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Tuesday
Apr082014

A bunch of pix from Mase Maron

Mase sent us over a dozen pix of 4 seperate builds. I’m going to split up posting them over a couple of days so as not to bury any pix but I will share the note that came with them. The first pix are “Frenchie’s”

Hi Thom and Dave,

I’m sending along some photos. Marine Machine was at the Amherst Railway show, and is a modified General Rope & Wire freebie, with partial wood siding and a covered fenced-in addition. Frenchies Shellfish Cafe is a modified kitbash of Wright’s General Repair freebie with a modified Kirk’s Books. The other two photos show the downloaded grain elevator from Bill Jones and the same elevator using Clever Models textures, with the blower house repositioned. Both structures are HO scale. I’ll be working on a modified doubled length Zelmers and a modified Marine Supply for my next projects. Keep those excellent kits coming!

- Mase

Saturday
Apr052014

A contest model

There is a diorama contest over at the modelers forum.

www.modelersforum.com/index.php

Dave Fugere built this great dock scene featuring Juke’s. Having looked over all the entries, competition is stiff. Daves model is certainly a contender. (You might just go over and vote)

 

Thursday
Apr032014

Dave Frary's track side scenery

I just found this link today. If you haven’t visited Daves blog, it’s the best source of scenery info I’ve found.

Dave Frary literally wrote the book and was a very early suporter of cardstock modeling. As a pro builder he uses what works and what gives him results in the least time possible. And he’s just a great guy who always has a good story to share.

http://tracksidescenery.blogspot.com/2014/01/clever-models_27.html

Friday
Mar282014

On safari.

I haven’t taken the time to go on texture safari for some time. Well today I was able to knock around Riverdale, IL. actually along the river. I was surprised at how much small industry and odd railroad scenes are in this small area. Mostly, I found a wealth of new metal siding that will be making its way to you as new textures. In this very distressed and rundown area. I was shocked to find a very active rail side business.  Not only was there a fork lift busily loading a double door boxcar, but the car was on a very unusual switchback siding that allowed access to the loading area 20 ft below the main line. I couldn’t quite see the other tail of the switchback but I’d guess there was another business at that end. Ah, more safari is called for to mine this small and poor area for its wealth of textures.