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    Default Modern Office Building.

    Still experimenting with these inexpensive Outland Model kits to see what can be done with them. This six story office building started as a plain grey kit.

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    I made a diorama with this. The most time consuming of this project was building the black "sun block thingies". I believe that is their technical name. Plus the base itself which raised the building a bit and added a parking lot, sidewalks and landscaping.
    Here is the way it ended up.

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    Really nice Jimmi

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    That is a sharp looking building
    Nice job

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    'black sunblock thingies' :l:

    great job as usual...
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    Don't laugh, Gene... I'm an architect, and he's right, that's what they are called.

    Though, for greater albedo and hence less microclimate impact, one might also have "white sunblock thingies" or even "shiny sunblock thingies"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmi View Post
    black "sun block thingies"
    I think the correct term may be a "glare shade" or "solar shade"....

    And Jimmi, another damn fine job!


    Ok, I contributed my 1/4 scheckle....

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    @Jimmi, here's a thought for you;
    The general "look" of that building (ends, windows, roof) generically reminds me of a structure I've seen around these parts... it is only 3 (habitable) stories, but the concept will work.

    Take two kits.
    Cut off the bottom floor (or as many as desired).
    Pair the two with the elevator shafts/stair wells in the middle (single windows).
    Build a series of single story support columns under the combined structure.
    From the off-cut first floor, fashion an elevator entrance for the ground floor, in the middle of the building.
    Situate the top of the elevator shaft/stair well on the roof to match.
    On a base, mark out parking bays, then position the structure on top.

    This could be a Medical Office building with undercover parking, or other small business offices (architect, etc).
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    I think I can picture what you are describing Bryan. That's a great idea. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    The ground floor is just a parking deck.


    Not the outline, but the parking concept
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    I think your diorama is crap and you should send it to me so you don't have to see it anymore. It will go to a nice home, promise!

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    *Boing* Just bringing this one to the fore, so that I can say "Sun block thingies"!!!!!



    Actually, a great office building. This is not a well known supplier in the UK, so I'm going to have to have a look for these on the web.

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    Here is the link to their e-bay items. Looks like most of their newer listings are cast resin with badly designed brickwork and other details. The ones I've be working with are the thin walled ones, usually gray in color. These appear to be laser cut from some sort of laser board. Easy to work with.
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