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Bill Gill
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Posted - 11/17/2018 :  08:28:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now... about that chimney bricks on a wooden trestle business. What could possibly go wrong with that? Pete in Michigan

Yeah why worry about that when here are some other prototype examples :)
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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/18/2018 :  07:34:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bill, I don't know how you always seem to be able to come up with some great photos, but you do.

Well, the dry transfer letters still have not arrived. I have been playing with the start
of the interior. Sorry, I did not get as many photos as I should have but here goes.

I wanted to start on the back wall. Remember, I said there is a back room and this is the
wall that separated that room from the rest of the store. That room will not be detailed as it
will never be seen but I do have to leave some room for it in the model.

The other problem I have is that this is actually a small drugstore, I will have to
fight to get the stuff into it that I want. First, I searched the web and found this wall
from a vintage drugstore.



That photo is not from exactly straight on so I fixed it up as much as I could.




I printed it out in as close to 1/24 scale as I could judge, there is nothing in it I could
measure. This presented the next problem, although I would like to have that as the
back wall, I have to cut it down to fit and I also have to leave room for a door.

More later,

Bob



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Pennman
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Posted - 11/18/2018 :  07:45:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just getting back to your build again Bob. Looking forward to seeing more of your excellent work.
Rich



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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/18/2018 :  07:57:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I decided I could use the two center areas defined by the columns. I figured they would fit
leaving room for a doorway. I printed two copies of the photo on card stock and then cut one of
them vertically through column 1 and column 3. I trimmed the remaining photo top so it
would fit in the model and glued it to a piece of foam core leaving room for the door
on the right. Instead of painting I made the following additions with cherry which I will
later coat with either gloss or semi gloss clear. I think that will look more like old
varnished wood.

To add more of a 3-D look I overlaid each shelf in the photo with a strip of cherry. I
made a small counter top from several layers of black card and glued that to the photo
too. I picked an area I liked and cut a section of the bottom drawers from the second
photo and glued them in place with scrap wood backing to bring them out to the counter
edge. Then I cut out the three columns from the photo, glued them to thin cherry, trimmed
them and glued them to the shelves.

I still have some detail work to do but here's what that wall looks like so far.



Bob


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Ensign
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Posted - 11/18/2018 :  08:40:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, that 3-D cabinet/shelf looks great!
Nice bit of work piecing all of that together.

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Guff
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Posted - 11/18/2018 :  08:46:37 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Bob,
I agree with Greg. The display will look great in the building!
Dave


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/18/2018 :  08:48:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pretty clever, Bob.


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 11/18/2018 :  10:09:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice, Bob! Very nicely done.

Pete
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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 11/18/2018 :  11:24:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob that is really awesome!!

Jerry

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 11/18/2018 :  4:28:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your pharmacy wall...deep, man, deep. It looks believable out in the open, so it'll look great inside.


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Terrell
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Posted - 11/18/2018 :  4:35:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great, Bob !!

The stars must be aligned, I did something similar in my grocery yesterday.


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Carl B
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Posted - 11/18/2018 :  7:26:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Excellent idea and execution!


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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/19/2018 :  05:46:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, all of you. I still want to add a few things on the counter top like a few bottles
and maybe some fancy beads as containers to help with the 3-D effect. I think Bill is right. it
will look even better when viewed only through the store windows.

I apologize if I have fallen back on posting to other builds, I have not been receiving
emails when someone posts to my build or any build I have subscribed to.

Bob


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Edited by - sgtbob on 11/19/2018 05:49:38 AM

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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/19/2018 :  1:30:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here is the back wall as it will be installed. I have some nice little nails with shiny round
brass heads that I was going to use to enhance the knobs on the lower drawers but this whole
unit will be behind Mr Alessi's counter and not be visible so I didn't do it..




Bob



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 11/19/2018 :  2:05:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, that entire shelf, cabinet and door, look completely real. That is one beautiful job'..


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