Category: Construction

Kikos Wrap Up

Shown above is the finished renovation of Kiko’s Wholesale. I’ve learned a little since I first started experimenting with photo laminates many years ago. I used to look for photos with very few shadows and then photo shopped out any that remained. I now do the opposite, intentionally looking for images taken on sunny days…


Some Palm Trees for 30th Ave.

30th Avenue in the vicinity of Sun Gas is lined by rows of palm trees. Time to make a few! Since there really aren’t any commercially available palm trees that capture the airy and delicate nature of the fronds, they need to be made from scratch. I cut my own using a Black Cat Cougar…


Brooklyn Terminal December 17

Work continues on the harbor tug. I learned the hard way that you need to take some time prepping a resin kit’s surface prior to painting. If you don’t, your hard work carefully applying a paint job will peel right off when you strip away the masking tape. I gave the parts a good soaking…


The Tunnel Building

Finally, “The Tunnel Building” is complete and in place on the layout. It’s a fairly basic kitbash of a Walthers structure. The front windows and doors are photos.


Brooklyn Terminal Nov. 26

Work progresses on the last structure for the BT layout. For lack of a better term I call it the “Tunnel Building”. I’m using Walther’s George Roberts Printing as the basis and then kitbashing from there. One of the primary areas to pay attention to was the size and location of the opening to make…