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Orionvp17
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Posted - 09/01/2018 :  10:06:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow!!

Just "Wow!"

Pete
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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/01/2018 :  10:25:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The workmanship on that model is grounds for high praise!


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Carl B
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Posted - 09/01/2018 :  11:32:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just beautiful.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/01/2018 :  11:59:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Really nice looking model. Unusual prototype, which is really appealing.

Where do I get the latte?

Mike


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 09/01/2018 :  9:22:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll have a regular, thank you, please'..


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/03/2018 :  05:06:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys !!!

The more I think about it wouldn't it look great to have a model of a Civil War era flatcar with this on it as a load???

Naw, I'm too busy.

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/03/2018 :  09:50:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
These were just placed temporarily to see how they photograph. It is my feeling that the structure looks better without them.



Remember that in the late 1930's and early 1940's we were just coming out of the Great
Depression. While there might be a few splashes of color, the blacks and browns were
the dominate clothing colors.

They could also use some splashes of mud and dirt on shoes and trousers but I am waiting
to see if I will use them.

Bob


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Terrell
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Posted - 09/03/2018 :  10:32:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They look good to me, Bob! Personally, I wouldn't make them a permanent part of the structure though. But that's mainly because I rarely do.


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Guff
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Posted - 09/03/2018 :  11:38:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Nice paint work on the kids!!
Since they are wearing coats and sweaters and the house looks good as a fall structure make them semi-permanent in the scene.
I like seeing the kids in the build. Possibly turn a few so they are talking to each other.
Dave



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Carl B
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Posted - 09/03/2018 :  12:00:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It is my feeling that the structure looks better without them

The debate over using LP's continues, and this is just one popular reason Bob!
They look good in some situations, and not in others....but do what YOU think is right...

Yours have been expertly painted!

My personal opinion is small children figures are extremely difficult to depict or even purchase, in realistic poses.



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/03/2018 :  2:17:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, In general the figures look good and give a sense of the look of the original photo. I agree they could be a little less neat and clean standing in that barren yard.
One thing: Why are more than half the kids looking down? Camera shy? sad? sun glare? Just got yelled at to stand still for the photo? Leave them for awhile and look again. Do what works for you.



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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 09/03/2018 :  11:44:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Bob! I'm just getting caught up here after my Nevada trip. Great work as usual. The kids look good. I think they're a good "fit" for the building. That coffee wagon is really neat!


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 09/04/2018 :  10:30:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A little re-positioning Bob', and a little dirt.
Might help. I think you are seeing a high class building and these kids just don't fit the bill in their current status.. Maybe a few less kids will get you the effect that is missing. Did you try a few adults? Where is the red headed mother'???



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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/05/2018 :  05:11:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys. I have mulled and mulled over this problem and the result of all my mulling is that
I am not happy with the figures. In the photo I posted they were NOT posed in any way, simply
set up in two lines for that photo. However, all you modelers know that if you are not happy with
some detail, and you don't change it, it will always bug you, no matter what. I have decided
to keep the figures and at some later time I can modify them a bit or dirty them up and add them
to the structure but for right now they seem to detract from what I want the structure to look like.

Now get this, my wife has informed me that she likes the building so much she wants me to put it
on top of a curio cabinet in the living room, another idea I am not fond of but I may have to comply.

Bob


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/05/2018 :  09:05:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Excellent job painting the figures. I agree with the general trend of the discussion here: the figures distract from your fine building. However, I think a couple little people standing on the porch in conversation might look good.

In any case, looks like you perhaps have a curious curio creation.

Mike


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