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  • Allnut's Boat & Bait diorama - 2022 Renewal Challenge

    I did an O scale scratchbuild back in 2019 as part of the annual Forum challenge.
    I only detailed the structure build in the challenge thread, not separately. The structure was to sit on a small waterfront dock, but I never got around to building that.
    For this years 2022 Challenge, I am now building the dock and a fully detailed diorama, including a water base & lobster boat.
    It’s a scratchbuilt, reversed version of a FOS scale kit, called Neptunes Boat & Bait. Mine is called Allnut’s, named after the Humphrey Bogart character in the African Queen, because I’m a big Bogart fan.
    So here’s just a quick re-hash of how I did the structure. Windows are Tichy, the door is from Grandtline. Siding is Northeast Lumber, over a matboard sub structure. The larger boards are balsa.

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    I scratchbuilt these side windows from styrene
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    The roof is styrene corrugated tin sheet suitably painted & weathered.
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    So here's how the structure turned out.
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    Since these shots were taken, I narrowed the left side extension a bit, and made the metal door slightly smaller, for a better result.
    Regards Rob

    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

    My current build.

    https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

  • #2
    OK I've made a start on the dock, as part of the 2022 Challenge. I'm using a piece of 3mm MDF for the base, which will have planks glued to it.
    All the pylon holes are drilled, and the pylons cut to length.
    All my building are hollow and removable, so I've made a frame that the structure will fit snuggly over.
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    Regards Rob

    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

    My current build.

    https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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    • #3
      I've got all the planking done. Just used coffee stir sticks. I get these for $3 for a pack of 80, so does a lot of projects. I think they're made from pine.
      Glued down with Titebond wood glue.
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      I will need to add a couple more rows to the front, but will be open framing rafters, rather than MD underneath to give a slight see through look between the gaps in the planks
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      Regards Rob

      Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

      My current build.

      https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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      • #4
        That made a nice looking dock. You got to love those coffee sticks. I cant model without them.
        I see you have a lamp over the entrance, will this be a lighted structure?
        Last edited by desertdrover; 1 week ago.


        Louis
        Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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        • #5
          Rob,
          That dock really stirs my desire to build a dock myself. All kidding aside, looks good. Like the original structure.

          Scott

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          • #6
            Thanks Louis. At the moment the light is just a dummy, but I will probably add a LED, as I do want lights on all my structures.
            Will probably add a lamp somewhere on the dock too.

            Scott, thanks for looking in. Go ahead and get some sticks. They're certainly an alternative to the more expensive bass wood, and more robust than balsa, for what I'm doing.
            Regards Rob

            Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

            My current build.

            https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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            • #7
              Doing an MDF base with the holes drilled in it, is a far easier method than my previous efforts at doing a wharf.
              So I've now got all the pylons in place. These were distressed with a rasp first. Then used a set square to get them nice and straight.

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              I then added the rafters and bearers. Here you can see the two extra rows of decking without the MDF underneath, to give a thinner profile at the front

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              Regards Rob

              Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

              My current build.

              https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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              • #8
                Looking good. Nice idea on the pylons, Rob.
                Bruce

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                • #9
                  Well done, Rob. I like your idea of the sturdy MDF base and how you disguised it.

                  Mike
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                  Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                  • #10
                    I also posted in the challenge thread. Outstanding job with your dock/deck.


                    Louis
                    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                    • #11
                      That building looks great!

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Bruce, Mike, Louis & Ray.
                        Yep, some manufacturers supply pre drilled bases with their kits, so that's where I got the idea from, but if showing the front of the deck timbers, the way I've done it gives that thin profile.
                        Just a bit of logical engineering.

                        Ray, yep, I can't take credit for the design. I'd seen some pictures of this when I started building it in 2019. Didn't know it was a FOS kit till later.
                        Doug Foscale does great structures. I especially like his big one off limited edition HO kits.
                        Regards Rob

                        Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                        My current build.

                        https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                        • #13
                          I have to add a lot of cross bracing, but have found in the past that it gets in the way when trying to paint the underside.
                          So I've painted the bottom first before I add the cross bracing. Much easier to get in between all the joists. Just a muddy grey I mixed up then some browns etc dry-brushed on.

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                          And while I was in a painting mood, I did the top of the deck too. This was done more with washes of black, greys & browns, so the look wasn't so monochrome.
                          And has to keep wiping off and reapplying thin coats till I was happy.
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                          I also need to add some taller pylons to the right side, which will protrude above the deck, and have a handrail attached.
                          So here they are painted and weathered. All done with a sponge.
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                          Regards Rob

                          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                          My current build.

                          https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                          • #14
                            Looking good Rob.
                            Carl

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                            • #15
                              Nice progress Rob with your pylons. Are you planning on placing barnacles at the base of your pylons?


                              Louis
                              Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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