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Ambient Cooling & Heat
An unfortunate denizen of Redemption.


Abandoned structures, houses, and businesses are a common sight here.

The blighted town of Redemption is inexorably losing its soul.
Its major sources of employment, (the silver mine and a single oil well) both dried up three years ago.
People have been moving out ever since.
The train station has been closed and abandoned for quite some time... only a flagstop remains.

Ambient Cooling & Heat was bashed with mostly Rix and BlairLine stuff, and a little help from Shapeways.
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Man, that's incredible! Just the kind of place you want to poke around in and explore.
 
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What's behind the green door? A classic Mercedes Gullwing...............................
 

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Forgot to post...
Parts list:
1.) The mission style facade was scratchbuilt.
2.) The front & rear walls are from broken-box Blair Line Pizzaland kits.
3.) The broken fan shroud is a brass fab.
4.) The fanless motor is Shapeways.
5.) The huge double door is sheet styrene.
6.) Electrical box, conduit, & junctions are styrene fabs.
7.) The wiring is DullCote'd thread.
8.) I think the gooseneck light is Tichy (not sure).
 

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Also...
The Rix parts used were the roof panels, and industrial windows and doors... which are in the rear wall, and the buildings leftside wall (rightside in the photo).
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Another Redemption abandonment
Pre-planned deterioration and collapse


Planning what needed to be deleted or left out, so it looks deteriorated with neglect was challenging.
The roof layers were the most important (and trickiest) part of the plan.
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REDEMPTION'S ABANDONED STRUCTURES (#2)
Hart's Transfer Co.
(after years of abandonment).
A Bar Mills kit bash.

[Note]: Not to be confused with Bar Mills' huge Limited Edition issue... This is a condensed (much cheaper) 'spin off' kit.


Bar Mills makes great kits...
MSRP on this one is $80, but this kit was a steal on inventory clearance.
The huge (limited edition) Hart's Transfer Co. kit is 4X that price... if you can find it.
This one is a much smaller structure of ultra detail and superb quality, with wood, diecast, & 3D resin parts.

Anyway, stuff gets run down fast when it's totally neglected, and Redemption has lost its will to survive.
Hart's was abandoned long ago, and the inexorable march of time has taken its toll.

This is a tiny diorama on a cut-to-fit foam base, that'll get placed when the asphalt road and local terrain are ready.
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Redemption Backstory:
The few remaining folks in town are existing on Social Security, and their homes and property are still viable, but places to buy food and gas are disappearing.

Volunteers from out of town are bringing in and donating food, firewood, bags of coal, and supplies, and patronizing local lemonade stands.

The utility companies have been subsidized with a temporary grant on leftover war bonds.
The County Sheriff's Dept is maintaining law & order.
 

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REDEMPTION'S ABANDONED STRUCTURES (#4)
Harley MacDouglas
Jus' chillin' in the shade.

Just some stuff thrown together for a tiny plot there's room for.
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Some pretty laid back people in that sleepy town, is there really a need for the local sheriff ?
Not if one assumes that almost every resident isn't poor and desperate for money, food, and gasoline.
 

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REDEMPTION'S ABANDONED STRUCTURES (#5)
Lucille's Convenience Mart & Deli
Convenience store -- Deli -- Sandwiches.


A quality small wood kit by JV Models, called "Watson's Siding".

A tiny cut-to-fit section/diorama, on a small piece of construction foam... (the bowed MW car is sitting on an altogether separate diorama used for photo-backgrounds).
A detached shed is also included in the kit, but I used it for a secluded shack in Pines Nest.

This project was mostly already laid out for me... the kit emulates an abandoned structure to begin with.
All I did was build it, paint it, and add some scatter and a few extra 'touches'.
Easy job.
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Gathering "scatter" to paint & weather for the grounds around the abandoned Quanset hut (it was a Garden & Hardware store).
Wheelbarrows, a lawn mower, a shovel, a propane tank, an electric motor, random pallets and 2x4's, etc.
I'm gonna' try putting fake dirty rainwater in the wheelbarrows.
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Replacing the Rix front door with a Tichy #8151 double.
Gotta have clearance for pallet jacks to roll skids in.
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