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Title: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: EricQuebec on March 21, 2021, 05:00:01 PM
Hello everybody.
I've spent the last year to build kit (FSM Bartholomew coal and SWSM loco and service shop), then I've decide that enough is enough, and time is due to make something different and return to my first love : Scratchbuilding.
Sooner this year one of us have post this pictures (I can't remenber who, but I think it's Raymo. If no, I'm apologize). I found that this pictures was very inspiring and decide to make a little dio with it. Nothing really big, jsut the three building and a pieces of road. before begining i've made a small research to found where are this building in Scranton to obtain more picture (thank you google MAP). I've finally found that's the 310-312 N Washington st. in Scranton.
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-210321164114-48476132.jpeg)
As al my scratchbuild project, it's begin with a good draw, during year I've make the draw with my pencil, a rule, and a square, but since some year I use Corel draw to do it and the numerous template used to build the building. At this time the draw is not finish. In fact just the front of the building are drawing, and the template to make the first.
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-210321164114-484891681.jpeg)
For this one I've planned to used MonsterModel brick sheet. to avoid to loose my stock, I've cut all the part in cardboard to test the fitting.
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-210321164114-48490149.jpeg)
after what I've begin the construction of the building
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-210321164114-48491861.jpeg)
And begin to add the several layer of brick.  In some place, ehere the brick isn't visible, the layer is in cardboard. Here's the avancement at this time.
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-210321164114-484922193.jpeg)

Stay tuned. to be continued.
Eric
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: postalkarl on March 21, 2021, 05:20:38 PM
Hey Eric:

Can’t wait to see what you do with this.

Karl
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: deemery on March 21, 2021, 05:45:01 PM
I love Victorian city structures, and I want to see how you do this one!  Great choice!


dave
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: EricQuebec on March 21, 2021, 09:19:02 PM
Hey Eric:

Can’t wait to see what you do with this.

Karl
Thank to follow Karl.
Eric
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: EricQuebec on March 21, 2021, 09:19:27 PM
I love Victorian city structures, and I want to see how you do this one!  Great choice!


dave
Thank you Dave :)
Eric
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: postalkarl on March 22, 2021, 01:00:57 AM
Hey Eric:

You are quite welcome. Can't wait to see more of this.

Karl
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: Raymo on March 22, 2021, 06:51:15 AM
Eric, great looking project and Yes, it was my photo. I took it at the Scranton EXPO when Brian Bollinger snuck out for lunch. Glad you found the location on Google.
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: ReadingBob on March 22, 2021, 07:14:41 AM
Great idea for a project!  I can't wait to see how this one turns out.   ;)
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: GPdemayo on March 22, 2021, 08:40:14 AM
Neat store fronts and structures Eric.....I'l be looking in this one for sure.  :)
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: Jerry on March 22, 2021, 09:05:49 AM
Looks like your off to a good start.  I'll be following along.


Jerry
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: EricQuebec on March 22, 2021, 05:35:09 PM
thank you Jerry, Raymo, Gregory and Bob for your interest about this project.
I much appreciate it.
Eric
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: ACL1504 on March 22, 2021, 06:44:59 PM
Eric,

What a great little scratch build. Well, maybe not little but a great start.

I'm on the band wagon for sure..

Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: EricQuebec on March 28, 2021, 04:16:15 PM
Eric,

What a great little scratch build. Well, maybe not little but a great start.

I'm on the band wagon for sure..

Tom  ;D
Thank you Tom :)
Eric
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: EricQuebec on March 28, 2021, 04:32:44 PM
Hello Everybody.
Lot of progress on this project this week.
First I've build the 2 layer brick triangular top of the building. For all the piece of this building I've used the same technic : A template print on white paper, glue on the support (in this case the Monstermodel the 1/32 baswood birck sheet) and cut the pieces following the very fine line of the draw. After what I remove the paper by wetting it.
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-280321161948-4856811.jpeg)
With the corel Draw Software, the template is 100% accurancy and at scale (imagine I draw with 0.1 scale inch of precision). This software has totally change my method of doing scratchbuild model.
Then all the effort of the week are done on the Bay window.  Here's some uncommented step by step pictures
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-280321161948-485671682.jpeg)
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(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-280321161907-485661955.jpeg)
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(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-280321161907-485651953.jpeg)
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(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-280321161906-48564756.jpeg)
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to be continued (1/2)
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: EricQuebec on March 28, 2021, 04:35:00 PM
(2/2)
and finally the window bay is finished
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-280321161906-48563527.jpeg)
The last step for today was to test the fitting of the window bay with the rest of the building.
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-280321161906-485621053.jpeg)
Fit perfectly… very happy with that :)
stay tuned… to be continued next week.
Eric
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: deemery on March 28, 2021, 04:52:40 PM
What are the "concrete" parts?  Basswood?  How do you finish them to get that great concrete look?


dave
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: Janbouli on March 28, 2021, 06:33:39 PM
That looks great Eric .
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: Jerry on March 28, 2021, 06:54:36 PM
Eric a fine job your doing on this build.  Very precise cutting !


