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"Looking up at 1/32 scale figure eye level. Any questions?"

Yes. Who are the 1/32 pilots that sky write ECOBAT? That takes some serious skill to lay smoke out that perfectly in rows...

That is THE best tutorial I've ever seen on trees that look that awesome. Saved off for the future! Thanks for showing that properly.
 

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I made an ESSO Oil Drop billboard. I found someone that sold reproduction decals, bought a couple & then created the frames using Evergreen styrene. One I'm using on the layout, the other one I just listed on eBay.

Not 100% sure of where I'm going to place this yet but here's what it looks like on the layout.

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I was able to get more parts to make crowd control barriers so I made dozen of them in one sitting. I painted these light gray & then added "rubber" tips to the legs by dipping the ends in a drop of black acrylic paint. I'll make a few more of these up & list them on eBay if anyone wants them.

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Up to 1971 the esso man was on the outside of the circuit fairly close to the finish line. From 1972 he was moved more or less opposite to the inside of the circuit. I too made my own using the same method, the esso man is commercially available but its about 80 euros, is rather spend that on another Revoslot.
 

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I bought a Greenhills Garages Le Mans Toilet Block & modified/detailed it a bit. First I cut open the windows as instructed, but then rather than using the printed ones provided, I used plastic windows & glass that I had in my scrap box. They did not fit perfectly, but since I glued them to the inside of the building, they still looked pretty good IMO. I misted teh glass w/dulling spray. I did not use the printed roof. Instead, I added one using corrugated styrene. I painted it, then aged w/chalks. I also added two vent pipes. I was going to detail the interior, but you can't barely see inside anyway. Will probably add at least one figure though so it gives the suggestion of activity going on inside there.

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I'm making a few billboards for the layout. This one is replicates an older, metal one. I made it out of styrene, and then painted and aged it. The rust is simply acrylic paint & chalk. Not 100% sure where I'll place it yet, so I just set it on this short straight for the time being.

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Just caught up on your additions .
Absolutely splendid, certainly one of the most realistic scenic tracks on SF.

Well done sir!!!!

Simon
 

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A couple of kitbashed facades for the layout. I started with a couple of castings from my company, Dioramas Plus. The kits I used were Juno Beach House & French Bakery. The kits are designed for military modelers but I figured they'd work well for my purposes. I cleaned up the castings, painted & weathered them, and then added custom roofing. The building on the left has real wood shingles, the one on the right, vacuformed tile. The flowers are just bits of crinkled paper glued into some moss. I'll "plant" this next week, but I need to dig up a little finished scenery to be able to do so. I have just the spot for it. Questions?

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Randy - lovely work as always on the updates and I really like those facades! Just adding the things like the wood shingles and flowers really lend to the 3D effect without taking away from anything.

Are your flags paper? If I missed that in a prior post - my apologies.
 

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Thanks! Yes, the flags are paper. I printed out 2, and glued them back to back. The trick is to "curl" & fold thema bit s they "hang" right.
 
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