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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...

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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.

Mike

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Dallas, You be da man!!!

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Yep-if I made stuff like that for interiors, I might find ants and gekkos making lunch and setting fire to the styrofoam walls.
Fantastic stuff, Dallas.

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Thanks guys!  Here's another bit of catch-up that brings us pretty close to the current state of things ... some Verlinden cans and boxes, Reality-in-Scale cans and various labels to make up some little groceries  to tuck into the corners of the shop here and there ... and super-jumbo Costco size bottle of liquid cement! :)



Got a neat set of 1/35 kitchen details from Eduard that includes some pre-finished photo-etched dishes ... so I thought it would be neat to make a little rack like this ...



A few big pieces of styrene and a LOT of little pieces -- ugh! :P



So we're pretty much at this point now.  Next up:
-- Paint the dish shelf and load 'er up ...
-- Make an asbestos mat to go under the stove ...
-- And some pressed tin panels to go behind the stove ...
-- Finish up the range hood and billyuns and billyuns of other little things ... that's all! :bg:

Latest progress:  I finally re-hung some 1:1 scale shelving in the utility closet after having the water heater replaced (er, some time ago) ... so it may be possible to sort out some of the piles of kits, parts and other crap that are all over the place ... and that might actually help with finding a few handy modeling bits.  We shall see! ???

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Dallas,

In this months issue of Pingame Journal is an article about a guy that built a pinball arcade for his O scale railroad. Its complete with neon signs and several pinball machines. Its very cool and when I saw it I immediately thought of your sammich shop. You should check it out. I'd scan it and post pictures here but I'm afraid I'd be violating someone's copyright if I did.

Mike

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Dallas-All I can add is that the fellow in the photos doesn't look like a cook...unless he's a logging camp cook.
Pick Pick Pick...

I love your stuff!
Woodie-now I know what to do with Grandt Line "wingnuts"...

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W C Greene wrote: Dallas-All I can add is that the fellow in the photos doesn't look like a cook...unless he's a logging camp cook.
Pick Pick Pick...

I love your stuff!
Woodie-now I know what to do with Grandt Line "wingnuts"...

I can't remember if I've mentioned this here ... but ALL comments & criticism are absolutely welcome!  In fact, criticism is highly valued on this end -- always appreciate that. 

With that said ... THANK YOU ... and you're absolutely right.  That guy shown in the previous photos is Curt Mudgeon, bumbling mechanic from the 1/35 auto repair shop across the street, who keeps coming in to see if he can get a dang sammich yet.  Thanks for mentioning that ... and any other "concerns" that might pop up. :apl:

Also, good eye on the wing nuts (used on the stove valves) ... those are actually from Bronco Models, who make several different types of injection-molded wing nuts for 1/35 scale.



We've got another guy in an apron awaiting assembly and paint to actually stand behind the counter!   This is another figure from MK35 Editions in France -- F143 Coffee House Owner.   I have a feeling that "Sal" will lose the tray, get his arms repositioned a bit and turn out to be a bit of a "character."  ;)

For those interested, MK35 has some rather nice 1940s-era civilian figures:  http://www.MK35.com

I've ordered some direct from them, from Fields-of-Glory Models in the UK and from RJProducts.com in the US.  They also have 1/43 scale figures, but I've only seen those on their web site.

Now, back to Curt Mudgeon's quest for a sammich ...




Mike -- The arcade sounds like fun!  Maybe we can get some of the players to come over to the sammich shop for sodas & ice cream when they take a break. :)

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Dallas- you have put fun into this thing...thank you! A most enjoyable romp through the annals of the sammich shop which I hope will continue for a long time. And thanks for the link to that cool MK35 site. Although it is most all Euro style, much can be adapted or as I do...perverted.

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W C Greene wrote: Dallas- you have put fun into this thing...thank you! A most enjoyable romp through the annals of the sammich shop which I hope will continue for a long time. And thanks for the link to that cool MK35 site. Although it is most all Euro style, much can be adapted or as I do...perverted.

Woodie

The sculpting on the MK35 figures -- especially the faces -- is top-notch (IMO) and they do have a lot of "civilian" figures from WWII era.  As you've noticed, they tend to be French and there can be a few more berets and scarves and such than you might like, but that part can be easily fixed!  (I'm leaving the beret on the sammich shop guy -- he'll be fun!)



In response to the proposed chat about 1/35 modeling ... I thought y'all might get a kick out of what happens when a 1/35 scale dude builds 1/20 scale airplane models ... (I'll save you the trouble of doing the math, that's 1:700 scale!) :)



Don't miss that bit where he says "working in larger scales makes things easier" ... classic! :)










BTW, these panels show Mr. Mudgeon in the garage, which is his "natural habitat" ...



Mr. Mudgeon is from MK35 Editions ... and I have a bunch more of their male civilian figures, which look great.  They only have a couple of female figures, which don't look as promising.  Millie (shown above) is from MasterBox Limited ... her floral dress was an experiment in miniature impressionist painting, and this is a conversation that soon followed! :)

Here's a link to a thread with lots of links to 1/35 (and larger) civilian figures:
http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=1401.0

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Dallas, I sure am glad that RLF was down! Your humor is a breath of fresh soft coal smoke.

Now tell me that Camel flies!

Keep it up Bud!

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A 1:35 scale airplane modeler after my own heart! Now that's really cool, Dallas. I'm smiling ear to ear.

Mike

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Simply amazing! 1/35 wall outlets and switch plates.. just amazing.

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Thanks, Shawn!  The (very unfinished) 1/35 garage has full "electrizical" service ...



Including cords with tiny little plugs ... well, no prongs on this one, cuz it gets stuck into an outlet ... L:



Some of the tools need to be painted ... but at least they're plugged in! :cool:



Of course, there's always some little leftover bit to leave you wondering. L:

Well, we'll get back to the garage at some point ...


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Meanwhile, back in the sammich shop ... Eduard (http://www.Eduard.cz) makes a nice set of PRE-FINISHED photo-etchen kitchen details in 1/35 scale.  (How freakin' convenient!) :)  BTW, they also make a set of pre-finished PE flowers ... and those may or may not prove to have the right look ... but that set has pre-finished 1/35 scale butterflies!  Have that set tucked away for future use in the courtyard outside the shop. :thumb:

Oh, and I got the Eduard set from Lucky Model in Japan, because the price is right and they have free shipping on some of the PE items:
http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=36185

(Fairly certain that Santa will be ordering a Mini-Art Gaz AA  truck from them so Mr. Mudgeon can have a tow truck one day ... their price with shipping is cheaper than most places before shipping.)



The glare from the unfinished stainless makes it hard to see some of the details in the overall shot ... but this close-up gives a good idea of the nice finishes on the little plates (which, of course, like an idiot I'll end up refinishing to make one unified set.) :doh:



1/35 scale cheese graters ... whoddathunk?



Wooden spoons ... coasters/trivets ...knives with extra bits to add shape to the handles ... and a few pieces, like frying pans, that are just way TOO FLAT!



Which brings us all the way around to our not-too-glamorous work-in-progress pix for today! :)  Playing with the arrangement of some bits to hang from the bottom of the dish shelf ...



Used a "giant" hammer, some various pieces of styrene rod and some pressed paper board (Task Board) under the pieces and literally POUNDED some shape into the frying pans. Cut the points off a bunch of round toothpicks and used a bunch of those to pound some depth into each of the little muffin tin openings ... toothpick only lasts for one or two muffins!    Then ya gotta turn it over and straighten out the hole thing with fingers, steel rule, etc. Looks like this effort along with a little shading with some paints/inks will give enough depth/shape to these items ...

Stay tuned ... but don't hold yer breath or you'll pass out! :mex:

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HOLY S$%&^!!!!! And many believe I am crazy!

When's dinner, Dallas?
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Not hard to imagine a little place like this having a mish-mash of plates from different sets as found in the Eduard PE set ... but that seemed a little too distracting for this background stuff ... so the plates all got repainted and decaled in a traditional, boring cafe pattern!



Brushed Vallejo mat varnish onto the surfaces where the plates would sit/touch the rack ... it acts as an adhesive, but completely "disappears" (clear & flat). But, it doesn't set very quickly, so ya gotta be a little careful to get things where ya want 'em and not bump 'em too much while working.



Still have to add the smaller plates on the lower shelf ... but will leave some open space so y'all can decide if it's half full or half empty.



