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postalkarl
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Posted - 06/29/2011 :  1:34:39 PM  Show Profile
Hi Bob:

That's kinda what I thought you did. Yeah post it please. You never know when you can use something like that.

Karl S.
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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
1718 Posts

Posted - 06/29/2011 :  2:10:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
Karl, It is too big, the forum will not upload it. I can make it smaller but that will also
make it less sharp. Send me an email at santmin@aol.com and I will email the file back
to you. I will not pass on your email address.

Cheers,
Bob

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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/03/2011 :  09:32:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
Here's a low rez version of that marble.

Bob




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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/03/2011 :  09:35:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
Since there is marble on the exterior I guess it's a good idea to carry that marble to the
interior. The bar, or at least the top surface, will be the same marble but right now I have
printed the marble on photo paper and I have cut it up into little squares that I will use to tile the floor.

Cheers,

Bob

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postalkarl
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Posted - 07/03/2011 :  10:16:52 AM  Show Profile
Hi Bob:

Got it. Thanks for posting it for us.

Karl S.
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sgtbob
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USA
1718 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2011 :  1:49:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
Here's an early shot of the interior of Christley's Fine Seafood. I did print the
marble on photo paper, cut it into tiles, mixed them up and glued them in place. I like it.

In case you can't read the sign pointing to the restroom doorway, I borrowed it from my
favorite real seafood restaurant. (shown below)





The cigarette machine is scratchbuilt. It is one of many 1/24 scale accessories that I used
to make and sell as either finished models or resin kits.




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dallas_m
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USA
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Posted - 07/05/2011 :  2:02:43 PM  Show Profile
Cool stuff ... marble floor looks great ... detailed cigarette machine (they used to be in all of the restaurants!) ... rail around the bar ... look forward to more.

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Dallas

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sgtbob
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USA
1718 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2011 :  08:33:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
Been slowly adding to the interior. I realized that I am going to need a whole lot of chairs.
Usually, if I need more than two of an item, I make a master, a mold, and cast what I need from
resin. I did that with the chairs. Here's a shot of the mold, a set of parts, an assembeled
chair, and a painted chair.



By the way. I never destroy the rubber molds because so many of the parts are useful on
later projects. For example, I have used the pay telephone and telephone book, bar stools,
soft drink taps, bottles, and many more items from past projects in this one and I'm sure
there will be more. I also do not usually use the master in case I need to remake a mold.


Bob



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postalkarl
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Posted - 07/08/2011 :  09:17:03 AM  Show Profile
Hi Bob:

I see you posted a photo of a smaller version of Christy's next to it's bigger brother. What scale is the small version. Is it kit or scratch also.

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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
1718 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2011 :  11:09:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
Karl S.
That's a paper model that I built mayby 30 or 40 years ago. I don't know the scale. Judging
by the door height I would say it's somewhere between HO and O scale.
It was the inspiration for the current build.

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R.BOUDREAUX
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USA
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Posted - 07/08/2011 :  11:35:18 AM  Show Profile
Bob,

I tried to find your scale, but could not see anything.

However, you were speaking of having to make a lot of chairs. If you in 1:48 scale, you can buy these.

http://www.miniatures.com/14-Furniture-Kits-P17012.aspx

They are very reasonably priced. 3 tables and 9 chairs along with some other furniture come in the whole package for about $9.

Not bad.

Rich
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sgtbob
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USA
1718 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2011 :  12:08:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
Thanks Rich. I try to mention it often but I work in 1/24 scale.

Working in that large scale is a two sided sword. Many believe it is easier to work in than
the smaller scales, and it is, but it is much harder to "fake" any detail. Then again, unlike
the thousands of detail parts avaiable to HO and O scale builders, there is very little available
in 1/24 scale, you have to make just about everything.

This does not bother me because I like to scratchbuild anyway, to me that IS the hobby

Bob.

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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/09/2011 :  08:11:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
Here's a couple of shots of the interior as it stands right now. I am busy making chairs and
tables.






The pay phone, phone book, bar stools, softdrink taps, cigarette machine, beer cases,
cigarette packs, cigar boxes, ash trays, and some of the bottles are all castings or copies
from parts for previous models (never throw away you molds and masters!!). A few of the
bottles are 1/2 scale doll house parts and the glasses are cut sections of three sizes of
clear plastic tubing. The beer taps were made by combining many pieces of styrene tubing
and rods from my scrap box (I don't throw away scraps either).
I am not going to model the kitchen area, I will hang a pass-through
curtail in that doorway. I am now also planning the lighting.

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dallas_m
Fireman

USA
4268 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2011 :  5:44:31 PM  Show Profile
You have an uncanny knack for creating interiors that make me feel like I've been there! Must be something about picking up on all those "ordinary" things around us and arranging them in a familiar fashion. Neat.

Cheers,
Dallas

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sgtbob
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USA
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Posted - 07/09/2011 :  7:46:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage
Thanks Dallas, maybe we've both "been there".

Bob

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