Turin Blacksmith Shop

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by jon-monon, Sep 28, 2003.

  1. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    This is a 1:48 scale model of my grandfathers blacksmith shop. It will be a s'prize gift to my father. All that's left to do is the doors. And add a little more jumk to the interior. Real shots soon, meanwhile, here are some scans.

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  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member


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  4. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    I think Dad will be right pleased Jon.
    Those are pics of the side and Front Frames?

    looks good;)
  5. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    The scans look great! :cool: I'm betting your Dad will be delighted! :)
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    What a great gift idea Jon! Looks good!
  7. philip

    philip Guest

    Jon Didn't you post the original picture of that building in another thread? Can't find it. Or am I dreaming? Its lookin good!

  8. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member


    Very nice, Jon!
    I love that weathered board siding!

    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
  9. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Better'n A Fish Tie Any Day!!

    Beautiful work, Jon! Are you doing a mini-scene type base for it too? Your dad is really lucky...I'll bet he will treasure it. :)
  10. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Jon,
    Excellent workmanship my friend, you Dad sure will be pleased with that.
    Now then, when you feel upto it, make it again in 1-48 for me, save me making it. LOL

  11. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Thanks for the kudos, folks :)

    Chris, the scanned images are the front, then one side, then the back, in that order.

    Phillip, I don't think I posted it elsewhere. If I did, I'm getting forgetful!

    Steve, yes, I will put it on a sceniced base. I was thinking about using 2" foam, then making the sides into blasted rock, leaving some flat spots to glue a photo of the original shop and/or grandpa.

    Shamus, I'm sorry, dear friend, but you will probably have to wait until the next major surgery before I can dedicate that much time to another model :eek:

    This was a good project to work on while wifey was recovering, as I setup a card table by the bed and worked by her side. Other modeling plans suffered, because I couldn't go outside and work on them, and this one was very time consuming. I do think Dad will be delighted. He always talks about that old shop. I think most of his memories of his father were there. The shop was near their home and he spent a lot of time there as a child. More pics:



    Inside shots
  12. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Great job Jon! The detailing is excellent. I am sure your Dad will love it.
  13. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Where is she? I see she's been working there...
    Looks great. Both will be proud of it.
    Be sure to have kleenex... They'll be fought back...
    but tears will be there.
  14. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    I LOVE it jon bet Dad will be thrilled.
    You did a mighty fine job my friend;)
    Your detail is Great.:D
  15. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    very fine model put the front in brick and looks like first place i went to work in ,and as air tight too .
  16. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Excellent modelling Jon. The interior is amazing. The roof is very realistic. How did you get that corrugated steel look?
  17. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Now thats a work of art, I love the inside details.

  18. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Thanks everyone, for your kind words!

    Robin, it's styrene Evergreen "corrugated steel siding", I think with .040 spacing for this "O" scale model. There is a much finer one available suitable for HO and maybe even N. I can get the part number if you like. Al I did to it was glue on some thin styrene rectangles for patches, make some 1/8" x 8 scale feet (2") thin styrene "caps" for the peak, spray it with silver auto touch up paint, and weather it. The usual dry brushing several rusty colors, dull coat, black wash. This time I used ink/alcohol wash, which I think is best on wood, but I think black paint/soap/water is better on plastic, and I might hit it again with that mix. But I did leave out the ink/alcohol mix, and the next day half the LPBs had little black lips, so I "recycled" them on the spot.

    All the interior is bits and scraps. The anvil and tools are my usual little brass work, and the forge is the nose off some overgrown diesel body from the scrap box. Interior "wood" is scanned/recolored/printed exterior wood. The exterior siding and window frames are home cut stripwood, stained, cut to 8 ft. and glued to thin corregated cardboard.

    To do: includes doors, some interior details and maybe a farm impliment and or a blacksmith. Maybe a small desk for paper work. Whatever I can do by Oct 21, Dad's B-day :)
  19. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    In this day, and age, of internet shopping, and credit card buying, there aren't many who would put so much of themselves into a gift. Your Dad is blessed.

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