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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5483 Posts

Posted - 03/25/2019 :  6:47:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Whoa, wait a minute I thought you said you weren't modeling Mayberry.

Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 03/25/2019 6:48:20 PM
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Terrell
Fireman

USA
2079 Posts

Posted - 03/25/2019 :  7:59:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm not modeling Mayberry....unless it's convenient.

It seems to me the drains and spouts would be at the back of the buildings, which can't be seen. So, I don't know.
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Terrell
Fireman

USA
2079 Posts

Posted - 03/31/2019 :  3:34:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I took last week off from working on "Mayberry" to do a small project I've been thinking about for a while and felt compelled to do.

This isn't where it's going but it will be part of the town.







And the prototype.



Better known as Silent Sam.
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3558 Posts

Posted - 03/31/2019 :  5:39:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cool. How did you make it?
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Terrell
Fireman

USA
2079 Posts

Posted - 03/31/2019 :  6:19:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Carl.

It started with these 5 civil war figures I got from Hobby Lobby, made by Woodland Scenics.



Then there was a lot of slicing and dicing, cutting and trimming, moving and shaking, wishing and hoping, cursing and swearing.... It took 4 of the 5 figures to get the one. And I still had to scratch the rifle to get it to look right. Along with the ammunition bag and bed roll.

The base was made from floor tiles, two different thicknesses. The plagues from actual images of the real thing (though you can't tell once they are shrunk to size) and I added styrene frames around them to add dimension.
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quartergauger48
Fireman

USA
5921 Posts

Posted - 03/31/2019 :  9:15:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fred, be careful the new generation don't show up'. They like knocking down historical statues for some reason.. Nice job, love it'...



ted :<)
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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
3890 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2019 :  06:33:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good job!!

Bob

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
2749 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2019 :  07:26:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fred, Good work.
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Terrell
Fireman

USA
2079 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2019 :  10:42:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Ted, Bob and Bill!!

And now back to the module. I added some lights, which in real life are almost too dim. I don't really want "bright" lights but I'm not too sure about these, though they photograph better.





And, of course, the camera doesn't want to see through the "glass".



I also added a short section of fence at the end of the alley, for a view block, and a place to catch trash.








I'm not sure if I'm going any further with this project, at least for the time being.
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
11838 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2019 :  11:32:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fred great work.. The figure is really cool!!

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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quartergauger48
Fireman

USA
5921 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2019 :  12:14:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fred, the lights look , just right I think. A Completely Superb build'...[:-bouncy]



ted :<)
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3558 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2019 :  12:18:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice work Fred.

I like the much dimmer lighting, it's very natural.
I need to work on that problem myself for future projects .

And forgot to thank you for the "rearranged anatomy" needed to make your statue, appreciate the info... well done.[:-thumbu]
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Guff
Fireman

USA
1788 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2019 :  1:03:27 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Well Done!!
Like the alley detail.

David Guffey
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5483 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2019 :  8:00:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice monument. Just last week Tampa, FL had to move theirs out of the public eye. Better luck with yours.

Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 04/08/2019 11:10:55 AM
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Terrell
Fireman

USA
2079 Posts

Posted - 04/06/2019 :  12:43:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Jerry, Ted, Carl, Dave and Frank.

I agree the lights do look good here. In real life during the day you really have to look to even see if they are on.

One day the new generation will see that they are the problem with the new generation, not something that happened 150 years ago.
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