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FSM Mackenzie Milling Co.
« on: June 26, 2016, 09:55:51 PM »
Hello fellow modelers! As a rare female modeler, I wanted to share my latest project with everyone here. I have been modeling for most of my adult life. My interests have led me to the enjoyment of structure building and scenery. I don't have room for a layout, so I am putting my efforts into small scenic dioramas until that time when (hopefully) I can build some sort of a layout to place all my work. I love to super-detail everything that I do. I want the overall take-away when someone views my work to be WOW!  ;D  Enjoy and please leave any comments and helpful hints. I am always open for improving technique and learning more about all aspects of structure building.  :) Thanks for everyone's help!  Kimberly

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Re: FSM Mackenzie Milling Co.
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2016, 10:04:39 PM »
Welcome Kim, you get a WOW from me, nice work.
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Re: FSM Mackenzie Milling Co.
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2016, 10:07:06 PM »
Hi Kimberly,

WOW!   :o

I think you will like the crew here on this forum. Great bunch.

Fantastic work, I think you nailed it!  I could see myself going through a floor board as I tried to explore the abandoned building!!

We love pictures!
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Re: FSM Mackenzie Milling Co.
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2016, 10:29:07 PM »
Hi Kimberly ... Welcome aboard .... also All I can say is WOW .... what a great job !
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Re: FSM Mackenzie Milling Co.
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2016, 10:34:23 PM »
 Kimberly ... Welcome to the Forum !  :)  Great work on that FSM kit !  8) 8) 8)
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Re: FSM Mackenzie Milling Co.
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2016, 11:20:49 PM »
Ditto to all the other comments and welcome to the forum

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Re: FSM Mackenzie Milling Co.
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2016, 11:55:42 PM »
Beautiful work, Kimberly.

I would love to see some close ups of that decapitated concrete work - especially the wall behind the truck.

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: FSM Mackenzie Milling Co.
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2016, 12:12:20 AM »
Kimberly.....

Welcome aboard. 

Do I have some stuff to learn from you.

We like photos. 

Thanx
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Re: FSM Mackenzie Milling Co.
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2016, 01:58:55 AM »
Thanks to everyone for your kind remarks!
I will post more pics for sure if everyone would like to see more. In response to Mark, here are some close-up pics of the stone retaining walls taken before some of the scenery was in place. Also, there is a close-up of the fence which I am very happy with. It is amazing to me how much detail pops out when you take a photo like that! I kept a fairly consistent photo record of the build, so I can share any part of this you may want to see. This is a great kit and it's my first COMPLETED FSM kit. I am currently working on the FSM Seafood Emporium which I plan on making into a scene inspired by Doug Foscale's Execution Rocks diorama. It will also include the FSM Pile Driver and a scratch-built lighthouse if all goes according to plan.  ;)  I am going to be attempting my first try on building a sea wall and making realistic ocean water. Any tips, pointers, pointing me to help from the community would really be appreciated. I have read up on several techniques, but ya'll sound like a super helpful group - so sound off! Thanks again!
Kimberly  :)

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Re: FSM Mackenzie Milling Co.
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2016, 04:42:58 AM »
Absolutely fantastic work. Any tips or techniques that you want to share would be appreciated! Your photos have been added to my modeling reference file!
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Re: FSM Mackenzie Milling Co.
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2016, 05:49:32 AM »
Beautiful work Kim! I'm very much looking forward to your next one. Emporium Seafood might be my favorite FSM kit and Doug's dioramas (particularly Execution Rocks) are most inspiring to me. Sounds like it'll be a great project.


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Re: FSM Mackenzie Milling Co.
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2016, 06:37:25 AM »
Beautiful work! Yes...more pix! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 Check out the new wharf structure "Tarr and Wonson" from KC's Workshop...would tie in beautifully with your theme. Welcome to the forum!

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Re: FSM Mackenzie Milling Co.
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2016, 08:13:52 AM »
That's one big Atta Girl Kim.....wonderfully detailed scene and very well done dilapidated structure.  8)


Keep the progress on your builds coming and a big welcome to the forum.  ;D
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Re: FSM Mackenzie Milling Co.
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2016, 08:25:15 AM »
Wonderful!  Simply wonderful!

Welcome to the forum Kimberly.  I'm certainly looking forward to you Emporium Seafood/Pile Driver/etc. waterfront adventure.  Emporium is on my short list of things to built (but, in all honesty, it's been on my short list for years now  ::) ).
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Re: FSM Mackenzie Milling Co.
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2016, 09:18:36 AM »
Welcome aboard Kim, your modeling is top notch.
I love photo's, don't we all.

 

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