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A Background Structure
« on: July 31, 2017, 07:09:15 PM »
This could be another one of those "What building is this?" structures in that maybe you can guess what this thing is based on. It won't be exactly the same but similar enough that folks should be able to recognize it at some point.

I mostly post on another forum but I've known Jimmy for awhile so I felt I needed to hang around here a bit. I've had the opportunity to take photos of many layouts, some well know, including The Pennsy.

I'm constructing a small layout and I'm in the process of putting together about 7-feet of background consisting of side-by-side buildings. Mostly you'll see the fronts and roofs. And most are scratch-built structures. There are a few instances of seriously bashed kits. Anyway, this one build will be just the front. The roof will be added later when it becomes wedged between two others.  Other than a strip on one side you won't see the rest.

Here's what I'm starting with...

A plan, some sticks of wood, some chipboard, windows, sand texture, and paint.

And away we go...
--Rich
« Last Edit: August 01, 2017, 08:53:37 PM by richbeau »

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Re: A Background Structure
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 07:42:34 AM »
Sounds like an interesting build Rich.....I'll be watching.  :)
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Re: A Background Structure
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 08:55:53 AM »
Rich,
       Blah, Blah, Blah...  Quit taking beautiful wonderful pictures of a kit you'd like to build and get on with posting those beautiful wonderful pictures of an awesome kit that only you can builld!  You know most people today, like me only have an 8 second attention span.  I can't wait!  I can't wait, I can't wait! ( "Thom says" while jumping up & down).  ;D  Thanx Thom...

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Re: A Background Structure
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 10:52:12 AM »
Hi Rich:

I will also be following along with this build. Kind of hard to make a guess at this point.

Karl

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Re: A Background Structure
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2017, 08:40:42 PM »
Thanks Gregory.

Okay Thom you're always the crackpot.  ;D

Yeah it's hard to tell what this is but I know you've seen this building Karl. I'm glad I got to meet you (and Frank) at George's.

--Rich
« Last Edit: August 01, 2017, 08:53:51 PM by richbeau »

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Re: A Background Structure
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2017, 08:53:13 PM »
Here's the latest (except for Thom)...


Got the Grandt Line windows glued together, sanded and painted. Also glued the pieces of wood together. I think they may be a bit narrower than the original but they should work. Of course they need to be trimmed to size. The chip board is 30-ply, which should withstand the texture and paint.

Maybe you can figure it out now.  8)
--Rich

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Re: A Background Structure
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2017, 09:01:50 PM »
Rich,
 If it has something to do with the FSM American Flyer Train sign, then we are on the same page ? Cemented my double windows together last year, mine is on hold... ;)
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Re: A Background Structure
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2017, 09:38:12 PM »
Thanks Gregory.

Okay Thom you're always the crackpot.  ;D

Yeah it's hard to tell what this is but I know you've seen this building Karl. I'm glad I got to meet you (and Frank) at George's.

--Rich


Rich,
        Sorry to come out, but I don't do crack or pot! :-\ Can you imagine if I did tho?  My engines would turn out like ACL 1504's.   Thanks for the nice comment and I'm all eyes on this build.  Enjoy bossman!!!  Thanx Thom...  Yup, the phone is already ringing!!! I'm afraid to answer, it's says from A&S co.

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Re: A Background Structure
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2017, 08:44:17 PM »
I think Tom is onto something.   ::)



Dry fit looks good.
--Rich

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Re: A Background Structure
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2017, 09:34:24 AM »
Moving slowly along...

This shows what the texture looks like applied, before paint...


Here's the latest - painted and a modets weather layer.

The windows are just set in place. I need to do a small bit of fitting then I can add the glass and shades. And I'll add a couple of vents.

Unfortunately my color printer is dead (and the laser printed does not use waterproof ink). Maybe I'll try some dry transfers.

I'm trying to figure out an appropriate name. Any ideas?
--Rich

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Re: A Background Structure
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2017, 09:42:49 AM »
D. Fenistration Co.
Doors & Windows
And I'm on caffeine, not pot or glue fumes.
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Re: A Background Structure
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2017, 05:08:25 PM »
Frank Ellison (famous modeler of the '50s and '60s) had "Carter's Little River Mills" (a play on Carter's Little Liver Pills.) 


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Re: A Background Structure
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2017, 05:07:27 PM »
Just what I was looking for, fantastic
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Re: A Background Structure
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2017, 09:29:36 AM »
Rich,

Great work so far.  I noticed your Deco Art bottle of Texture sand paste. Did you brace the back of what appears to be chip board first?
Was there any warping to the wood after applying the paste to either the wood or the board? I have some older bottles of this medium
(paste) which I want to use to construct a replica of FSM Bailey's Produce, and I am leary about not bracing the back of chip board before I use this stuff.
Chip board is great to use on the back of a plaster wall, which makes the wall more sturdy, without having to use wood bracing.

I was first introduced to this sanding paste by Karl Osolinski.  It is perfect for matching up to HO scale stucco.
Thanks,
Rich

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Re: A Background Structure
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2017, 04:28:07 PM »
Great looking structure!!

 

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