After a very lengthy hiatus from modeling, I'm finally starting to get back into it a little.
Currently I'm trying to finish up the two incomplete projects I'd been working on before.
One of these is the Grizzly Bar saloon.
I last worked on this almost a year ago.
Here's where I left off:
Since then I've painted and weathered the upper portion to look like old wood with faded/peeled paint.
The corrugated metal was painted with two-part rust from Sophisticated Finishes.
I also put corrugated metal on the roof of the patio.
Signs were made by printing out the designs onto self-adhesive vinyl, which was then cut out as a stencil:
Because the roof has warped a little, I had to curve the lettering slightly:
The windows and doors were painted separately prior to installing the glass:
I added security bars to the patio door. These were made from styrene:
The building is now complete except for the lights and some interior details:
The other incomplete model that I'm trying to get finished is the power house for the Mineral Ridge mine and mill.
When I last worked on it, I had been in the middle of constructing the large diesel generator for the interior.
That part of the project is still on hold, but I'm currently working on finishing up the exterior of the structure.
Here's what it looked like when I left off:
I built two different smoke stacks for the building.
One is for the generator and one for the blacksmith's forge.
The generator stack is made of brass and has a conical cap:
The forge stack is a bit shorter and has a simpler design:
I also decided that the building really needed a pair of ventilation cupolas.
I built these out of 6mm Sintra, with styrene strips for the louvers.
Since I had already covered the roof with corrugated metal, I had to mount them to the metal with Dynaflex 230: