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Contest build O'Larys Garage
« on: February 20, 2014, 04:15:35 PM »
Good after-morning everyone, Ive decided to do O'Larys Garage by JL Innovative Design. I will start off with the usual contents kit and pics of that nature. Im really looking forward to participating in this contest as its my 1st ever. Hope you follow along and enjoy. Ken (Hellocharlee)

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Re: Contest build O'Larys Garage
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 04:21:51 PM »
I've put the building together with tape to get an idea of size (overall) and whether I leave it as it was designed or do some bashing with it. I think its just about time for a new cutting matte, this won is getting pretty bad.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2014, 11:19:25 AM by Hellocharlee »

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Re: Contest build O'Larys Garage
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2014, 04:29:48 PM »
In these shots I've measured and cut out my base and started to play with the positioning of how I want this to look. This also gives me the chance to sit and ponder whether I need to make some new walls etc based on how I've set it up. I like to do this early in the build process. Once I decide on how I want to lay it out and what else I need to build, change etc, I start the bracing process... Currently have cleaned and prepped the windows and castings for primer. More pics later. Hope you all dont mind but I take lots of pics and will share lots with everyone.   Its time to get things underway. Thanx for looking

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Re: Contest build O'Larys Garage
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2014, 05:19:10 PM »
I'll keep my eye on you.

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Re: Contest build O'Larys Garage
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014, 08:00:52 PM »
That is a great JL kit.



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Re: Contest build O'Larys Garage
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 11:44:39 PM »
Pretty Hum Drum stuff here, got the windows and casting in primer. Although this kit supplies a good assortment of castings, I found they were very poorly done, I spent close to 90 minutes cleaning them to the point I could spray them, Ive never built a JL kit before so not sure if its normal, Also had a few broken pieces of wood, maybe I just got a bad kit. Other than this, I really like it so far.  You will see that I went overkill with the bracing so far, this kit uses a different type of wood than Ive used before, calls for very little bracing.. thought this was strange so did some tests... it warps very quick and and VERY bad... maybe its just me but you can never use too much.

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Re: Contest build O'Larys Garage
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2014, 12:07:58 AM »
That is a great JL kit.



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I really like it as well the more I do ... I had ordered another kit to do for the contest but its still on route to me. I have to admit the one thing that somewhat bothers me is I think they went overkill with the signage (too much all in one place) Ive sorted that to my satisfaction by breaking the layout of the 2 buildings. and have laid it out in an L shape, not sure how Im going to finish the area in between yet. You can see in a previous pic, I have a piece of card stock placed, Im leaning to putting a squared building there or perhaps a fenced in area for cars, trucks or junk... By splitting it up, it leaves more area visible so Im playing with doing a crackle finish in certain area's This is what the pics show, playing with the colors under as well how thick a topcoat to get the look Im after. I think  a bit here and there will just add a little something to it. Feedback here would be welcome if anyone has worked with a crackle medium.  Thanx all. The picture with the arrows shows both 1 coat of white and 2 coats of white.

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Re: Contest build O'Larys Garage
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2014, 07:48:00 AM »
Looking Great so far........ Thanks for sharing............. :)
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Re: Contest build O'Larys Garage
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2014, 02:27:05 AM »
Looking Great so far........ Thanks for sharing............. :)


Thanks... Well some more pics of today's work, not very exciting yet. Had some areas to fix that were broken when I opened the kit. Airbrushed the windows and door trim, all I had on hand was a gloss green so I went with it, Ive since sprayed with Krylon Matt Finish to give me the look I was after. Got the 1st coat of AI wash on,  Also got the 1st coat of base white so tonight's task will be to do some crackle medium, add some signage and paint techniques... thats the plan anyhow. We will see.

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Re: Contest build O'Larys Garage
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2014, 02:03:17 AM »
Hello all... been a few dayz since my last post, got a dumping of snow in the land of igloos. Was left with no power, internet or heat for a few dayz so haven't really progressed much. Managed to find a battery lantern for some light so did a small amount. Started to put the 1st coat on some of the casting. Didn't think I was doing a bad job until I took a few pictures. No worries lots of time to fix them up. Also got the basic structure put together for the covered gas-up area. Although it may look a bit out of proportion in the pics, it has just the rite amount of space for 2 vehicles between the pumps and the building. I think once  painted it will blend much better. Hope to make some substantial progress soon.














 

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Re: Contest build O'Larys Garage
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2014, 02:04:58 AM »
A few more shots to go with the post below. Enjoy.

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Re: Contest build O'Larys Garage
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2014, 11:01:49 AM »
Great choice of kit, I love service stations. Progress is impressive.

David

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Re: Contest build O'Larys Garage
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2014, 06:45:41 PM »
Thank you David,


I have to admit my favorite as well. Been about a week since my last post. Some update shots to view. I left off with the casting, Ive since cleaned, a coat of primer (automotive) and painted most with a 1st coat. They still need to be weathered to bring out the detail. Ive also started to build the sign posts for the main garage. I found that these were extremely flimsy so I had some left over thin strip-wood from a few other builds so I doubled the thickness. I personally feel this had to be done for obvious reasons. I still have 3 more various shape and size posts to do. One thing for sure about this kit is there is a lot of signs and options for them.

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Re: Contest build O'Larys Garage
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2014, 07:02:37 PM »
Over the last week I decided to do something Ive yet to do in this scale... Detailing the inside of a building. I did this quite often when I was building in G Scale. Not sure if I felt I wasn't capable of doing a good job or not but looking at it sitting on the work bench I figured there was no time like the present to jump in and give it a shot. I went to the local hobby shop and picked up some 1/32 x 4 x 24 basswood. As you can see I went with a checkerboard floor. Yes its bright and you might think Im crazy but just wait it is coming together nicely (those pics will be posted hopefully in the next few days) To do this it was just as easy as finding the pattern on the interweb and print to scale, glued and weighted it down until dry. Because this stock is so thin and I didn't want to double up the floor or the walls, I had to add a lot of extra bracing. I didn't like the look of it doubled. I figured by adding the extra braces, it would make this building really strong.

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Re: Contest build O'Larys Garage
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2014, 07:20:08 PM »
By putting the extra bracing in, its given me the surface to glue the walls to. Ive also added a wall to separate the now 2 area's. The front area could be used for either a customer area or possibly a "Get your groceries here" undecided at this point.