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darrylhuffman
Crew Chief

USA
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Posted - 07/09/2019 :  6:55:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This is a close-up of the hotel front. Again, the two vertical posts in the middle were later cut to the height of the door panel. A piece of cardstock (not shown) was cut and glued over the entrance way.



I decided to print out a ROOMS FOR RENT sign to cover the area above the front windows. This was far easier than building a detailed trim piece. I am the world's laziest model builder.


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darrylhuffman
Crew Chief

USA
726 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2019 :  7:00:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote



The pool room front was started by applying an off white to the prepainted grey door pieces. Again, a sponge was used to get the old flaking paint effect.

6 by 6 posts were glued to the walls. Then the door way on the left was glued in place followed by the 6 by 6 upright on it's right.

The double doors on the right were glued to the 6 by 6 post on the wall followed by a 6 by 6 piece glued to the side of the double door frame.

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darrylhuffman
Crew Chief

USA
726 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2019 :  7:12:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote




This overhead view shows the pool room front at this point.

In the gap between the two door frames, I decided to print a POOL sign vertically.



The sign was glued to a piece of thin wood and lightly weathered.

The sign was then glued into the space between the two door frames.



Two 6 by 6 pieces of stripwood were glued into place above the doors to frame an area where two wood panels will go.

Darryl Huffman
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Pennman
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 07/09/2019 :  7:58:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Darryl for your rendition of the colors and they mixing, and for how you applied them. I liked the colors that you have achieved and will give it a try. I realize that there are many other Modelers that have mentioned this before you, but letting my walls dry between coats is one of my downfalls.
Rich
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darrylhuffman
Crew Chief

USA
726 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2019 :  11:44:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rich,

I always work on several projects at one time so letting things dry is easy for me to do. I just work on another project.

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darrylhuffman
Crew Chief

USA
726 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2019 :  12:34:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The areas above the doors were filled in with basswood sheet materials. You could then follow up by gluing 2 by 2 strips in the corners for a more detailed appearance. I chose to leave them out.

Later this are will be covered with signs and advertisements so detailing them was not important to me.



This completed the front of the structure for the time being so it is now time to focus on the upper level.

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darrylhuffman
Crew Chief

USA
726 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2019 :  12:49:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Years ago I needed some small, short term storage so I bought a few of these white cubes from Lowes.


The shelves are about 1 foot square and are ideal for building models on.

I scan the drawings or do my own drawings if scratchbuilding. I then cut them out and tape them onto one of the shelves. I tape one on each of the four sides.

As I work on one side and want to let the glue dry, I can simply turn it 90 degrees and work on the next side.

Often when letting the glue dry, I will place another one of these shelves on top to hold the stripwood flat while it dries.



This shows a close-up of the false front of the hotel.

Tom supplied 6 by 6 pieces to build up the walls but I prefer to use 1/16 by 1/8 pieces of stripwood unless I am doing a detailed interior.

I am not detailing the interior of this model so the extra strength and ease of use makes the 1/16th by 1/8th my stripwood of choice. I buy these 100 pieces at a time to insure they are all the same size.

The boards on the front are 2 by 12 inch pieces of stripwood stained grey and then mottled off white was applied with the sponge. I paint the boards before cutting.

I often leave the boards long on the edges and trim them later.

Darryl Huffman
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Michael Hohn
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USA
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Posted - 07/10/2019 :  07:07:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Darryl,

Thank you for detailing your progress so well. The results are magnificent. Itís a joy watching this come together.

Mike

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darrylhuffman
Crew Chief

USA
726 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2019 :  08:40:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike,

I like Pastures of Plenty by Guthrie. Really like David Carradine's version in Bound For Glory. My parents were part of the Dust Bowl migration to California. We used to live in a 9 by 20 shack that is now a chicken coop. I think my early life affects my desire to model broken down, heavily weathered buildings.

Darryl Huffman
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darrylhuffman
Crew Chief

USA
726 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2019 :  08:59:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike,

My home 70 odd years ago.

Still standing today.

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darrylhuffman
Crew Chief

USA
726 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2019 :  09:16:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I continue up the wall until this portion is covered completely.



I then peel the paper off the board, flip the piece over and peel the paper off the back of he wall.



I remove most of the paper with tweezers and then lightly file the back with an emery board to remove the last of the paper.

You can leave the paper in place if you choose to do so.

I then trim the edges of the planks so that the edges are smooth.

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darrylhuffman
Crew Chief

USA
726 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2019 :  09:24:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have put the two windows in place and pushed a 1/4th inch strip of styrene against the top of the wall.

I then glued the corbells in place using Canopy Glue. The Canopy Glue does a fine job of gluing plastic to wood.


Darryl Huffman
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
11488 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2019 :  09:35:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great Darryl.

The weathering is outstanding!

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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darrylhuffman
Crew Chief

USA
726 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2019 :  09:44:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote



I glued a 2 by 10 piece to the top of the wall. This piece is vertical.

I then glued 2 pieces of 2 by 10 together to form a piece that is 2 by 20.

I then glued this on top of the panel. This protrudes toward the front of the building.

I then glued 4 by 6 strips of wood about 1/4th inch long onto the top of this sheet to make spacers which will hold up the top piece.

I hate to be confusing about this but I don't know how to phrase it better.



Here you see a strip formed by gluing 3 pieces of 2 by 10 to make a single strip 2 by 30 inches. I have it laying on top to show it before it is glued in place.

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darrylhuffman
Crew Chief

USA
726 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2019 :  09:52:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote



This photo shows the top piece glued in place.

I have also glued 2 by 6 strips onto the front to cover the supports. This forms a "box" of sorts. I left off one piece of 2 by 6 so the viewer can see the inside of the box.

Hopefully this will look like the piece has fallen off.

The missing piece could be glued on at an angle to make it look like it was loose and sagging.

This is one of those little time consuming parts of building a model that I think adds a lot to the finished look of the model.

This completes this portion of the false front.

Next we flip it over and work on the back.

Darryl Huffman
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