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:bg: Hi All Freerailers

       Just adding pics of the most recent build. It is slightly modified "Jaks Industries " old resin kit. Might still be around but scarce. These kits were made of an early type resin. You may have seen them, brown in color and full of imperfections, not to mention warping. Got to say it was a challenge to get it to a point I was satisfied with. A whole lot of filling, filing, sanding, and heating to straighten. Can't truly say the instructions were anything to rave about either. Anyway here it is and please give me your opinions, otherwise I will continue to do what I've done getting the same results with no improvement.

















There is a few things that I am pleased with, various scatch built details. The signs from the large main sign that acually swings to the smallest oil cans and barrels, all found on the web. One points to a UFO crash site.Water in the tubs and buckets, hoses small and large, inner tubes to mention a few. See if you can find some of the period gas station items. Paper towels in there dispenser, air bell to signal gas jockey on duty. Much of these details will be used across the street at the Kempton Auto Repair. Hope you like it. All in all it was a satisfying build.

                                                                                    :) Clif K

 
P.S. This is O scale.
 

 

 

 

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Improvements? Hell, I think it looks great. Some of the little details (like the compressor) need painting, but the building looks just fine to me. When you ge4t it installed in a scene and get all the stuff located...it will surely make you smile. Keep at it, I love it!

                   Woodie

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Clif

Fix the one gas pump before it falls over and hurts somebody----and you have it nailed!


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I give it five out of five moosies. :moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:

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Always a fan of Sinclair. :old dude:  Sinclair started in Coffeeville Kansas & moved to Oklahoma. His method of locating oil was drilling where he found groves of Black Oak trees growing. The trees didn't have any thing to do with the oil,  Sinclair was  just simply one lucky dude. 
:wave:Great service station! Is the .28$ a gallon still good ?:)

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Cannot say i have ever worked with those older brown resin kits, i generally stay away from them. I think i looked at an old arkansaw valley of the toad suck cannery that had brown resin walls to represent stone.  You have done a good job assembling and weathering the diorama.

Only thing i would say is done wrong is the roof valley with corregated over top.    It should be felt tar paper or bent metal UNDER the shingles in the valley to funnel the rain downwards and not allow it to run up under the shingles.  This causes leaks and early roof failure.

Its actually a fairly common modelling mistake for some reason.

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:bg: You would remember it if you had. I may scrounge up a piece of scrap and post it. The reason for the roof tin application is as follows. The roof section are cast resin as is the rest of the kit. It has nice detail but was horribly warped. That is not a big problem with resin because it can be heated and reformed. Just be careful. The valleys on the roof do not even com close to matching. Evidence of this is look closely at pic 6. To the right of the Coke machine you can see a line starting there and going down. It ends up 1/4 " away from the next wall . I had to cut a slice off of another wall to get the corrugations to look right. Anyway the gaps on the roof are compound angles twice over. They start out close and angle away from each other in all directions. I could not even begin to fill it or grind down into the roof to lay down tin and relay the shingles. It was the best I could do and I won.t even tell you where the roof is not even there. It's visible if you saw all of the pics. If you had to work in this shop you would get seasick walking end to end.  I do have a fix for the gas pump lean and it involves a woman, a car. and a hill. Due to the era, no cell phone though. These are the things I like to here sometimes because it gives us all some fresh insight, but if persons start counting nuts and bolts, I will probably get out of joint.  Just remember some people may have style , but I got class. Just my opinion but I'm sticking to it.
                                                                             :) Clif K

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you have the resin kit as a primer............you might really enjoy building a second one in clapboard and various other materials.

mike

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Clif-you have one, what do you need another for?

                             Woodie

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Warped?! Aw heck, I say that adds to the Patina of "old" structures. I come across some buildings in small towns that would amaze you with the architectural of  "Time"warp!  :thumb:Character so to speak and Patina of aging

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and i hope that your pointing your 10 megapixel camera with zooooom at the architecture, saving it and then maybe posting some of what you think are the more interesting things to freerails.

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Nice job! Weathering looks great!

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Nice work Cliff!

How did you do the crinkle paint...I like it.  :pimp:

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 The paint is Distress Crackle Paint from Ranger Ink. I found it in one of the scrapbook stores my wife goes to. It is a one coat application. No need to add anything over it. The stuff is real thick and you would think it would just ruin any detail. The heavier coat you put on the more crackle you get. Go to Rangeink.com. There are some tips and techniques there and a color chart.
                                                          Clif K






http://www.rangerink.com/products/prod_paint_distresscrackle.htm

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 Here is another pic showing the paint. That is a 1/43 scale figure (out of focus closeup) but you can see the steel scale behind with a real heavy coat of paint on some 3/16s wide wood siding. All you need to do on this is run a blade down the groove.
                                                         Clif K

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Hmmmm,

Interesting.

I noticed they have a clear called rock candy......I wonder how that would look smeared on a vehicles windshield?

Maybe like shattered glass?

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That looks terrific Clif!

I think I need to get me some.....

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    Thanks for the idea. My wife had to make a trip to the scrapbook shop today, so I went along. I bought a bottle of the "Rock Candy". I have a junk pile from "Berkshire Valley" next to the gas station. So I tried the paint on the windows of the old car in the pile. Your idea works beautifully. Sorry I don't have a pic to show. The small crackle in the paint is a dead on match for the shattered window. Next is to try it on some building windows. Also found that they have some other products that have some great potential. One is a silver highlite paint for cards. Great raw steel unrusted. Got another one that has extremely fine flecks of metal in a rusted color. Great possibilities for rusty stuff with a little metal still showing. Trouble with all of this stuff is $5 Bucks a pop, of course what's not expensive except the dollar menu at Macs Lounge.

                                                                                       Clif K

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Awesome Clif.

If you could post a picture sometime I would really like to see how it turned out.

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AWESOME gas station Clif ! :bg:


:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:


Never seen this build before, great stuff !!


:cool:


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