Recent Scratch Model

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by CNJ999, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. CNJ999

    CNJ999 Member

    Here's a scratch model I completed over the spring. It's after the fashion of FSM's Seafood Emporium but slightly reduced in extent so as to fit into a space I have for it on the layout. The spot isn't quite ready for it yet, so I photographed the building out-of-doors one sunny day a week ago.
  2. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Absolutely gorgeous!
  3. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    EXCELLENT! what is it made out of?

  4. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Are you sure thats not a picture of the actual building? :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    BEAUTIFUL job!!! Both building and weathering!!!!!!
  5. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member


    Sometimes I just can't get over the great work I see around here.
  6. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    Wow! That building is absolutely gorgeous!
  7. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    I'm on dial-up tonight, and as the first photo was loading slowly from top to bottom, I was thinking to myself: "This is a joke, CNJ is trying to pass off a real structure as something he modeled! Not until the photo got down to the people did I believe it was a model! And even then, the thought that the figures were photo-shopped onto a pic of a real building went through my mind. That is one fantastic piece of modeling for sure!

    The shingles and the railing and clock up top look REAL.
  8. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    That is absolutely wonderful modeling. My hat's off to ya' - that is really well done. I really like those boards that are coming off here and there...and the subtle weathering. Really - really great work.
  9. rekline

    rekline Member


    I am in absolute awe of that modelling and the skills of the person who did it, I couldn't even dream of modelling something that great. Wish I could find a great video of someone scratchbuilding a model. I have trouble with the Walthers modular system.
  10. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Fantastic ! The building is outstanding and the little details you added ( some windows half open, what looks like curtains on a couple windows, the painted over sign ) make it even better.:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:.

  11. COX 47

    COX 47 Member


    Great job! I'd like to see more of your work....Cox 47
  12. absnut

    absnut Member

  13. Dragos

    Dragos Active Member

    WOW! It's so real!!! sign1sign1
  14. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    absolutely B-E-A utiful CNJ999!!! that is simply amazing someone can build that from scratch.that natural sunlight really helps show off your work too.--josh
  15. modelsof1900

    modelsof1900 Member


    a really fine modeling job. Models scratchbuilt from wood and built after a wood original ist best what you can do it. I like such excellent model building.

    Congratulation for this model!

  16. CNJ999

    CNJ999 Member

    Thanks for all the kind comments, guys. I find these structures fun to build (guess I've always been kinda a frustrated architect at heart) and they do look nice on the layout eventually.

    Fun story associated with one of my other scratch efforts. I had a proxy entered a nicely staged B&W photo of a barge-mounted piledriver model in July's NMRA's Detroit national convention' photo a model photo. Judges looked at it and placed it with the prototype photos. It won second place! Everybody thought it was real. All had a good laugh, plus some red faces, when after the contest ended they re-checked the entry forms.

  17. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

    Excellent rendition of an FSM kit........Looks every bit as good as any of the kits ive seen done.......IF NOT BETTER!!!

    So, did you do this simply from a Photo, OR ................???

    I believe I saw this posted on a Yahoo group recently......yes??
  18. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    great story!

    Can we see the photo?
  19. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Wow..!!CNJ...Positively gorgeous..!! Great work..!!
    Do you have any in-build photos...with running commentary on how you did this..?? I'm looking to tackle a roundhouse one of these days and could sure use some ideas and pointers on how to scratchbuild it..
  20. CNJ999

    CNJ999 Member

    Addressing a couple of questions, I build from scaling model/ad photos but sometimes also adjust the dimension to what seems pleasing to my eye. And while I don't have any running commentary on construction methods for this particular building, I do have a couple of basic in-progress shots that might be mildly instructive as to how it went together.




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