Hobby Lobby Closeouts

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by jon-monon, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    If you have a Hobby Lobby nearby, you mighty look for these trucks on closeout. Not the best, but the cab and bed are pretty good and metal. Paint the chrome plastic frame grunge and a little weatherin' and they should look swell. $2.50 ea. they also have MP buildin's at half price.

    Strange place. Everytime I go there, there's a buncha women, a few beat down, battered husbands, and one model railroader buying all the 1/32" thick cheap basswood. :D :D :D

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  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Jon,
    I'll have to check them out, there's a Hobby Lobby right around the corner.
    By the way,,, what are you going to do with all that basswood? :D :D :D
    Pete
  3. Vic

    Vic Active Member

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    Pete....you know darn well what he's gonna do with it.....He's gonna build a bass!!!:D :D :D :D

    Idea For Jon....Carefully cut out and then glued to a wood or styrene frame....wouldn't those pictures of gas pumps on the boxes make some neat gas pumps for a general store???
  4. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    No vic, if you make yer bass outa basswood, you get splinters in yer lips!

    I have my LPBs cut it into strip wood, for about 10% of the cost of LHS stripwood. Not as perfect, but that's not a drawback with my type of modeling. Shamus has used some of my wood in recent structures. He "snads" it before use; I don't.
  5. McFortner

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    Ok, I'll bite, what is a "snad"?

    Michael
  6. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    In another thread, I was being picked on for typo-ing sand, as in the verb, I said to snad something :D :D :D
  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    You know they say as long as the first and last letters in a word are in the right place the rest of the letters can be mixed up but we still recognize the word. How aobut the Gugae as an emxpale.
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    destressing wood

    Hey guys the posts here reminded me that I've been meaning to ask how basswood or any other wood for that matter is destressed to look really old and weather beaten? I assume it's got to be some kind of wire brush to remove the bulk of the fibers?
  9. shaygetz

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    I drag a razor saw sideways along the length of the strip wood, lightly sand it to remove the fuzz, then stain it. Burnishing it with a suede brush is good for lighter distressing. Once the item is assembled, I touch up the stain and dry brush white or Floquil's SP Lettering Grey. My stain is the diluted dregs of a brush cleaning jar. The color combinations combined with the metallic bits from silver and gold paints looks like well weathered wood and even granite when used for stonework.

    Thanks for the heads up, Jon. I have one near my place.