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In-ko-pah RR: Some new photos

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Posted by middleman on Sunday, November 29, 2020 10:03 AM

I'm lookiing forward to your "Un-Urban Renewal" project,Ray,but I'm blown away by the figures in front of the buildings. More of your own creations?

Mike

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, November 29, 2020 11:56 AM

middleman
I'm blown away by the figures in front of the buildings.

Me too... I would love to see close ups of these guys.

-Kevin

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by Ray Dunakin on Sunday, November 29, 2020 8:47 PM
Thanks! Yes, I sculpted those figures. The couple on the left represent me and my wife Cris. The seated figure is my brother Mark. I've done a few other family members, and want to do even more, but sculpting figures is such a tedious process that I'm not often in the mood to do it.
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Posted by Ray Dunakin on Sunday, November 29, 2020 8:51 PM

Thanks. The figures don't look quite as good in close up, but here they are:

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Posted by Ray Dunakin on Sunday, November 29, 2020 8:56 PM

Here are some more figures I made...

 

My father-in-law is the engineer:

 

 

 

 

Our son is the fireman:

 

 

 

These two represent my dad and my stepsister. They were built to occupy my scratchbuilt railbus:

 

 

 

The passenger in the rear is Cris' grandmother:

 

 

 

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Posted by middleman on Sunday, November 29, 2020 9:48 PM

"The figures don't look quite as good in close up..."

I'm sure you are your toughest critic,Ray. They all look amazing.Thanks for posting those shots.

Mike

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Posted by HO-Velo on Sunday, November 29, 2020 10:02 PM

Ray,  Whenever I see your fine work makes me wanna' go up in scale.  Thanks & regards, Peter

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, November 29, 2020 10:19 PM

Ray, When I get my house done, and my workbench set back up... I would love for you to send me a figure that I can paint for your layout.

-Kevin

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by NorthBrit on Monday, November 30, 2020 6:14 AM

A really lovely piece of work that is 'in the top drawer' of modeling.

Thanks for  showing.

 

David

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Posted by Ray Dunakin on Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:01 AM

I just finished another project. One of my early structures is a two-story drugstore. The exterior walls were made of real stone and mortar. Unfortunately I had used clear plastic in the windows, and this became fogged, yellowed, and cracked from exposure to the elements. Also the painted styrene portions of the structure were becoming worn and faded. The incandescent grain-of-rice bulbs I used for lighting had burned out long ago. 

 

So I refurbished the building, putting real glass in the windows, replacing the bulbs with LEDs, and repainting the parts that were worn and faded. I also cleaned out the dirt and cobwebs that had gotten into the interior.

 

At last the building is finished and reinstalled on the layout:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's all for now. Enjoy!

 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Thursday, January 14, 2021 5:07 AM

Many modelers are good.

Some are very good

Some are excellent

Not many, but a few take it that bit further.

'One or two' are memorable.

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Out there beyond  we find Ray.

 

David

 

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Posted by Pruitt on Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:57 AM

Looks fantastic, Ray!

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:50 AM

It looks great Ray.

I'll bet that project would have made a great spoof of "flip this house" with the right narrator.

It was effort well spent.

-Kevin

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Posted by doctorwayne on Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:54 AM

Ray, your modelling is so well-done that I'm never sure if I'm looking at model-work or the real thing. 

Beautifully rendered! Bow

Wayne

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Posted by Ray Dunakin on Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:19 PM
Thanks guys!
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Posted by Ray Dunakin on Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:27 PM
My next project involves this brick hardware store:  This structure has held up remarkably well despite nearly 7 years of continuous exposure to the elements. The one area that needs refurbishing is the roof, which is becoming faded and worn:  The main work to be done is adding interior details and lighting. .
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Posted by York1 on Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:00 PM

Thanks for sharing your great work with us on the forum.  I hope you can continue to update us with progress on the hardware store.

York1 John       

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, January 15, 2021 12:26 AM

Hi Ray!

All I can do is echo the others superlatives! You are an inspiration!!

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by mbinsewi on Friday, January 15, 2021 3:24 PM

I agree with everyone Ray, spectacular!  

Museum quality for sure!  Bow

Mike.

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