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#1 Repstock

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:46 AM

The real station was located a few blocks from where I grew up. It's in 1/25 scale. the walls are gatorboard covered with .060 styrene. It's hard to photograph white in normal room conditions, but here goes...

 

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Edited by Repstock, 02 March 2014 - 01:25 PM.


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:09 PM

Looks great already...



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:54 PM

I like it! I tried to get my first job at a Mom and Pop owned Texaco in the Fort Washington, MD area back when I was in high school a year earlier. This'll bring back some memories! Ya gotta put a couple '60's/'70's cars with that dio when you get done with it------Pinto, Vega, maybe a tired, beat up Corvair? :D



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:56 PM

Very NICE, looks great!!   :) 



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 01:18 PM

I like it Tom!....looks real good. :)



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:37 PM

Except for being flipped it is laid out just like the Texaco station where I had my first job in 1968. You can trust you car to the man who wears the star.... The big red Texaco star !!  : )



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 04:19 AM

ooh yeah nice !!!!!!!!

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 04:47 AM

This is awesome!! Nice work!



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:40 AM

Looking good already.

 

Another work of art on its way.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 11:11 AM

awesome!



#11 Sixties Sam

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 02:22 PM

Looks good! This should be spectacular when it's finished!

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 03:23 AM

This is developing very nicely!Great corners and everything looking symetrical.Are you working from photos or memory?Be sure to post your progress photos for the rest of us to enjoy!
Just a hint,For more contrast in your photos hang a dark colored bed sheet on the wall behind it.

Edited by misterNNL, 04 March 2014 - 03:25 AM.


#13 David G.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 03:54 AM

You're off to a great start.  I'll be watching this one

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 04:24 AM

This is developing very nicely!Great corners and everything looking symetrical.Are you working from photos or memory?

 

There is a used car dealer across town that is using this style of building. I checked the county auditor site, and their building had been built in 1968 as a Texaco station. I visited the dealer and he allowed me to measure and photograph the building. After creating drawings form the measurements, I used photographs to return the appearance to original. The tower part was not present on the dealership, so I guesstimated it's dimensions using photographs.



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:22 AM

WOW. NICE

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:34 AM

Added lights under the overhang...progress continues slowly. Sorry for poor photos, but it gives you the idea...

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:39 AM

Amazingly good, Tom. I love your work- true excellence.

 

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:45 AM

Off to another great start. I love the lights.

 

Mike



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 03:52 PM

Looks really nice

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 04:36 AM

stunning !