DPM kit, first N building completed!

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by ddavidv, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. ddavidv

    ddavidv Member

    (Mods, please move the thread if I've posted under the wrong category.)
    After several rather frustrating weeks modifying the trackplan and getting nothing settled, I decided to take a break and build DPM's Apothecary building that I received as a gift. Since scenery and structures are 'my thing', this was a welcome relief. Here is the 90% finished product:
    I used leftover paints, and used a gloss red mixed with boxcar red for the color. I planned on shooting it with dullcote when it was done but it has sort of a semi-gloss appearance that looks like painted brick, so I may leave it. Procedure was boxcar red, followed by the mix, and then wiped off before it got tacky to give it a worn appearance. The trim is some old Pactra flat grey that is near dead. ;)
    Dummy me put it together and started painting the exterior only to realize the molded color showed through all the windows of the interior. Spent way too much time hand-painting flat black onto the backsides of the walls. :mad: Lesson learned; paint this first!
    I have a question though. All that remains to be done is the windows. I'd like to put shades in some or all of them. Paint it on the glazing, or other alternatives? I think this will be a restaurant, similiar to a pizza shop here in town.
    One detail I'd like to add are pigeons resting on the ledge. Don't recall seeing any pre-made ones. Any clue on how to make pigeons in N scale? :eek:
  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

  3. jkristia

    jkristia Member

    Looks good. Sorry, no idea of how to make pigeons in N (other scales for that matter)
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    That looks real nice! As for shades, how about gluing strips of paper inside behind the windows? N scale pigeons could be quite a challenge! Pigeon droppings could be simulated with a little white paint, but the birds themselves....(?) :) How about itsy bitsy origami! :D
    Seriously though, nice work on the building!
  5. ddavidv

    ddavidv Member

    Paper...yeah, hadn't thought of that. Should work nicely. :thumb:
    Pigeons...well, some of my hot glue residue could be pigeon-like with some imagination. :D
  6. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    Dang, thought I had the answer for you on the pegions! Got my small parts box out and discovered they didn't put a label on their parts bags and I can't remember where I got them. :mad: But they are out there, It may have been N-Scale Supply. If you look at my posting of general store and there are n-scale pegions on the roof. :wave:

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