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So, not sure this is really the right place for this,
but wanted to show a few of the scenes I have done,
around some of the building kits I have collected.

In a effort to "get them off the shelf"
I started with the Master Creations Minerva casket Co.

It's the first major kit I bought from my friend Bob Rudge RIP.
I have always loved the John Bell designs they based these on,
even though they have no prototypes.


Here's the first shot.





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So I wanted a viable thriving business unlike most builds of this  sort of thing,so kept a fairly unweathered approach,so far.

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I have added a siding and detailed shop area which will be lit when ever i get it on the layout,should have added more lights but ...down the road

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another shot of the loding dock and merchandise

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I found a barn kit that I had bought for my Father,
when he was building a HO layout and he never built it,
and it inspired me to look at various barn kits.

Ended up buying a Campbells kit that I thought was cool,
though not really a traditional style, when it comes to barns I've seen,
the big old Gambrell roof 2 or 3 story types.

I also had collected a number of barn animals,
so thought that would work well with this barn.





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heres another shot with little scratch built chicken coop and Revell farmer ,his wife and all those chickens,horses,cattle ,goats and pigs some from other sources

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I hope to get some more detailed shots up for this in a bit.

Thanx for looking.

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So the next in this set is the classic 'Bar Mills' Majestic Hardware,
the second one I bought back when they first put it out,
along with Saulenas (back in the days of the plastic box).

A lot of folks have built this and done great versions, I love the design,
and possible ways it can be customized and adapted to a variety of settings.

This also shows the great little Ford T pickup from 'Artitec' (really nice little kit).
I don't think it's quite as good as the 'Jordan' kit, but nice and available for a decent price.
(unlike many of the remaining 'Jordan' kits, which used to be so inexpensive... Oh well)





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here's another shot with a Wheel Works woody wagon...boy those are badly made took some real work to get a decent model out of that ,because of poor castings mostly.Maybe I just got a bad one but kinda crappy. 

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More to follow.
 
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Mikel Parker wrote:
More to follow.


YES PLEASE!!!  :bg:


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A trackside shot, with the other end of the structure.





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Heres the trucks in a better shot...lighting better today

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a  different angle with trucks,just can barely see the driver in the Woody...And a bit too shiny old model T...oh well guess the owner takes good care of his old truck,ha!

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one more from the drive

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Heres a shot of the other vehicles in front of Minerva Casket. One is the Ford Panel fr Jordan and the Green job another Wheel Works Panel truck

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a little brighter shot,shows the cool front of Minerva as well.Eastlake Victorian sort of style I think.I added a little foyer and view blocks inside.I had to leave the back door open on the Panel truck cause the back door castings were way to small ...geez

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now a few more Funny Farm shots...this shows the detail a bit better,added the old tub for water and the pump.The farmer is another great Revell figure with his wheel barrow...

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a better shot of the other side

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Ma and the chickens,you can see the little coop better,and those great Revell chickens...no idea where those came from kit wise,I had the barn scene as a kid and some of these come from that but the chickens and goats...who knows?

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Another animal shot from the other side.





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My old favorite workhorse ...

Covered in old enamel model paint,
revived and ruling the farm yard.





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It's really hard to beat those Campbell kits,

a lot of fun to build.


The same with Bar Mills.

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Just found this topic Mikel.


I really like the farm building,

with the cows and the horses.


Nice scenes, well done.


Do you have any more pics. to post ?

Would like to see more of your modelling.

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............Peter.



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