Part Three – Applying clear decals on dark surfaces, decal placement and planning.
Painting your hydrocal kits ….
Well here is my latest diorama, build with Downtown Deco Coming and Going Kit with some boneyard parts to make the diner. Also assorted other parts, many hand made detail parts and custom decal graphics. Lighted by 12VDC LED lighting and the custom made decals are available in my store (well most are some I made for just this build). The window treatments decals are also available in acetate and clear or white decals. These took a while to build, but I admit I’d work on it awhile and quit and start and quit.
The cars (except for the abandon panel truck) are not included in this diorama, but are available if you want them.
I’ll be adding more pix and info to this post later as I get more time.
This is a HO SCALE City Classics Grant Hotel Building with DPM modular add on parts to make Vinnie’s Vinyl, assorted people from various sources and a old car that I forget where came from painted up to look a little bit in need of repair. But if you remember urban environments in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s they were a little dirty and rough, lots of paper advertising and graffiti adorned the walls of many buildings in the shadier parts of town … this is lit interior with 12 VDC (9-14VDC for you techie folks) and the “neon” is modified and striped EL wire that I had to un-wire and rewire.
Painted and weathers and all of the decals are obviously mine, most of these are custom made and sized just for this build but available if you want them.
Footprint area is 8″ wide by 10″ deep and appox 9.5″ tall.
This is for sale if interested contact me for pricing details.
Ever screw up? I know I do and I forgot to remove a sold model from my store site that had been for sale for a few week and and as soon as I sold it off the store site I sold it on the store site … OOPS! So I had to try to build a suitable replacement right and after talking to the customer I designed a new logo and signage for this build to rename it to a building they grew up with.
A here are the results …
Here is the lasted sets for when the circus comes to town, generally geared for HO but could be used for a number of scale and as always if you need custom size scales or just another size, let me know …
I still have a lot of images I need to fix, brighten and make into decals… so check back more are coming.
Decided to build an old Harley Davidson Motorcycle Shop and turn it into a biker bar … all custom mad decals for this build and I have a decal set available this is built off of DPM’s Cutting’s Scissor Company kit. The lights on the first floor are warm white and the the lights on the second floor change and flash through about 9 different colors and the one exterior light on the main sign and basic white. Really wish I could find small lights but as of now the tiny ones are still too expensive to use.