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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…


How To Create an Image

A naval warship temporarily berths on the Brooklyn waterfront at the height of World War 2. The image was shot using an iPhone and edited with Helicon Focus, Adobe Elements, and Corel Knockout 2. Our hobby is a visual one. It’s hard to overemphasize the power the camera lens gives us in terms of allowing…


Port of Call

Built in 1953 the USS Carronade is a little too new for a WW2 era layout but it’s the perfect size and is at least plausible. At 1:170 Lindberg’s kit is pretty darn close to N scale. The most challenging part of the project was “waterlining” the hull so it would sit flat. The light…


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…