Model Tech Kit Experience

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by PeteMorich, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. PeteMorich

    PeteMorich New Member

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    Hello,

    I just received this Model Tech Studios Station kit as a gift.

    http://mts.inline.net/displaybig.ihtml?image=S0035AD.jpg

    Looks pretty cool...now all I have to do it put it together, paint and weather it a bit. (Don't even want to think about the over/under on that....4th of July anyone?

    Anyone with any experience with this (or similar) proudcts they would like to share I am all ears!

    Thanks!
  2. Santa Fe Jack

    Santa Fe Jack Member

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    Ooh - that's lovely. Living in northern New Mexico, I can really appreciate the architecture. Sorry - no help on assembly or anything. Send us a pic once you've got it all installed!
  3. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    That is a beautiful building. Does the manufacturer give any info as to the prototype, or is it a freelanced "typical" mission station? It looks almost like the Santa Fe station in Fullerton California (now AMTRAK) except the Fullerton Station is 2 story in the main structure, and the freight house at the end is open. It will make a nice model when completed, and I think it should take long enough to complete to give you many hours of modeling enjoyment.
  4. myltlpny

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    It doesn't say what the material is. Is it plastic or plaster? I love building craftsman kits. I typically use a base-coat of paint that is a little lighter than the finished color. In this case a beige, let's say, for the stucco. Then from there I use washes of highly diluted paint (in several applications) to sneak up on the final color. The washes will vary by what area you're modeling. Artist acrylics work well. I typically use greys and blacks. The important thing to remember is to start light, then work your washes darker. You can't go lighter.

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  5. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    looks neat,likin the southwest archeticture.i normally just apply the same color of the building over the lettering to make it look faded then use india ink diluted with achohol to bring out the deails.ittl look cool on your layout!--josh