I started with an "IMEX", 1/18th scale display case as the inside dimensions are just right for a 1/25th scale garage of this type. The first two photos show the doll house siding that was used and some testing of stain, paint and weathering. As an inch in 1/25th scale equals .04166 everything is pretty much to scale.
There are 181 pieces of distressed, stained, and or painted pieces of wood contained in the structure, and 129 pieces of 1/16, .020 chemicaly blackened brass wire to simulate nails. Each "nail" was touched with the head of a Dremel and flatened out to give a "nail head" appearance. I owe this technique to Chuck Doan.
The tool box, shelving, jack, and a few other details were pulled from the Fujimi garage tool kit. Other details were acquired from some of the great resin casters out there. A great deal of the details had to be scratch built using brass, wood, and several other materials.
Coming from the model train hobby, and having built everything from "N" scale to 1/4", as well as a 1" scale doll house and furniture. I had become very familiar with suppliers of just about everything, but after a thirty-six year hiatus from building model cars. I was amazed at how much this world had changed and what was available to the modeler, but nobody makes a 1/25th scale "Budweiser" can so that I had to do that myself. Oh well!
Some of the manufacturers that were used were. Doll House Miniatures, Northeastern Scale Models, Kappler Mill & Lumber Co., K & S Brass, Fujimi, Grandt Line, Ozark Miniatures, Jim's Printable Mini's, Evergreen Styrene, and several others lost to memory. The internet was used extensivly to pull signs and such. Including the January 2009 issue of Playboy. See if you can find it. Oh, I forgot, "Q-Tips". These were used to pull fibers from to duplicate "cob-webs". Another Chuck Doan idea.
Hopefully I haven't bored you with too much detail.
I hope that you enjoy "Can't Wait".
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