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by johnlewis
Tue May 24, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Challenge 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 3685

Re: Challenge 2015

Are we doing a 2016 challenge?
by johnlewis
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Build a xxxx challenges, lessons learnt
Replies: 3
Views: 1186

Re: Build a xxxx challenges, lessons learnt

I found it was a really good way to focus on getting some modelling done, I really enjoyed it. However the one thing I would change for the next one is to get the word out more in advance. I didn't even know about the challenge until I read about it in roundhouse and by that point there were only fo...
by johnlewis
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build A Structure - John Lewis - White Metal Gas Station
Replies: 8
Views: 2363

Re: Build A Structure - John Lewis - White Metal Gas Station

With the challenge deadline upon us I sat down at the workbench and finished the final details on the gas station this evening. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DA3NzDMrAQI/VPDlgyqrSCI/AAAAAAAAC3w/wlhjoI1Xcvc/s1600/P1130412.JPG The roof sign received a coat of paint before being superglued to the roof. htt...
by johnlewis
Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build A Structure - John Lewis - White Metal Gas Station
Replies: 8
Views: 2363

Re: Build A Structure - John Lewis - White Metal Gas Station

The challenge deadline is two days away so I am still working full tilt on the gas station, I retouched the paint around the windows and fixed some areas where the grime wash had been a little too heavy. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MsWpDe-QSIk/VO-aItdq60I/AAAAAAAAC0w/4snh70lZ1Ec/s1600/P1130379.JPG I c...
by johnlewis
Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build A Structure - John Lewis - White Metal Gas Station
Replies: 8
Views: 2363

Re: Build A Structure - John Lewis - White Metal Gas Station

An update on the gas station build, continuing the painting and adding the secondary colour to the main structure. The looming deadline made me rush things a bit and that resulted in a few mistakes and blotches in the paintwork. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-87XBZVJHAqw/VO5GvNe1X9I/AAAAAAAAC0U/NBQv3GA4-...
by johnlewis
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build A Structure - John Lewis - White Metal Gas Station
Replies: 8
Views: 2363

Re: Build A Structure - John Lewis - White Metal Gas Station

The deadline is looming so I spent an hour or so this evening starting the painting of the completed gas station model. I mixed a little white into some regular Revell Aqua yellow to approximate the Gilmore Gasoline cream colour and brush painted the main walls and the counter inside. http://4.bp.bl...
by johnlewis
Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build A Structure - John Lewis - White Metal Gas Station
Replies: 8
Views: 2363

Re: Build A Structure - John Lewis - White Metal Gas Station

Today I spent a bit more time working on the Gas Station for the NMRA forum challenge. I couldn't find any suitable roofing material in my box of bits so I decided to cut my own roof tiles from styrene. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lw88PrAUnbs/VOirduV2zZI/AAAAAAAACxA/Px8l11kBcdM/s1600/P1130330.JPG Firs...
by johnlewis
Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build A Structure - John Lewis - White Metal Gas Station
Replies: 8
Views: 2363

Re: Build A Structure - John Lewis - White Metal Gas Station

I spent a few more hours on my gas station build this week and made some good progress. The kit was missing it's decals so I decided to create my own. This is the first time I've tried using blank decal paper and it will be interesting to see how it turns out. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Eayuqu9fAmQ/V...
by johnlewis
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build A Structure - John Lewis - White Metal Gas Station
Replies: 8
Views: 2363

Re: Build A Structure - John Lewis - White Metal Gas Station

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-shNSmvjMZrs/VNPiDMm8aQI/AAAAAAAACtQ/JUybvQXPy-4/s1600/P1130248.JPG I got started on the Gas Station build after spending an hour or so searching through boxes for my supply of sheet styrene and some other useful odds and ends. I used a file to clean up the worst of the mol...
by johnlewis
Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Build A Structure - John Lewis - White Metal Gas Station
Replies: 8
Views: 2363

Build A Structure - John Lewis - White Metal Gas Station

I'm coming to this a little late as I didn't know about the challenge until I read the latest issue of Roundhouse, just a month remaining so I will need to get my skates on but decided to try and enter anyway. :) I moved into a new house with a garage over the summer and finally have a space to mode...