What's on your workbench?

JR59 Jan 29, 2006

  1. rray

    rray Staff Member

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    I wonder what project is in the works right now?

    In order to make this type of roof, I needed a gluing jig to hold everything square:
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    After gluing the roof sections with the jig, they are square enough to stack the layers and have it symmetrical instead of tilted in any axis.
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    I needed a sign that has a glossy finish, so I printed with my regular printer, then put packing tape on top and smoothed out all the micro bubbles, and cut the conical shape I needed:
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    And I was able to put discs in the bottom and top to shape the bucket, then run an SMT LED inside some .040" brass tubing to light it up:
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  2. CNE1899

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    Rob,
    I didn't know they had a KFC in Lester, WA!
    Seriously, nice start, and cool roof construction.

    Scott
     
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  3. rray

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    There was no KFC in Lester, but I want one because they have one in HO. :D
     
  4. CNE1899

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    Rob,
    What is that back over the last passenger car then?:rolleyes:
    Scott
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  5. rray

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    I think that is the old general store, but I am not sure. The population was too small to support any commercial chains, maybe only a couple hundred people in the 1950's
     
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  6. rray

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    I made some more progress on my project. I got the roof assembly done, and started masking it for painting:
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    Masking took about an hour, but I wanted it as good as I could get it. After masking I sprayed a layer of clear coat to minimize any color bleed under the masking tape:
    Roof Masked.jpg

    I painted the roof, then I will cut out the facia signs and glue to the roof facia's. I just assembled some artwork for the signs, and put a piece of shipping tape over the printouts to represent plastic signs. I had cut out a rectangle from the facia boards so I could backlight the signs. My endgame goal is to make my model more detailed than the HO Scale plastic model:
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    I wired in 0402 sized warm white SMT LED's to represent the roof lights, and I put some inside to act as facia sign backlights. Also, not shown is that I places 2mm super magnets inside the roof corners so I can make the roof removable to service lighting, and to see inside the restaurant. Here is the 12v test using a 9v battery:
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    And here is a nighttime shot with the lights off:
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  7. zdrada69

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    May I order 5 chicken wings and 3 strips with French fries, please ....
     
  8. Kez

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    I'm going to need a bucket of Extra Crispy, please.

    And as usual, that is some darn fine modeling, Rob.
     
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    That is some really intricate and well done masking. Outstanding results. I could go for some KFC original at the moment. Jim
     
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    That looks fantastic! Well done. The cupola especially!
     
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  11. JoeS

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    Very cool !
    Can’t wait to see that bucket…now don’t tell me you got those to spin too?
     
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  12. CNE1899

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    Rob,
    Nice job! Nice and crisp!;)

    Scott
     
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  13. rray

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    Working on the walls now:
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    Now I need to try and cut a deal for some 3D interior stuff:
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  14. JoeS

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    Even got silver on the door and windows. Fantastic! Just fantastic!
     
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  15. Kurt Moose

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    I gotta' get a bucket of original on the way home....:rolleyes:

    Lookin' great!!
     
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    Rob,
    The walls look great!

    Scott
     
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  17. rray

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    My part is done...
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  18. JoeS

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    Oh hell ya! You are the ninja master of Z!
    Does bucket spin?
     
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  19. Kurt Moose

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    That's so cool, wowsers!!
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  20. CNE1899

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    Rob,
    Nice!(y)(y)(y) How's that look in the Lester modules?:whistle:

    Scott
     
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