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A shelf-orphan returns....the shack.

Started by marc_reusser, April 14, 2008, 02:53:25 AM

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While working on some of the current stuff I ran across a project I started about three or more years ago, and got a hankering to piddle around with it in between.

Here is where it currently stands....it's 1/48....it was never really intended as a "complete project", rather just something to try out all sorts of new experiments, ideas and techniques....so there was/is no plan, concept, rhyme or reason (at one point when I started it I thought of using it as part of a c.1930's depression era California central valley farm/rr scene.....but that never got off the ground.  ::) )...I plan to continue working on it in that, "no-plan", type of way.....and just sort of do what pops into my head, or what I want to try as an "experiment".

These shots are just quickies from the bench, so the color is a bit off....the corrugated roof on the shed is NOT that orange and overall rusty....was a real weird thing with the camera/lighting. :-\

The odd "salvaged" piece of corrugated with the letters was newly added today...figured since I was playing around with spraying stencils on the side-dump cars, might as well try it on some corrugated while I had the airbrush out. For the letters I used Eduard 1/35 German tank insignia letter stencils (unfortunately there were only about 4 different letters to choose from).....but the idea was to make it seem as if the piece was salvaged from corrugated building that had a sign/name painted on it...it still needs work to differentiate it a bit more.


I am an unreliable witness to my own existence.

In the corners of my mind there is a circus....



  Very nice thing to doodle with.

  Sure must be "depression time" and a lot of craftsma(e)n unemployed.
  He (they) put a proper amount of effort in laying the corrugated sheets correctly.

  It looks a lot better than I have seen on a lot of " contest" buildings, even
  when it is only for 10% ready.

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Hey Marc,
I have not seen that model before. You captured that depression era character nicely. It sometimes seems when one models a structure with piece patch architecture etc., there is a fine line between capturing those characteristics convincingly and not just creating what appears to be a poorly built model. What is your mindset to avoid such a modeling failure. It seems it could warrent some discussion with the group.


i think sometimes an "evolved" model showcases us best