Macon Pallet Co.

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Tyson Rayles, May 29, 2002.

  1. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    This is the kit I started with, gave $2 at a clearence sale. This kit is very poorly made and $2 is probably to much! :D

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  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    My cheap scanner won't do a good job on the sign but oh well. I made the sign by masking off a portion of the brick and spraying it white. Then made a water slide decal on my puter and overlaid it, then soaked the decal with decal softner to have it mold to the brick. Sprayed that with a few coats of dulcote. Inspite of the scan it looks great in real life, just like it was painted on the building.

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  3. Tyson Rayles

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    I threw away the roof and roof details (put em' in the junk box actually) and used metal roofing more typical of here. Rusted the roof with Rustall. The chimmney was made from pieces of Plastastruc, and the "concrete" loading dock/foundation from balsa wood. The extension facing the camera was shortened by about 3/4. The rest is just paint and weathering.

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    Just a panned back shot to show how it fits into the overall scene.

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  5. Tyson Rayles

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    One o' dese days I'm gonna b able to ford on o dem digital thingys an will be able to cler up som o dese posts ! :(
  6. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Very nice work, Tyson!
    All the changes you made make what was once a fairly generic $2.00 kit, much more of a craftsman project, & something that is unique to your RR, & therefore very realistic...
    That's exactly what I like about those cheapo kits...with some knives, files, saws, paint, glue, & some imagination,you can transform a box full of pieces into something of your very own.
  7. Catt

    Catt Guest

    that cheapie thang looks purty gol dern nice on my puter monitir.
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Now this is a great example of kit bashin. Tyson, the way it blends into the scene shows you have artistic talents. I love all those trees to which add a feeling of realism.
    Nicely done.
    Your camera works fine but a nice digital would make it easier for both of us.
  9. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    The camera's not the problem, the photo's are crystal clear with excellent color. It's my freaky scanner that sometimes does a good job and sometimes not. With a digital I won't have to use the d*amn thing, course only the super high $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ones have a shutter speed setting so you lose a lot of depth of field. Thanks for the kind comments and for putting up with my Jeckle & Hyde scanner ! :D

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