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    Default 1st Kitbash Using DPM's Reed Books Store

    This is my 1st attempt at kit bashing. I saw an example of this on the Internet a while ago and thought I'd give it a try. Basically two DPM Reed Book's Stores #51500 bashed together to emphasize the bay windows. I cut out some of the doors and used a spare DPM dock door for the middle. Nothing is glued together yet so this may change. What do you guys think for my 1st attempt? Thanks, Jim

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    Looks good!
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    Great job and nice paint work as well.
    Cheers Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    Great job and nice paint work as well.
    Ditto!
    Clean joints, crisp lines.
    Did you mask and paint or is that by hand.
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    The Building front looks great, Very clean work.

    Robert

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    @Jugtown Modeler I paint all my windows by hand using a 00 Paint Brush. Time-consuming, frustrating at times but worth it when the results come out. I just turned 56 so I'm getting a little more hand shake as the years go by. I find having a few "cold ones" before I start painting actually helps steady my hands.

    To all,

    Thanks for the compliments. I like the DPM buildings and have quite a few to do. Depending on the placement of my layout and space availability, I may cut some of the buildings in half to make room. Show the fronts on some and the backs on others.

    What is the best way to cut a DPM building to get crisp cuts??

    Thanks,

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    cool...

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    There a threads on kit bashing Reed Books into Rowhouses at GHQ's website, using GHQ Steps:
    http://www.ghqmodels.com/store/zm9.html
    http://www.ghqmodels.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3349
    [the link appears to be broken]
    Referred to in a thread on this website:
    http://www.nscale.net/forums/archive...p/t-16758.html

    There also is a discussion on kitbashing Reed Books into larger structures
    http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic...18&whichpage=1

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    @Scotian_Huntress Thanks for the links! Now that you've mentioned the GHQ steps I do recall seeing one or two built with them. I can't believe the guy on the railroad-line.com forum is getting clean cuts of the buildings using a #11 Excel blade! Thought I would have to buy a Chopper or something. Time to stock up on #11's for working on my other DPM kits.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbobones View Post
    What is the best way to cut a DPM building to get crisp cuts??
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbobones View Post
    I can't believe the guy on the railroad-line.com forum is getting clean cuts of the buildings using a #11 Excel blade!
    Do you have a razor saw? https://www.micromark.com/10-piece-D...BoC59YQAvD_BwE
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    Do you have a razor saw?
    As a matter of fact, I do. Hadn't used it much so I kind of forgot I had one. I'll give it a try on my next Kit Bash. Got plenty of DPM's to mess with.

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    Very nice job
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    Here's the DPM Reed's Book work of another Jim:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/schuylkillvalleyrr/5814210248/in/dateposted/

    Disappointed to see the GHQ link is not working. I was working on the Row House - Reeds Books kitbash.

    I also did a side-by-side kitbash... I'll see if I can find pix.
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