Filipino Guard Shack

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  1. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Over on the 2guyz site, to honor and remember Robin and all he taught us, we are making and/or displaying stuff using paper/card stock. This was my first attempt at a mostly card structure. It is based on my memory of the guard shack at the entrance to a sugar mill I visited in the Philippines last month. It's walls are 6 HO ft tall and the base 8 ft wide (about an inch wide in 1:1). No commercial parts were used. BTW: My current avitar is me driving a 25 ton Plymouth at the mill.

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  2. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    that looks great! What did you use for the roof?

    kevin
  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Thanks! The roof is computer cable glued to the cardboard. The roof caps are coffee stir plastic cut long ways into fourths. The "bamboo" supports are grass stems.
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    That's great!!!! :)
  5. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

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    That looks great Jon
  6. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Terrific Jon, thanks for posting. That's a great idea you guys have there.
  7. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Great looking structure, Jon! I would have never known it was paper or card stock.
  8. interurban

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    Nice jon, you have to choose a little person now to stand gaurd.
    At a very low rate of pay. :rolleyes:
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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Thanks guyz. Looking for 1:100 LPB to represent in HO the smaller typical stature of a Filipino.
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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Nicely Done My Friend. It Looks Great.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  12. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Jon,
    That would be a LLPB, Little Little Plastic B...... or maybe a Little Phillipino B......

    Nice idea, nice job!
    Nice to see you post here now and then
    Pete
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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Thanks guys... nice to hear from you guyz I haven't heard from for a long time!
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    Hi, Jon : So, I've been right all along with my guess!! The first time I saw the subject I noticed the Filipino accent immediately...It resembles the Crossing Shack at Buendia/Quirino Avenue, Makati, Philippines...very nice rendition and imagination!!!

    Muhammad Farouk
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    Nice modeling, Jon
    And a very nice tribute!
    :thumb: :cool: :cool: :thumb:
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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Salamat Po, Kuya Farouk at Drew!

    (Thank you sirs, Kuya Farouk and Drew!)

    I am nmot 100% happy with the color of the shack, the roof is right, but the walls should be lighter green. So it will probably get a paint job on another day.