caliban - challenge #1

Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges' started by caliban, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. caliban

    caliban Member

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    A lot of work for the summer...
    ..., more to come.sign1


    Tobias :wave:
  2. caliban

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    Ok, let's get started!

    First, I have more than one building to scratchbuild. I'm going to build 3 modules, each approx. 4 feet long, the first will feature a tunnel and a short stretch of street running track. The projct is inspired by scenes around the SF Bay, like the Tunnel at Bayshore Station, Caltrain Station in SF, Jack London Square in Oakland.

    The First building i've build so far is the light blue house below. It's nearly finished and so far not part of the challenge, it will find a new home above the tunnel entrance.

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  3. caliban

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    SFFD Fire Station No.1

    Part one of my challenge:

    San Francisco Fire Department Fire Staion No.1, 676 Howard St./Third St.

    I need a place for all the Boley and Athearn fire trucks and the hotel on our last trip to San Francisco was right around the corner.
    First picture is the prototype, second the plate above the door, third is a mock up made from styrofoam and last one the parts i've prepared so far!

    Tobias :wave:

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  4. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Good start, Can't wait for more.
    This contest is really taken off. Got some good entries so far.
    Should I concede now????
  5. cnw1961

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    I agree with 88, this challenge ist taking off very well. The next few weeks will be very entertaining. Tobias, very interesting challenge project, really looking forward to see more.
  6. caliban

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    Thank's!
    :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:
    But I#m alittle bit sad, we lost against Italy, again!
    :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:But despite this, I'm a little on the lucky side, because I've tickets for the tickets for the last game of the German Team in this world cup on Saturday!:thumb:
    88fan1, go for it, get the fun!
    Thank's Kurt your box car is looking great.
    This will be a long summer, so many buildings to scratch and kitbash.
    The scratch building list so far:
    - SFFD Fire Station
    - a laundry shop (pic will below, I found it in the internet)
    - "skysraper" (aprox. 10 floors high)
    and finally the big one
    - The Museum of Sience and Nature,
    including interior like dioramas with bears and tigers, a sojus space ship hanging from the roof and probably some more attractions. All buildings will feature lighting and a few interior.


    announce1All you MR's out there, get your challenge, share it, get the fun!:thumb:

    Thanks for encouraging,

    Tobias

    PS: some more pics from an older project, a background industrial building from an other module, a maintenance facility for minig trucks and excavators.

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  7. jim currie

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    looking good :)
  8. caliban

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    Did not much today...

    Tobias

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    Sweeeeet!!
  10. caliban

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    Sorry,

    I'm a bit lazy and soccer world cup still rules the country!!!!!
    And I'm on the way to Stuttgart for the last match of the German national team. Hope they'll come out as winners. So we will be the third in the world.

    Tobias

    And for the final match on sunday:

    Allez les bleus!
  11. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Will be looking forward to see what it looks like when it is completed.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  12. caliban

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    Did first part of the painting, new pics will follow as soon as it is dry. The windows will be clear styrene, the window frame painted on with a white paint pen. I'm going to use a foto of the prototype printed on self adhesive film for the polished stone panels on the lower part of the building.

    Thank you all for your support,

    Tobias
  13. caliban

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    It's going forward, slow but steady!

    I added the some paint and the side walls. The styrene for the windows is also prepared. The windows on the prototype are "milky", so I can omit the interior on the upper level.
    The SFFD is trying out if it's engine fit in the "new" station. Now the station is waiting for detail painting, doors, imitated stone and the roof in the next step.

    Tobias

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  14. caliban

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    The fire house got it's roof today. I used 600 grid sand paper, cut in stripes for the roof. The stone on the lower part of the building is a foto from the prototype, printed on self adhesive glossy ink jet film. Screwed up the first set of windows, not that easy to get the milky appeal of the prototype windows. Still no doors.


    Tobias

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  15. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Coming along great. Looking real good!
  16. cnw1961

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    Nice to see you making progress again. Looking really good :cool: .
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    Would wax paper work? That should be opaque while easy to work with and pretty cheap too.

    Michael
  18. TruckLover

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    Those are some nice buildings you got there, I like the Fire station, It is cool and looks great.:thumb: :thumb:
  19. caliban

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    Hi folks,

    just to let you know, I'm still working on the challenge, but somehow I drifted a bit away. The pictures below are showing the results from drifting away from the challenge project.sign1 Getting those big decals on the shell was ...grmpffff! Took a lot of Micro Sol!!!

    New pictures of the fire station will follow soon.

    Tobias

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