The place is ever-so-slowly fillin' up!  The stove backsplash will be replaced with pressed tin panels ... as soon as we can find a scale hardware store that carries them! :bg:

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Hey Dallas - that kitchen looks great! I'm still thinking about your backsplash at the range - to duplicate the stamped tin, you might be able to use thin K&S aluminum sheets - they're 4"x10"'x.016". You can score a pattern with your xacto, then randomly sand with some fine grit sand paper. I use those foam sanding blocks - if you sand in a random pattern, you can get a uniform, dull coat. I use this for lots of parts - painted, and sanded finish

I'm also really waiting to see what you do when you get back into the auto shop! The sneak peak above makes me wonder what you're up to

Cheers,

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Dallas,

if you need more bottle brushes in 1:35, they are commercially available, from .016" diameter up to .060"... they call it "interdental brushes" :bg:

http://www2.tepe.com/us/products/interdental-brushes/

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Thanks Michael! I showed my Dear-old-Dad some of the recent pix, and he gave me some of those brushes ... they'd work well in 1:24 or larger, but the little one I made works better for 1:35. They'd also make nifty little table-top Christmas trees in smaller scale! :)

Meanwhile, I've had some extra work to do caring for the folks this week ... catching up on business stuff now and looking forward to the next modeling break ...

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Dallas-one little thing...the clean plates in the sink (shown above) seem to need some bacon & eggs, chicken fried steak & taters...residue. Ya gots to have some dirty plates in the sink! Imagine some 1:35 left over dinners!

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Woodie -- Yer right again! And, once again, we're on the same wavelength (scary, eh?) ... that snap was just a scattering of all the "clean" dishes before filling the dish rack ... once that's done and some leftovers are selected to "go dirty" ... well, they'll get dirty! Thanks! :)

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Dallas:

Fantastic modeling work - I really enjoy seeing your model come together. More, please!

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Thank you! That sounds like a good line to keep in mind with Thanksgiving coming up ("More, please!") :) ... trying to hustle up some work before the holiday and definitely looking forward to a modeling break before too long! ("Soon, please!" -- I hope!) :bg:

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Dallas,

Master Box are bring out more lady folk in their new "Women of WW2 set:
http://www.mbltd.info/35148.htm

These look very nice.
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Geoff

Took a look at their site, lots of really nice stuff, but can't find any prices even when I went to a local dealers site.

For the amount of detail, I expect that the prices are high--but how high are they?

I know that you use Aust $--but easy to convert.

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I checked the new figures out also, I will be getting some. My problem is that the ladies seem way too nice for such a funky place as Mogollon. Maybe if I put some boots on them and got rid of the nice hats? I imagine that SQUADRON will have these, if not then my old buddy J. Sullivan will be able to find them. He is good about that.

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Thanks, Geoff!  I saw that announcement and look forward to the release of these figures.  The Masterbox figures can be a little "fiddly" to get the bodies assembled neatly (and then some putty is required) ... but they're inexpensive and the facial detail is good ... as well as overall proportions, hands, etc.

"Miss Millie" (shown above with old Curt Mudgeon) came from a Masterbox set ...



Millie came from the set shown above (and linked below), which includes four figures and sells for about $10 + shipping from a discounter ...

Herb -- The Masterbox kits are widely available and inexpensive as figures go.  I've made a number of purchases from the Scale Hobbyist site ... discount prices and generally reasonable shipping:

http://www.scalehobbyist.com/catagories/Scale_Figures/MBL00003514/product.php?kw=celebration



Woodie -- Perhaps you'd like to see how the hombres would fair against some machine gun girls?  I've been participating in a thread over on the FSRR where we've collected info on various 1/35 CIVILIAN figures and 1/35 FEMALE figures (ranging from naughty to nice) ... have a look thru all the pages when you get a chance:

http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=1401.0

(Note:  Technically the thread is "1/35 and larger" ... so watch out for the 1/24 scale Amazon women and choose carefully!) :)


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Dallas-look what those Master Box ladies are up to now:




Yep, they work at the Gila Hotel and are there day & night. I do like the girls with guns, they would fit in nicely also.

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This is GREAT!. Congrats!!!:glad:

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Top totty !

Good to see some 1:35 figs. without tin-hats !

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Well, somebody was waaaaayyyy overdue for a personal modeling break ... so, tonight I made a nice, safe asbestos mat to put under that big clunky stove ... and a tin backsplash to keep the crap ... er, grease & stuff ... off the wall. You can see all the irregularities in the homemade tin when you look this close ...



But, I think that once all the "foreground" stuff shapes up, it will become "just" a background texture as intended. Think I'm gonna cut the height down by about a row ... and, in case it isn't incredibly obvious ... everything's kinda jury-rigged and crooked and stuff at this point! :)

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OK Dallas--no fair teasin us!

