Building Bachmann's Ambassador Hotel

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spitfire, May 14, 2005.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I am in awe of your achievements Val. Outstanding workmanship.
  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    I've got to add my kudos to all the others here Val. Great detail that you should be proud of. Your photo work is excellent as well. Keep em coming....
  3. FrankG

    FrankG Member

    Val, just a thought....I don't know what's over the font doors there, but this hotel has a similar feel/shape to NY's old Biltmore Hotel. Same U shape....just on a much larger scale. Over the doors (inside the U shape), the Builtmore had an outdoor garden/courtyard with a fountain in the middle. Just saw that in a book (New York 1900) and through of your hotel.
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Val: something you might try to save some work: print the curtains on transparency. Then you don't have to cut out the middle.
    However, I did try this once using photocopy and the results were far too transparent. If it worked, it would save much intricate cutting of curtains.
  5. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Interesting idea David - however they're all done now. :) :)

    Frank, I found an old postcard of that hotel online - it's very nice, or was. A lot bigger than this one however, and there wouldn't be room for a fountain I'm afraid.

    I painted some figures today for the first floor. They all have to be installed before the ceiling can go on and further progress on the building.

    These photo's didn't turn out as well as I had hoped, but here goes anyway.


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  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Neat photos Val, can almost hear the zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzs coming from those relaxing inside. The doorman is so well decorated you must have stolen him from the Royal York.
  7. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Looking Great Val. :thumb: :thumb:
  8. FrankG

    FrankG Member


    What happened to this one? I was so into reading the progress on this!
  9. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Well Frank, what happened was summer arrived and I quit smoking - so I've been spending as much time as possible outside. I did pick up some cool materials for the top floor niteclub, but probably won't get any real progress made on the project until fall rolls around.

  10. petepuma

    petepuma Member

    Holy Smokes! WHere was I when this little gem of a thread was started up?? That's fantastic work Val!! Especially the lights. I'm a lighting designer as part of my job and I have to say the lights you did up are perfect! Great job!
  11. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Awesome work Val, simply outstanding! :)
  12. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    Hey folks, I think val`s a bit of a fisherwomen, she throu`s out the bait (this little gem) the she walks off and leaves us dangleing, nice, very nice....have a good one..steve
  13. zedob

    zedob Member

    Aw, he cheats, using a computer.

    That was a joke, of course. It really is an awsome model and a great job at super detailing. Any of you "old guys" remember what it was like "without" computers. It's amazing how far the MRR world has come since the advent of the personal comp. Thank God for the new throw away printers. Ten years ago a quality color printer was rather expensive, now, the average Joe can own one and exploit thier hidden talents.

    Now, if the ink would come down in price...

    great job Val. Keep us posted.
  14. FrankG

    FrankG Member

    I'm crushed, Val. As a smoker myself, I find that working on the MRR is the only time I don't smoke! But then again, the wife won't let me smoke in the house. So the MRR wins. But....I guess I'll suffer through the summer.... but damn if I'm not looking to seeing the beauty finished! Probably partially selfish reasons -- I think my next structure is going to be a hotel.
  15. zedob

    zedob Member

    ditto on the MRR vs. smoking.

    Get into "super focus mode" and I don't even feel the urge.

    At $5 a pack, there's alot of modeling parts and tools that that could be bought and put to better use. Ever try scratch building a cigarette? Saves money, but you sure get funny looks from people.

    I gotta quit...
  16. Chris Beard

    Chris Beard Member

    I like your work. Keep it going.
  17. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks very much for the encouragement everyone! Maybe it's time I got back to this project.

  18. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    I think that would be a good idea Val, I can't wait to see your layout evolve, judging by what we've seen so far its going to be truly inspirational. :)

  19. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I am very pleased to hear that you kicked the weed habit Val. Just think of all that money now going to model railroading instead. I like you, have been spending a lot of time outdoors enjoying this hot weather we are having. This is what we looked forward to all winter.
  20. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Yay Val...! to both quitting smoking and continued progress on the hotel.

    I think I will be the lone dissenter when it comes to the weather - too hot! Bring on the Fall colours, temperatures, and even some snow! :D :D :D


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