Miami Docks

Taking a cruise eastward down Miami’s River Drive towards downtown.  The docks are busy today.  It’s been awhile since I photographed the Downtown Spur so here’s some “proof of life” that it still exists and is going strong!

BT Warehouses

One of the signature features of the Brooklyn waterfront are the massive, often identical, warehouses lined up side by side.  Many still stand today and have been upgraded for commercial space.   Walthers Hardwood Furniture kits are a plausible fit for the warehouses.  I’ll do some light kitbashing, including adding elevator towers, to make them…

American Can October 5

    The brick shipping structure associated with American Can was just too uniform in color.  It needed “something”.  First up I painted the window sills concrete which makes a much bigger difference than you’d expect. Second, I decided to add a logo band across the top.  Making your own decals can be a dicey…

Prototype Modeling’s “Handcuffs”

The success of a layout, ultimately measured by the satisfaction we wring out of it, is usually determined before we even begin construction.  I’ll take it a step further, it even starts before we begin drawing a track plan.  It’s such a subtly complex topic because it may take years to ultimately know whether we…

Brooklyn Terminal September 30

When the subject of urban modeling comes up it’s understandable that we all think of the bulk of the modeling effort is centered around structures.  The reality, however, is that streets, alleys, and sidewalks take up as much, if not more time.  They can be pretty time consuming to model effectively.