Well I built the building (Downtown Deco Kit Addams Ave Part III) some time ago and decided to put it on a diorama and then it sat for a while and awhile longer … this fully lit with with color light change in the interior club, flashing sign on the Club Atomic. Static light on the Check Cafe and rest of the interior with window silhouettes and details.
All decals are Dave’s Decals and HO Newspapers
Highly detailed exterior and custom decals with lots of detail parts and populated with handpainted Preiser people. Footprint is 7.5″X8″ and 6.5″ tall. Lighting is all LED on 12vdc barring the one 12 vdc incandescent warm street light.
And now for something completely different … the Wonder Woman Museum HO Scale building … Found some little Super Hero statues at the Dollar Tree and grabbed a few different one Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and thought ‘Hey there is a giant Superman in Metropolis IL and the Superman Museum so why not build something like that?’ and since I have Superman and Batman and Might find some more I may do those too depending on if this one sales.
anyway about the model this is all custom sizes and modified decals to fit this building with a hand scribed base and some mistakes at no additional cost. The footprint is 6″X8″ and it’s 4″ tall – lit with two 12vdc LED’s it will come bare wired unless you want it wired for a 110VAC plug than that’ll be about $20.00 – as for price I’m entertaining offers as I’ve never made one like this before and don’t know where to start … might just toss it up on ebay and see where it goes.
I’m calling it about 95% finished, I have a few touch up and things to do I didn’t see until I took the pictures but no real big things so I’m going to go ahead and post it for sale.
This is a Hydrocal Building from Downtown Deco with a number of custom decals and hand painted graffiti in addition to decals graffiti, building is lit with 12VDC LED lighting and is ready to be wired into a layout or have a 9VDC battery added which I’ll include (loose) with purchase. Set in the 1970’s and 1980’s which tagging and graffiti was king, MAMMAW’S GARDEN and WINDGATE APARTMENTS … you notice Mammaw didn’t put up with kids tagging her building and painted over the graffiti and a few vines got out of hand in the back, the WINDGATE is a low rent Apartment on the wrong side of the tracks so graffiti pollutes the sides as the slumlord only care about the rent and was too cheap to buy a decent sign and just painted the name on the side. Few roof details and old water tank with A/C units and wiring and with window decals and silhouettes. Old dated advertising on the sides echo a forgot era.
PRICE is $375.00 plus S/H
NOTE there is a repaired crack in the left wall of Mammaw’s Garden I did that while doing the graffiti on the other side by not realizing I had it setting on a brush, so now the crack is part of the buildings history.
If you have questions ask!
Check this out a great salute to the troops on a HO Engine Kato SD40-2 using Dave’s Decals Set 9008 in HO Scale if you need custom paint job or weathering be sure to give Cliff a look and tell him Dave sent you! Weathering is using Dave’s Weathering Powders 10 color weathering set! Try it you’ll like it!
Build from Hydrocal, styrene, white metal, foam board and resin.
Generic industrial building designed for back or side walls of a layout or you could butt it up next to a larger building. Comes with assort details on dock which are permanently affixed to the dock. Lit with two 12vdc LED bulbs a warm yellow for the second floor which the light color looks like old style bulbs and a slightly brighter warm white on the first floor.
Footprint (INCLUDING DOCK) is 6.25″ wide, 2.75″ deep and 5.5″ tall
Here is a HO Scale DPM Front Street Kit converted to the Elmo Hotel and lit with 12VDC LED lights …
Not a lot of modification on this one, pretty much a straight forward build with some custom decals and a few custom add on parts like A/C units and Electrical boxes … this one will be available in the store.
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.
It brings me great happiness to announce that I, your humble decal maker will have a custom decal set in Downtown Deco’s latest release “Worst Block in Town” (TBA) from the header of “Pepprock Products” to the many signs and ghost images, all will be included in this up coming kit. This is a full half sheet (5.5″ X 8″) of decals.
While this might be the “Worst Block in Town” but it is one of the best kits and set of decals going out there in the world … this HO Scale (1:87) kit has huge ghost decal for the side to be easily seen even at a distance, plus several other decals to liven up your building including the Pepprock Product headers. As you know anyone that has been into scale structure modeling even for a little while knows of the fine work Randy Pepprock does with Downtown Deco. I have personally built several of his kits and I have really enjoyed them as the hydrocal kits provides a workable dimension not available in plastics from the ability to carve in extra detail and hydrocal takes paint (prime it first) better than plastic or wood any day of the week. If you have never worked in hydrocal, try it and don’t let it scare you, because if I can do it so can you.
The “Worst Block in Town” inches closer to release. You get the couch, but not the car. : ) This kit will feature a set of signs from Dave’s Decals. HO Scale. Please do me a huge favor & share with your model RR friends.
So do Randy a huge favor and share this with your friend from RR folks to collectors of Scale Buildings.
As of this date (9-30-15) a release date and price point has not been announced, but these will be available exclusively from Downtown Deco and not available in stores at this time. So make sure you get yours as soon as they are available … tell him Dave sent you!
I’ve had a few people ask for some of my decals in smaller sizes and so I’ve started making some about half the size they were and here are a few of the newest one. Additionally there are also some new set too …
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.
Every model build should have a story and here is this one …
An old (Walther’s) White Tower’s Restaurant that closed down due to a slow economy had set empty for a while and fell into disrepair and became adorned with graffiti, but it was bought by a local charity and is in the process of being fixed up, cleaned up and reopened as the temporary announcement banners say a community soup kitchen for the downtrodden. Workers toil way painting the building and more supplies have just been delivered with a few passer-byes and one of the charity worker checking the progress of the work.
As for the model … this has a footprint of 5 1/2″ X 6″ and is a little over 3 1/4″ tall, lit with 1 LED cool white bulb, 8 figures included and attached (4 painters, 2 sidewalk citizens, 1 inside and 1 on looker). Custom and hand painted graphics, several add-ons with a few hand-made parts.
Interested or have question please fell free to contact me.
Here is a build I made for a gentleman from a 1960’s Walther’s passenger car and converted to a diner – this was a wood and metal car with a scratch build add on, custom details, custom decals, and a few other custom pieces. As with everything I build I always see things I would have done differently, would have done better and changes I would have made but that is the process of constantly improving. I never think the pictures look as well as the actual build and I never photoshop images.