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 Posted: Sat Jul 4th, 2020 10:29 pm
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A shot from the dockside, with a chimney placed, to see how they will work.

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Hello all.

I got a little done and decided to re create door casting so I might have one side open.

I got rafter tails installed and am working my way around the structure...

Busy in the 1:1 so it's slow going right now...

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Here's the chimneys... coming together...
4 sided castings, pretty rough, but look good after plastic putty and paint.

Finials are fanciful but cool and give the station a classic look.
Adding rafter tails and small roofs next...

Hope you all are doing well.
More to follow.

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Hi Mikel  :wave:


Great to follow your build of a real 'classic' !  :thumb:


Those vintage 'craftsman kits' often have that very illusive 'something' ...  L:

... which is exactly what folks want & looks awesome in a scene !


Your builds are a delight to watch happen Mikel !  :cool:


:java::moose:


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Nice build,

the roof lines scream heavy snow!

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Greetings all, hope you all are well...

So a little progress with interiors and painting all the nice dock details.

Plus looking for period people (which is hard these days... too short a skirts and no hats!).
I model the late '30s and I guess besides Weston figures I am kinda screwed.

Someone was producing hats by 3D printing so maybe that's part of the solution...
Every man wore a hat at that time, amazing (and I'm not talking ball caps).

Adding details with ACC and tissue plus plastic putty (crude but sort of workable).

Anyway made a couple of counters and a bench,
plus I added a few signs...

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So here are shots with basic interior details.







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And other side with my first figure...
A cheapo seated figure with a slightly altered skirt length.

A telephone that probably will get a booth,
and posters of great travel destinations.

Just simple stuff to look good with lighted interior which is next...







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I have no idea what to do with counter tops yet...






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Mikel

HO hats...


I used to start with a hole punch for the brims. 
I would cut down the circle to the desired size. 

"X" the center and push it over the head,
then use thick CA to affix it to the head. 

Once the CA cured I could use a file to shape the crown, then paint. 
The CA also gave the brim stiffness to be filed as needed too. 

Just an idea. 


I like the phone booth idea, can't wait to see it. 
Like an old wooden one seen in the 1930s movies!

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