Bit of House Kit-Bashing

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by upguy, Jun 23, 2002.

  1. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Here are some houses that I put together using the Reese Street Row Houses kit by Grandt Line. The kit is supposed to make three houses. With a few extra pieces from my scrap box I was able to make five houses. I expect to use these buildings on the Telocaset module on my layout.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Second photo of two of the houses.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Final two houses. The metal roofs were part of the additional items that I used that were not part of the original kit.

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  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Very nice Upguy especially seeing the "57 Chevvy"
    Good job of painting these houses. They will fit nicely into your module.
  5. yellowlynn

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    Hey Upguy
    That is the kind of modeling I like. They are solid houses in good shape, but showing the wear of years. I say THAT is realistic modeling and the look that I want to go for. Squeaky clean stuff just don't happen in the real world, unless you go for mansions. Keep up the good work, and more pics.

    Lynn
  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Thanks Upguy, I didn't know if I should get one of those kits or not (don't like buying stuff sight unseen). They are nice I'll have to give em' a try. :cool:
  7. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Those are some nice little houses, upguy!:cool:
    Sometimes we model railroaders get so busy building our stations, coaling towers, water tanks, & industries, that we can lose sight of the fact that residential structures are prominent in many scenes.
    Those are charming little places...(don't forget the picket fence, & tree with a tire swing...:) )
    Very nice work!
  8. Vic

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    Don't Be Afraid

    Tyson, Have no fear of the Grandt Line building kits:D :eek: They are really "top drawer":D :D I've built several of them. They're 100% styrene.

    In fact, if you will just open the package and let them sit for a few days they will "build" themselves!!!:D :D :D :D
  9. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Thanks Vic, I'll hold you to that "build them selves" thing! :D