Just a simple corner building

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by jkristia, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. jkristia

    jkristia Member

    Well, I finally managed to get something done, it's not much, but at least it's something. I started about the same time as Robin started his CP station, so while he managed to finish 3 amazing buildings (CP station, Griswold United Church and the Court House), I managed to get only this one tiny one done.
    The window are resin castings, Micro Mark, with the original window build from styrene. All in all I'm please with the result, just need more practice on the weathering side.

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  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Thats a sweet looking structure my friend, well done indeed.
  5. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    That's a sweet looking building... Great work... Wish I could build them that nice...DASH
  6. interurban

    interurban Active Member


    That is one nice building, Well done,,,, I got to try that one day:rolleyes:
  7. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member


    That is some OUTSTANDING modeling!
    :cool: :thumb: :thumb: :cool:
  8. penngg1

    penngg1 Member

    Wow!! :thumb: You did a wonderful job and I like the colors you used. :cool: :cool:
  9. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    How did you make it?

    Was it styrene or foam?

    How did you apply the nice finish? Was it painted? IS it "fake" stucco (plaster)?

    nicely done:thumb: :D :thumb: :wave:
  10. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    I'll take the third floor rooms on the corner above the front doors.
    If I can start a Roof garden, that is.;)

    Very nice.:wave: :thumb:
  11. belg

    belg Member

    jkristia, that is a very nice structure indeed what scale is it? and what else is planned for the finishing touches? How did you make the mold for the windows?

  12. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  13. jkristia

    jkristia Member

    wow, first of all thanks for all the nice comments

    Sir_Price, sure you can rent the top floor apartment and grow a roof garden, just don't water it too much as the cardboard support and paperback 'tar paper' might leak :)

    It's made of 2 layers of 0.020" styrene strips, inner layer horizontal with 'bits' vertical, and outer layer vertical strips with 'bits' horizontal between the windows (does that make sense?). I did it this way because I thought it would be faster than cutting all the window openings in a sheet of 0.040" styrene, but I ended up spending a lot of time trying to hide/fill the small gaps that was created, so next time I will probably cut the openings and use 2 layer of 0.020" instead. One good thing though was that after I used the green putty for sealing the gaps, I sanded it with 220grit sandpaper (or was it 330, it is the finest one), and that's what gave it the kind of stucco texture.

    belg, it's N scale and I used Micro Mark RTV for mold and their RS300 resin. I can try and take a picture of the 'original' window I used for the mold if it's not too tiny, but it's basically just build from 0.010" styrene and 0.020" x 0.040" for the frame.

    As far as finishing touches goes, I haven't planned anything yet, but of course some window blinds, and some signs once I decide what kind of store it is, but for now I will just leave it as it is.
  14. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    topnotch:thumb: :thumb:
  15. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    A very well modelled building Jesper. I could use one like it on my layout.
  16. belg

    belg Member

    So does that mean that you make just one window at a time?
  17. jkristia

    jkristia Member

    I made 4 windows at a time from 2 molds. First I made the 2 windows, then I made 2 molds from that set of windows and then casted 4 windows at a time.
  18. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    Very VERY nice! :D
  19. belg

    belg Member

    How did you attach the master to the bottom of your mold box and what did you use to make the box?

    Thanks Pat
  20. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

    A most excellant model.would make a nice addition on one of my many open lots;)
    As to weathering.I passed this site on to Jon monon and i'll pass it on here to any who are interested.www.weatheringdoctor.com
    it has some excellant information.

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