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  • Late Choices Challenge Completion

    I'm starting a new thread to show the completed building that I built for the Choices Challenge http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=44211 . I'm two and a half months late because of a bunch of distractions – I'm really good at excuses, if you'd like to hear some.

    I was going to start with the Muir Models Atlantic Plastics kit, but as I looked at it, I saw it was too small to be a respectable lineside industry. I liked the lines and used that as the basis for my design (and the inspiration for the color).





    The kit building is 40' long and mine is 76'. I used the same basic width, but I added two additions to the back to make it look more interesting.

    Here's how mine turned out.











    It's going to be a brewery, but I haven't decided on a name yet, so the signs will be added later.

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

  • #2
    George, that looks great!

    And as they say, better late than never at all.

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    • #3
      That looks very good indeed, George. A big improvement over the original kit.
      Bruce

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      • #4
        Looks fabulous, George. I love the added additions out back. Are you going to add a touch of light weathering on the walls or will you have the structure appear more newly built? The weathering on the roof looks great. I really like the blue choice of colour as well. Looking forward to seeing the signage too! :up: :up:
        Mike Hamer

        Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

        http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca

        http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca

        http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

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        • #5
          George, that looks bluetiful!

          So much better looking than the original design, which inspired you.

          Greg Shinnie

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          • #6
            Thanks for the nice comments, guys.

            Mike, the walls are a little faded - it doesn't show up in the pictures. I'm leaving them like this, since I have other buildings with more weathering and I'm going to want some variety.

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

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            • #7
              Wow George, that is wayyyyyyyyyyyy better than the kit! Love the additions and the color looks sharp also. :up:

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              • #8
                Thanks, Mike.

                I used LED's for lighting. Here's how she looks with the lights on.



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

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                • #9
                  VERY nice George, I LIKE it. I especially like your lighting.

                  Regards, Vic B.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks, Vic. I learned a few things on lighting this building that I'll use on future projects.

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

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                    • #11
                      Super nice job George! What scale is it? Brewery? Looks like a great candidate for 'Duff' beer, Homer Simpson's favorite.

                      Jim
                      Take the red pill

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                      • #12
                        Thanks, Jim. It's HO scale. I'm working with a couple of ideas for a name, I'll have to look at Duff Beer.

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

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                        • #13
                          Here's a link to a bunch of logos for this 'imaginary' beer.

                          https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...74.A4ScMkYDQfI

                          Jim
                          Take the red pill

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                          • #14
                            You've turned the initial kit into a rather impressive building, George. And a beautiful deep blue...

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for your comments, Frederic, particularly the one about the color. My wife's first comment when seeing the building was, "why did you paint it blue?"

                              Jim, I did a search for "Duff Beer" when I read your comment and found the pictures. I'm not a Bart Simpson fan, so I didn't know about the beer nor did I realize it was being brewed. I grew up in Pittsburgh, where Old Frothingslosh was the whimsical beer and I think I'll be going with it. https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...hingslosh+beer

                              Here's an Athern reefer I did many years ago using Clover House dry transfers.



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

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