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 Posted: Mon Nov 30th, 2009 09:41 pm
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Ending up looking like a neat little structure. Not the kind of building that I see in my mind when the words "boiler and welding" come along though. I would think more on the line of "harness and carriage repair", or an early auto repair place.

Nice work Dave!

Just my 3 cents (adjustment for the coming inflation)



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 Posted: Tue Dec 1st, 2009 02:58 pm
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Never has 3 cents bought so much Herb!

What a coincidence! That's just what this used to be in it's early life, but as the times changed, so did the owners, and the business run from it....how's that? L: ;)


This morning I dressed up the loading dock so it looks less like laser cut ply.







Handling the structure has worked off some of the rust on the edges of the corrugated I see...will need to touch that up.....:f:



I added a stove pipe through one of the side windows here as well as adding some dirt and grime to them.







As well as a vent pipe though this one.







I tried to make some clear spots on the center rows of the freight door windows, so it would look like someone wiped away some grime to peek inside..it didn't work as well as I had hoped, but it looks....... OK. :us:













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interesting look to the windows with the exhaust pipes coming thru. Whats more intriguing is how you got the window glass to look like that and exactly what effect are you trying to portray ?

The wiped clear spot on the door window is magic, excellent idea and looks good, pure attention to detail.

mike  :moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:of them

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 Posted: Thu Dec 3rd, 2009 11:46 am
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Hi Mike,

When I was a kid, there was an old building which in its last days before abandonment was an antique store.

The driveway and most of the lot was dirt, and the road was gravel.

Passing traffic would raise dust when it was dry, and it would settle everywhere.

When it rained, the dirt would run down the windows accumulating around the mullions.

I like my second attempt on the side windows a lot better, as the front is a little on the white side and looks more like frost. I will go back with the dirtier color I used on the side windows.

As for the haze on the windows, it is accumulated smoke and grime.

As a custom car guy you know just how dirty the inside of some weld shops can be.



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Dave, i can honestly say i have never been in any shop with windows or the filth on them your portraying.

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 Posted: Thu Dec 3rd, 2009 12:38 pm
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Well maybe the custom car guys are a lot cleaner.

I was a welder for 15 years in a few different shops a couple of them in very old brick buildings.

Between the welding, grinding and cutting, it was one of the dirtiest jobs I ever had.

In the newer shops it was different, lots of venting and such.

I may have overdone it a tad, but remember, these are on an HO scale structure.

I'd like it to be noticeable with the naked eye, not just close up photography.

Not everyone who sees it will be wearing an Optivisor. 



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 Posted: Thu Dec 3rd, 2009 03:09 pm
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Remember to keep a very sharp pencil handy to stick in the eye of anyone that has the gall to complain or criticize. Very effective, it immediately takes their mind off what they were bitching about.



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be carefull , the person whom you may want to stick , may have a worse attitude than you, take your pencil and do unspeakable acts tooooo you with it............lmao

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 Posted: Fri Dec 4th, 2009 03:56 am
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Ya ya ya..the cool thing about really big guys.... is the noise you make when you hit the ground!  :pimp:



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Great stuff Dave, the weathering is extremely creative , you've really come along way. By the way I have seen cruddy windows like that before.:glad:

On a side note Dave is anything going on with the layout ?

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