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Hi everyone, had that tickle in my fingers again...had to start something. Lets see what it might become this time.

Before I start my new track (hopefully 01/2011), I am in need for a gas station for it. I decided to do it in 1960s style.
Not sure what it will become, but the beginning is done. Of cause (
) it is made from waste again...



Set in some windows...


More soon...Regards Jens(Kellerkind)
 

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Hi Jens, a good start you have made there. I am of the same idea, I cant do any work in the shed at the moment, so I am making a start on the first building for my track, a church. Like you I am cutting out and taping pieces together while the glue sets.

Is it cold where you are?

Regard, Lloyd
 

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Hi Lloyd, yes its cold - 30cm (one foot) of snow outside, but my workshop in the basement can be heated...Had a place in a shed before, too. Now knowing about the luxury of heating iside the shop. Regards Jens (Kellerkind)
 

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Can't see any coffee stirrers ..........
 

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Hi GregK, just wait and see...
. Parts of the windows and door are made of them. I am sure that more of them are needed sooner or later!
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A great start - and excellent work on those windows. I need to pick up a box of those coffee stirrers myself! Looking forward to your progress.
 

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Hi outthere,

some progress in windows, coloring and weathering. Not sure for now, if weathering is little too heavy for a fillingstation in use? Do you think it looks like second worldwar scenario or a ruin? Used obligatory "coffeestirrers", matches and 4mm ply so far. Further more I used a little piece of 0.8mm ply cut in stripes to get the big garage-door and the frontdoor (brown color - haispray -white color -steelbrush/sandingpaper as weatheringprocedure; like in little green shed, too). Roughcast is made of a rest of tile-glue; didnt expect that cool look
. Brickwall is a print.

Now -if you want- watch yorself, any comments (especially your opinion on the weathering) very welcome.





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Jens-I can go take a photo of the side of the coffee shop I inhabit and there is not much difference,nicely done!
The front of the building looks like what we here in the states call"stucco".....

Oh,and tell that blackbear to quit messin' with the big door..
 

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Weathering looks good, I reminds me of the shop I learnt my trade in. It was a fuel station out the front with a workshop out the back and was built somewhere around 1912 or so. It had peeling paint on every wall, the concrete was black from years of use. The roof leaked, it was hot in summer and feezing in winter but it was great. I started my trade 8 years ago and the shop was on the highway, so I think your wethering looks good.
I like your textured finish on the walls, can you elaborate some more on how you did it.
 

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I'll agree that's a very nice effect on the stucco - like a "rough-cast" or pebble-dash finish - not easy to achieve at this scale, though I've seen some try using glued and painted sandpaper. Excellent work!
 

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Hi guys,

thank you for your comments. Sleeping one night, reading your comments and watching again made it look much more like a house. Started with the roof what made it become a house further more. Photos soon.
@ Zook: You are right, looks little bit like the photos of recreational vehicles opened by bears like a fish-tin found on californian campgrounds. "In case of bear-attack shout out loud and throw stones" or something like that..."Good luck..."
For the moment I would look out for a polarbear here in Germany instead...Cold and snowy.
@joe beal: Stucco is surprisingly easy: It is made of tile-glue (not sure if I use the right term for it: It is some kind of cement, ready mixed you use to fix tiles on the ground). No special treatment: Just mix with little water to get creamy consistence and apply with a brush vertically. When starting to dry apply second layer horizontally. When completely dry, rub with fingers to erase areas too rough. Weathering with waterbased colour.

By the way, does anybody have an idea what the petrol-pumps could be made from?

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Thank you, Zook for the help! Sometimes even a dictionary doesnt help... Did some more progress, photos hopefuly tomorrow (battery of camera empty)...and even if look is more commercial than residental: In this gas-station I would like to live
. Regards Jens (Kellerkind)
 

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Jens, you could probably try sweets boxes for petrol pumps. A Jila Mints box might be nearly the right size. Or perhaps Tic Tac packet. That's if you want a squarish shaped one.

Some 50s/60's (and earlier) Aussie commercial garages for comparison. (Sorry, large photos. They were taken for reference material for someone else)



 

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Hi everybody following my project.

Some little changes often make things become more interesting: Had to lengthen the gable upwards, I think it looks better now!? There is a plan to add a big canopy later to cover the pumps and about 1.5x the width of a car. I would be happy if you watched the result. Special thanks
to Ember for the great photos; helped me a lot!







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Looks great Jens. I do love a bit of wear and tear on a building. Some fading signwriting and an oil stained concrete forecourt will clinch the deal for me.

Cheers
Embs
 
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