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Karl Osolinski Posted - 03/29/2013 : 4:50:33 PM

Hello folks,

Been some time but I finally did start a new model.

I've always admired the work of Earl Smallshaw. He has a gift for making creative and interesting models and scenes that I really enjoy. His Tenement Row was featured in the February, 1989, Model Railroader and I finally decided to build my version of it.

Since Earl's model was going against a wall he didn't have to model the street side or even put all the windows in the sides that couldn't be seen. His finished scene is just perfect and it's a favorite of mine. I'm going to build the buildings complete and have the storefronts below the living area all different. Northeastern makes a kit for the three buildings but I prefer to scratch build the models and make them all a bit unique.

Here's the very not complete first building. With my bad hands it took some time to cut out the 33 window and door openings. I used the Monster Models aged brick for above the storefront and I love the stuff. I cut the openings in the brick using my Unimat jigsaw but it was a little too aggressive to use on the 1/16th basswood (Monster brick is 1/8th thick). Also, I cut real glass (microscope cover slips) for the 30 windows and storefront...no windows in the 3 backdoors.

I plan on combining this model with my last street scene (Gruhn Guitars).

Cheers,

Karl O.
Berkley, MI





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Mario Rapinett Posted - 05/18/2019 : 12:35:50 AM
Karl
I tried to call you today, but i left a message... I need some modelling advice
cheers mate
Karl Osolinski Posted - 05/16/2019 : 4:55:27 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Mario Rapinett

Hey Man..... what's happening mate.....trust all good, down in the cockpit.....cheers from your Aussie bloke...



Hi Mario,

Thanks for checking in...

I've been trying to populate the area in and around the Rapinett Motor neighborhood but every time I get going on it some troublemaker impedes my progress...all it's been doing is keeping the local police force busy and me painting more people.

Cheers,

Karl

Mario Rapinett Posted - 05/13/2019 : 10:20:41 PM
Hey Man..... what's happening mate.....trust all good, down in the cockpit.....cheers from your Aussie bloke...
quartergauger48 Posted - 04/30/2019 : 5:15:54 PM
quote:
Originally posted by CandPS

Here is another picture. I also use the method to transfer text, like on the rolled up canopy.
I hope I did it right this time inserting the photographs.
Philippe








Very extraordinary work'. That is an excellent siding job and sign.
John B. Posted - 04/29/2019 : 9:10:28 PM
Karl, What more can one say....BRAVO!!
Rick Posted - 04/22/2019 : 09:43:59 AM
Karl, glad that the falling light didn't turn into a complete catastrophe.

As usual, beautiful modeling and photography.
bandman Posted - 04/21/2019 : 10:22:55 PM
Karl, first time poster and long time lurker here. I thoroughly enjoy your artistry in modeling. Thank you for sharing.

Horton Monroe
postalkarl Posted - 04/21/2019 : 8:45:36 PM
Hey Karl O

That is some beautiful modeiong.

Karl S.
Mario Rapinett Posted - 04/19/2019 : 8:48:45 PM
Karl...I have been fortunate to meet many modellers worldwide and I'm in awe of their work ,who inspire me daily... but your level of perfection in everything you do, far exceeds anything in this hobby ......I wish I could pop over and have another pie & sauce, but my days of USA visits are limited...Thanks again for posting all your projects over many years....cheers mate.
Karl Osolinski Posted - 04/19/2019 : 5:32:51 PM
Hi fellas,

Been taking a break from building and doing some photos...

Sunset at Horseshoe Meadows and a work train at Snake River station...

Cheers,

Karl O.



postalkarl Posted - 04/18/2019 : 11:43:35 AM
Hey Karl:

Looks just beautiful.

Karl S.
Mario Rapinett Posted - 04/16/2019 : 9:22:24 PM
Hi KArlO...I'm always lurking....in spirit..
CandPS Posted - 04/15/2019 : 06:26:32 AM
Here is another picture. I also use the method to transfer text, like on the rolled up canopy.
I hope I did it right this time inserting the photographs.
Philippe





CandPS Posted - 04/15/2019 : 06:03:23 AM
Hi Karl,
I started experimenting with a similar method transferring mirror images on walls for some time also in N scale. It takes a bit of practice using the right paper etc. Here is a picture of a scratch build boarding room in N scale.
Philippe

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Karl Osolinski Posted - 04/14/2019 : 11:53:28 PM

Hi fellas,

Been working on some photos of the new model...thought I might use this one for a letterhead.



Cheers,

Karl O.

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