Robin's Outfitters

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Fred_M, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. Fred_M

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    I have been wanting to do an Outfitters store in On30 set in the 1930s-40s era. I've always have enjoyed carving plaster. So I built a mold from legos and cast a building the other day after the wife went to work. (Imagine the loving suggestions I would get by using the grandkids legos to cast a plaster building in her kitchen. :eek: :eek: Scary ain't it?)


    It came out really nice and a little hot water soak cleaned the legos right up. The building is 20 feet long, 9 feet wide, and the walls are just a tad over 8 feet tall. Now I need to let it dry a few days and then put in a floor and some roof beams in it to strengthen the casting before I start carving on it.

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  2. Fred_M

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    I then roughed out some window and dooor openings and started carving some stonework. I carve plaster with a small eyeglass screwdriver.

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  3. Fred_M

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    After I finished carving I put on acrylic washes.

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  4. Fred_M

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    I then put in door and window frames and build a back porch.

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  5. Fred_M

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    I then put up a ceiling for the porch.

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  6. Fred_M

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    I printed the sign on the wood with my inkjet printer and stuck on a fish from the Hobby Lobby. Then built a frame for it.

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  7. Fred_M

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    Made rafters and attached them sfter putting hand made windows and doors in.

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  8. TrainClown

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    Real cool idea, Fred. I think I will give it a try.

    TrainClown ;)
  9. Will_annand

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    Derf, you never cease to amaze. Who would have ever thought of using Lego blocks????
  10. George D

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    That's an innovative approach to casting. Nice work on the building.

    George
  11. Fred_M

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    Thanks guys, next I glue up shingles from 1/64 Birch "plywood".

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  12. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    That sign is awesome!

    Andrew
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    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    That sign is awesome!

    Andrew
  14. Fred_M

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    After both sides are glued up I glue them to the rafters and cap it with a old dried hollow weed cut to fit. I also added a plastic shingle which will become the smoke jack flange.

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  15. Fred_M

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    Got these good ol' boys from Woodland Scenics. They seem expensive at $18 for the set, but you get 4 men, a dog, a barrel with checker set, and two crates all superbly painted. I call this the high stakes checker game, penny a checker.

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  16. Iron Goat

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    Fantastic work, Fred ! That checker game is a great "finishing touch"....

    Bob :thumb:
  17. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    I am honoured to see my name up on your great looking structure Fred. It ia a thing of beauty. Excellent modelling friend.
  18. Tyson Rayles

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    Fred you did a great job, the sign is my favorite part! :)
  19. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Fred, that is splendid! A couple of the pics made me look twice to see if it was a model or the real thing. Love the fish sign!
    Ralph
  20. Fred_M

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    Thanks guys, but this store isn't done yet by any means. I'm gonna super detail it for you. :thumb: From now on we are in real time build mode. Tonite I put the smoke jack on and nastied it up a bit.

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