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#1 Austin T

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 05:19 PM

Well I recently decided to build an HO scale Diorama to change pace a little bit and let me just say that this project has been the most relaxing stress free build I think I have ever done.I'll post pics now and explain later.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:09 PM

Nice job so far, Austin. Who's kit is that, Bar Mills?

 

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:14 PM

you already had a great start becuse i love indian motorcycles :) nice job on the edges to make it look like weathered enamel ..

the sign would look even better if there was more yellow around the lettering , so a bigger sign or smaller lettering .. i dont know what u used ?

i like it curious about the rest and what .....



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:01 AM

Ok I'm back. Charlie It's from JL Innovative, it's their kit Marble rock garage.

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Thanks richard,I'm a big vintage motorcycle guy and I love Indians almost as much as Crockers,but I didn't have a Crocker sign. The signs are printed off the internet and onto a piece of paper then laminated to give it that metal look. To rust it I just tap my paint brush to the edge with a rusty wash and the paper absorbs some.

 

The billboard frames are completely scratch built out of Balsa. The gas station will be somewhere out in the desert, probebly near bonneville set in the late 50's. Hopefully I can get some more pictures up soon.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:10 AM

nice :) curious about the rest :)



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:01 AM

Well your gonna love this then Richard. I just took photo's of everything as of now. I decided on Sincliar as the station so I started painting some things green.

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I also started to mount the billboards. I need to find a cop car to sit behind the Indian one.100_1277-vi.jpg100_1278-vi.jpg

And I started modifying a Jordan miniatures kit into a Salt Flat racer.100_1279-vi.jpg



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:03 AM

Oh and I almost forgot I painted some Woodland senics white metal motorcycles.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:20 PM

Looks cool so far



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:22 PM

thats nice , i like the tones on the building :)



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:48 AM

thats nice , i like the tones on the building :)

Thanks Richard. It's far from being done though, Once I'm done brush painting the outside I will dull coat the walls then lightly mist a sand color against the building then do a wash under the clapboards to bring out the shadows.



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 05:10 AM

Looking good!



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 08:28 AM

Looking good!

Thank you very much Chuck. The work you do is fantastic, it's actually one of the things that made me want to work on a building.