Jerry
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: Oldguy on March 28, 2021, 09:52:44 PM
Very nice start.  I'll be watching intently as I have several scratchbuilds coming up my self. 
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: Opa George on March 29, 2021, 06:53:01 AM
Beautiful work, Eric. Your precision with the templates and brick material is evident.  This looks to be an epic scratchbuild that will raise the bar for all of us.

--Opa George
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: Bernd on March 29, 2021, 09:52:46 AM
Very nice work Eric.

Bernd
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: jrmueller on March 29, 2021, 10:00:27 AM
Great looking project Eric   Reminds me of when we had the EXPO in Scranton. Wondering if we’ll ever see those days again. Jim
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: postalkarl on March 29, 2021, 03:50:07 PM
Hey Eric:

Looks just beautiful. Great job on the bay widow.

Karl
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: EricQuebec on March 29, 2021, 06:56:43 PM
Thank you for your comment Dave, Jerry, Bob, Opa Georges, Janbouli, Bernd, Jim and Karl.

Dave. No special thing about the «concrete» part. It's juste .300" Cardboard from  pieces found in the Northeastern scale model package of paper «Corrugated metal»
no color added. I think the concret effect is due to the light (incadescent bulb) and the natural color of the brich basswood part.

Eric
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: Mark Dalrymple on March 30, 2021, 02:10:06 PM
Looking great, Eric!

Did you scratch build the windows as well?

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: EricQuebec on March 30, 2021, 06:43:55 PM
Hi Mark.
thanks for your comment.
The windows are from Tichy, No scratchbuild…
Eric
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: jrmueller on March 31, 2021, 10:34:58 AM
Eric-you should include the hot dog place near the hotel. Fond memories of Scranton and the Expo.  Jim
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: postalkarl on March 31, 2021, 10:54:03 AM
Hey Eric:

You are quite welcome.

Karl
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: Pennman on March 31, 2021, 02:18:43 PM
Eric,

This is an interesting project. And no doubt it will be interesting to watch.
I have some of the Monster Modelworks brick sheets and I like the way you
utilized them as brick over brick to achieve the desired effect. Nice job
on the bay windows too.

Rich
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: EricQuebec on March 31, 2021, 06:35:41 PM
Eric-you should include the hot dog place near the hotel. Fond memories of Scranton and the Expo.  Jim
Hey Jim, that's an idea but…. I never participate an expo (Yes I Know, it's a shame… but my poor English don't me permit to assist to a clinic or so) and I never travel to Scranton.
So the  famous Hot dog place is a big mystery for me. May be have you a pictures, an adress or a Name?

Eric
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: EricQuebec on March 31, 2021, 06:37:01 PM
Eric,

This is an interesting project. And no doubt it will be interesting to watch.
I have some of the Monster Modelworks brick sheets and I like the way you
utilized them as brick over brick to achieve the desired effect. Nice job
on the bay windows too.

Rich
Hey rich, thank for your comment.
the MMW brick sheet are really great stock, and I think with a little effort we can have great result… just give it a try :)
Eric
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: nycjeff on April 02, 2021, 09:28:57 PM
Hello Eric, very nice work on the bay window. Interesting build.    Jeff
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: EricQuebec on April 04, 2021, 06:50:19 PM
Hello Eric, very nice work on the bay window. Interesting build.    Jeff
Thank you Jeff
Eric
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: EricQuebec on April 04, 2021, 06:59:58 PM
Hello Everybody,
this week, i've made some progress on this project.
First, I've finish to assemble the brick part of the front of the building. We can see some light difference between the original building and my own. But I think the spirit of the building is here.
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-040421124942-48725201.jpeg)
Then I've paint the wall. I,ve found that the color the most closer than the original is the «Italian Sage» color from FOlkart
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-040421124942-487241740.jpeg)
Then I've build the cornice, once again some difference between the original and the model. But I think it look good. I've higligthed the wall color by dry brushing it with vintage white color.
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-040421124942-4872338.jpeg)
Finally I've glue the window bay in place after doing some slight modification (specially the middle cornice, that I've found a lit bit too «fat» last week). And finally test the fitting of the roof on the baywindow.
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-040421124942-487221361.jpeg)
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-040421124941-48716116.jpeg)
That's all for this week.
Stay tuned … to be continued next week.Eric



Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: Dennis Bourey on April 04, 2021, 07:37:41 PM
Beautiful looking building Eric.
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: postalkarl on April 04, 2021, 07:46:50 PM
Hey Eric:

You did A gorgeous job on that first wall. I just can’t wait to more. Keep up the beautiful work.

Karl
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: ACL1504 on April 04, 2021, 08:32:19 PM
Eric,

The building front is amazing my friend. It really looks like a resin kit. Very well done for sure.

Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: Keep it Rusty on April 04, 2021, 11:07:41 PM
I concur with everyone else — really great work!
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: Mark Dalrymple on April 05, 2021, 02:08:35 AM
Tremendous work, Eric.

Funny - I just used Italian sage on my last build.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: GPdemayo on April 05, 2021, 08:40:54 AM
Looks great Eric.....well done.  8)
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: Oldguy on April 05, 2021, 09:43:13 AM
Fantastic work on that wall.
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: tom.boyd.125 on April 05, 2021, 11:50:15 AM
Eric,
 Very nice work !
Tommy
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: EricQuebec on April 05, 2021, 05:17:13 PM
Thank you Dennis, Karle, Tom, Craig, Mark, Gregory, Tommy and Bob
for your comments.
I much appreciate them.
Eric
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: nycjeff on April 06, 2021, 03:44:47 PM
Hello Eric, I like the bay window even more now that it's been attached to the wall. Can't wait to see how your build comes out, it looks great so far.   Jeff
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: EricQuebec on April 07, 2021, 05:25:35 PM
Thank you veru much for your comment Jeff
Eric
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: bparrish on April 07, 2021, 05:45:35 PM
Eric....


Could you give us a more compete materials list and places on line where they are available. 


Thanx


Bob
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: EricQuebec on April 11, 2021, 04:31:47 PM
Hello Everybody,

First, thank you Bob for your comment. Unfortunately, I didn't write a "Grocery list» of the material involved in this project. the only things that are sure is the Tichy reference of the window (8236) pieces of store front  (8120) and the lite door/transom (8116). The brick material is from Monstermodelworks (1/32 thick), and the strip wood (all size from 1 x2 to 18 x 12) are part from Northeastern scale lumber, and part from remaining pieces from previously built kits.

This week I wasn't in the mood to make the finish the roof of the bay window, I've prefer to work on the store front of the building. I can't describe all the step I've do to achieve (one reason is that I don't have the architectural vocabulary to do it, and second is it would be fastidious to read). I prefer to give you four pictures of this step by step. 
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-110421161533-4883794.jpeg)
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-110421161533-488361623.jpeg)
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-110421161532-488352327.jpeg)
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-110421161532-48834690.jpeg)

Finally I've paint the storefront with acrylic Pine Green color (Cermacoat  Brand), and dry brush it with folkart vintage white.
Here's the final result.
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/149-110421161532-488162232.jpeg)

The next step is the big cornice located between the storefront and the brick Brick front of the building.
Stay tuned, to be continued.

Eric
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: postalkarl on April 11, 2021, 05:36:04 PM
Hey Eric:

The store front looks great.

Karl
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: EricQuebec on April 11, 2021, 06:54:51 PM
Hey Eric:

The store front looks great.

Karl
Thanks for watching Karl.
Eric
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: Mark Dalrymple on April 11, 2021, 09:37:52 PM
Really nice, Eric.

I take it you used strip-wood to make the ornate columns?

Cheers, Mark.

Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: EricQuebec on April 12, 2021, 07:00:35 AM
Really nice, Eric.

I take it you used strip-wood to make the ornate columns?

Cheers, Mark.

Hi Mark,
Yes, the base of the columns are 18" x 12" (scale). then the ornament are doing with 1 x 3, 2 x12, 1x10, 2x6 ans 1 x2
All the columns are made at the same time, all pieces of ornament are cutting with the choppers to be assured to have the same lenght for all the columns. In this kind of work, the beauty came with the regularity and repetitiveness of the pattern.
Eric


Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: postalkarl on April 12, 2021, 08:00:06 AM
Hey Eric:

You are welcome.

Karl
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: Oldguy on April 12, 2021, 09:38:45 AM
Very nicely done.  Very nice.
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: EricQuebec on April 12, 2021, 06:37:36 PM
Very nicely done.  Very nice.
Thank you Bob
Eric
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: Mark Dalrymple on April 12, 2021, 06:44:54 PM
Quote
Hi Mark,
Yes, the base of the columns are 18" x 12" (scale). then the ornament are doing with 1 x 3, 2 x12, 1x10, 2x6 ans 1 x2
All the columns are made at the same time, all pieces of ornament are cutting with the choppers to be assured to have the same lenght for all the columns. In this kind of work, the beauty came with the regularity and repetitiveness of the pattern.
Eric

Thanks for that, Eric.

I'd guessed pretty much right for all the sizes.  I recently started scratchbuilding my freight doors and discovered the ease of cutting multiple pieces for multiple doors at the same time.  I think what I enjoy most is the ease at which you can paint 2 different colours by simply painting the timber before assembly.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: Scranton - N Washington Avenue Project
Post by: restocarp on April 13, 2021, 08:54:34 AM
This is wonderful work, Eric. Super inspirational. Thank you for sharing.

Matt
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