Monthly archives: August, 2015

Foreground Composition

One of the great planning fall backs is, when stuck, just copy the prototype.  I’d been struggling with one aspect of composing the foreground structures.  Specifically, if I put a row of foreground structures end to end on 50th street it would be difficult to see the background structures.  The solution?  Remove every other foreground…


Kitbashing

Walther’s Grocery Distributor would serve as an excellent foundation for a first kitbashing project One of the questions on my commercial layout design questionnaire is, “what aspect of the hobby do you enjoy the most?”.  The most common answer, one that invariably is given a “ten” by most modelers, is structure building.  Across the board it is…


LAJ Progress

Work with scene composition continues with the latest efforts being the creation of mock ups of the 4722 S. Everett and 4799 S. Maywood structures.  In the real world these buildings are about a block apart but for the layout I’ll likely take some liberties and put them on opposite sides of the same intersection.  As…


Damn

  Damn.  The last thing I wanted to do was have to modify the bench work.  After a few days of rationalization I swallowed the bitter pill, realized I hadn’t made it deep enough, and added an extension which adds three inches to the depth. In the continual quest to be more effective in our…