Play-Doh's Scratchbuild Challenge

Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges' started by Play-Doh, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Play-Doh

    Play-Doh Member

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    Allright folks...im a little late getting this official thread started...but I was a day into this project when I made a fatal cut that cost me the whole project...so I had to start again. But enough with the excuses....lets get to the scratchbuilding.

    The place im going to model is called "Bucks Stove Palace" which is a really neat lookin building I found here in Portland OR. The structure itself interested me, with its large store front, awning, and roof lines. As well as the sheer size of the building.

    Here are a few pics of the building.

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    Front of building

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    Side of the building

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    So I began with the front entryway...and cut it as one single piece.
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    The I modified a couple of Grandt Line doors to match the doors on the building. I then combined them with the window panes I made from scale lumber. Finally...after some painting, I added them to my front piece.

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    I used right angle pieces for the molding of the building.

    Finally I cut the other three pieces of the primary structure and fastened them together making sure to include roof lines.

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    And now begins my tedious "Masking tape shingles" technique. Its tedious,....but I love the results.

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    Thats about all ive accomplished today....its lookin ruff now...but the end product should be great!
  2. Chad

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    That kicks butt so far! I cannot wait to see how you do the shingles, I want to make my own too. Does the Miracle Mat come in handy?
  3. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

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    WOW this Competition gets better every day!
  4. Play-Doh

    Play-Doh Member

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    The Miracle Mat is a lifesaver...its one of the best things I ever bought for my scratchbuilding.


    More to come tonight...hopefully. I just found out I mis-cut the roof! Whoops! sign1
  5. Wabash Banks

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  6. Play-Doh

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    Allright...a quck update.

    Finally got the roof in place.....the color scheme for the shingles isnt wokin quite yet...but thats an easy fix.

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    After the shingled roof was in place I moved on to the flat portion of the roof. Not being able to see it, im assuming it is a tar roof. I first cut a piece of cardstock to fit, then cut a piece of sandpaper to the same size, and painted it a flat black.

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    After attatching the flat portion of the roof

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    I went to work on the awning piece. I built it out of cardstock, and then went about shingling it in the same fashion as with my roof.

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    Here it is attatched to the structure

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    And finally I cut matchsticks (painted to match the building) as the supports for the awning and glued them in place after adding the the "crocrete" to the entryway.

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    Finally, (although this picture does not show it well) I applied a sheet of clear plastic on the inside to simulate the glass.

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    More to come soon!
  7. pfs

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    Excellent work!
  8. MilesWestern

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    Looks like you're getting EVEN BETTER with every new structure!!! I love the roofing technique! :thumb: I'm most impressed at your storefront, and how fast everything's coming together. :)
  9. Play-Doh

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    Making progress....heck, im almost done!

    I found a little time this last weekend so I built the rear structure. The miscut roof from the main building came in handy and fit this piece like a glove. I then trimmed out the whole building with 3/32" styrene angle pieces.

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    And my wagon wheels came in yesterday! So after a paint job I added them to the store front. I also recreated the signs in the front to match the photo and printed them out on painted cardstock. I will not be duplicating the neon sign for obvious era related reasons. Before I added these, I built up the concrete/brick entryway using taskboard and styrene brick.

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    Looks pretty close the original!

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    Comming soon, roof details and touch up work!
  10. Go Big1

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    :thumb: Wow. Great work! I'm really impressed with how close it looks to the real structure.
  11. beamish

    beamish HO & Steam Engineer

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    This looks great good job. I am very impressed with how close these two are.
  12. Play-Doh

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    Ill have some updates real soon. My roof details have been ordered from modelrailstructures.com
  13. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    more and more people on here amaze me with there modeling skills,great modeling play-doh,i could never recreate that!--josh
  14. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    WOW, that looks REALLY cool!!!
  15. Play-Doh

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    My deatail parts came today! So we should have some updates here tommorow!