Train Station Kitbash (N Scale)

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Drew1125, May 26, 2003.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    A couple of my daughters got me these two Model Power kits this past X-mas, & since I don't have a layout that they would fit on, I've decided to build a diorama of a small city train station...

    Here's the kits still in the box...

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    When I opened the box for the "hospital" kit, I found these neat little archways that were supposed to form the lower story of the kit...I thought these would work nicely as a kind od open-air pavilion that passengers would pss through on their way to the boarding platforms...

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    Here's the beginings of the main structure & the pavilion...

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    I found some factory windows from an HO kit, & used them, & some angle & strip top make a large skylight for the pavilion...

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    Since only 2 sides of the structure will be visible on the diorama, I was able to use some of the extra walls to build an annex on the side of the main building...

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    I added the trim from the kit, & painted everything the same color, then gave everything a wash of India Ink & alcohol...I also sabotaged the inside wall of the pavilion to make an arched door fior the annex...I'll have to figure out a way to hide that later.

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    Well,
    here's where I'm at at this point...

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    Lookin' good :D
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    Excellent "bash" Charlie..I enjoyed seeing it as it all came together.

    Matt--Hershey, Pa.
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    Thanks guys!
    There's still lots to do on this one!
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    It's amazing how you can turn some cheap kits into a neat "craftsman" type building! :cool:
  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Great kitbash Charlie. Interesting to see how you put this all together.
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    neat bash, charlie
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    Wow!

    ...Not finished yet, and already a superb structure. Nice work, Charlie! I can't wait for more of this project!:)
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    Great loking building. What color did you use for the walls?

    Jesper
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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Charlie,

    All I can say is that this takes imagination and talent. Great piece of work.

    Don
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    Thanks everyone! :)
    Don,
    I've got plenty of imagination, but the talent...? I don't know...I'd like to think we havwe a pool of talent here at The Gauge, & we all share in that...I've seen some of your work, Don, & there are skills & talents there that I could learn quite a bit from! :)
    Jesper,
    The walls of the structure were spray painted with gray primer, then brushed with thinned Polly Scale Aged White The black wash of India Ink & acohol then darkened it to a nice terra-cotta type color. The sloped roof on the main structure was primed with the gray, painterd Polly Scale Rust, & also received the black wash.

    I'm making a shadowbox that will hold the diorama...I cut this from a piece of 1x16 pine board. Inside dimentions are 28x14x7 3/4 inches. I'll finish it with some stain & varnish, & the piece of masonite shown will be cut & painted as a backdrop.

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  18. philip

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    Charlie, Lookin real nice!

    philip :)
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    Well, I got the razor saw out, & cut some fans & grills off an old diesel shell...

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    ...& along with some bits of styrene, I used them to make this rooftop A/C unit...

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