You must be great on those "Find x differences" puzzles!
You caught every intended, visible, difference. I didn't feel like scrounging up the right mix of tool clutter for next to the structure and I don't even know what was on the table with the lamp back then, some Christmas decoration or other that is in summer storage. The other non-visual difference was the six months it sat on the mounted-hunk-of-foam platform in the "train room" between the two shots.
I was moving the structures from the layout board to the living room so that we could do some work on the train room without damaging them. It just so happened that I had the same work table at about the same spot in the room while we were bringing the structures to the living room and remembered Si's post. It made me giggle realizing that the only difference in all of that time was the addition of the barrel so I set up the shot with just enough differences that someone might take a double-take.
I've been following your thread and am eagerly awaiting your painting write-up.
Great work on the Banta "depot".
I reckon your productivity is around 30 times mine but whose counting?
I did spend a frenzied 15 minutes or so on the dress shop,
after I did the meat market shot.
Thanks to Si's prodding I'm slowly starting to do some model railroading again.
I've spent a couple of hours working on the dressmaker's shop while I'm still pondering how I'm going to detail the dry goods store without compromising the ability to open it up and I'm a little burned-out on the junqueologist building for now.
I am working on the dressmaker's very much out of order, mainly because I really dislike working on the resin front windows.
I added the front facade to get a better idea of how it fits into the "town". Then the hardest part, deciding the colors. Thanks to Steven B's tutorial on using inexpensive paints I had a much larger choice of colors available. I actually settled on an old craft store "chalk" paint I had on hand. It is "Patina".
I undercoated the facade with Copic markers. I use them on simulated board by board because I can very the shade on individual boards. Then I diluted the craft paint heavily. Sadly, I had no Vodka available so I had to make do with airbrush thinner.
Anyway, here are the results:
And here is how it looks with what I think will be the general layout of the main street in Yellow Creek:
Great color too. I like the "not" white, it is classy.
Good luck with the windows.
I worked on mine tonight. Done... I always seem to scratch them.
No vodka?! I guess airbrush thinner would do in a pinch.
My wife finally found my stash of vodka...
I pointed out the that it only uses the finest grains and purest water.
I think she got a hangover looking at it.
She said, "Wow I thought that was a vodka bottle down there."
I said, "It is. Have you tried to find isopropyl alcohol lately?"
Inside scoop - she was in the medical field, I thought I would appeal to her scientific background.
I'm not sure it flew, but I was honestly being up front about the whole thing.
I can quit whenever I want.
____________________ Steven B.
Humboldt & Toiyabe Rwy