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Re: Built-Rite Models Wm Archer Co
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2020, 11:07:27 PM »
I really didn't get a lot done today.  I had planned on completing the roof top sign.  I figured out how to make a sign in Excel and control it's size.  I got it printed, along with a Chicken Chow road sign and sprayed with a fixative.  While that was all drying, I painted and put together the sign board.  What I didn't plan on was the sign having a 2x12 top and side pieces, eating up sign area.  Idiot.  No wonder the original kit sign was smaller.  Idiot.

And yes, I did rename the company.  I dug around and found who owned the actual feed and grain company, so it was a natural option.  But then I try to do this for each town industry. 
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Re: Built-Rite Models Wm Archer Co
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2020, 10:23:42 AM »
I managed to get the roof-top sign done and the road side sign made up.  The latter, I snagged off the interwebs and resized it.

The included signs weren't all that good and I tried to recover them as much as I was capable of doing, but nah.  While looking for applicable replacement graphis, I ran across Dave's Decals.  He had just exactly what I needed, including the Purina signs.  The kit had it as Purnia.  Igot a couple of sets in both clear and white.  I chose the white.  Let's see.  It's been what 30 years since I slid a decal?  Probably Dave's was a good place to get back into it.  I'll add some Micro Sol and check  to see hos does.  I will need to weather these.  Probably should have gone with clear.

I did manage to add what detail stuff came with the kit.  Once it gets planted, I'll add more.
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Re: Built-Rite Models Wm Archer Co
« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2020, 10:54:06 AM »

Bob,


I like the last shot of the covered loading dock.  It really shows off the work you did adding door details, studs to the end wall, stairs, brick piers, etc.  Very nice modeling.
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Re: Built-Rite Models Wm Archer Co
« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2020, 01:09:00 PM »
Bob,
 Your build is looking great ! The signage and details make the kits come alive.
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Re: Built-Rite Models Wm Archer Co
« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2020, 07:00:11 PM »
Very nice Bob.
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Re: Built-Rite Models Wm Archer Co
« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2020, 10:02:04 PM »
Jerry, Tom, and Curt thanks for the kind words.

Took some weathering powders to the ends and bottom sections.  I'm calling this one done.  At least until it gets planted on the layout.
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Re: Built-Rite Models Wm Archer Co
« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2020, 03:49:09 AM »
Hey Bob:

It coming along very nicely. Keep the pic flowing.

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Re: Built-Rite Models Wm Archer Co
« Reply #37 on: March 25, 2020, 03:43:48 PM »
Bob, that turned out very nice indeed.  I particularly like the kicked up dirt effect at the loading door and side of the building. Looks very authentic.
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Re: Built-Rite Models Wm Archer Co
« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2020, 09:25:58 AM »
Excellent modeling Bob.....enjoyed your build and am looking forward to seeing it planted on your layout.  8)
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Re: Built-Rite Models Wm Archer Co
« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2020, 03:39:31 PM »
Hey Bob:

Love the weathering. It's looking good.

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Re: Built-Rite Models Wm Archer Co
« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2020, 10:01:27 PM »
Excellent modeling Bob.....enjoyed your build and am looking forward to seeing it planted on your layout.  8)
Thanks.  I can't wait, well actually I'll have to, get it planted.  I finally got a static grass gun.  I'll probably have grass growing on the roof by the time I'm done.
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Re: Built-Rite Models Wm Archer Co
« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2020, 10:02:32 PM »
Thanks for the support Karl and George.
Still learning
Bob Dye
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