FSM Houligan's Alley

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Karl Osolinski, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. Hello everyone,

    I finished this a couple weeks ago. I changed a few things here and there. I like messing around with these kits just to make them a little different.

    Karl Osolinski
    Berkley, MI

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  2. revandy

    revandy Member

    A true craftsman.
    Rev. Andy
  3. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Karl, you do darn fine work! And photography. The first pic looks like a boxtop for the kit.
  4. vanda32547

    vanda32547 Member

    WOW! ... let me repeat W O W !

    I agree with the others...you are a great craftsman and give us all something to strive for on our own layouts. :thumb:

    Could you tell me about securing those cool looking ads to your fences. Like how thin is the material you apply and do you just glue them on and then overcoat them with dull coat?

  5. COX 47

    COX 47 Member

    First Class Modeling and fantastic photos Lets see more Cox 47
  6. Hi Bob,

    Thanks. I think signs play an important part in our models. I've been collecting old signs and sources of them for quite some time.

    I have all my signs loaded in Microsoft Word and when I need one (or a bunch) I size them for the application and print them on an inkjet printer.
    After they are dry, I sand the back (carefully) to the point of being able to almost see through them - it can be tedious but I think it pays off. I glue the signs on with a very small amount of Elmer's Glue - and that's it.

    Karl Osolinski
    Berkley, MI
  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Those FSM kits are excellent. Nice work Karl.
  8. jetrock

    jetrock Member

    Signs are indeed important--I have been scouring the Internet and other assorted sources to try and get as many local pieces of signage as I can--sometimes appropriated from matchbooks and other things that weren't strictly billboards, but add a sense of place and location by their ad for local businesses.

    Darn fine modelmaking--lots of details and things to look at. Scenes within a scene add a lot of character.
  9. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    I really like the rusted hulk on the forgotten tracks and that whole back-40 look you created there, and the hobo and his dog.

    TrtainClown :D
  10. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Beautiful work Karl!! What grit sandpaper do you use to sand the signs?


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