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 Posted: Wed Oct 31st, 2012 01:12 am
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Greetings from a "newbie" here!  As hinted in my intro post, I'm "dabbling" in 1/35 scale stuff for fun ... and, of course, quite familiar with Woodie's efforts to lead folks here into the darker dark side!   While Woodie seems to go gangbusters, filling much of Texas with crazy little trains, my projects tend to be ... er, um ... a little slower moving! :us:



Currently underway ... a 1/35 scale "Sammich Shop" (that's not entirely unlike a "Sandwich Shop" for those who rely on a translating program!) ... freelance in design, but drawing heavily on two prototypes.  The lower level is largely inspired by the design of this little shop here in Baltimore (which had lovely softshell crab sammiches during the summer!) ...




The upper level draws heavily from the top floor of "the old drug store" in St. Augustine, Florida ...



Here's a progress shot on the upper level.  This WILL get some curtains and such but there won't be any "interior" detail on the upper level ... so I thought maybe I stop the viewer's eye from going too far into that open window with ... some pie!



Baked from scratch!  Using "Magic Sculp" two-part putty ... similar to Milliput ... and quite nice for sculpting.



I had to go watch some ladies on the internet show how to make those fancy pie crusts!



Honestly!  This is what I do to relax. :Crazy:

And, as though that weren't silly enough ... "somebody" here on this end of the keyboard gets a kick out of using his dioramas (finished or otherwise!) for making storyboards and silly cartoons ...




The guy responsible for the pie heist is Curt Mudgeon ... Mr. Mudgeon is the grumbly, bumbling chief mechanic at Chambers Gas & Oil ... an unfinished 1/35 scale auto repair shop "across the street" from the sammich shop.  We'll get to that later ... maybe much later ... meanwhile, we'll see if we can finish up the sammich shop, so Mr. Mudgeon can finally have some lunch and focus on getting his repair shop together.

So, now you've been warned!  Silliness may occur here at any moment. :bg:




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That does it. I'm now officially moving up to 1/35 scale. Neat stuff!



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GIT IN DE KITCHEN AND FIX ME A SAMMICH! Simply wonderful work, that pie looks great even if it's less than a mouthfull! More, please...

Woodie



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Rather than try to catch up on the whole project all at once ... we'll just move inside, where work is currently underway.  Decided to borrow an idea from large-scale modeler Bob Santos and build the whole interior as a slide-out unit ... here's some initial prep & planning ...



Found a nice linoleum pattern on the web; stitched that together to print a single piece that would cover the whole floor.  The bay window will also get interior detail, but it won't slide out ... because that would really complicate construction of the windows there!  The white strip at the back edge of the linoleum is just a temporary spacer to make sure the floor slides under the section of side wall that stays inside the building when the interior is removed.



Interior partially slide out ...



This wall will be added to the removable section ...



Like so ...



Here's the removable interior ... um, well ... removed! :)  And, starting to play around a bit more with the interior fixtures & furnishings.



Will get into the details a bit more as time allows, but here's a preview of some more recent progress ...






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The structure itself is all scratchbuilt from styrene, wood and plaster bricks, etc ... but I'll make use of commercial castings as much as possible inside.  The Verlinden #888 kitchen set will provide some useful pieces ...



And the PlusModel #336 store set provides some useful pieces ...



Some "imagineering" on the sandwich-prep areas ... the counter from the PlusModel set was modified a bit to angle the corner ... which will compliment the angled entry way and provide the needed clearance for the front door.



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W C Greene wrote:
GIT IN DE KITCHEN AND FIX ME A SAMMICH! Simply wonderful work, that pie looks great even if it's less than a mouthfull! More, please...

Woodie

Mr. Mudgeon's sentiments exactly!  Got hold of some "Makins Clay" which is an air-dry alternative to Sculpey and plan to try that for some of the lunch meats, cheeses, etc ... first test:  1/35 scale potato chips! :)

And a glimpse of some "wall objects" underway.  Scratchbuilt frames from styrene, printed images on white decal film ... tons of little details will be needed to fill out this tiny shop.



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Great stuff, Dallas!

Keep going, and fun has to be part of what we do--or else we wouldn't be doing it (useless observation!)


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Thanks, Herb!  It's always a good thing when the hobby puts a :) on yer face!




The wash basin in the Verlinden kitchen set was a little too "rustic" for the cafe, so I took the longer counter -- which had a rather "wonky" top due to a defective casting -- and chopped the top off of that with a cut-off disk in a drill press.  BTW, the resin those guys use is nasty stuff, so if you do anything similar with their parts ... do it outside or in a garage, etc.



At left, the wash basin ... at right, the longer counter being modified to make a new sink.  Added styrene strip around the edges to allow a sink cavity, couple little drawers and that stupid little dummy drawer that you always find under the sink.



Surfed for pictures of old sinks (going for 1930s-40s vintage here) and decided to go with a laminated construction ... here are the larger pieces ...



Added some smaller bits, then flooded the whole top with styrene cement to "melt" the joints, create fillets and (hopefully) make it look like a one-piece cast top with enamel finish.  If you do the flooding-with-cement thing, be sure to let the assembly sit a good long time before handling ... and then wait a bit longer ... to avoid mushing the softened plastic or adding fingerprints, etc.



Ta-da ... vintage sink!  Faucets from the Verlinden bathroom set ... soap dispenser made by cutting/splicing some details in that same set ... coffee mug from styrene tube and wire.



Ready for installation!  If you ignore the fact that it REALLY could use a good dusting. :bang:

Next, we'll tackle that old wood/coal stove and see if we can bring it up to "code." L:




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A little more catching-up on the sammich shop interior ... I really like the clunky old stove in the Verlinden kitchen set, but it appears to be a coal- or wood-burning design ... so maybe we should retrofit it to burn gas along the lines of this photo found on Shorpy:
http://www.shorpy.com/node/6962

(Note to mods:  Shorpy allows you to repost the small-size pix for discussion, as long as you link back to the original!)



So, we'll start with this and see if we can rig up some gas fittings ...



I just hope it don't "blowed up!" :shocked:



There ya go ... "modernized." :)



It's not a tiny stove ... but it does have some tiny little pieces!



I found some clip-art patterns on the web and modified those to make decals.  The brownish ones ended up on the stove ... the blue ones are sized for the coffee grinder in the Verlinden set ... for anyone who might find these handy, the PNG file above should be 4x actual size needed.



Voila!  Modernized and gussied up a bit!  Ray Dunakin suggested nail polish for the claw feet ... can't believe I missed that detail. :) L: :us:

When I get a round tuit, I'll make an asbestos mat to go underneath the stove and some pressed tin panels to go on the wall behind it ...



Both Aber and Eduard make some handy photo-etch detail sets for 1/35 scale kitchen accessories ... but neither of those sets has a spatula, and we've gotta have some way of flippin' the burgers ... so it's time to get out some scrap brass and ye olde nippers ...



And while we're futzing around with silly little bits ... hey, look ... that little micro brush is the right size for a 1/35 scale bottle brush ... how convenient! :cool:



More to come ... as time allows!  Thanks for checking in.



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Nope.... I'm never making a 1/35 scale spatula. That's just crazy.... Very nice stuff, Dallas.

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