Did you emboss the "tin" one block at a time?

And the master?


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That is the best looking blue wall paper I've ever seen, Dallas.... Just fun in' ya. That tin looks great.

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Herb Kephart wrote: OK Dallas--no fair teasin us!

Did you emboss the "tin" one block at a time?

And the master?  Herb

Well, Herb ... the sad fact is ... I shot a whole raft of progress photos without ... read that again, I said WITHOUT ... a memory card in the camera! :dope:  (Stupid Nikon will tell me if the memory card is "locked" ... but it just shoots away in "demo mode" without a card.) :doh:

So ... basically ... it was all done in one sheet:
-- Tape some aluminum foil (shiny side up) to a nice clean cutting mat (new one without any burrs, gashes that will mar the embossing) ... (you want the shiny side up for embossing, so your finished product is on the dull side)
-- Draw out the basic grid lines with a light color pencil on some very THIN paper.  Used light blue or something, so you can "see" where you end up tracing over it.
-- Tape the paper over the foil ... trace the lines with a fine-tip mechanical pencil ... making lines, boxes, whatever depending on the design ... circle template to make the little circles ... clear straight edge for the diagonals ... and voila!

On earlier tests, I tried using a fine-tip Sharpee to mark the grids on the back of the foil and then a pencil directly on the foil for the embossing ... the embossing comes out much sharper/bolder that way ...

Doing it with the thin paper seems to have some advantages:  the pencil tip doesn't catch/tear the foil ... and it produces a more muted embossing, which I think looks better here ... L:

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Nice 'gas-taps' !!!

Boy theys teeeeny !

Nice.

Cheers

Si.

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Well, with all the recent "kitchen improvement" spammers trying to reach us on the forum here, I thought I'd make a little update from my own can of Spam! :)  After making the wider tin back-spash, the original Verlinden hood seemed like a bit of a mismatch (too narrow and odd shape) ... so I started scratching my head and figuring out how to make a hood like this ... got into all sorts of complicated vacuum-forming and heat-forming ideas until it occurred to me that I could simply build the shape if I had some hollow quarter round ...


So, I took a piece of styrene tubing of the desired diameter ... cut some squares to match the diameter ... marked the center lines on those and glued those to the tubing ... then scribed the tubing to be cut in quarters and cut it in half.   (The squares kept the tubing from turning while going thru the saw ... which, in this case, was a cut-off wheel mounted in a Dremel drill press.)


Mitered the joints after the tubing was cut in half, but before it was cut into quarters ...


Used this carefully-designed high-tech fixture to support the pieces while cutting them into quarters. :)


Stuck the pieces together and used some styrene sheet to fill in the center ...


There's the basic shape ... and the re-painted back splash.  (Previous coloring effort wasn't photographing well.)


Added some styrene trim and some HO window fans from http://www.VectorCut.com to make 1/35 scale ventilators ... (no grease filters, definite fire hazard!) :dope:  Also, some photo-etched letters from Royal Model.


Some preliminary paint work and test fitting ... still have to do some trim paint, etc ... More updates soon ... meanwhile, there's some scale-modeling kitchen Spam for ya! (_!_) :bg:

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Yummy!




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As a kid one time a friend asked me if I wanted to stay at his house for dinner. They were having pizza! Heck yes, I said and mom said OK too. Then we sat down to home made pizza with spam on top. Yuck...

I do like the hood however, Dallas. Very nice.

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mwiz64 wrote: As a kid one time a friend asked me if I wanted to stay at his house for dinner. They were having pizza! Heck yes, I said and mom said OK too. Then we sat down to home made pizza with spam on top. Yuck...
This world is a strange ... and sometimes very cruel place ... glad you survived!  (It seems so "obvious" that Spam pizza is just wrong ... and yet ...)

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Time for some more nuttiness! :Crazy:

Felt like this space between the clock and shelf needed some sort of tall, skinny detail ... but what should it be?



Wait, I know! :!:



Better test that sucker and make sure it kills scale flies! :)



For now, we'll just stick it to the wall with some poster tack (and/or fly guts!) in some easy-to-reach place ... and we'll worry about hammering a scale nail into that back wall later .... :)

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Dallas.
The thing I like most (apart from this very cool kitchen)is the way you come up with neat ways of making things. The cutting of the tube for the corners of the hood etc. Very inventive.
Have fun searching for flies for that neat fly swat.
Great stuff.
Rod.

