Rout 66 Gas
#11
As I had mentioned earlier I glued the template to the brick sheet. If I were do this all over I would have printed the templates backwards and glued it to the back of the brick sheet. Oh well......

Here you can see a piece of brick sheet with the template still glued to it. You can also see a piece that has the template partially removed.
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Using the template as a guide I cut out the door. One of the things I like about working with the styrene sheets is that you only have to make deep score lines and snap it apart.
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Here is the result of gluing the template to the brick sheet, and then attempting to peel it off. Fortunately the glue stick I used washes off with water.
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There is an advantage to using the colored glue stick that I was not aware of in the beginning. While attempting to remove the template with water, I noticed that the water also turned the glue residue back to its original color. This allows for complete removal of glue residue from all of the crevices between the bricks.
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A few parts free of template and glue.
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#12
Super Glue is may favorite glue......... well maybe..... hot glue is pretty close. Anyway, let's move on.

I began gluing the building parts together using on of the greatest techniques I have ever found on the internet..........The Lego right angle jig.
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I did not use the best methods for building. Typically I would have built a frame and glued the walls to it. However this piece of terrain is being built for this competition and will serve me no other purpose. The following photos captured a little bit of the assembly process.
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You will notice my completed garage on the side of this one.

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Here is the main structure primed and ready for paint. If I were to do this again I would combine the two template on the front wall to eliminate the seam where they meet. Speaking of seams, because this is just a throw away build I did not do anything to hide the seams.
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#13
This is looking really good so far!
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#14
Wood framing time. This so far was my least favorite part. I cut 3/16 inch wide strips of balsa to the needed lengths, and glued them into place.

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I used a small piece of plywood for part of the door and framed the rest with strips of balsa
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And more framing
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I stained and dry-brushed the framing using the same technique I used for the garage. I used a blue for the dry-brush to give the impression the framing used to be blue. I decided to put doors up top where the loft is. I built them the same was as the other door. I put a few Reaper Bones minis, and a wiz kids D&D mini in the picture for reference
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I think I am about 30% finished. I need to find or make a hoist for the loft.
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#15
I guess I skipped the painting of the building. It was a lazy paint job. Rattle can grey primer, and a wash in Citadel Nulin Oil. I haven't used it too much so it was a little uneven. I thought about trying to fix it. However this is just a learning project. It doesn't have to look great.
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#16
It's coming along great! Good idea to build with the balsa over the template.
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#17
A little more work this past weekend



Here is the structure complete.
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This is the structure complete on its base
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I decided instead of the vintage pumps to put a few pipes sticking out of the island. The bas and the island are mage of foam core with the paper peeled off. The pipes are pieces of plastic runner from a model kit
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Here is an overview of the complete structure on the base with signs. All of the signs were printed from the internet and mostly adhered with double stick tape.
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This sign was a little more tricky. I had to hang a double sided sign.
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I started by gluing very thin wire to the sign post.
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I attached double sided tape to the back side of one sign.
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I stuck the tape with the sign to the wires.
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Finally I stuck the other matching printed sign to the back, creating a double sided hanging sign.
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#18
The walls around the border are made up of brick sheets glued to foam.
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#19
So I am pretty much done. It is not perfect. However that was never my intention. My intention was to try out a new technique. I believe that part was a success. Now for a few pictures for scale reference. You will notice I have a 40k Space Marine, and a few reaper bones minis. Also somethign that came out of this project was my thought that it would great as a zombie apocalypse piece caused my to by and play the game Zombicide. I now plan to build terrain for Zombiecide, and paint the minis. You will see some of the zombies in the following pics as well. The cars are supposed to be 1:43 scale. I bought them at the dollar store so who knows.
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This is one of my favorite views because you can see the car's reflection in the glass.
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#20
(06-26-2017, 01:06 PM)gmillar Wrote: It's coming along great! Good idea to build with the balsa over the template.

I think it's how the old timers used to build RC planes.
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