Ezdays kitbash challenge #2

Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges' started by ezdays, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Well, I've got three depots that I bought at one time or another at a swap meet. All were fully built so kitbashing is going to be limited. Since I don't need another depot, whatever one I wind up working with will not come back to life as a depot

    All three have possibilities, I'm not quite sure which one will be the most useful:

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  2. joesho

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    well looks like open options to my, good luck!
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I have one of those classics like the one in the middle! I've been thinking of making it look distinctive in some way but haven't made any decisions yet. Looking forward to what you decide to do!
    Ralph
  4. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    A combination(of all three) station.
  5. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Yeah, I thought about using all three, but like Ralph, I'm kinda leaning towards the one in the middle. I can see where I can do something with that one. My biggist problem is that they're all glued pretty good and they're all straight out of the box, no paint, no weathering. Maybe that's a good thing, but I hate painting windows after they've been glued in place.:rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    So far depot #2 has gotten the nod, well, from the looks of it, it's gotten more than a nod.hamr My plan, if I had one, will be to take and combine the depot with parts from the second kit. One of the other depots may play a part in the final product as well. I haven't a clue where this is going right now, but that's half the fun.:D :D

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    Don, I can't quite believe what I'm seeing. I have never seen a building torn down in such a neat manner. What, no trash and refuse laying around?

    sign1 sign1
    Lynn
  8. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Actually Lynn, the depot had been abandon for some time now and transients and others had stripped away everything they could carry. Even the plumbing and electrical were gone when I got there.:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: That made the inital demo go so much easier that I didn't even need a dumpster. :D :D
  9. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Yeah, but how did you manage to get the parts back on the sprue...? ;) :D

    Andrew
  10. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    That came about from a government grant to restore old structures to their original condition...:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Me thinks I got carried away in this case.:D :D
  11. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Yeah, and they were shipped in
    THIS !!!

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  12. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Sorry Don..Didn't mean to drop my big hammer on your building........
  13. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    looks like you got things well in hand :)
  14. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Some progress pics, I took both kits and combined them. I replaced one depot door and made a window into another large door. I added a base paint to get an idea of where I should go with that.

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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    The next step was to add a patio to the back of the house and do a bit more weathering. I'm still not happy with the paint appearance but I'll work on that some more. You can get an idea of how this is going together and where I'm headed with this.

    I added some lighting as shown in the last picture. Still have a long way to go.

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  16. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    Don you been down to gila bend again :D:D by the by neat :)
  17. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Got the roofs on, added a front porch and columns and did a bit more weathering. Still not happy how the weathering looks, but hey, this house hasn't had a new coat of paint in about 50 years so what do you expect? [​IMG] [​IMG] For some reason, the "inhabitants" [​IMG] can't get a painter to even look at the job...:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: I can't imagin why.:D

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  18. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    "They're creepy and they're goofy....."
    Looks....(Um...Hum)...Good Don.
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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    I'm told the owner's first name is Herman and he lives with his wife Lilly, one creepy kid named Eddie, his good-looking sister Marilyn, and an his grampa that dresses kinda formal. I don't know that for sure, just neighborhood scuttlebutt. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    D[​IMG]N
  20. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Don that looks Great. Nicely done.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: