Kitbasher's Diary - Model Power Freight Gepot (N Scale)

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    Thanks Arl! :)
    Well, I finally got around to doing some roofing...

    I really likred the way the kit roof, with the little clerestory structure on top looked, but try as I might, I could not get that %$#@ed main roof to fit...so I made another one from 0.30" styrene...

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    Another problem I encountered was that the kit was missing the end pieces for the clerestory, but I solved this problem (I hope) by cutting some pieces from the "wooden" portion of the kit's original loading dock...

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    I decided to give the new main roof the look of rolled roofing, or tarpaper...I did this by painting the styrene flat black, then brushing on white glue, & attaching strips of tissue paper cut in strips 4 scale ft in width...
    (the only tissue paper I could find was this Christmasy red stuff!)

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    I made the same type of roof for the side shed, & painted them, along with the clerestory roof, Polly Scale Grimy Black...

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    Well, I've made a little bit more progress...

    On the tracside loading dock, I added the doors from the kit (I roughed them up a little & painted them to give them a more "wooden" look) I also added a a piece of styrene strip along the top of the doors to look like a rail they might slide on...

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    I made a smokestack from an old inkpen, & added the smaller of the 2 corrugated roofs from the kit over the loading dock...

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    For the rear addition, I cut a piece from the kit's original roof, & added the chimney that came with the kit...

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    SWEET! That sure is coming out nice! :)
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    I added the doors & windows, leaving the front door slightly ajar, & glueing a piece of styrene to the bottom of it to look like a "floor"
    Note the paint & glue I managed to slop all over the walls!:rolleyes: :oops:

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    To fix this, I add little bits of styrene "freight" to hide my mistakes!
    I also found some stairs in the scrap box...

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    At the rear corner, the only section of foundation that is left visible, I cut some pieces from the kit's original "stone" loading platform, painted them black & glued them on...

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    I painted the foundation, & cut some more pieces from the kit's original "wooden" dock to make some big opened doors for the ground level loading door...I sti;ll need to work on that botched corner joimt...

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    Here's a tracside view, showing more steps that I added to the rear of the loading dock...

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    Looking good Charlie.:thumb:
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    Oops looked like I jumped the gun!

    Really nice work, Charlie. I like how you "hide" things with details rather than go back and repair... you end up with a nicer model with less the effort! :D
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    Thanks guys! :)

    Thanks again, Arl!
    That's what I call my "Cheap Fast & Easy Method For Detailing(slash)Damage Control"!;) :D
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    As Bob Ross used to say, "There's no such thing as a mistake, just happy accidents." Great work, Charlie! I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of it on your layout.

    shaywen
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    Thanks Shaywen!
    And if I haven't done so already, allow me to welcome you to The Gauge!:) :wave: :wave: :)
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    I was painting a hopper with some Dulcote when it flipped into my hand, leaving a perfect impression of my palm print in the paint. A quick fix with some graffitti decals I had on hand and "Eureka!", another expert detailer was born. Great work:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Thanks Shaygetz! :)

    I got a little more done last night, & this morning...I've added some details to the dock area, & I've put a name on the place...
    The Marksberry Feed Co. (In honor of my friend, & fellow Gauger, JMarksberry)
    This will be one of 3 online rail customers in the town of Glasgow Jct.

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