American-style buildings?

Re: American-style buildings?

Postby Taxari » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:40 am

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Postby j p » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:56 am

Taxari wrote:TT scale Wood Water Tank:

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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby MacG » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:10 am

Shown in Leipzig at the fair "Modell, Hobby und Spiel".

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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby Taxari » Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:47 pm

I try to "americanise" the Gas Station kit from MBZ (lasercut paper model): http://www.fotos.mbz-modellbahnzubehoer ... stelle.htm with some color, decals and handmade details. Here are the first pics:
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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:26 pm

It's not bad actually. I think it's quite believable.
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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby areibel » Sun Jun 07, 2015 5:16 pm

It looks good! I worked at a small gas station when I was in college, if yours was brick walls it would be almost the same!
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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby Tom Dempsey » Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:05 pm

The folks at the Mobil station are gonna' get down right riled over the Sinclair night crew swiping their oil.
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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby Richard-B » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:03 am

In my opinion... the key to using many European buildings is 'SIMPLIFY' !!!
- Get rid of all embellishments/decorative woodwork, shutters, etc..
- Use plain windows (often the kit ones are quite coarse)
- Re-work the roof to a plain, medium-peaked roof style

In the end; The wall sections tend to be the most use...

The question remains; Is it worth the effort?
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