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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted February 22, 2014 - 11:07 AM

Here are a few photos of an interesting old building in Manistee, Michigan.

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I decided to make a model of this to go with the other buildings that I've built up over the last couple of winters.
This one won't be an exact copy but it will be close.

The base structure is built up from 1/8 inch paneling.

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Here it is with the roof section added.

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The building structure is finished with sections of printed paper that are glued onto the paneling.
Once the paper is all glued on, the building is sprayed with matt finish clear.
The doors and windows are from Grandtline.

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Posted February 22, 2014 - 11:31 AM

You did a great job on that little old gas station, looks better then the original.  Thanks


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Posted February 22, 2014 - 11:35 AM

Very nice Ray ! Nice detail. How's life in the south?  Hope you guys are doing well.   Is that building near downtown in Manistee?  Can't wait to see the whole layout when you are done.     Roger.


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Posted February 22, 2014 - 12:05 PM

Very nice Ray ! Nice detail. How's life in the south?  Hope you guys are doing well.   Is that building near downtown in Manistee?  Can't wait to see the whole layout when you are done.     Roger.

Hi Roger

 

Our house has not sold yet so we are still in Buckley.

This building is on the corner of 1st street and Maple street.    Its about three blocks south of downtown.


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Posted February 22, 2014 - 01:08 PM

Very nice!!
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Posted February 22, 2014 - 01:44 PM

Very nice job on the modelling. That is a neat little building in real life as well as your modelled version. Looks like just enough room to garage 1 vehicle for work or cleaning/detailing. 


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Posted February 22, 2014 - 03:35 PM

That is a cool looking building. Thanks for sharing it with us. Hope the house sells soon for you!


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Posted February 22, 2014 - 04:46 PM

You old magician, you can't fool me.  You stole that building and shrunk it.

 

The law will get you someday.

 

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Posted February 22, 2014 - 04:57 PM

Nice, neat looking.


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Posted March 04, 2014 - 12:05 AM

Very nice building, :thumbs:


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Posted March 04, 2014 - 09:05 AM

This looks good Ray. I like the way the roof turned out. You did a good job on the graphics too. I like building structures of the real thing. I know a guy that has reconstructed his entire town he grew up in, in HO scale.
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Posted March 04, 2014 - 12:46 PM

Another great job.  Thanks for the great photographs.


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Posted March 04, 2014 - 08:13 PM

Great Job!  I wish I had the time to do things like that...someday.


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