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Re: Two cities layout.
« Reply #225 on: February 04, 2021, 09:18:10 AM »
Hey Random:


Great looking structures. Keep the pics flowing.

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Re: Two cities layout.
« Reply #226 on: March 25, 2021, 10:43:37 AM »
I haven't spent much time in the workshop lately but I have been working on a block of buildings which will sit behind the station next to the hotel.  Here is an in progress teaser photo.




The two smaller structures are Lunde Studios fronts with foam core bodies.   The bank on the right made from two Bachmann Savings and Loans.  The bank sign is stenciled directly on the wall with craft paint.

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Re: Two cities layout.
« Reply #227 on: March 25, 2021, 12:47:41 PM »
Looking good, Roger.

There is certainly some heft to those structures!

Cheers, mark.

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Re: Two cities layout.
« Reply #228 on: March 25, 2021, 02:31:25 PM »
Roger,

Great stuff here, loving following along.

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Re: Two cities layout.
« Reply #229 on: March 25, 2021, 03:23:40 PM »
Boy are they big.....looks good Roger.  8)
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Re: Two cities layout.
« Reply #230 on: March 25, 2021, 04:39:11 PM »
Impressively large structures.  They look great.


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Re: Two cities layout.
« Reply #231 on: March 26, 2021, 01:25:10 AM »
Hey Roger:

That's quite the building. Love it.

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Re: Two cities layout.
« Reply #232 on: April 02, 2021, 11:20:32 AM »
I finished weathering and roof details on the three new structures. 







I still need to add some signs and looking at the water tank on the bank there needs to be a visit from the pigeons.   This block will form the background behind the existing station scene. 

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Re: Two cities layout.
« Reply #233 on: April 02, 2021, 11:26:57 AM »
Roger


Very nice builds. That's a lot of window castings.
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Re: Two cities layout.
« Reply #234 on: April 04, 2021, 11:53:00 AM »
Window castings are easy once I stopped painting them with a brush.  The bank building's windows are cast in rows so I installed them after painting the castings and the walls.   The other 3 buildings have windows cast in place.  I spray the wall casting with the color I want for the windows and then brush paint the bricks. 

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Re: Two cities layout.
« Reply #235 on: April 04, 2021, 07:53:51 PM »
Hey Roger:

Just beautiful work. Can’t wait for more.

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Re: Two cities layout.
« Reply #236 on: April 04, 2021, 08:27:10 PM »
Roger,

I'm never disappointed when checking in on this thread. The building are really amazing and will be even more so when finished.

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Re: Two cities layout.
« Reply #237 on: April 05, 2021, 11:45:44 AM »
Roger,
 Great looking skyline !
Keep the progress photos coming.
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Re: Two cities layout.
« Reply #238 on: April 08, 2021, 10:59:58 AM »
This set of background structures is almost complete.




The brown building houses The White Rabbit Tavern, one of the oldest taverns in town, on the ground floor and apartments above.   The Red building is the home of Ieveli's Restaurant on the ground floor and apartments above.  It also sports a brand new awning. Pasquale, the owner, is very pleased.  Opened in 1924, it is the oldest Italian restaurant in the city.




The building on the right is the Merchants Co-operative Bank complete with a small cantilevered awning over the entrance and security bars inside the windows.




Here is a view down the block.




This block will sit behind the station scene.  I have one more false back structure to add.

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Roger Hines

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Focussing on the 1941 Boston-ish layout and pondering a mid-70s D&H switching layout.  There are still a lot of airplanes and spaceships in the closet and who knows what else might pop up.

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Re: Two cities layout.
« Reply #239 on: April 08, 2021, 12:03:52 PM »
WOW!!! Beautiful job on that block Roger.
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