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    Default GoldRush Bay: Sheriff’s Jailhouse

    This is my second GoldRush Bay purchase. I was happy with their haunted house. Overall the kits are nicely printed and come as pictured on the website, eg
    https://www.goldrushbay.com/collecti...il-built-1-160. Really all one has to do is to paint them. That said, I am not sure on the ideal way.




    2. The kit comes with an interior that is rather impressive for n-scale! Here it is painted.



    3. More painting on the outside. I would like to get more of a 'wood' look but was not getting it with various washes and water colors. I even tried some oils so perhaps when it dries something will be different. If I redid the balcony it could come very close to better fitting into the wooden kits on its side. One issue with the kit, not pictured below, is the side windows seems a little too massive. I need to come up with something to bring them more into scale. Perhaps brick them up or add bars?
    Just another n-scaler.


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    Hi
    I haven’t tried these paints out yet but the results on their website look pretty good. I’m not sure if these would give you the wood effect you are looking for.

    https://www.true-earth.com/shop/wood-effect
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    Who makes the hotel next to the Sherriff's office?
    "Do Not Hump!?!?! Does that mean what I think it means?!?"--Michelle Blanchard

    "People saw wood and say nothing, but railroad men saw trains and say things that are better left unprinted."--Charles De Lano Hine

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    Quote Originally Posted by schedule22 View Post
    I would like to get more of a 'wood' look but was not getting it with various washes and water colors.
    Might be too late for this one, but try dragging some sandpaper along the plastic in the direction of the grain. The little scratches resemble wood grain.

    It still looks good in the pictures. Maybe the jail just has a more recent coat of paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranulf View Post
    Who makes the hotel next to the Sherriff's office?
    One is Wild West Scale Models and the other is American Model
    Builders
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    4. The original windows did not make much sense, so I cut them out and put n-scale burglar bars (from Blair Line) on. I took out the upper door as well



    5. Struggling to find a good door even after adding two support beams to narrow the space. This one did not pass the test but I have some fun options coming in the mail soon.



    6. The back of the building is a little plain, so I used the Redutex textures again.


    7. Almost cut to size but looking better already.


    8. The paints that @African Pirate suggested came very quickly and I used them to add more character to the wood". These side windows are far too large but I have a plan for them. From travels in Colorado, the Cripple Creek jail offers an example of how the cells are more cages in the middle with over-sized windows on along the alls, see http://www.tellerlinks.com/attractio..._position=27:2. Granted that is a brick building which offers some clear advantages....


    9. More to do but it is taking shape. I think the balcony is not long for this world and will need to be replaced. I need to use more matt varnish as it still shines a little too much in the right light.
    Just another n-scaler.

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    10. A new door (to be painted). It is HO scale from rail-scale-models




    11. Trying some craft mesh for helping out the side windows


    12. It almost worked but was too thick and not much different than what the kit came with. Not every idea works.



    12. The kit has sign posts but does not come with signs, so I found some on the internet and printed. I was not sure of the sizes but easy to print so many in N scale.


    13. Added the signs and began to replace the balcony. I stained the railing and then dry brushed white with the pillars below too.

    Just another n-scaler.

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    I think your tag line should read "Just another skilled N scaler".

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    Quote Originally Posted by schedule22 View Post
    Added the signs and began to replace the balcony.
    Great modeling , but I really like the balcony that was with the kit better then this fence, just my 2 cents though.
    As long as I can model in N-scale, I know I'm not old

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    I agree the fence is different. I do have another option somewhere in the mail. Overall there are not many railing options in n-scale, just like I am learning there are not many barred windows. I wonder if I trimmed the 'top' of the fence then it would look better?
    Just another n-scaler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schedule22 View Post
    I wonder if I trimmed the 'top' of the fence then it would look better?
    It would .
    As long as I can model in N-scale, I know I'm not old

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    14. Blair Line sells these HO scale burglar bars, but they will serve a new purpose in n-scale.



    15. I ended up cutting out the plastic windows and placing some bars inside and these Blair lines ones outside for the effect
    that I was going for. It looks better than the two unfinished windows below.




    16. All the windows done and the new door installed on the upper deck. Also trimmed down the balcony a little per @Janbouli's good idea.



    17. It does beg the question why do the other half if one will likely never see the side windows. I think with a shingled roof it
    may look even better as that is see-able by everyone all the time.


    18. Fun with filters.

    Just another n-scaler.

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    Default Real improvement from where you started!

    Your wood became much more believable.
    For anyone looking for ways to make a plastic kit look like wood, check out the how to video by that title by "Jason Jensen on Trains" on You tube. He is a master modeler who uses simple low cost materials and techniques to achieve outstanding results. He explains everything he does in clear detail that anyone can follow.

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