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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - 1920's Gas Station
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2020, 11:14:12 AM »
Jim,

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

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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - 1920's Gas Station
« Reply #16 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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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - 1920's Gas Station
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2020, 05:28:41 PM »
Hey Jim:

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

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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - 1920's Gas Station
« Reply #18 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.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - 1920's Gas Station
« Reply #19 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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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - 1920's Gas Station
« Reply #20 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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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - 1920's Gas Station
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2020, 03:00:32 PM »
Nice small footprint with old style pumps.....good work Jim.  8)
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - 1920's Gas Station
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2020, 05:08:54 PM »
Great looking gas station for a corner.
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Re: 2020 Build Challenge - 1920's Gas Station
« Reply #23 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