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Bill Gill
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Posted - 12/16/2017 :  7:49:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chuck, a nice adaptation from several prototypes that gives your model a lot of credence and good looks.


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wvrr
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Posted - 12/16/2017 :  8:17:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Bill.

BTW, I used GIMP to make my holiday card, this year. I was pretty happy with adding the red "Rudolph" beam of light to my image. Then, I saw your holiday card you created from GIMP. That put me to shame.

So much more to learn on GIMP.

Chuck



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jbvb
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Posted - 12/16/2017 :  10:42:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice; I find the re-detailing very effective.

James

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wvrr
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Posted - 05/05/2018 :  1:03:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
After a couple months absent from my workbench and the forum, I am back at it.

I am working on finishing the office/warehouse for my anthracite mine. One of the things I planned was a billboard for the roof. And, I built one from a GCLaser kit with artwork I made, myself. I wasn't happy with the billboard for a couple reasons. The biggest is that it warped after staining it, even though I placed it under pressure. Second, it seemed a bit large fro my structure. And, the last reason is the artwork...I placed my Wyoming Valley Anthracite in the lower right corner. All three concerns bugged me.

This week, I scratchbuilt my own from styrene. That eliminates the warp. The size of it is 3/4 the size of the GCLaser kit. And, this looks right. And, as for the artwork, I removed the logo.

So, here is the new billboard, unpainted. One of the things I wanted to achieve is the complex cross-bracing you often see in older billboards.





I painted the model and then applied the sign. Unfortunatley, the glue caused some of the ink to run in the sign. But, I will have to live with it. I tried applying a little A&I to the sign in those areas to darken them.





Chuck



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Carl B
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Posted - 05/05/2018 :  1:42:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice styrene work Chuck.


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 05/05/2018 :  1:52:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome back Chuck.

The sign looks great but the styrene work awesome!


Jerry

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

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 05/05/2018 :  2:28:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice, Chuck.


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Dutchman
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Posted - 05/05/2018 :  6:55:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work, Chuck.


Bruce

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George D
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Posted - 05/06/2018 :  08:46:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a nice sturdy billboard. Looks good.

George


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 05/06/2018 :  10:06:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Chuck,

Excellent work. Your billboard looks very real and a great detail. You must have covered the runs up well because I sure canít find them.

Mike


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 05/06/2018 :  3:24:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Chuck,that is a fantastically constructed bill board, Not sure if the sign justifies being on such fine structure Excellent work as usual!!!


Ted

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wvrr
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Posted - 05/07/2018 :  4:00:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I finished up the office/warehouse/supplies structure for my anthracite colliery.

I used the DPM Cutting's Scissor company, since it had a lot of the characteristics of the other masonry structures on the layout.

But, I made some changes to it.
-I blocked up one window
-I replaced the roll-up door with a transom window and scratchbuilt door
-I opened many of the windows
-I added an office
-I added lighting
-I added the cigar-band sign
-I scratchbuilt an awning
-Added the scratchbuilt biillboard
-I removed the cast in chimney and used a Tichy chimney
-Added air vents and plumbing vents to the roof
-Added a roof hatch
-Added junk to the roof
-Downspouts and scuppers
-Electric meter and conduit















And, below is what my mine scene looks like, now.



Chuck



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Marken
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Posted - 05/07/2018 :  4:16:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Coming along nicely Chuck. Great scene you have created.

In memory of Mike Chambers

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 05/07/2018 :  7:06:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job on the building Chuck. And yes it does fit in with the others.

its becoming a really nice scene.


Jerry

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

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 05/07/2018 :  8:41:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Beautiful adaptation of the DPM building with well-chosen details and modifications.

Mike


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