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Title: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Bill Gill on March 05, 2019, 10:08:42 AM
I've been working on this model for quite awhile and still am less than halfway done, but here are a couple shots of some of the interior pieces posed against a scrap piece of matte board that is about the same color that the wall will be. Everything is scratchbuilt. In the first photo the posters above the cabinets are GIMPed in, but will be added when the interior is installed. The magazine rack on the far left is just posed in the photo. It will be on the opposite wall of the pharmacy, next to a soda fountain. You can click on the photos to enlarge them.


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Hydrostat on March 05, 2019, 01:02:51 PM
Bill, how did you do the bottles or shiny brass items left hand?

Volker


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Bill Gill on March 05, 2019, 01:37:22 PM
Volker, those are tiny gold colored metal "crimp beads" for spacing bigger beads apart on bracelets, necklaces, etc. I got them at a craft store. Because they are tiny hollow tubes, I glued styrene rod inside them to look something like a "cap" and to give a little more surface area for gluing the beads to the shelf.


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: finescalerr on March 05, 2019, 02:16:45 PM
Very adequate. -- Russ


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Bill Gill on March 05, 2019, 03:33:12 PM
Thank you , Russ. It's no Anders HO diorama (or others' level), but it's OK.


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: TRAINS1941 on March 05, 2019, 04:22:50 PM
Looks great Bill nice work.

Jerry


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Bill Gill on March 05, 2019, 05:16:06 PM
Thanks, Jerry.


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Design-HSB on March 06, 2019, 03:40:10 AM
HI Bill, very nice work and that in HO my appreciation.


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Bill Gill on March 06, 2019, 06:08:30 AM
Danke, Helmut.


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Bill Gill on March 06, 2019, 06:45:03 AM
Here is the other side of the interior, not quite completely done in this old, but still most current photo.
Like Barney, the main pieces for the counter and cabinets behind the counter are Legos. The red seat covers are the "buttons" cut from a Lego block. (click photo to enlarge).


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Lawton Maner on March 06, 2019, 10:28:50 AM
I'll take a Cherry Coke float please.


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Bill Gill on March 06, 2019, 11:12:38 AM
Lawton, Sorry, Cheeseburger cheeseburger cheeseburger, chips, Pepsi, no Coke :) Well, actually no grill, so no cheeseburger either - yeah, what the heck, one cherry coke comin' up :)


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Hydrostat on March 06, 2019, 12:46:56 PM
Thank you , Russ. It's no Anders HO diorama (or others' level), but it's OK.

I like your understatement.


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Lawton Maner on March 06, 2019, 01:41:43 PM
Bill: 
     You get 2 bonus points for using Legos in your build.  If you had used the full bricks you could have earned more points.


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Bill Gill on March 06, 2019, 02:38:44 PM
Volker, Here's the package for those gold colored beads you asked about.
I got them at an A.C. Moore craft store, but have seen the same in other places.
The item number is JFCT1G-0.75G/MZ


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Bill Gill on March 06, 2019, 02:42:29 PM
Lawton, Just like me to go at this in a half-bricked way and lose points because of it. :)


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Barney on March 06, 2019, 03:53:45 PM
Nice work very life like in such a small scale
Barney


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Bill Gill on March 06, 2019, 06:14:37 PM
Thank you, Barney. Distance enhances viewing.


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: 1-32 on March 07, 2019, 03:57:25 AM
really nice work Bill.


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Bill Gill on March 07, 2019, 06:41:03 AM
Thanks, Kim.


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Bill Gill on March 07, 2019, 06:49:58 AM
Here's a look at some of the things used to make the items on the shelves:


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Bill Gill on March 07, 2019, 06:51:01 AM
1. Bits of transparent plastic with paint for "tops"
2. Twist-off tips from dog flea medication tube
3. Corrugated strips cut from clear music CD case
4. Colored styrene cut from bread wrapper clips**
5. Glass seed beads with nut- bolt-washer "tops"
6. Gold colored metal crimp beads for jewelry
7. Leaf springs cut from HO caboose truck
8. Florescent bits turned from "Light Brights" toy
9. HO shutter slats with crosscuts part way thru
10. Bits of lenticular lens toy^^ & added backing image
11. Tiny bits plastic fiberoptic rod with paint "caps"
12. Two tiny steel screws
13. Styrene rod, iridescent paint, nut, bolt, washer "cap"

** Using colored plastic meant didn't have to paint so good bond and no paint to smear with solvent cement.

^^Those flat sheets with a ridged face. When you tilt the sheet the image "inside" appears to move. The tall rotating display is mounted on a cutdown base from Model Power street sign.

The other items are mostly styrene strips, sprue or rods with tiny labels cut from magazines. Open boxes in the display cases are .005 styrene glued to sides of whatever the contents are. There is also a very tiny snail shell (not visible in either photo) on a shelf in the back.


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Lawton Maner on March 07, 2019, 09:32:38 AM
Is this reuse, re-purposing, or recycling?  Bonus points if you can find a use for takeaway packaging.  ;D ;D


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Bill Gill on March 07, 2019, 10:49:56 AM
Is this reuse, re-purposing, or recycling? Lawton
Yes!

I haven't tried it, but clear plastic blisters from some packaging could possibly be cut for use as curved window glass. I found a small vacuum molded packaging "well" that looks like a one piece rectangular fiberglas bathtub insert with a shelf around the top. Too modern for my time frame, but tempting to use somehow.


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Lawton Maner on March 07, 2019, 01:54:43 PM
And, of course the foam clam shells can be carved to look like stone and brick. 

I like some of the vacuum formed boxes because the plastic isn't totally flat and from some angles takes on the appearance of hand blown glass.   


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: SandiaPaul on March 07, 2019, 07:50:50 PM
This is very nicely done, really nice work Bill!


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Bill Gill on March 08, 2019, 06:15:29 AM
Thanks, SandiaPaul


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Peter_T1958 on March 08, 2019, 12:10:44 PM
Most of the interior furnishings and the products are unknown for a modeler with Euopean background. As far as I may remember, pharmaciese looked quite different here in the fifties/sixties, but the MAD cover even I know myself;-)
Terrific work, and all of that in HO scale!!!



Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Bill Gill on March 08, 2019, 01:26:40 PM
Thank you, Peter. I think the MAD cover might be universally recognizable :)
Here is one of the old photographs used for reference for the interior appearance


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: finescalerr on March 08, 2019, 01:46:46 PM
Chuck Doan's father also built a beautiful diorama of a diner or drug store. If Chuck happens to muddle by this thread maybe he can post his dad's work. -- Russ


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Bill Gill on March 08, 2019, 03:46:12 PM
Chuck, if you do look in here and have photos of your father's diorama I'd love to see them.


Title: Re: HO scale 1950s Pharmacy interior
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 21, 2019, 10:48:32 PM
Fantastic work, Bill!  I did something similar in 1/24th and that was a pain...can't even imagine doing it in HO.

Unfortunately the plastic I used to glaze the windows of my drugstore has fogged and yellowed, so all that interior detail can't even be seen anymore. I want to refurbish it and replace the plastic with real glass, which I use on my current structures. I just have to figure out how to remove the window frames without destroying them.