About three years ago I posted a review of a hobby shop in midtown Manhatta n . At the time I thought this was the only remai...
Modern Flatiron Scratchbuild - Complete
The best part of a scratch-build has to be the final steps when all the wiring, pieces, and (most of all) the wild guesses about how it will all work come together (or not!)!
So I here I present to you the (almost) complete "Canon" building (formerly known as the 'modern flatiron building')
Pictures say more than words.,,,most of the finish work involved adding pieces of trim around the back side windows and over the corners of the building.
I am really pleased with how this one turned out...if fits the strange shaped area I had and nicely integrates with both the modern Kato buildings and the other structures in downtown. The only thing I might do is add some resistance or something to the entire structure as (you can probably tell) the LED's are quite bright!
The interiors, as I mentioned in the earlier parts of this project, are composed of some manufactured detail bits, as well as pieces of painted foam core and bits of styrene with some simple printed backgrounds on the walls. The interior figures are all the very cheap Chinese made ones found on eBay.
With this project done, I have to start thinking about my next project. I really enjoyed this technique and would encourage anyone to do the same. Using the transparencies for the windows along with bits of styrene is really quite simple but gives a great effect.
That's all for today! Thanks for reading and please feel free to leave a comment (and for you other bloggers out there, I'm always interested in other work as well, so please feel free to share your blog!).
I'm into N Scale to have fun. Growing up my Dad was really big into HO (U.S.A. of course, mostly Western U.S. roads like Great Northern, Milwaukee Road, Northern Pacific, etc...) and he built me a small N Scale layout which I enjoyed as a small boy. Of the various trains I had at the time, the brand 'Minitrix' stuck in my head. As the years passed, N Scale was forgotten as new interests took my time.
As a new parent, I got back into model trains through O Gauge (Lionel and MTH). However, the cost of this scale, and the space needed for the sort of layout I wanted, made it a very frustrating hobby. Then one day at a hobby shop in California, I came across the Trix 2003 catalog; Inside this catalog were beautiful models of trains across Europe shown on beautiful layouts - and I was converted! It took a few years, but most of the O Gauge was sold (or stored) and I used the funds to start my new fantasy in N Scale.
Soon, I also discovered the amazing trains of Japan in N Scale, and begin my quest to build an interesting urban layout in a complete fantasy setting where the great trains of the world can run side by side!