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Nevada city fire station in HO

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Nevada city fire station in HO
Posted by Graffen on Thursday, May 04, 2017 2:04 PM

Starting a new project...

A really old kit that I bought a while back.

It´s going to be fun to build a really old craftsman kit. Printed cardboard, some stripwood and a lot of instructions....

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, May 04, 2017 11:32 PM

Cool!

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Posted by Graffen on Friday, May 05, 2017 4:56 PM

The fire station kit build has begun...

Cutting the windows and doors. A new blade was definitely a must

The walls was a pain to cut out in 1/8" cardboard.

I have glued the brick faces to the cardboard, and they are now drying under a ton of lead weights.... 

 

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Posted by Graffen on Saturday, May 06, 2017 11:27 AM

Been building the wall details.

 

The brick surround is cardboard.

 

Doors....

 

The gables are almost finished.

 

Painting bricks.... The walls are quite large, so it's going to take a while.

 

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, May 06, 2017 12:07 PM

Graffen, Having visited Virginia City a few times (and the train ride out of town) I think your rendition of the old firehouse is coming along nicely.

Thanks & regards,  Peter

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Posted by Graffen on Saturday, May 06, 2017 4:27 PM

This is how I did the walls:

I primed them with burnt sienna and then picked some bricks in lighter and darker colors.

Note that they are way to strong in contrast at this stage.

 

I then lightly Airbrushed some of the base color to tone down the bricks.

To make the mortar, I painted the walls with warm gray oil paint straight from the tube.

I then wiped it off while wet.

I lastly used a towel that was very lightly damped in mineral spirits to remove the oil paint from the brick surfaces.

Just the way I liked it. Big Smile

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Posted by 7j43k on Saturday, May 06, 2017 5:56 PM

HO-Velo

Graffen, Having visited Virginia City a few times (and the train ride out of town) I think your rendition of the old firehouse is coming along nicely.

Thanks & regards,  Peter

 

 

The kit is a fairly accurate model of Firehouse #2 of Nevada City, CA.

 

Here's a current view:

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.2630281,-121.0204765,3a,75y,38.36h,95.46t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sbmiumNAODqAvGEY5BZOk-w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

 

I was just up there a few hours ago.

 

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, May 06, 2017 6:29 PM

7j43k
Firehouse #2 of Nevada City, CA.

Oops!  It's been near a decade since my visits to Nevada City and Virginia City.

Regards,  Peter

 

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Posted by 7j43k on Saturday, May 06, 2017 7:40 PM

And I have yet to visit Virginia City.  I think I should put it on my travel list.

 

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Posted by Graffen on Sunday, May 07, 2017 8:44 AM

The fire station build continued.

 

 

I've assembled the walls and built the windows and doors.

They are mostly made out of cardboard with printed plastic glass.

 

 

The embossed brick walls were a real chore to work with....But it worked out okay.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Graffen on Tuesday, May 09, 2017 7:18 PM

Finished!!!

The HSM Nevada city fire station is done!

It was a real challenge, but it went really okay I think.

The bell tower has 28 parts.... Fiddly, to say the least.

The interior light is a led mounted above the ceiling and has an orange colored diffuser to make it resemble gas light.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 7j43k on Tuesday, May 09, 2017 7:27 PM

Nicely done!

 

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Posted by Graffen on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 11:41 AM
Thanks Ed. I'm going to build a diorama with this and other buildings.

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Posted by HO-Velo on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 2:41 PM

Graffen
gables

Graffen,  Really nice modeling.  I assume the gables are wood, might you share how you achieved such a superb peeling paint effect on them.

Thanks & regards,  Peter

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