Building from the prototype (a departure for me)

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  1. EngineerKyle

    EngineerKyle Member

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    Hi all,

    :wave:

    I can't seem to get enough scratchbuilding! This next project will be something a little different for me. It is not a heavy/chemical industry facility, but an old depot I found in Gaines MI. A friend thought it was a WWI era cannery, perhaps...

    What's more, this will be my first attempt at "copying"

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    Anyhow, here is it's gatorboard skeleton;

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    ...and here I've began to add siding.

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    I can post some progress pics along the way, if you'd like.

    Kyle
  2. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

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    Hey Kyle,,,That's a pretty nice structure to cut your teeth in scratch building...and looks like you've got yourself a good start. Do keep posting your progress pics so we can see how you're coming along...

    Good luck..!! :thumb:

    P.D. - What's "Gatorboard"..?
  3. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    Yes do post please. Some day I will need to start so it will help me. Thanks
  4. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Kyle, WOW!!:eeki: GREAT JOB so far!:thumb::thumb::thumb: i cant wait to see more pics:winki: .
    :deano: -Deano
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Kyle, WOW :eek: thats AWESOME :thumb: :mrgreen:

    Keep it up and lets see some more pics :mrgreen:
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nifty looking structure Kyle and your model is doing it justice!
    Ralph
  7. rogerabbit

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    Thanks guys, now if I could just win one of those stupid contests!

    Here is the Gaines Cannery with siding, roofing and many details.

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    I think the sagging porch gives it some "character". I am torn between doing it in the proto red and gray, or dressing it up in white with a dark green roof.

    Thoughts on the color scheme welcomed.


    Kyle :wave:
  8. rogerabbit

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    Nice stuff, Kyle... I voted for you and your lizard.
  9. EngineerKyle

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    "Gatorboard" as I call it is that rigid posterboard with the 3/16" foam core.

    Thanks for the kind words fellas, now if I could just win of those stupid contests.

    :cry: :curse:sign1
  10. steamhead

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    That's lookin' awesome...!!! I like the sagging porch...I'm thinking of something similar for a kit I'm building...Kinda gives it a lived-in/abused look...Nice..!! :thumb:
  11. cedarcreekrr

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    Great job Kyle, very realistic keep up the good work and inspire the rest of us to give scatch building a try.
  12. Russ Bellinis

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    Lookin good, Kyle! I like the old freight houses and warehouses from a by gone era.
  13. trainnut65

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    Man that is looking good. I like the way you have made it look so much like the real one. going to be a nice building when you are done with it.
  14. EngineerKyle

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    Hi Crew,

    As promised, here's it is finished.

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    Now to plant it on the layout.

    Thanks for taking a peek!
    Kyle
  15. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Looks good, Kyle, :thumb::thumb: and it's got some character, too! The green and white would've worked, too, but I like the colour you chose just fine.

    Wayne
  16. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    that looks amazing kyle! it definatley gave the original structure justice!cant wait to see it on the layout :thumb:--josh
  17. EngineerKyle

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    And FINALLY.

    Here she is on the layout. I had to freshen up the surrounding area of course... including the addition of U.S. Ice.



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    Thanks for looking in, and all the interest and kind words...
  18. jesso

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    Wow! It looks great and fits in well with its surroundings. You did a great job!
  19. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    absolutley,amazing.those details are incredible.and it totallt fits the surroundings! great job :thumb: --josh
  20. chooch.42

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    WOW !!! Building, details and setting.....EXCELLENT !!! Thanks, Kyle