puzzle pieces

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Bill Pontin, Jun 25, 2002.

  1. Bill Pontin

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    In a previous post I tried to explain how I cut up a piece of 1/8" thick luan plywood into building lots for my "N" scale module. I thought it would be a lot easier detailing buildings and surrounding landscaping on my workbench rather than bending over the layout. Between, work, grandchildren and the yard work I have completed two parts of the puzzle - well almost.

    This is a picture of "Kathy's" restaurant setting up on a block of styro. The sign "Kathy's" are the "Shrinky dink" letters I posted some time back. Forgot where I got the structure, but I bashed the heck out of it. Still have to decide on a sidewalk color and add a board fence around the parking lot.

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    Close up with puzzle piece in it's place

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    another structure, found out too late I should have weathered the chain link fence before I glued it in place.

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    and the last picture is with the two pieces set into there places

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  5. Tyson Rayles

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    Looking good Bill! :cool: That resturant sign is really sharp!
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    Hello Bill, thats looking real nice, love the fence.
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Bill,
    The chain link fence looks like it might be strong enough to stand up to dry brush weathering. I would imagine that you might even get away with using a carefully applied wash.
    I have some older structures that I want to use on the new modules, and your "puzzle" approach sounds like a great idea.
    Pete
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    Thanks Guys,

    Pete - on the fence, it is good and strong. I hammered some common pins into the plywood "puzzle piece" and clipped them down to the fence height. Problem is when I used the super glue on the pins to attach the fabric, some of it wicked along and into the mesh. The adhesive is clear now and not visible. If I weather the fence now it will show up. (Shucks, I hate learning curves) Attached a picture of the fabric I used, (described it in some previous post) picked it up in Jo-Anns Fabric, after a Christmas sale, think I paid a whopping .50 cents.

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    Problem with the fence?
    You mean that Brand New fence they finally got up.;)
    I like how "Kathy's" sits just off the ground.
    Gives it a look of being on a cement or brick foundation. Nice!:D :D
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    Man, that is some AWESOME modeling Bill!:cool: :cool: :cool:
    Keep those pics coming!
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    Never thought I would get the free time to finish this puzzle piece. "F. Hart Gas and Rest Stop" with Curtis Manufacturing crowding the back.
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    darnit no picture again,

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    The piece goes into place

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    Next piece under construction, love to play with names. For the benifit of those living outside the U.S. Home Depot is a big home improvement chain here in the US and I think parts of Canada.

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    Bill you got one heck of a neat little town going there! :cool:
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    Yeah Bill,that town just keeps getting better.:) Nice work.
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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I'm picking up a couple of great tips today! Bill, thanks for including a photo of the fencing material. Now I need to talk my wife into a trip with me to Jo-ann Fabrics (Hmmmm, think that will be difficult?) :D
    Ralph
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    Bill, I'm really impressed with your modelling! Nice work.

    Gary
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    Once again Bill, excellent work.

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