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    It's not quite done yet. The loading dock and exhaust system are just standing there. They'll probably be attached when it goes down onto the module. I mainly took these photos so I could find mistakes

    In any case, here's my latest project (yes, it's scrach-built)...





















    I think I'll name this after a forum mod we all know and love.

    --Rich
    --Rich

  • #2
    It looks wonderfull Rich, I love the brick with the patches, the wood adition and the concrete dock, excellent work all around.

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    • #3
      Rich,

      Outstanding, I really like how the lean to building wraps around the other building.

      The brick work look great too.

      Would you mind explaining your roof techniques on the lean too portion of the structure. The roof has a nice weathered looked to to it.


      Very nice work :up: :up:

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      • #4
        What a great building! Looks like the owner is opening up the office windows to let in some fresh springtime air, too.

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        • #5
          Rich,

          That is a great structure, with something of interest to see from every angle. :up:
          Bruce

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          • #6
            That's a good looking little structure, Rich. :up: The stucco and brickwork are nicely done, and all of the various components work really well together visually.

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            • #7
              Rich,

              Nice design and fine modeling. :up: I'd like to hear more about how it was built.

              George
              The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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              • #8
                That's a beautiful model, Rich!

                All the different additions & various construction materials give it the look of a building that has seena a lot of use!

                Great job!

                8D :up: :up: 8D
                -Drew-



                "Life is all the stuff that happened while you were making other plans."

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                • #9
                  WOW! Thanks guys I appreciate the kudos.

                  Tim (trussman) the roofing material is lightweight (aka cheap) construction paper. I take a full sheet and streak it with paint & chalk. I usually have a few sheets already prepared hanging around. When I need it, I cut it into approximately 25 foot lengths, 2-1/2 to 3 feet wide, though I do use shorter sections just as a real roofer would. I apply it from the bottom up. Once it's on, I streak it a bit with various Bragdon powders.

                  --Rich
                  --Rich

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                  • #10
                    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                    • #11
                      I've always had a soft spot for small industrial buildings with lots of character . I really like the brick/stucco work , swayback roof and window treatment on your shop .

                      Nice work .

                      Terry

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Ralph.

                        Terry I'm in your camp. I sorta pulled this design out of memories of visiting and seeing photos of these structures. Thanks for the complements.

                        --Rich
                        --Rich

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                        • #13
                          OK George you asked for it....

                          First off the whole concept just sort of grew. I decided that Ed Fulasz's Cranberry Warehouse was a bit too large for the site on the Free-mo module I'm building and I needed something that didn't loom but had a more stepped back profile. So I had a footprint and a bin of stuff and it just grew from there.

                          Size-wise it's a small building. The main part of the structure is 3" x 4" over all it measures about 7" x 5".

                          The main structure is made from two brick walls from Downtown Deco. Last summer I purchased a bunch of discards from Randy Pepprock (owner of Downtown Deco) that he had for cheap money. These are from that tub so don't ask which kit, I have no idea - I just cut a couple of walls up.

                          The other two stucco walls are Bristol board. The cornice is built-up from scraps of wood from a Micro-Mark bag then covered in stucco. The main roof is braced cereal box cardboard (it might be a Cheez-It box ) and surfaced with N-scale ballast. The fine rooftop skylight is from Surrey Custom Models.

                          The loading dock roof is completely scratch built with cereal box cardboard, stripwood, Campbell's metal roofing, and wire. The sheet metal roofing has been weathered with paint & Bragdon powders. The loading dock is a resin cast also from Surrey Custom Models. It was painted with aged concrete and hit with some A&I. I should mention that Karl (wrongsideofthetracks) owner of Surrey Custom Models, does time here on RRL, has a great bunch of details that you shouldn't pass up.

                          The wood walls and windows are from a Bar Mills 1-Kit, as is the loading dock door. The roof is more cereal box cardboard but this time it's covered with construction paper roofing material that's been weathered with paint & Bragdon powders.

                          The exhaust motor and ductwork come from a bag of Walthers ladders and wall vents I had in the details bin. They have been adapted and modified a bit. Again hit with paint & Bragdon powders.

                          And lastly, before anyone asks, the stucco is good 'ol DecoArt Sandstone (available at your local Michaels). In order to get that texture it's been applied using a palette knife. Painted with Apple Barrel Antique White then A&I'ed.

                          There you have it.

                          --Rich
                          --Rich

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                          • #14
                            Rich,

                            Very nice work all around. The building really looks like it's been around the block once or twice, and still has plenty of life down the road.

                            The masonry structure and the loading dock, look like they are scratch-formed. The dock, especially has the look of having been poured into individually boarded forms, that bare the imprints, that I really like.

                            Also love the window blinds. I only wish we had gotten to see the various steps of the construction process. Hopefully, we'll get to see further updates of how it is landscaped and detailed.

                            Steve O'

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                            • #15
                              Rich, most excellent! :up: :up: :up: And thanks for the great tutorial, too...

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