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 Posted: Tue Sep 10th, 2019 04:27 pm
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Tom Harbin
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Si. wrote:
If you need to change the map later on ...  :P

... you could always just add on some extra stuff afterwards, with a 'Sharpie' !!  ;)



:doh:


Hi Si,

Can't.

Sharpie - 1964.
Magic Marker - 1953. Earliest felt tip pen - 1910.
1876 limits EVERYTHING, in a good way.

Actually the line is my favorite line from the original "Miracle on 34th Street" movie.
Although thinking about it I think they actually said men not guys and crazy not nuts.

Tom


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Tom the front looks much better than originally designed. 
Nicely done. 
The building has much more character. 

And the map is outstanding. 
Nice work. 
Just wow on that map. 

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 Posted: Sat Sep 14th, 2019 02:57 am
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Thanks Steven,

I actually need to fix the map a little.
I noticed that I got the angle of "llow Creek",
in the bottom right side of the banner a little too straight.
I may not bother though because I have to rethink the photos.
 
I sold my graphics printer many years ago.
The printer I use now is a nice Epson but it is a workgroup type printer.
Its smallest nozzle setting is 2.8 picolitres,
which means that the printout is smudgy looking even at 300 dpi.

Epson has several new printers (their Expression line--1.5 picolitre nozzles)
that are inexpensive and almost as good as my old one,
but a new printer is not in the modeling budget.

I do have an ALPS MD1300 that I bought new back in 1998,
but I don't use it because I may need to sell it soon.
It would probably do a fine job on the maps,
but until I'm sure I'm going to keep the printer, that option is out.

I'm going to check with my friends to see what they have for printers,
but if no joy, I may just print what I have and replace them if later if possible.

I am considering finishing the changes to the map though,
as I may print it full size to put on the wall behind the layout.
We'll see.

Tom


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RE: the windows. 

I've started to weather a few areas to start to see what needs more work,
and one of the first things was to apply a little of Bragdon's light grey weathering powder,
to the windows that are installed.

It improved the second floor windows some but not enough,
so I will probably go ahead and spray them with matte varnish to see what I get.
Worst case is I find a way to rip the windows out and replace the glazing and shades.


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I'm not going to get a chance to do much, if any, modeling today,
so I figured I would inundate you with photos and no one would notice.  :bg:


I don't really like this picture, but it shows the affect the weathering powder had,
on the second floor windows (not yet matte sprayed),
and my wife's dress shop.





Since this thread was becoming the "meat market" thread,
instead of the "Yellow Creek" thread,
I put the dry goods and meat market/land office back on the baseboard,
to take more in-situ type shots.

Sam's Dry Goods:





Meat Market/Land Office next to the dry goods:





Tom


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Con't

View down Main Street from the freight station:





View down main from Bonanza Ave:





Have a good day!

Tom


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Coming along very nicely Tom,
and I do like the paint job on the horse outside the land office.

I'm guessing it's an Aspen Modeling Company casting.




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slateworks wrote:
Coming along very nicely Tom,
and I do like the paint job on the horse outside the land office.

I'm guessing it's an Aspen Modeling Company casting.


Thanks Doug.

I bought the horse
(and the overo at the other end of the street, at the side of the shoe store,
or apothecary or marshall's office, and several of the other figures)
pre-painted on eBay.

There is a guy that used to paint up various figures and sell them there.
He also sells vehicles and some unpainted figures.
I haven't seen much from him lately in the way of figures.
I think he also does some S scale.

The two horses are a pair from Knuckledusters (pewter castings).
They are sometimes sold under another name that I don't remember,
but you can buy them right on the Knuckleduster site.

The cowboy in the middle of the street is on one of the same horses.
Knuckleduster just cuts the stirrups off of one of the horses,
and puts the cowboy on its back.

I have a dozen or so Knuckledusters figures that I need to paint up,
but haven't gotten to them yet.

Tom


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Thanks Tom.

I'd be interested in a link to your eBay seller.





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slateworks wrote:
Thanks Tom.

I'd be interested in a link to your eBay seller


Doug,

His eBay username is narrow152.
He also has started doing some Aspen figures.

It looks like he only ships to the US however.
May be worth a conversation with him.

Everything was always as represented,
fair shipping charges and sent promptly.

A good guy to deal with.
He's in Oklahoma, USA.

Tom


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