Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by FrankG, May 13, 2005.

  1. FrankG

    FrankG Member

    Posting this again...sorry if it shows up twice...computer issues.

    Anyway.....this is the "Bottums Up Bar and Grill" -- one of the three structures in DPM's N-scale kit "Nightlife". Still need to add neon window signs, viewblocks and lighting. This is my 4th structure.

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  2. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Looking good Frank. :thumb: You'll have to post pics of the others when they're done. :)

    BTW.... What's a "viewblock"???? :confused:
  3. Marxed

    Marxed Member

    wow thaats awsome, how the heck do you work with that small size?
  4. tillsbury

    tillsbury Member

    Good looking model, Frankg... Did it go together ok? How does it compare with other structures you've done?

  5. FrankG

    FrankG Member

    I actually used to do ship models at 1:350, so N-scale is huge!

    Anyway....as far as how it went together.....

    I've done 2 DPMs, 1 Walthers and 1 Model Power. Walthers is by far the best, in my opinion. The DPMs are nice as far as architecture, but the 4-walls, everything-molded in place approach is a bit boring. BUT...even so, I'm doing an urban setting and they offer a lot more selection. Hardest part is the painting.
  6. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Looking good Frank.
    I like the way you weathered the sign on the side of the building.
  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    A neat structure Frank.
  8. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Hmmm... Bottom's up? Down here there's a place called that... those in a "different" lifestyle
    use the place.
    Your building looks GREAT!
    The Bottle sign and paint run off on the other are SWEET!
  9. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Very nice Frank. :thumb: Did the bottle come with the kit or was that your improvisation?

  10. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Neatly done! The bottle and sign are nice touches.
  11. FrankG

    FrankG Member

    Actually....the bottle came with the kit....it's white metal. As did the name -- it's a dry transfer and I thought it was easier to use that then try to do some other lettering on the awning.

    The only items not part of the kit are the Climax Tobacco sign on the side, the roof details (including gravel) and the window shades.

    Also, just noticed from the photos that I left off another white metal detail....a electrical box/conduit for the side.

    Any suggestions on where it needs more weathering? I thinking more around the chimneys and around the very bottom of the structure (all the way around).
  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    How about some faint streaks coming down from under the window sills? Just a suggestion. I think it looks great as is.

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