The latest build a kit from Downtown Deco it’s Addams Ave Part II and all the decals are mine and the kit has a few modification but not many … this one as many of mine are from the wrong side of the tracks, guess you have to build what you know.
This is my version of Downtown Deco’s Addams Ave Part III kit, it’s made from hydrocal (plaster) and comes with assorted signage and stuff that I opted not to use. Most of the detail parts I made and the decals are from my line. The fire escape is from Tichy, one of the ladders is from Central and the short roof pipe is from Walthers Roof Detail kit. Overall not a bad kit you just have to be careful since it’s plaster you could break it, best to glue it up with Epoxy and to prime it before painting. There is no building divider between the buildings, I used some foam board topped with masking tape. Hand painted in acrylics and sealed with flat clear sealer.
I build a lot of models of building that have been neglected, run down and burnt out … well here is one that has been renovated. Well they renovated everything but the back which is generally the case in the real world as in order to cut cost the back is ignored – much like the mall hairdos of the 80’s – you know the front and sides looked great but the back was forgotten. Out of sight, out of mind.
Printed in glorious 8 color printing process these are STREET ART decals taken right from the streets around the world … some may call it graffiti, I call it ART …
These would look great on your buildings or other projects. Sheets are 4″x5″ in size and are $6.75 per sheet.
As always bulk order discounts available.
First let me say this kit wasn’t to bad, RDA especially the older one are know for their problems … as for this kit the windows didn’t fit properly and every opening had to be trimmed to get them to fit. the draft edges from the molding were quite large and I used a belt sanding to take it down or I’d likely still be sanding them down today. Additionally there was some, but not a lot of flash that needed trimming.
The directions? What direction? None to speak of but it did come with 2 pages of info on Middleton Mills and a few tips and a link to a webpage that no longer exist, but no directions. Now granted this kit is not rocket science and you really don’t need them for the main structure, but it came with an extra sprue of add on and half of them made no sense at all .. I still have a few on there that I don’t know what they are for. (might try to get a pic up later.)
Anyway I’m giving it about 2.5 out of 5 stars – it could be better, it could be worse.
As far as this build goes I’m not sure if this one is finished yet … I think it still needs a little more done.
These Coal Mining Camp Company House from City Classics … I’ve made a few of these and I’d like to make more but the price of the kit keeps going up and up on them to the point that if you don’t have a customer in advance you’ve got a go investment collecting dust on a shelve.
HO Scale 1:87 Painted and weathered up with small details added for looks.
Each of these sheets run about 3.5″x4.5″ to 3.5″x5″ in size they are printed on high quality decal paper with a high end 8 color photographic printer and set with up to 4 coats of Crystal Clear Acrylic. Each set runs $6.50 with $0.75 S/H and with most things the more you buy the more you save … buy 4 sets for $21.50 and $1.00 S/H … more contact me and we’ll talk. Thanks for looking!