18 PM

Ed..... I hope that's good news..... LOL!

Terry..... I'm retired.... I usually work at the models about 5 or 6 afternoons a week....... about 20 to 25 hours. There are some advantages to being an old fart, even if the ladies don't take me seriously anymore!

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Tony...... O yea...I forgot !! Now I dont feel so bad !! I want to add more to the barn I did but just can not find the time. An old f.... but just not retired !!!!!

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:33 PM

Wow Ed... that is praise indeed...... But Ken and the Doc are way out of my league. I've not seen any of Custom Creator's work and only a little of yours... but what I have seen has inspired me with my projects.

Terry..... yes.... we need you to get some progress made on the barn..... and some more photos posted!

Tony

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:11 PM

Wow Ed... that is praise indeed...... But Ken and the Doc are way out of my league. I've not seen any of Custom Creator's work and only a little of yours... but what I have seen has inspired me with my projects.

Terry..... yes.... we need you to get some progress made on the barn..... and some more photos posted!

Tony

Tony.... Its been finished a long time...you can look it up "old barn with 30 packard" I just keep thinkin to add something else. owell !!

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:50 PM

I've started on the storefronts and the signboards above each store using different thicknesses of styrene sheet. I have installed a back wall to each of the display areas.... which means I have to make the "glass" windows removeable to get at the displays themselves.... which I shall design later.

First I framed up the floor of each display and then added some glass "stops" for the windows:
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Then I cut a piece of front "glass" for each display window:
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Starting with the right side store, I installed a ceiling, more "glass" stops... and the angled side "glass". A piece of 1/8" x 1/8" basswood strip holds the "glass" in place:
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:20 AM

Looking good Tony !!!

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 12:20 PM

Another afternoon and a little more progress. I've completed the display windows and started to add some detail to the storefront walls.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:43 PM

Looks great!

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:15 AM

Decided to bring this one back out of hibernation and get a bit more accomplished.  (Strange.... hibernation usually starts about now.....?)

 

Anyway, first order of business is the upper wall area.  I toyed with brick but couldn't find any in 1/32 at my local hobby shop...... but they did have some "cut stone" in 1/48 scale.  I figure cut stone could be any size, so it should work for me at 1/32 scale as well.

 

The challenge here was creating the returns at the sides of the windows.  After the main area was covered and the window openings cut, I had to cut each return individually and glue it in place, using the window to determine the setback.  After they are all done, I'll sand the extensions flush and use some filler at the corners and (hopefully) sand that to shape.

 

Here's the start of the cut stone project:

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Painting will be fun to get the look and texture of the stone.

 

This picture gives an idea of where I'm heading with it.  I changed the base that was seen in a previous picture.  I also cut out the rear walls to each storefornt, so that I can glue the "glass" in place and detail the windows from the rear. (The Mustang is a cheap 1/32 scale diecast just to give an idea of size.)

 

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This will be an ongoing project between other builds..... just for the occasional break!  No rush........

 

Tony



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:32 AM

Great start, Tony.



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:22 PM

Those bricks look good, Tony. I'd say they're about the right size for 1/32. The cut stone pieces add interest, too.

 

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:17 AM

Thanks for the interest Charlie and Vaughn.

The "bricks" I think you referred to Charlie, are actually supposed to be the "cut stone". You can see how they vary in size, compared to bricks. I could have made a brick wall as per the foamcore board method used on a number of projects on the board (including dannyi's great garage dio) but couldn't face the idea of doing it in 1/32 scale! Unfortunately, brick pattern sheets in styrene are difficult to find in this scale. I did get some paper printouts, but they just don't look real enough.

So now I have to search the web for some reference pics of what cut stone of this type might look like in real life...... if such thing even exists!

I plan to make the facing around the storefronts look like granite or marble as may have been done in the day, so that also will need some materials research.

I think this buiding may take longer to construct than the real thing!

Tony



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Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:43 AM

lookin good Tony :D



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Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:44 AM

I've always wanted to do a store front dio, between this and Ken's now i'm inspired. Need to get back to the bench, been away several months working on the house.