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 Posted: Thu Aug 6th, 2020 01:31 pm
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I've made hats similar to Steve's method. 


I use thermal receipt paper because it is very thin.
 
I soak it with diluted white glue,
and lay it over the end of a short piece of dowel, or something similar, and let it dry. 
After dry I just trim and paint.


I found several miniature metal hat charms on eBay that work well,
but then I model in 1/35 scale and they would be much too large for HO.




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Thanks Guys...

So I tried ticket punches and a ring binder punch,
but too small or too large (good for a sombrero but...)

So I'm gonna get a leather punch and try that  HAT TRICK :!: ...     


So duly inspired I went forward with the phone booth idea.

I've taken some leftover micro plywood scraps from a laser kit,
and with a little research built one for the depot.

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Attachment: phone booth 1 sm.jpeg (Downloaded 58 times)



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Thanks Steven for the encouragement!

I think it came out kinda cool and you can tell from this shot,
how it's gonna work once I put it all together...

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Heck yeah!  :pimp:   

Nicely done and VERY cool!  :shades:


I love it.





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Howdy...

I finally got to adding support beams to the roof truss pieces,
and this is how they came out...

With minor adjustments for wacky truss placement
(my failure to get them to match up well).

I wanted to extend them out more than the photos showed,
and so added a scale foot of overhang.

I am not sure if it looks right,
but it's done and on to other details.

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Here's another shot.

Back to people painting...

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Hi Mikel  :wave:


Really nice work on the depot building !  :bow:

You seemed to do it all pretty darn quick as well !!  :time:





Your interiors are AMAZING as well.  :thumb:

How's the phone booth ?  ???


:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:


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Rats, I never got another shot with the booth against floor...
Oh well, still got to run lighting and people the waiting area.

Here's a shot of outside now as I begin to get details going.

Been considering how the scene will work,
but right now all is up in the layout space,
as I had to clear my work space for house sharing in the fire evacuations.

(oops I see one of the workers lying down on the job)

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Here's an earlier shot with roof support beams in place.

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The other end of the building with truss support beams installed.

Instructions are vague on this detail but I liked it,
so extended it a scale foot beyond facia boards and hope it works.

Cheers

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