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Long time, no posts. but here is a structure I built recently:

White Rock FreightHouse by Monroe Models.

The kit


Unboxed


The first weathering using 'Weather it' by A-west (see this topic


The 'insides' / backsides got a coating of a gray primer


First I did the loading dock. I used PS boxcar red, SP lettering gray and Tie brown in a mix to try to get a creosotish 'look'. Then I used sand paper to wear it down.




I believe the steps need a little bit more sanding, but otherwise I'm happy with the result.



Then I begun assembling the structure, cheating to get the right corners...


The structure has been painted with SP lettering gray and the trimmings with E/L Gray (NYC-ish scheme...)

To roughen the painting a bit further, I've used a Dremel 'steel brush'


In a MRR magazine I read about a neat trick to lift panels: One uses a blade to carefully lift individual panels. I think it does the trick...












The doors have gotten an initial wash of grimmy black, than I brushed on Humbrols 27003 (a color one can polish!).


Then I put on the decals, and added som rust and a wash of Grimmy black again. Alas I didn't succeed with the decals. Wood is a different story than plastic...[B)]
The paddlocks are painted with Humbrol #12
 

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The corrugated plate roof has now been glued in place. the copper sheet was cut in 1/2" * 1" pieces and painted a light gray color. Then glued in place slighly overlaping.
The rust is made up of different combinations of: PS roof brown, rust and zinc chromate.
(later I gave the roof a wash of good ol'e 'grimy black' [8D])


And with the doors in place:


Some lights (1,5 volts + brass lampshades from Miniatronics) as well:


I hid the wires in black straws glued to the inside of the building:


And a sign glued in place (after sanding it with a P600 paper...).


I scribed panels and used a needle. About 500 or so pounce/pricks later...I'll have to get me a pounce wheel [:)]
 

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Great work, nicely done. The detail is amazing that you have brought to life.

I am definitely interested in a kit like this, even though I don't model North American I'm sure it could be used just about anywhere. I took a look at Monroe's site and there is some interesting stuff there.
 

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Very nice job!!! :thumbsup:

I have never even tried to build a building yet since I do not have a layout, but I was wondering, how long does it take for you to make a set look that real?

I am not really a patient person, and I do not know if I would ever be able to sit down and create a masterpiece like this...
 

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Thanks guys :)

I think this kit could be made to fit just about anywhere!

It took me about 8-10 hours to make this kit. A lot of the time is waiting for things to dry. This was my 2nd attempt at building wood structures, they are not that hard :p
 

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Freight House

Thanks guys :)

>I think this kit could be made to fit just about anywhere!

Fine piece of craftsmanship. I'd like to try it eventually and
I'm saving your post as a guide--but you have really raised
the bar!:thumbsup: A challenge and an inspiration.

eagle37
 

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Thanks guys :)

I think this kit could be made to fit just about anywhere!

Those struts under the platform--do they have to be cut out
individually or are they in a strip or pre-cut?

eagle37
 

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Thanks for the comments :)
They are all precut in one piece, so just add some paint and glue 'em together :) Fairly easy!
 

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Great work, nicely done. The detail is amazing that you have brought to life.

I am definitely interested in a kit like this, even though I don't model North American I'm sure it could be used just about anywhere. I took a look at Monroe's site and there is some interesting stuff there.
I agree with tworail. VERY VERY NICE JOB!:D:D:D:D
 

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VERY NICE job!! The building doesn't appeal to me, but the pictures/technique/info are wonderful. Thank you, Steve
 

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Thanks guys, here are a few more shots. This structure is to be placed on one of my modules.
I haven't found a suitable topic to put this kind of work in, so here is a link to it...

 
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