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    Moose started work on the northwest corner of layout where a corner of the town and small park will be visible.

    Moose started road and first building, and realize need ideas for building colours. Took some photos of period buildings around Seattle for reference.

    Will post photos of build when have more time. Yes, Moose knows the rules: post photos of build progress or it no happen. Bad Moose. Bad bad bad!

    1_Seattle_Bldg_20191108_083721.jpg 2_Seattle_Bldg_20191108_084123.jpg 3_Seattle_Bldg_20191108_084554.jpg 4_Seattle_Bldg_20191108_084701.jpg 5_Seattle_Bldg_20191108_084719.jpg 6_Seattle_Bldg_20191108_084818.jpg 7_Seattle_Bldg_20191108_084927.jpg 8_Seattle_Bldg_20191108_085339.jpg 9_Seattle_Bldg_20191108_135453.jpg 10_Seattle_Bldg_20191108_135507.jpg

    More to come...
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    Road construction:

    1_Road_Draw_20191030_130822.jpg 2_Sidewalk_Draw_20191030_142039.jpg 3_Cutout_n_Glue_20191030_143655.jpg 4_Primer_20191106_162114.jpg

    Moose scribed the sidewalks to make it more sidewalky looking ... Still have to apply some touch-up paint to sidewalk edges, and then maybe venture into making some kind of road grime.

    And, yep, grey a wee bit darker than Moose had hoped. Oh well...
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    Start of first building ... Had to apply some putty to gaps between roof and side pieces, and Moose means BIG gaps...

    1_DPM_Bldg_WelhelmisMerch_20191103_110325.jpg 2_DPM_Bldg_Welhelmis_Glued_20191103_130120.jpg 3_DPM_Bldg_Welhelmis_Putty_20191106_153854.jpg 4_DPM_Bldg_Welhelmis_Primer_20191106_162114.jpg

    Need to apply more coats of grey primer, and then decide on what colours to paint exterior! :bounce:
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    Be careful, Moose! Starting to build urban buildings can be hazardous to your modeling health!

    And the photos look like they were taken in the kitchen area... Mrs. Moose might not be happy!
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    Add plenty of weathering to those sidewalks and streets. Maybe some moose prints.

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    Becoming a real estate tycoon??
    looks good so far....
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    Be careful not to paint all the buildings the same brick color. While many time the color is similar, because of the natural origin of clay the colors will vary. Age will even affect what you perceive.

    Use similar paint colors from completely different manufactures. Their subtle differences will make your models look better.
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    Best have a "Moose parking" area, with the required "little moose present picker upper!"
    Northern Pacific and Black Hills RR in N, of course!!
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    Moose - If you have some light grey or white rattle can spray, you can lighten it up. Hold the can about 12" or so and spray it. Idea being to disburse the paint, and get it almost dry before it hits your concrete. It should give you a good mix of colors.

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    Moose update:

    Building No 1 is almost done being painted:
    1_BuildingNo1_Hotel_20191215_053301.jpg

    Need to touch-up the red bricks, then on to the windows...
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    Moose started the second building:

    1_BuildingNo2_20191110_060825.jpg 2_BuildingNo2_20191113_144118.jpg 3_BuildingNo2_20191215_053520.jpg

    Need to touch-up the window frames and add colour to the cornice, paint the brick walls, and then do the windows ... And at some point, maybe add a roof...
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    Looking good Moose
    Cheers Tony

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    Kinda makes you glad all those windows are already done. Even a laser cut kit would drive one to drink having to assemble each window individually.
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    I didn't know Moose was planning an urban center on his empire! Does said metropolis have a moniker? Or is this Mooseport and I'm just behind the times (again).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    Does said metropolis have a moniker?
    Moosopolis maybe?
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    @Paul Schmidt @mosslake

    There'll be just the teeny tiniest hint of a corner of a town, represented by three to four buildings.

    Town's name? Well, Moose no know. Let Moose ask this young lady...

    Young lady, what is your name?

    "The girl has no name."

    What an odd thing to say.

    Well, what about the town, does it have a name?

    "The town has no name."

    Well, you're no help. Now off with you, and take your pointy sword, "needle" is it? Take that with you ... Northerners - odd folk...

    Well, Moose off to do research on the town's name and how it was so named. Now, where are the public records for this town with no name?

    Perhaps that building over there; it looks promising. What's it called, the C I T A D E L...
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    How about naming one building after a famous moose's college..."Wossamotta U"...the school Bullwinkle Moose attended?
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    @Moose2013

    Perhaps:

    Moosupotamia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herc Driver View Post
    Bullwinkle Moose attended?
    Or, how about 'Bullwinkle's Bar & Grill' ?
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    Here's one for the books - and it is an "actual thing":

    Loyal Order of Moose and

    The Women of Moose

    Seriously, they're both legit things

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loyal_Order_of_Moose

    And what's worse ......... there's no:

    Loyal Order of Wombats
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