Finished a couple of houses

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spitfire, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    I finished up these two houses today, by completing the lighting for the garage on the left, and adding a new garage to the house on the right. The first garage is the Hudson Garage by Branchline and the second is by Kanamodel. Both are laser cut wood.



    The Branchline garage above has interior framing, but unfortunately the rafters are not a good fit and keep the roof from sitting properly. I had to remove them. I tried to get a shot of the interior details, some tools, a tire against the back wall, and an old chest of drawers and boxes. They didn't show up too well though.

    I added a basketball backboard for the kids who live in this house. The hoop is just a piece of brass wire painted red. The shingles are handmade from wet/dry sandpaper.

    To the right in the first photo and tucked in behind the house is the Kanamodel garage. I used cedar shake shingles from Paper Creek on that one, and also on one of the houses.

    Here's how they'll look on the layout. The embankment I just finished is directly behind.


    Hope you enjoy the little neighbourhood.

  2. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Those are really nice. The one on the left is my favorite. And, I see an old bike in the garage. Great job:thumb:

  3. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Wow Loren - you have very sharp eyes!! And thanks. :)

  4. scubadude

    scubadude Member

    Spitfire, those houses are BAD TO THE BONE! :thumb: I especially like the garage and the basketball hoop, reminds me of the garage we had when I was a kid :thumb:
  5. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Neat houses, and, except for the cat, looks like a good neighbourhood, with railfanning from the back bedrooms. :thumb: Nice workmanship, too.

  6. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    excellent work val---when can i move in
  7. galt904

    galt904 Member

    Awesome usual. :)
  8. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    Amazing work! Those definately look like Toronto homes. Especially the one on the left. You see that style of house everywhere around here.
  9. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thank you all so much. :)

    Richard, you in turn reminded me of that great George Thoroughgood song. B-b-b-bad!

    Wayne, sorry about the adorable little kitty cat. How about I call the pound to come and round her up? ;)

    Nutbar, now that property values are down because of certain undesirable animals, you can probably afford to move in anytime..... ;) I should warn you though, these houses have very low ceilings - like around 5 inches!! LOL!

    Chad, thanks for the kind words. :)

    Tetters, I'm so glad you think so - that's what I was going for. In fact my first house was one very similar (although not a semi). In this case, I'm kind of going for the Dupont St. area since the railroad is so close.

  10. shelbys_dad

    shelbys_dad Member

    Great job! My wife asked "whats the rent?" when I was viewing them. lol
  11. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    Wow! Those really do look nice. Very realistic. I am impressed!
  12. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Sweet! I like the basketball hoop and the garage interior.
  13. jesso

    jesso Member

    You did a really great job with those. I really like that you did the interior of the garage, looks good. Don't you hate how kids always hang on those basketball rims and bend them. I bet the homeowners love taking pictures of trains from their upstairs windows, except late at night.
  14. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    The rent is very small!! LOL!

    Gary, Brakie - thanks - glad you like it!

    Jesso, yeah, that's it - the KIDS bent that hoop!! sign1

  15. Uintah Dave

    Uintah Dave Member

    Well Done!!!!!
  16. galt904

    galt904 Member

    Who are the house kits themselves by? I'm guessing that the duplex has been somewhat kitbashed to give individuality to each half?
  17. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Dave, thanks!

    Chad, the "duplexes" were scratchbuilt, using styrene sheet (plain and textured), styrene tube for the columns, Grandt Line windows and doors, Paper Creek cedar shakes, wet/dry sandpaper for the other shingles, Tichy railings, and various detail parts.

    We call those "semi-detatched" around here, although that is clearly real-estate agent speak. Attached would be a lot more accurate!!!

    I think a house like that would make a great kit, and you could give a couple of options for making each side unique. The house on the right is the Atlas kit "Kim's Classic American Home".

  18. ModelSteamTrains

    ModelSteamTrains New Member

    I cannot see it! Maybe I need to have my eyes checked...
  19. ModelSteamTrains

    ModelSteamTrains New Member

    I know! I loved that ol' basketball hoop...
  20. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Don't worry - I can't see it either, I just know it's there! sign1


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