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  • Here are some "early stage" pix of a new 1/24th scale diorama project.

    It's a former small motel office (with the neon sign still out front)

    that's been converted into an antique/junk shop. The structure is just

    a basic framed building; the siding will be individual clapboards and

    board/batten construction:



    Here's the current state of the back wall. Most of this will be covered with floor-to-ceiling junk,

    but some of it will show:



    This is just a mock-up to get the feel of how it will look inside.

    Furniture is both scratchbuilt and 1/24th scale doll house stuff (

    refinsihed and weathered) with some home-made photo-etched parts,

    like the ivy and wire milk crates:



    One more close up before I leave. Once the interior stuff is permanently

    placed it'll get additional weathering far a more dusty, dank look.



    Thanks for looking.

    For a few more in-progress shots, you're invited to check out my Fotki album:

    http://public.fotki.com/khamilton/models/rainbow_motel/

    Regards,

    Ken Hamilton
    Ken Hamilton

    www.wildharemodels.com

    http://public.fotki.com/khamilton/models/

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    • Ken, your work never ceases to amaze me :up:

      Thanks for posting over here.
      In memory of Mike Chambers

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      • Some excellent scratchbuilt structures, I like many others have scratchbuilt from photos, and are lookalikes lmao

        Shamus


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        • Hi:

          Very nice work indeed.

          Karl S.

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          • A two holer:


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            • Bob, you gotta stop taking this hobby so seriously. I mean, lighten up and have some fun. Seriously, that's great. :up:

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              • Bob, Now I know why all my workers carry umbrellas.

                How about some Pennsy for all you people that only read the Gazette. This is my scatchbuilt HO Denholm Coal wharf, that served

                the 4 track mainline near Lewistown PA until 1956. During the height of operations,

                This facility could coal, water, sand and lubricate and clean the fire of a loco in less than 5 minutes.



                Nothing remains of the prototype today except two abutments and piles of coal in the weeds.



                The model was made with Atlas trusses, Plastruct H columns , Micro Eng. beams, styrene, and a bunch of other odds and ends.

                Chris

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                • Chris That is GREAT. It has the perfect affect.

                  "REAL" Outstanding work.
                  Vance

                  www.fsmtrees.com

                  www.trainsho.com

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                  • Chris, that is some great modeling! :up:
                    Bruce

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                    • Chris, excellent prototype modeling, what is the tan section in between the trusses?

                      Is it part of a hopper system?

                      Thanks for sharing the shots, Pat

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                      • Chris, fantastic scene. Thanks for the pictures.

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                        • I finished up most of the work on my On30 scale 96' trestle. Some detailing left to do yet.







                          Here it is in place....just a temp install so I can remove to scenic in back of it.





                          Working on a Crib log bridge now.

                          Here are a few close shots of logs for it.





                          Gonna be a rottin little bugger!



                          Here it is so far, I have a few more rows to build logs for and install.


                          Dave

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                          • Terrific model and a great scene Chris. That's not my Pennsy prejudice talking either - I mean it. You have a nice selection of PRR motive power in the scene, what models are they?

                            Dave, that's an impressive trestle. Nice bolt detail and weathering.

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

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                            • Dave,

                              All I can say is WOW! Not that's a modeling project. :up:
                              Bruce

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                              • Dave and Chris, great work.

                                Dave - I gotta ask: how long did that trestle take you?

                                Chris - I am a Pennsy. Where did you find your prototype information ... what did you build from?

                                Joe

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