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Talk to somebody at the NSA, probably they have functional scale flies already. Jose.

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How much liquid nitrogen to you use a month for the microscope !

OK the fly SWAT is there...

...how about a can of SPAM ?

Cheers

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Si. wrote: OK the fly SWAT is there...No sissy fly swats here. Old trusty 12 ga loaded with coarse grained salt. Won’t kill you, but you will not forget either (hint: wear something metal over your caboose)..... Jose.

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QUICK ! ...

... eat that Spam FASTER ! ...

... we need the tins for armour-plating !

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And Dallas, when you get to adding a mouse/rat coming out the hole, Verlinden does make a kit with about 6 or 7 rats in various poses. Wonder how a rat poses?

Excellent detailing, I can even smell the bacon sizzling.
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Planning to add an old high-boy style fridge against that wall with the mouse hole ... and a mouse-trap scene underneath ... (who details under the fridge?) :)



W C Greene wrote: And Dallas, when you get to adding a mouse/rat coming out the hole, Verlinden does make a kit with about 6 or 7 rats in various poses. Wonder how a rat poses?  Woodie
Think we'll try to avoid the big, ugly rats here and go for some cute little mice from a Mantis 1/35 animal set ...

In close-up, the mouse trap appears a wee-bit crude and oversized, but ...



It's really freakin' tiny & I had a helluva time setting it! :)



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I KNEW you had it all covered!

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W C Greene wrote: And Dallas, when you get to adding a mouse/rat coming out the hole, Verlinden does make a kit with about 6 or 7 rats in various poses. Wonder how a rat poses?

Excellent detailing, I can even smell the bacon sizzling.
Woodie
Careful with what you wish, you may get it!. Jose.

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Hi Dallas

Is that 'real' cheese ...
... or 1:35 'faux' cheese ?

The colouring of the cheese looks VERY real for Edam ...
... added carrot colour, I think the Dutch use.
(you could use Floquil; since it's not going to be eaten...
...I hope !)

You forgot the blood-stains on the mouse-trap...
...from earlier-on at breakfast.

Nice boots !!!

Cheers

Si.

" That's not a block of flat's now is it...

... it's an ABATTOIR "

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Greetings y'all!  I've been making little bits of progress here-n-there ... installing some of the details ... testing out lights and so forth ...



Couple years ago ... when this "little" sammich shop diversion started, Dave K. at http://www.VectorCut.com was kind enough to make some laser cut bread slices for me ...



Tonight's insanity ...



Yup!  It's a half-eaten sammich on delicious, nutritious laser bread.  Yum! :)

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Laser Bread ...

... is Good Bread

Cheers

Si.

Nice sarny !

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Dallas, that sammich is delightful and makes me want one! And the pickle....That's the best thing since, since, sliced bread! Out freaking rageous and I am once again speechless, or wordless.

Woodrow

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YUM!

(burp!)

Where's da beer?


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:old dude: burp!

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Hope the restroom does not get detailed so minutely.... Jose.

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Any fries with that! what outstanding work.
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Thanks guys! I'm happy to assure you that the "excruciating" detail will NOT extend into any restroom areas! :cool:

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BURP !!!!

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Hi Dallas

Watch out in the 'sammich shop' for folks stealin' coffee-stirrers !

The girl at work who organizes these things; is gettin' suspicious !

( I'm BUSTED guys ! )

OK Miss Coffee stirrer; I did it !!

BURP !

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pipopak wrote:
Hope the restroom does not get detailed so minutely.... Jose.

Actually in HO scale , George Sellios of Fine Scale Miniatures kits did do a toilet with a deposit in it in one of his earlier kits.

mike :old dude:

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Dallas_M wrote:
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:





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

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


Fantastic work Dallas,

I just happened to wear my 'its On30 stupid not On2 1/2' t shirt that you sold a few years ago, had it on yesterday.

The fly swatter, the pie and all those small detail you made, including the bacon and eggs with toast.

MIND blowing detail

Love the second grey wood building in the picture set, a perfect structure to scratch build.

mike...........I gotta give those details  :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:

Doesn't get any higher award than that.


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Oh, man, Dallas, that is crazy awesome work you've done.

You must have the patience of Job and the eye sight of an eagle.

I look forward to seeing more pics.

D.A.



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