How to make a scale model tarp from the cool little divider paper I ship with decals when you get 3 or more … fair warning the audio when I go to the table is a little louder than the first part so sorry about that.
MORE INFO TO COME …
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.
APPLYING CLEAR DECALS TO DARKER BRICK BUILDINGS (23:32 minutes)
As you may know I ship globally and I’ll do for US$3.00 or FREE if you buy over $30.00 or decals or detail parts – something this bites me in the butt but hey you’re worth it!
I was updating my shipping map and I have now shipped to all 50 states and if my count is right 41 countries … I’d like to thank you all and please tell your friends about Dave’s Decals – this is only some of the dots I still need to update some more.
I have two new sets out this week, Cooter’s Liquor which I made for a O Scale build article I’m writing that hopefully will appear in more of the train magazines (I’ll let you know) and the Whistle Stop Cafe which I also made for this build but opted not to use due to the size of the kit. Since this is a smaller kit in O Scale these should kit easily on a HO Scale kit too. Remember the GREEN GRID is 1/2″ so you can get a idea of the size of each image.
Well I made a set at about 1/2″ wide per image for 1:18, 1:24 1:25 scale model cars – since racing decals come in all sizes I figure there is a little wiggle room .. well a friend asked if I could make them in HO Scale at about 1/8″ and 1/16″ wide max – I said I don’t know I can try, so pushing the limits of the file sizes and ability of the printer. I pushed these to 9600 dpi which makes for a huge file to print something really small and this is what I got …
these sets are literally the size of a postage stamp, but I think the detail came out pretty good to be so freaking tiny.
The last of the build videos covering roof constructions, roof details, installing and detailing windows, lighting and detailing.
Did a series of videos building models, it was me first shot at it and frankly I thought they all pretty much sucked and I really need to redo them on another one later on … this one like all of them will be up for sale soon and in the shop. Have a look …
Here is a short video of the lights …
Part Three – Applying clear decals on dark surfaces, decal placement and planning.
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.
Trying to finish out some of the N Scale sets I needed to get put together … and here they are! Still have a few more to go as I get time.
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.
Most town have the wrong side of the tracks, so maybe your little town should too .. here are a few of the adult entertainment graffiti, urban and assorted other sets I have to offer with more coming soon …
Here is my next product adventure – making tiny scale boxes for dioramas. Admittedly these aren’t the best ones I’ve put together and I currently have 12 different products with more products and more sizes coming soon.
Cost is $3.25 for a sheet of 15 if you buy direct from me, shipping is only $1 no matter how many you order. Custom sizes and design available.
Every layout needs a place for those in need or on a budget … well here is the Salvation Army Thrift store and Shelter ready for you setup lighted and ready to go …
I haven’t decided on a price yet but I’ll take offers and a portion of the sell will go to the #SalvationArmy The more I sell it for the bigger the percentage.
This built on a IHC Model Homes of Yesterday and Today Kit with several additions and a few modifications. Custom Decal Sets and Parts. What you think?
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 …