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zdrada69 Apr 16, 2019

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    Jim - examination of those old photos is a great fun. It creates a lot of new ideas and ... a lot of additional work in case one wants to recreate (historic) reality as close as possible.

    In the meantime I finished the wharf retaining wall. It was time consuming due to the fact that vertical "wooden" structures had to be done piece by piece. Horozizontal ones were easier because sections were much longer.

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  2. JoeS

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    Great work on that wall! Really enjoy seeing something created piece by piece
     
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    It is time to make some progress withe the warehouse:

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    That is some very cool scratch building. Did you use styrene or wood for the wall structure?
     
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    Wall structures are made of styrene and covered with engraved cardboard with bricks relief from Archistories.
    During examination of photos I noticed that my wharf wall is missing mooring rings. There are still some more to be made...

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    I follow up with the warehouse

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    I have to wait for some Plastruct profiles to go on with warehause. In meantime I started to rebuild old KIBRI factory building into a paper company building. I made this kit 15 years ago... I think it will be good representation of still existing old paper factorybuilding:

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    My Kibri model:

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    All roof equipment must be taken away:

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    The lift tower will be used as well:

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    Very nice, Pawel. I love that Kibri building. It has many purposes. I am amazed at your progress. Jim
     
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    Thank you Jim.

    Kibri factory rebuilding included integration of elevator tower and change of the roof:

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    Concrete loading ramps were added:

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    Roofs over new loading ramps:

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    The base of the building was painted with concrete paint:

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    Original loading ramp was weathered and worker was added:

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    There is additional person on the "new" loading ramp:

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    I am not happy with the windows colour ... Still some work to be done.
     
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    (y) Hey, that came out looking pretty good! Those square column cap things that were on the roof made that factory model look so much the same on everyone's layout, but by removing them the kit has a totally new look.
     
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    I agree with Robert, there's two things that keep this kit from being an absolute topmodel: the roof parts and the windows...

    Love what you did with it, particularly the concrete looks very realistic, Pawel.

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    I like the look of this. The flat roof with tarpaper makes it look like a warehouse rather than a factory. I have a bunch of spare parts from these kits and may try out something like this. Losing the roof detail does make it look like a different building. Good job. Thanks for the "light bulb moment." I can't wait to see what you do about the unpainted windows. Jim
     
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    I am happy to have place to experiment with windows...
    The original building had and still has one side wall without bricks. I think it was build to the edge of border with next plot of land belonging to the other owner. In 1930ties there was wall advertisement of the paper company. You can see it on this picture:

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    Nowadays this wall is used to display a piece of poetry:

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    I plan to have two upper levels above the original loading ramp to be covered using Tamiya "pastic paper" - very thin styrene sheet with a decal on it. I can experiment with those windows because they will be covered.
     
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    Zdrada69: the model is outstanding!
     
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    Maybe it's an opportunity for a certain someone to create a laser cut window upgrade kit.


    Pawel, I really enjoy watching your models progress.
     
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    I do say sir your creativity and artistry are amazing. I just read this thread from start to finish and I am so impressed. Just getting into the hobby this gives me the idea to start with a diorama or two so I can practice some methods and question my mentors as I learn. I've not got a lot of money to insert into the hobby right now and this looks like a great way to get started. Thank you for the inspiration.

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    ..or etched…. ?

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    Or etched!
     
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    That made me think of Karin Snyder. Her windows are what made TownBuilder system so unique. Thin laser cut window mullions make Z scale much more believable.
     
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    I returned to the Big warehause. Unfortunately I miscalculated the need for Plastruct profiles and still one edge is not finished. I plan to add loading doors, loading ramps and the roofs over them.

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