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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #255 on: July 17, 2021, 04:42:04 PM »
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #256 on: July 17, 2021, 04:42:26 PM »
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #257 on: July 17, 2021, 05:29:41 PM »
If you need some more city structures, Lunde Studios has some great kits.  The latest NG&SL Gazette has a review of 2 of their newest kits, smaller structures, that might work well for you.   http://www.lundestudios.com/plus.htm


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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #258 on: July 18, 2021, 07:00:57 AM »
Dave,

Yes, Lunde has some very nice city structures. I've had their site bookmarked for a few years now. I appreciate the info and will try one of the kits one of these days.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #259 on: July 18, 2021, 08:09:02 AM »
Good progress Tom.....to me, that first Merchant's Row kit has a real old Florida small town look to it.  8)
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #260 on: July 18, 2021, 05:35:25 PM »
Looking great, Tom.

I agree - merchants row #1 appeals the most to me too.  I used this one to make my curving, stepped block of shops.  It was pretty easy to cut it into five separate shop fronts and backs - a possibility for adding alleyways between structures.  I only used three of these in my block, but I felt doing this really changed the feel of the kit.  I also added a scratchbuilt enclosed stairway and two hip roofs.

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #261 on: July 19, 2021, 07:06:00 AM »
Maybe a City Classics structure or two would fit in as well.  I think their quality is just a little better than the DPM kits.  I have a few in my stash.  If you want to see what they look like I can bring them down one of these weekends.   ;)
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #262 on: July 20, 2021, 08:29:13 PM »
Good progress Tom.....to me, that first Merchant's Row kit has a real old Florida small town look to it.  8)


Greg,

I like it for Tahope as well. The other two have the look of a Summit Level build.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #263 on: July 20, 2021, 08:33:48 PM »
Looking great, Tom.

I agree - merchants row #1 appeals the most to me too.  I used this one to make my curving, stepped block of shops.  It was pretty easy to cut it into five separate shop fronts and backs - a possibility for adding alleyways between structures.  I only used three of these in my block, but I felt doing this really changed the feel of the kit.  I also added a scratchbuilt enclosed stairway and two hip roofs.

Cheers, Mark.


Mark, Cheers,

I like Merchants #1 as well. I also like the one with the gable front corner but this isn't the look I want for Tahope. Magnuson kits are easy to make resin copies of and I have kit bashed the power station for the old layout. I do plan to have a couple of alleys as they make great mini scenes between the buildings.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #264 on: July 20, 2021, 08:36:12 PM »
Maybe a City Classics structure or two would fit in as well.  I think their quality is just a little better than the DPM kits.  I have a few in my stash.  If you want to see what they look like I can bring them down one of these weekends.   ;)

Bob,

I've looked at City Classics as well and they are very nice. I agree in the quality being somewhat better than DPM. Yes, next time you come this way bring them down for a look see.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #265 on: July 20, 2021, 08:40:02 PM »
I have been busy on the layout but am very far behind on my photo up dates.

I got the west side of Tahope's Main Street finished with adding the two layers of 2 ply heavy cardboard. It has been glued in place and weighted down until the glue dried.





I hope to have more photos for tomorrow evening.
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #266 on: July 21, 2021, 05:33:13 PM »
Hey Tom:

Looks great. Wish I had all the Floquil paint.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #267 on: July 22, 2021, 08:31:21 AM »
Hey Tom:

Looks great. Wish I had all the Floquil paint.

Karl


Karl,

Thank you. The Floquil in the photos above came from Jim Miller's estate. He left them to me when he passed. I have about 300+ other unopened bottles I purchased when the announcement was made that Floquil would stop production of the paint.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #268 on: July 22, 2021, 08:52:42 AM »
Good progress Tom.....to me, that first Merchant's Row kit has a real old Florida small town look to it.  8)


Greg,

I like it for Tahope as well. The other two have the look of a Summit Level build.

Tom ;D


I thing you might be right..... :)
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 4
« Reply #269 on: July 22, 2021, 10:22:29 AM »
...I have about 300+ other unopened bottles I purchased when the announcement was made that Floquil would stop production of the paint.

Tom  ;D 
How many of those are bottles of Holy Driftwood?   ;D

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