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SteveCuster

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Bar Mills Gritty McDuff's
« on: November 28, 2019, 12:49:28 PM »
I recently mostly finished my version of Gritty McDuffs from Bar Mills.


I condensed the design a bit to fit the area on my layout. I changed a few small things on the kit but mostly I kept to the original design. I did choose not to use the shutters for the main taller building. This photos was taken with the structure placed on the layout.


This shot was taken on the workbench. The main change I made to the kit was I removed the rear section from the taller building. I built it and then found out it wouldn't fit the area. If you follow my layout thread I repurposed it on another smaller building.


This shot better shows how I condensed the area a little.

Ignored the gap between the road and the scenery.

I didn't get too crazy detailing the yard area because it will be very hard to see once it's installed on the layout.



The kit came with 2 tanks but I only had space for one. In the original design this tank sat behind the yellow/ground building but my yard area is much more narrow than the original design so I placed it between the 2 buildings.

I still need to add some vehicles and some little people to the scene. I'll complete it once I add it too the layout.

All in all this was a fun little project and I feel like it works well in the overall feel of the layout.



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Re: Bar Mills Gritty McDuff's
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2019, 01:11:22 PM »
Wow, Steve, that is fantastic work from you as usual. Really captures the viewers attention. 

What did you use for the cobblestone/brick roadway?  I would love to get some!
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Re: Bar Mills Gritty McDuff's
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2019, 01:37:02 PM »
Thanks Darryl. The roadway is from Downtown Deco. I haven't seen it advertised on his website but he sells them on Ebay. He sells them buy 10 get 5 free. I cut them in half so 15 sheets turns into about 240" of roadway or walls.

I colored these with orange/red auto primer and I weathered them with chalks, A&I and some light drybrushing. I've used these in the past and colored them a more grayish color but this time I went with a more brick. I'm not sure what I like more.


You can see the gray colored version in the foreground of my O'Neills diorama.

Heres a link to an auction with the same stuff but you can probably contact Randy directly and buy some.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Downtown-Deco-Cast-5-hydrocal-brick-cobblestone-HO-Scale-Buy-2-get-1-free/123703150591?hash=item1ccd4847ff:g:XvMAAMXQUShQ8IR1

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Re: Bar Mills Gritty McDuff's
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2019, 06:10:45 PM »
Wonderful work Steve, love it.
I love photo's, don't we all.

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Re: Bar Mills Gritty McDuff's
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2019, 07:25:19 PM »
Hi Steve:

Gritty Mcduffs looks just great. Does this picture of part of A factory on S. main St. In Ambler, Pa look like part of the kit.

Karl

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Re: Bar Mills Gritty McDuff's
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2019, 08:15:08 PM »
Great photo, Karl.  Got any more of that site?


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Re: Bar Mills Gritty McDuff's
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2019, 08:37:10 PM »
Hey Dave:

No I do not and iy has been torn down for condos years ago.

Karl

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Re: Bar Mills Gritty McDuff's
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2019, 08:59:08 PM »
Hey Dave:

No I do not and iy has been torn down for condos years ago.

Karl

Too bad, that sure does look like a model RR kit! 

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Re: Bar Mills Gritty McDuff's
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2019, 08:21:52 AM »
Steve,

This is another simply stunning diorama scene.  Thank you for sharing the photos with us.   Your layout is definitely going to be something special.
Jerry

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Re: Bar Mills Gritty McDuff's
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2019, 10:02:42 AM »
I agree with Jerry, excellent and a lot to take in.

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Re: Bar Mills Gritty McDuff's
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2019, 01:49:32 PM »
Looks great, Steve.

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: Bar Mills Gritty McDuff's
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2019, 05:50:29 PM »
Thanks everyone!

Karl, where was that located? I used to live in Ambler in an apartment on the corner of butler and main above one of the stores. Very cool prototype photo.

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Re: Bar Mills Gritty McDuff's
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2019, 07:22:45 PM »
Hey Steve:

I was on South main St where thr new condos are now.

Karl