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deemery
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 01/14/2021 :  08:40:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My question is whether DigiCompuTron-A-Matics employs a retired Sergeant Major to make sure all the blinds are set at the same height on each floor :-) :-)

(Looks good!)

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)
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Michael Hohn
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USA
7202 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2021 :  09:07:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Youíre making good progress, James. Itís going to be very impressive when finished.
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Ensign
Engineer

Canada
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Posted - 01/14/2021 :  11:51:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
James, wonderful work on piecing that altogether.
Looks super!

Greg Shinnie
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jbvb
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USA
6801 Posts

Posted - 01/31/2021 :  10:54:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I was working on a couple of other projects the past two weeks. One stalled, so back to this. I decided I needed a .060 styrene ground floor to help hold the building together as I handle it. Then I finished the employees' entrance hallway.



The photo shows me I need to clean up more of the acrylic craft paint interior wall color where it got on the visible parts of the windows. But I am pleased with how visible the Clever Models B&W tiles are in room light. I plan to light the hall so it's visible at 'night'.
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jbvb
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USA
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Posted - 02/08/2021 :  10:10:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Painting errors are cleaned up, interior floors painted with a gray/blue mix of craft paints, all windows have blinds except the employee entrance. When I thinned the craft paint too much, it put a warp in the foam-core floors when it dried. That's fixed, inelegantly but permanently, now.



I'm still learning to use my new webcam to take layout pictures. I might be able to get this shot with a phone camera, but the webcam just rests on the bridge deck; no gymnastics.

And of course, the photo reveals where the roof doesn't exactly match the coved backdrop. That, too, is fixable. The elevator house/HVAC enclosure it needs on the roof should do. It also needs some antennas. Time to search out some pictures from the appropriate era.
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jbvb
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USA
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Posted - 02/26/2021 :  10:24:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
After dinner, I decided how to do the DigiCompuTron-A-Matics elevator house. I tried out some Rix injection molded cinder block parts I'd bought a while back:



I like it: The molded mortar lines say what I'm trying to model from a moderate distance, and the carefully designed interlocking corners fit nicely. The interlocking parts are full block thickness, but the sheet in the middle is about .050 so scribe & snap works well. This used half of a 'medium' piece (~15.5' high by 20' long) and half of a 'small' (10' long). The door is another Rix part. The roof is .040 styrene off-cuts.



Here it is on the roof. I'm thinking about a kerb painted Roofing Tar color for it to sit on. Once I decide about that and get it all painted and installed, I'll go on to the gravel/tar roof itself.
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