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Title: 2020 Build Challenge - 1920's Gas Station
Post by: JimF on January 01, 2020, 08:34:43 AM
From Monroe Models. Will be built as stock, except for replacement gravity feed pumps (From JLI)

So, 1st 3 pics, the stock mfr photo, the kit package and the contents laid out in sub packaging.

Jim
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Post by: NEMMRRC on January 01, 2020, 08:37:47 AM
Cool little gas station. I love all the old advertisements. Should be a lot of fun.


Jaime
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Post by: JimF on January 01, 2020, 08:43:56 AM
Next 3 pictures, 1) the metal castings and wire for fuel hoses, 2) the bases and brick wall sections and 3) the rest of the materials for roof, billboard, fencing, etc..

As mentioned, I will be using gas pumps from JL Innovative, because I want to show the clear glass tanks.

I have done some cleaning on the castings, hope to have them primed later, and also to get the driveway edges filed down thinner.

Jim
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Post by: JimF on January 01, 2020, 08:45:32 AM
Thanks, Jamie.

Yes, he has some neat stuff in the kit, gonna be fun.

Jim
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Post by: Oldguy on January 01, 2020, 09:15:02 AM
How did I miss this?  Looks nice.
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Post by: PRR Modeler on January 01, 2020, 09:29:18 AM
Cool looking kit.
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Post by: GPdemayo on January 01, 2020, 09:51:59 AM
I'll be looking in also Jim..... :)
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Post by: ACL1504 on January 01, 2020, 11:44:44 AM
Jim,

I'll be a lurker as well on this one.

Tom  ;D
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Post by: bandman on January 01, 2020, 11:55:34 AM
Looks like a fun kit.  I'll be following also.
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Post by: mark dalrymple on January 01, 2020, 12:46:32 PM
My how gas stations have changed!

I'll be watching.

Cheers, Mark.
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Post by: Raymo on January 01, 2020, 12:58:17 PM
Looks like a great little kit. Love it!
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Post by: ReadingBob on January 01, 2020, 02:44:04 PM
I'll have an eye on this one as well.  I'm not familiar with Monroe Models so it'll give me a chance to check them out.  Thanks for sharing!   ;)
Title: Re: 2020 Build Challenge - 1920's Gas Station
Post by: JimF on January 23, 2020, 09:28:51 AM
The long awaited and anticipated update LOL

Finally got back to modeling, and have made some progress.

1st, here's the rest of the parts of the kit, the castings, bases, sidewalks, windows parts, billboard parts, etc...

Jim
Title: Re: 2020 Build Challenge - 1920's Gas Station
Post by: JimF on January 23, 2020, 09:41:42 AM
Next, I filed the edges or the driveway areas or the sidewalks, then painted them and the main base piece.

Here's where I messed up big time. Got in a hurry, forgot to prime the pieces. As can be seen in the 1st picture, the sidewalks came out OK (they warped a bit, but are pretty flexible. They should be fine, once glued down and weighted while they dry)

I wanted to make the base a bit darker, so added some grey to the mix. It was too thick to spary, so I added more thinner. Too much, it turned out. It sprayed too wet, and that's the base after drying, in the 2nd picture.

And because the paint was too wet, it somehow blue back into the airbrush, and made a mess. In cleaning it, I then damaged the nozzle, so after getting it all cleaned and testing with water, I had air bubbles in the paint cup. Thankfully, Hobby Lobby carries the nozzle, so have now replaced it and things are all good again.

Finally, a 'Shout Out' and big Thank You to Doug Monroe (Monroe Models). I emailed him about buying a replacement base, and he replied asking for my mail address (and giving me a gentle reminder to prime). He sent me, free of charge, a new base, along with the side walk pieces, right away. Great service.

Jim
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Post by: JimF on January 23, 2020, 09:49:19 AM
So now, as of last night, the base is primed, and may actually just go with they grey color and weather it just a bit.

The sign posts and oil lowboys are painted and have the signs/labels in place, the 4 walls are built and painted.

I'm building this as a new business just opened, so things will look pretty freshly painted, weathering will be light.

Will work on the roof and windows, at the minimum, today.

Jim
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Post by: ACL1504 on January 23, 2020, 11:14:12 AM
Jim,

Great service by Monroe Models and the signs look very good.

Tom  ;D
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Post by: JimF on January 23, 2020, 11:43:48 AM
Tom, thanks.

The picture of the signs makes the posts look very rough, they look better in person.

They are a very soft metal, they wanted to bend very easily when I was cleaning them up, so decided to not go further and try and sand them a bit smoother.

Jim
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Post by: postalkarl on January 23, 2020, 05:28:41 PM
Hey Jim:

I love gas station kit. I'll be following along.

Karl
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Post by: Opa George on January 24, 2020, 07:09:52 AM
Tom, thanks.

The picture of the signs makes the posts look very rough, they look better in person.

They are a very soft metal, they wanted to bend very easily when I was cleaning them up, so decided to not go further and try and sand them a bit smoother.

Jim

Jim, I really think the signs look fantastic in the picture.  Detailing on the lowboys is nice, too.
Fun build to follow along with--thanks for posting.
--Opa George
Title: Re: 2020 Build Challenge - 1920's Gas Station
Post by: JimF on January 24, 2020, 09:51:43 AM
Thanks all, appreciate the comments.

Got a bit more done, roof painted it's basic color, windows and doors installed.

Going to try to scribe just a few expansion joints in the building base, then attach it to main base. Weather them a little, along with the roof.

Need to decide what I will base the whole scene on.

Jim
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Post by: JimF on February 03, 2020, 11:12:45 AM
Finally, a update, though sparse on pictures. I was doing so good carrying my phone around with me, but got away from it again, with all else going on.

1st picture - Got the building assembled, mounted on it's base and that mounted on the lot base. Went with the paving stone look to break up the all concrete look.

2nd picture - Details placed. The one hose not attached to the pump I hope to have a figure holding, fueling a car. Other than I need to put some signs in the windows, I'm pausing here. I'm going to work on the diorama base next, putting in streets and sidewalks, once I decide what I want to use. PITA comment, it seems all the commercial sidewalks out there are done at slightly different thicknesses.

More soon, I hope.

Jim

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Post by: GPdemayo on February 03, 2020, 03:00:32 PM
Nice small footprint with old style pumps.....good work Jim.  8)
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Post by: PRR Modeler on February 03, 2020, 05:08:54 PM
Great looking gas station for a corner.
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Post by: JimF on February 14, 2020, 09:33:45 AM
Just saying, I'm not finished with this build, but I want to get the diorama board started, before I place it and finish it.

Same for the Carricks build I started.

More to come.

Jim