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General Store in HO, Cogar, Oklahoma

Started by Rail and Tie, December 23, 2021, 11:20:28 AM

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Design-HSB

Nice to see what is technically possible in the meantime. Thanks for showing.
Regards Helmut
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Hi Mr Tie .
How are you wonderful detail items really well done.
cheers

Barney

I think I need a new eye test - such detail on such a small scale - excellent
Barney
Never Let someone who has done nothing tell you how to do anything
Stuart McPherson

Rail and Tie

next stage of building the store is complete.

not happy with the faded store sign but it will have to do for now.
Cheers!
Darryl

"Leonard, check it out. I've bought an N Gauge locomotive. Half the size of HO. Look...it fits in my mouth!"

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Rail and Tie

a few more WIP
Cheers!
Darryl

"Leonard, check it out. I've bought an N Gauge locomotive. Half the size of HO. Look...it fits in my mouth!"

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Rail and Tie

#20
The gas pump has a core of two layers of matboard, with graphics glued to them. Then a layer of polybak, add the glazing. Then the outer panel. There are a total of 17 parts to this little pump.
Cheers!
Darryl

"Leonard, check it out. I've bought an N Gauge locomotive. Half the size of HO. Look...it fits in my mouth!"

http://www.interactionhobbies.com
http://www.facebook.com/railandtie

Hydrostat

Darryl,

those miniatures really are amazing! Concerning the Coke crates there's rather a limitation by the printer's capabilities than your's!
Don't know if the facade is the final state, but maybe you might close the small gap at the building's edge?

Cheers
Volker


I'll make it. If I have to fly the five feet like a birdie.

I'll fly it. I'll make it.

Bernhard

That's really impressive, Darryl. It's almost too bad that you can barely see all these subtleties to the naked eye.

Bernhard

Lawton Maner

You have won the prize for modeling madness with this jewel!       

Chuck Doan

This is a favorite subject for the abandoned photogs. Nice to see it as a going concern. 
"They're most important to me. Most important. All the little details." -Joseph Cotten, Shadow of a Doubt





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Barney

The faded sign looks fine its a nice weathered look  and the detail for the inside amazing !
Barney
Never Let someone who has done nothing tell you how to do anything
Stuart McPherson

Rail and Tie

Thank you for the compliments. Coming from this group, I take it as a very huge compliment.

Volker, I noticed that too as soon as I took the picture. Will patch it up before the building inspector sees the crack...
I printed those decals at 1200x1200DPI and the magnification of the lens sure spoils the effect. I agree that this is at the scale limitation of what is repeatable for a kit.

Bernhard. That is what I do. Make useless detail that will take you hours to create and no one will actually see anyways! I designed our lineside toolhouse with trusses and framing that you won't see unless you model it with the door open.

Lawton, thanks and believe it or not, this is the way the kit will be released as well. Hopefully not to the frustration of too many modelers.

Chuck, I was watching Rain Man a while back and when I saw the scene with Hoffman and Cruise stuffed in the phone booth and the 49 Roadmaster out front, I had to model it. I would love to model this as derelict as the store stands today, but I needed something more "functional" for the model railroad crowd.

Thanks for the comments Barney. I guess I have just been looking at that sign too much. The interior details are a fun little build to build them all up.
Cheers!
Darryl

"Leonard, check it out. I've bought an N Gauge locomotive. Half the size of HO. Look...it fits in my mouth!"

http://www.interactionhobbies.com
http://www.facebook.com/railandtie

Ray Dunakin

Beautiful work, and the tiny details are amazing!
Visit my website to see pics of the rugged and rocky In-ko-pah Railroad!

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Bill Gill

#28
Darryl, Your store and all the accompanying details are terrific!.
You might be able to do a little bit to the sign to make it more pleasing to you.
I'm far from a sign painter, but did do a number of sign at an outdoor museum and that got me looking at old signs and how they weather.

To me the sign has an overall too evenly faded look, both background and letters. Also black sign paint usually fades a lot less than other colors. More often it's a "wash" of chalky white from the background that coats the lettering and by the time it appears as light as your sign there is usually other paint failures as well. That's what is missing from your sign.

Here are 3 signs I did. The first two face almost South, so get a lot of direct sun and the temperature range of that wall varies a lot especially in the winter. That lead to the wall paint cracking and chipping.And that tends to be more irregular than your sign. The third sign isn't in as much sun, but got a lot of wind blown grit hitting it..

I think you could add the effect of some of the cracking and worn paint with just a little work with gray, black and white artist pencils. You wouldn't need to give the sign a completely worn out look, just 'chip' and vary the color here and there to lessen the  overall "smoothness" of it.


I printed those decals at 1200x1200DPI and the magnification of the lens sure spoils the effect. I agree that this is at the scale limitation of what is repeatable for a kit. Darryl
What was the resolution of the original images you used for the decals? Some modelelers told me in a workshop that they had pixelated lettering on small signs even though they had printed them at 1200dpi. But it turned out that the original image they used was only 72 dpi, so they wound up printing a very high resolution copy of a low resoluion image.

WP Rayner

Beautiful work Darryl... can't believe it's in HO scale.
Paul

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