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Nevada city Fire station in HO
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 Posted: Thu May 4th, 2017 06:55 pm
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Starting a new project...

A really old kit that I bought a while back.It´s going to be fun to build a really old craftsman kit. Printed cardboard, some stripwood and a lot of instructions....

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There ya go, a build thread is much better!  We like to see structures being built, not links to websites that sell products.



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Hi Michael,

Please show us how you go with your fire station build as you progress. It looks an interesting building, and I've always been partial to the usually red-painted machinery that lurks within them. 
I'm also interested how well the printed cardboard has held up after all those years given that some of the laser-cut kits available these days are using a similar type material. Your thoughts on this would be appreciated,



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oztrainz wrote: Hi Michael,

Please show us how you go with your fire station build as you progress. It looks an interesting building, and I've always been partial to the usually red-painted machinery that lurks within them. 
I'm also interested how well the printed cardboard has held up after all those years given that some of the laser-cut kits available these days are using a similar type material. Your thoughts on this would be appreciated,


Everything in the kit has hold up to the time we'll, except for the Campbell shingles that more or less had crumbled...The wood was a bit too dry, and therefore quite brittle.
The build has begun...Cutting the windows and doors. A new blade was definitely a mustThe walls was a pain to cut out in 1/8" cardboard.I have glued the brick faces to the cardboard, and they are now drying under a ton of lead weights.... 

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Been building the wall details.


The brick surround is cardboard.


Doors....


The gables are almost finished.


Painting bricks.... The walls are quite large, so it's going to take a while.



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This is how I did the walls:



I primed them with burnt sienna and then picked some bricks in lighter and darker colors.

Note that they are way to strong in contrast at this stage.





I then lightly Airbrushed some of the base color to tone down the bricks.



To make the mortar, I painted the walls with warm gray oil paint straight from the tube.



I then wiped it off while wet.

I lastly used a towel that was very lightly damped in mineral spirits to remove the oil paint from the brick surfaces.





Just the way I liked it.



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The fire station build continued.



I've assembled the walls and built the windows and doors.
They are mostly made out of cardboard with printed plastic glass.



The embossed brick walls were a real chore to work with....But it worked out okay.






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That's a fine fire station Micheal.

And thanks again for coming back.

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Thanks! :)

Finished!!!
The HSM Nevada city fire station is done!
It was a real challenge, but it went really okay I think.
The bell tower has 28 parts.... Fiddly, to say the least.
The interior light is a led mounted above the ceiling and has an orange colored diffuser to make it resemble gas light.

















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Wow. :moose::moose::moose:Stephen. 

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