POP! BOOM! CRACKLE! and HISS!

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Vic, May 23, 2002.

  1. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Being mindful that the Fourth of July is approaching soon, The Robber Barron, who is always mindful of a few extra $$$$, has decided to open up a Fireworks Stand so the good folks of Homasote, Colorado can celebrate properly. Larry, Curlee and Moe are painting the signs so I don't know when they will be done if ever!!!!:D

    This is another "down and dirty" model...nothing but scrap styrene and paint and glue. The "wood" floor is just a scrap of boxcar siding painted with Testor's Wood and brushed with black chalk while it was still sticky:D Please excuse some of the warps in this one...The Barron was too cheap to buy good building materials:D

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  2. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Pic #2

    Here's "The Barron" himself checking out his initial inventory:D

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  3. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Very nice Vic!:cool:
    I like the results of your "wood" weathering technique...
    Also like the interior detail!

    BTW...Is that a layout I keep seeing in the background? :)
  4. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Thanks Charlie

    Yep, thats the Hon3 Durango Divison of the D&RGW(under construction) but its not presentable right now:( I had to let it go for over a year while being a caregiver to a very elderly Mom. Pics on it will follow as soon as I get it straightened up.:)
  5. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Geee whiz Vic, is there no end to your imagination? I would never in a thousand years have thought of such a stand.
    I'll have two of those "Vesuvious Bangspitters" and three of those "Wheeeee Splatt, Crakle" thingies over there by the red whatsits.

    Heh heh heh, I hope your narrowgauge locos are fitted with spark arrestors, especially while the roof is off.

    I think it's great, just painting the detail shows your patience.

    Now you have a problem though:-
    On July 4th we want to see a section of your layout illuminated of course with fireworks exploding in the dark sky above. :D So go load up with the fast film :)

    Errol
  6. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Golly Errol!!!

    That might be just a bit more than I can accomplish!:eek: :D But we both know the man that can...Shamus!:D Besides...I'd probably use scale powder and fuse and blow the whole darn thing to smithereens:D :D :D I did try to make a thunderstorm once using a strobe light and a tape recording.:eek: Never could get the darn thing in sync though and it scared the poor housecats so bad that they wouldn't come out from under the house for a week!!!!:D :D :D Oh well...what that saying about the best laid plans of mice and men....and cats!:confused: :D :D :D
  7. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    All I can say is...
    COOL! NEAT! INVENTITIVE!:eek: :D

    Your like me... It's the little things that bring the layout to life. ;)
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Too often we rely on model railroad mags to get ideas for structures when all we really need to do is look around.
    Great structure and I love the interior detail Vic.
  9. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Vic,
    Good to see someone getting a real bang out of their hobby.
    Great use of "leftovers", well done !
    Pete
  10. WVRR

    WVRR Member

    I'm waiting for your black backdrop with the fiberoptics installed in it with a flasher hooked up to different color bulbs. PICTURES PLEASE!!! The mistake alot of modellers in this hobby make is that they build spectacular models that revolve around the railroad, but they forget the little guys like your fireworks stand. I must say my friend you have done an outstanding job of detailing the interior, looks very realistic. WELL DONE.
  11. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Very nice Vic :cool:
  12. boppa

    boppa Member

    my old layout had strobe for lightning,with a trigger for sound effects(dick smith electronics funway kit-light triggered remote board)
  13. Jim de Bree

    Jim de Bree Member

    Vic:

    This was great. where did you get the HO scale inventory?

    Jim
  14. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Inventory

    Hi Jim, the inventory is nothing but left over scraps of styrene with some paint daubed on them:D

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