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Emporium Seafood Co.
Posted by mikethetrainman On 07/20/2019 At 08:54:35 AM
Hello everyone since I have retired I have been spending a lot of time working on my Layout. Also I have been building some structures for some friends. I'm scratch building a copy of Emporium Seafood Company. I have the main build finished and am working on the dock. I was wondering if anyone has a good way to do barnacles. I plan on posting the build later. Thanks for the help.
1980 Tom Yorke HO Pool Hall / Bordello Build
Posted by darrylhuffman On 07/08/2019 At 06:41:18 AM
Almost 40 years ago, Tom Yorke produced a classic structure in HO and O scale. There have been different versions of this kit over the years but I wanted to work with the original.

I have had both HO and O scale kits on my shelf for all that time.

I have been building a lot of HO kits lately and decided it was time to build the HO Pool Hall / Bordello kit.

I began by spraying the hydrocal castings with flat white primer to seal the hydrocal.

I followed this with a variety of earth tone acrylic stains which are simply watered down craft paints available at Michaels and Hobby Lobby for about $1 each.

My choice of colors are heavy on the reddish browns as I intend this structure to be situated in Colorado.

Other areas of the country have more black and grey colors so the choice of colors is up to the builder.

There is no special technique to doing this. There have been lots of articles on painting stonework over the years. So unless people want more specific information, I will just proceed with the build.

After the stone walls were all dry, I dry brushed a light earth color over the small stones to tone them down. It is really easy to make it look like the stonework has the measles or polka dots and I wanted to avoid that look.
I wanted a more uniform look for the small stones.



After the stone walls were painted and dry, I used epoxy to glue them together and to the foundation.







As I go along, I will try to answer any questions you may have.

I figure this build will take about 10 days to complete. I don't sleep a regular schedule so I tend to wake up in the middle of the night, work on the model for 30 minutes or so and then go back to sleep while the paint and glue dry.

A couple of hours later I wake up and do another 30 minutes. I have been this way all my life and this erratic schedule is normal to me.

Having been in business for myself almost all my life has allowed me to do bookwork at 3 am when necessary.

I am 75 now so the bookwork is pretty much in the past. But the model building urge is just as strong today as it was 70 years ago.
Wall Murals in HO
Posted by darrylhuffman On 07/07/2019 At 6:00:48 PM
I came across an old DPM model wall and painted a mural on it. The model is of a hotel named Pines Hotel.




I figured the hotel had a cafe as part of the building so I painted the opposite wall showing a rising sun mural.


Need help with brick structure
Posted by Martin Fischer On 07/07/2019 At 05:11:35 AM
Hi group,

starting with a Classic Miniatures kit I built this structure:



The original kit mainly uses cardboard for the walls and the windows. I used these preprinted pieces as template and made them from styrene sheet and brick sheet. Also some details were added.

But one thing is still missing:



How would the brick walls be capped? The kit instructions recommend cutting strips from the supplies brick material. To me that doesn't really look right. So what would have been done on the prototype?

Ideas would be:

  • just the plain bricks (similar to what the instructions say)

  • tin

  • special bricks, maybe a rounded shape. I think this is what DPM does with their kits.



Prototype or model photos, instructions, whatever. Every answer is highly welcome.

Regards
Martin
Dealing with Sellios' cast metal walls
Posted by RichBeau On 07/05/2019 At 7:20:27 PM
Recently realized that I've never built a structure using any of George's metal walls (Swackhammer's, Seawall's, Chippy Hollow, etc). I purchased RailroadKits.com Harbor Fish Market walls and thought I'd reproduce this simple structure.



My first question is how did George glue these together?
My second, how did you do it?

I've got some ideas but I figure it's good to tap into a know resource.
TIA
--Rich
Anyone ever build Suydam Cardboard kit?
Posted by jaynjay On 07/01/2019 At 1:15:34 PM
I found a California Models (pre-Suydam) kit 70 the "1879 Combination Town Depot" hidden with my kit collection. The kit looks very challenging, and the finished product is questionable due to the lack of detail. I put away FOS' Degraw's Poultry due to lack of interest in it, plus the main roof was pissing me off. Just curious about the early Suydam cardboard kits and the problems that go with them


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