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    Decided to scratch build a small bar this...

    Decided to scratch build a small bar this weekend.

    Cut pieces to fit and started wall assembly:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49410321237_56991c1cd7_z.jpg

    The brick sheet and part of...
  2. Dang, I thought had enough vehicles. But how can...

    Dang, I thought had enough vehicles. But how can I resist?!

    Hey are some of those Ford pickups weathered??
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    My practices are different. What might be...

    My practices are different.

    What might be better is a list of common options for each type of thing, with benefits and drawbacks of each. Some of those might give you better running or better...
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    I had fun finishing this little scratch cabin. ...

    I had fun finishing this little scratch cabin.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49368212756_36135e222a_z.jpg

    Completed with removable roof:
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    I'd recommend an earth tone paint. You'll feel...

    I'd recommend an earth tone paint. You'll feel better about the color. Might even inspire you to add ground foam.
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    Sticky: (last one) And this one is my scratch switch...

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    And this one is my scratch switch tower. May have gone overboard with interior details on this one.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/4720/38785492560_d2661569ba_z.jpg
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    Sticky: Here's a few scratch-builds. I've found with...

    Here's a few scratch-builds. I've found with scratch-building, it's easier if you have prototype pics to start from. Easier to keep things in scale.

    These are based on prototypes...

    Here's...
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    Sticky: This one's an example of a kitbash of a couple...

    This one's an example of a kitbash of a couple DPM buildings, spliced to fit the curve of the street. Nothing amazing about the bashing, but I think the details help elevate it:
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    Sticky: Man, I can't believe I've neglected to post my...

    Man, I can't believe I've neglected to post my structures in this thread. I love doing structures!

    My advice: it doesn't matter so much whether you use a cheap built-up, a kit, or bash or scratch...
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    I finally started ballasting my yard: ...

    I finally started ballasting my yard:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49324018908_5456959298.jpg

    Unfortunately, ran out of Yard Mix halfway through......
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    I agree that spray foam isn't as useful. And...

    I agree that spray foam isn't as useful. And carving the foam sheets is more fun anyway.

    For glueing the foam sheets, I've had the best luck with Super77 spray adhesive. Spray on both surfaces,...
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    The guy's shop has tons of vehicles. Price went...

    The guy's shop has tons of vehicles. Price went up on this one since I bought it. But here you go:

    https://www.shapeways.com/product/6WHVRTCEN/1-160-1949-chevy-coe-stakebed-kit

    The toolboxes...
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    I'm finally back in the basement. One thing I do...

    I'm finally back in the basement. One thing I do when stuck on the bigger layout scenery stuff is work on some small stuff. So this weekend I painted up one of my shapeways trucks:
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  14. I believe you will need to use resistors if...

    I believe you will need to use resistors if you're connecting directly to the JustPlug hubs. The JustPlug cables and lights already have them. I don't believe the hubs have resistors other than...
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    Even I don't mind a little bit of repetitive...

    Even I don't mind a little bit of repetitive tedium. But that's too many dang windows to paint. :nope:
  16. Thread: Paper embossing?

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    Ooo, you have a good eye. I'll be keeping watch...

    Ooo, you have a good eye. I'll be keeping watch to learn any secrets shared here.

    My only experience is using part of a shoebox that had a fine scalloped pattern as roofing in scratch builds. ...
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    I like to have a variety of supplies around. ...

    I like to have a variety of supplies around. Various windows & doors, various sheet stock, different dimensions of strips; all this in styrene and wood/cardstock. That way you're ready when...
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    You can see some of my screen materials compared...

    You can see some of my screen materials compared in my Cabin thread: https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?42007-Lakeshore-Cabins
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    Add plenty of weathering to those sidewalks and...

    Add plenty of weathering to those sidewalks and streets. Maybe some moose prints.
  20. Thread: Life on Mars !

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    Oh my god, those little aliens are so awesome!

    Oh my god, those little aliens are so awesome!
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    What OT says. Start smaller. Go through all the...

    What OT says. Start smaller. Go through all the stages of benchwork, trackwork, scenery, making buildings, and adding details. Then you'll know a lot more about how to do things, and more...
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    Want. https://www.nscale.net/forums/mysmiliesvb/mysmilie_1329.gif
  23. Don't forget: some lots can be short buildings or...

    Don't forget: some lots can be short buildings or parking lots.
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    Sticky: You guys do nice work. I'm generally too afraid...

    You guys do nice work. I'm generally too afraid to weather locos or rolling stock. But this little scratch mini-boose was more like a little shed to me, and buildings I can weather. It ended up...
  25. I'd do alleys along the tracks, at least up to...

    I'd do alleys along the tracks, at least up to any rail-served building. Then a street through the middle. You can always add cross streets to give you corner buildings.

    I've found the backs...
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