Another Cheapo N Scale Structure Bash

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Drew1125, Sep 28, 2002.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    I was at my local hobby shop recently, & he had this kit marked down to $6...so I thought I'd see what a little "scratchin & bashin" do for it...

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    First, I threw out the kit roof (& the instructions :D)
    I started by putting the little annex that's supposed to go on the back on the side, raising it so the roof line is even.

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    Then I found some HO brick walls in the scrap box, & made a foundation for the annex, & cut a new door opening

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    I still had a blank wall on the back, so I scratchbuilt another addition out of Evergreen siding, & added a foundation to it too...I sprayed everything with Floquil primer.

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    I glued the kit windows to the INSIDE of the walls, painted everything with various browns & whites, trying to get a well-weathered look.
    I also scratchbuilt a chimney to cover a hole from one of the original windows that didn't get completely hidden by the annex.

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    Because there were some tricky angles & notches in the roff, I cut up the kit box, & made cardboard templates before before cutting the final one from .020 V-groove siding to represent a tin roof.

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    I wasn't real happy with the way the door looked, so I scribed a piece of styrene to look like a plank porch, put a bench & some figures on it...this kind of obscured the door.

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    I made a roof for the porch, & some concrete pillars to go under it...
    This is what I have so far...still need some steps & some other details.

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    Excellent work Charlie! How much did you pay to have that made for you by Shamus? The shipping costs must have been pretty high! ;) :)

    I tried doing something like that once. I got past the first step (Buy the kit) and second step (Open the box) with no problem. The third step (Assembly) was a little difficult but I was able to move on to step 4 (Stomp the kit into smithereens out of pure frustration). However, I never took pictures (a good thing) and that building is no longer with me (the trash company came by last Friday). Maybe I'll try more kitbashing later on... :)
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    Charlie, That is FANTASTIC! So much better than the original. And presented so well. Thanks

    Gary
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    Charlie that is an other excellent piece of work my friend! :cool: You can see other uses (and how to do it) for kits like I only wish I could. :( BTW don't forget a dawg or two on and under the porch! :D :D :D
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    Charlie, looks fantastic

    t.
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    Down Home

    Looks great my friend, It gives me a reason to relook all kits before assembly. Sota a good ole downhome feeling in this photo.
    THANKS ;)
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    I love it Charlie but shouldn't granmaw be riding shotgun on the porch?:) :)

    I like your presentation of the project too, should get a few members drooling to try their hand at the bashing thingie.

    Errol
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    BDC, you're killin' me- at my house that's called giving it the stomp of approval!!:p

    Hey Charlie, what made you think of that little sparkin' scene? Looks like it might have come from personal experience!!!:D

    Wonderful job! That's the kind of thing that brings a layout to life!
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    Thanks guys!
    I was trying to proove the notion that you can't judge a kit by the picture on the box!
    Don't pverlook those great little cheap plastic kits!
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    Charlie,
    There are a lot of buildings out there that "just growed". An addition this year, another ten years later. You got that look! Nice job!
    Pete
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    Beautifully Done!

    What a super job with a kit to which I never even paid a second glance. :p

    Please be sure to post a picture (or eight) when you've incorporated the house into a diorama, or on your layout. I can just see a rusty old pickup truck up on blocks, and all sorts of miscellaneous junk about, maybe a tire swing, etc.
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    Old man Knudson says that's pretty dagummed good. One thing folks who are sheepish about kitbashing might take note of it the improvements of the paint job alone. Left as a church, but painted this way, it would no longer look plasticy.
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    That's a neat idea. I would never think to make a church into a house like that.
    Nice work. Great idea.
    Marty