Filipino Guard Shack

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by jon-monon, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Over on the 2guyz site, to honor and remember Robin and all he taught us, we are making and/or displaying stuff using paper/card stock. This was my first attempt at a mostly card structure. It is based on my memory of the guard shack at the entrance to a sugar mill I visited in the Philippines last month. It's walls are 6 HO ft tall and the base 8 ft wide (about an inch wide in 1:1). No commercial parts were used. BTW: My current avitar is me driving a 25 ton Plymouth at the mill.

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  2. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    that looks great! What did you use for the roof?

  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Thanks! The roof is computer cable glued to the cardboard. The roof caps are coffee stir plastic cut long ways into fourths. The "bamboo" supports are grass stems.
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    That's great!!!! :)
  5. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    That looks great Jon
  6. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Terrific Jon, thanks for posting. That's a great idea you guys have there.
  7. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Great looking structure, Jon! I would have never known it was paper or card stock.
  8. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Nice jon, you have to choose a little person now to stand gaurd.
    At a very low rate of pay. :rolleyes:
  9. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Thanks guyz. Looking for 1:100 LPB to represent in HO the smaller typical stature of a Filipino.
  10. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    :thumb: :thumb:
  11. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Nicely Done My Friend. It Looks Great.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  12. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    That would be a LLPB, Little Little Plastic B...... or maybe a Little Phillipino B......

    Nice idea, nice job!
    Nice to see you post here now and then
  13. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Thanks guys... nice to hear from you guyz I haven't heard from for a long time!
  14. faroukstan

    faroukstan Member

    Hi, Jon : So, I've been right all along with my guess!! The first time I saw the subject I noticed the Filipino accent immediately...It resembles the Crossing Shack at Buendia/Quirino Avenue, Makati, Philippines...very nice rendition and imagination!!!

    Muhammad Farouk
  15. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Nice modeling, Jon
    And a very nice tribute!
    :thumb: :cool: :cool: :thumb:
  16. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Salamat Po, Kuya Farouk at Drew!

    (Thank you sirs, Kuya Farouk and Drew!)

    I am nmot 100% happy with the color of the shack, the roof is right, but the walls should be lighter green. So it will probably get a paint job on another day.

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