Monthly archives: August, 2019

National Cold Storage Aug. 31

The final structure this year will be National Cold Storage. When that’s done, I want to double back and do some tuning and detail work. Since the prototype is pretty massive, I’ll need to do some selective compression. To dial in the best composition and sizing I printed out some photos of the prototype as…


General Ship Repair

The General Ship Repair structure is now complete and occupying its spot on the pier. Once the core and the photo wallpaper editing was done, the rest of the structure was fairly straightforward. The only tricky part was dulling down the gloss photo paper without getting a frosty haze in the process. Through trial and…


General Ship Repair

The roof covers a lot of surface area so special attention needed to be given to getting the coloring right. The base material was Evergreen car siding. In terms of coloring the order of application was: -First, the entire surface was painted with Rustoleum light gray primer and allowed to dry overnight -The next day…


General Ship Repair

Building flats serve a useful operational role when it comes to representing an industry. However, they tend to break down visually when you can’t see most of the structure side. On occasion I’ll get around this by installing small shelf on the fascia so you can add more depth to the structure while still maintaining…


General Ship Repair

With photo laminates, having a solid core is crucial. I’ve learned the hard way that styrene can get “wiggly” over time. For General Ship Repair I built the core using aluminum bar stock. Spacers were placed inside out of 1 x 2 pvc wood. The ends and roof crown were made of .060″ styrene. Roofs…