Bear River Mercantile

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Bill Pontin, Jun 3, 2002.

  1. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

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    Tyson that picutre I posted showing you a sample of the window cement was of a structure I scratch built from misc. DPM parts and stuff in my junk drawer. It is on my porch layout and that is on standby until I complete my modules for the Valley N-Trak club I recently joined. It was made to unload and store material from small packet boats working the Bear River. Needs much more scenery, boxes, barrells, pallets and what not.

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  2. Bill Pontin

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    Next to that structure is the bait shop made from more left over parts.

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  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    In a word, Fantastic! Really love the fish on the bait shop. :cool:
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    Amazing what you can cook up from leftovers:D
  5. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Bill,
    You don't see many bait, and tackle shops modeled, even around a waterfront scene. Nice !!!

    So, what kind of "packet boats", are we going to see pierside??
    Pete
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    Bill,

    As a modeller in Britain modelling the USA scene, you have no idea just how much I appreciate you and the others posting pics in here. Information is thin on the ground over here and I keep looking at the colours and names and general style of things in your pics. I'm totally freelance in my ideas and maybe that is a hindrance as I want to model everything.

    You've made a great job of that waterfront scene and I can imagine all the detail you will be puting into it eventually. Will it have sunken tracks alongside the warf, or was it just a space filler to add more interest? Either way, it's coming along very nicely. Thanks for sharing.

    Errol
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    Hi Bill,
    Thats a dinky little structure that fish & bait, looks like it really belongs right there.

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  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Great structures Bill that would look good on any layouts. It's not just the building but the setting that makes them look realistic.
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    BillP,
    That is some excellent kitbashing! :cool:
    But the thing that makes it a standout is the beautiful way you've presented the structures...
    Are my old, feeble eyes fooling me, or is that figure in the 1st shot casting a reflection on the wet pavement?
    If so, that's a real touch of magic!:cool: :cool: :cool:
  10. Bill Pontin

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    Hi Charlie,

    Thanks for the complements, I do enjoy designing and scratchbuilding structures. There is so wide a selection of material out there and at a reasonable cost. I am not too sure of what you see as water in either picture. The first picture, mercantile warehouse, the structure is not yet anchored on the layout and I have not completed painting the surrounding area. You may be referring to the clear plastic base on the figure in the second picture. I glue plastic bases on figures that I do not permanently anchor. Using a hole punch, I punch out circles from the thin window material that come with the DPM kits. Although they can be seen close up they do make a good base to stand the figures.