Category: Construction

National Cold Storage 10/13/19

Next up are the distinctive cigar band banners. The artwork was created in MS Word using a dark gray background (as opposed to black). I set my HP printer on “Other Glossy Inkjet Papers” and ran MicroMark white decal paper through. I did this mid-week and allowed it to dry until the weekend. A few…


National Cold Storage Oct. 5

Painting the structure gives a better sense for what it will look like. First, the roof was painted, weathered, and masked off. Next up was a base coat of Rustoleum Light Gray primer. Finally, I dusted on a very pale gray. Next on the list is creating the artwork for the distinctive cigar band banner…


National Cold Storage 9/22

More work this weekend on NCS. Finished roughing out the Atlas Middlesex structure on the right. Added an elevator shaft and smokestack. Added Tichy architectural details.


National Cold Storage 9/14

The primary center structure of National Cold Storage is fairly straightforward to build being essentially an exercise in creating a sheet and strip styrene cube. I have to give some more thought to what I want to do with the shorter brick structures that flank it on each side. In the mock up it’s taking…


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…