O scale mixed media kitbash/scratchbuild project for Piedmont Blues

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  1. danielb

    danielb Full Member

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    I realised today that I've not actually posted here a build I've been working on for my O scale layout, Piedmont Blues.
    I wanted to see what I could do with a small Clevermodels kit - in this case the Brick Garage with Loft - and changing it into something totally different.
    The idea is to use Clevermodels textures for the brickwork, and the roof, which will be sheet metal. The rest will be made from card and wood.
    At least, that's the plan. We'll see how it eventually turns out at the end!
    I'm not sure what industry this could be, though I doubt it will be a rail served structure. The layout is set in 1965 - any suggestions on what it could be would be most appreciated. :)
    The idea is that the original garage structure has been built on top of, the roof removed and a new, flat work area with an enclosed staircase up to both it, and the timber and clapboard tower structure.
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    The intent was to build the structure in the way it would have actually have been built in "reality".
    So, the garage structure took centre stage at the beginning of the build. On top of that, I've added timber cross beams, and built upwards from there.
    This is as far as I've gotten to date:

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    I'll post further progress photos as and how it goes. :)
     
  2. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Impressive Dan - I've yet to try my hand at O scale buildings

    Paul
     
  3. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Interesting build to follow. :thumbs:
     
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    Looking forward to following this great build, very nice. Kim
     
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    Nice one Dan:thumbup:, scratchbuilding structures means you can have what you like in any colour and shape that suits, keep the updates coming mate :thumbs:.

    Pete, just down the hill in Ducky.
     
  6. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    I enjoy scratch building as well and I'll be following this unique build with interest. :thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  7. danielb

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    Yesterday's progress on the garage/tower building.

    Today I'm going to be building a few boxcar kits, so I'm not sure if I'll get any more progress done on the structure for a little while.

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  8. Jaz Avalley

    Jaz Avalley Full Member

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    i like it, a nice mix,
     
  9. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Superb .modeling Dan :tophat::tophat:

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  10. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    Nice blend balsa and card modelling materials. :thumbs: Is some of the timber frame basswood ??

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  11. danielb

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    It's all basewood - other than the card bits, obviously! :D

    The walls and decking are made from basswood sheet that has had planking lines laser cut into it.

    It came in a pack of about 50 sheets that are approx 8"x4".

    I got it from Hobbycraft once upon a blue moon, but I've never managed to find it there since.
     

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