(SOLD) DPM FRONT STREET BUILDING – ELMO HOTEL

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.

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(SOLD) FLY INN BAR HO SCALE BUILDING

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 …

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(SOLD) BETTIE PAGE BURLESQUE CLUB

An old Bettie Page and Tempest Storm Burlesque … naturally this place didn’t really exist but image if it did. Lit with 12VDC LED lighting, custom made signage and decals.

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(SOLD) BIKER BAR IN OLD HARLEY SHOP

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.

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(SOLD) SMALLVILLE USA (RIX PRODUCTS) TINA TART SHOP

I didn’t plan on writing a review of this kits so I didn’t not wake content and progress photos.

Anyway, this is the first Smallville USA Kit from Rix Product in Evansville, Indiana that I’ve built. This wasn’t a bad little kits but it did have it’s problems – overall it assembles like any DPM kit, 4 walls and a roof. Flashing was minimal and drift edge were to be as expected. The walls are a little thinner I like, so you don’t have as much contact area to support the walls and you make want to add some styrene rod in the corners for better results. It did come with a balcony which I thought was a little small and the balcony floor a little to thick … to meaty, the building itself seemed a little under-size for HO, but in scale modeling there are two sizes … “scale size” and “actual size” which generally means don’t be a rivet counter. The detail was OK, the brick could have had a little more definition and the window mullion were WAY to thick to the point that they looked more like prison bars. I may cut these out on future builds and use Ticky Train windows.  The kit comes with printed and laminated paper signage and window dressing which I opted not to use as it was a little to ‘toy-like/cheesy’ in appearance, so instead I used clear plastic and dressed it a little myself with the thickness of the windows mullions you can’t see the window ‘glass’ anyway. So I’m giving it a 6.5 out of 10. I’ve built far worse kits and I’ve built far better, but for it’s price point ($16.95) it is more than acceptable and yields good results.

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(SOLD) URBAN OFFICE DPM’S B. MOORE KIT WEATHERED AND DETAILED

This is DPM’s B. Moore Company Kit weathered out and details with a number of small add-ons to get it a little more life. All of the decals sets are mine.

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(SOLD) HO SCALE KATHY’S RESTAURANT

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HO Scale “The Other Cafe” Building converted to Kelly’s Restaurant with custom made decals and detail parts.