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revamp of my old gasstation diorama

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started a revamp of my old gasstation , more in one style went fantasy on the colors nd style not researching texaco stations .

made all the signs and used the texaco logo to make my own versions , all weathered , a bit more then i planned but painting everything when its together requiars a bit of weathering ..

crappy pics i jut shot tonight .. i will make some better pics outside tomorrow .

on top of the pole i will make a round texaco sign , behind the window a dissplay with oil cans .. ome small signs that can be put outide and folded again

 

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so those night pics where crappy here are todays pics made outdoors in the garden , shows the dio how it is ..


 

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made the big texaco sign on the pole , its not a replica of the real one those there suare ploed .. just my fantasy version

 

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added 2 layers of loose grass over the grass mats i had on there , started making loose polls of grass , will ad more .

also added shelfs / cans and advert behind the window , and new glass

 

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added some stuff .

route 66 sign with bullet holes , a fire chief childrens hat advert , rest room sign , made a tyre with tyre advert sign , added grass along the rusty corner and in some cracks , made the window dirty

 

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This is wonderful. You can almost imagine what went on there in the past. I'll start saving some money to go to Holland to watch Richard work. I have a lot to learn.

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Richard, is the "tub" with a grating in your rusty corner a sandblasting platform? The spent sand would fall through thegrating into the container.

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I don't know what else can be said. It's a beautiful job. Not to nitpick, or maybe I'm missing it, but the only thing I don't see is a sign with gas ⛽️ prices on it. 

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Richard, is the "tub" with a grating in your rusty corner a sandblasting platform? The spent sand would fall through thegrating into the container.

i dont know i just had the tub and some grating and merged those .. not really had an idea what it was ...

I don't know what else can be said. It's a beautiful job. Not to nitpick, or maybe I'm missing it, but the only thing I don't see is a sign with gas ⛽️ prices on it. 

thnx and well i want to add that ... but for that i need to determan a exact era / time the station is in and what the prices where back then .. i looked for gas price signs to try and see what the correct gas price should be ... still didnt really fopund out what the best price would be ..

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Today i tackled the ground surace edges , put grass over and on the edge and made the concrete slabs run trhough on the edge ...

Then made all the lines between the smabs black and put a grey wash over them , really makes it pop ..

Also added the hose over the ground , when a car drives over a bell rings inside (irl) .

Changed the tyre sign to a kelly tyres sign and added a small sign above the window ..

Now i need to figure out what time perioud this station is in and find out what the gas prices where in order to ad the price sign(s)


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 You got me curious about gas prices, I looked around and found this and thought maybe it would help.IMG_0680_zpsb49hdbop.jpg 

 

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i found that in around the era my station should be because my texaco sign model is from around 1936 i could use between 11 cnt and 20 cnt a gallon ?? now this grafic you show i believe i should follow the black line and thats about what i said ?

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price is set , sign is build ...t was hard to think of a p[rice sign that looked cool and in place with the rest of the style :)

 

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