I agree - working with the lead (except details) is tough - trying to straighten the pieces and working with the seams.

I attached the 'awning' and the stairway on the opposite side today. I also did some more filler work on the cupola and the bay windows. The paint is curing right now. I also sanded the top and bottom smooth so that they will fit the base and roof.





Joe Fauty


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I did a lot of work on details and installed lights


I struggled with deciding whether or not to glue in the interior and exterior details due to shipping concerns then decided:

1. I would leave the second floor loose and glue the details to the floor. The bottom of the floor has lights attached.

2. I glued lights to the bottom of the roof and will leave this loose also. I will most likely use rubber cement to tack on the roof for shipping. This way if details pop off the customer can get to them. I will recommend he uses rubber cement to glue this on since he will need access for various reasons.

3. I drilled a hole into the base for the red fire box then drill small holes into the base and lamp posts to fit the green wire that comes with Korber kits used for down spouts. If they pop off during shipping it will be easy to relocate and glue again. The blue mail box is almost guaranteed to pop off during shipping.
I also used the Korber wire for the struts to hold up the over hang - saved me time since I did not have to paint.

3. Where I could I glued first floor details (radiators / soda boxes) to the wall. The counter and seats are glued to the base. I will again tack the building to the base with rubber cement and again recommend to the customer he also does so for access.

I glued the front column to the copula but not being anchored to the base it popped off pretty easy. I may leave this to the customer.








I basically have some decal work to do plus the front banner, hanging sign and the various coke signs and things should be done.

Joe Fauty


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Except for decals I am pretty much done.


The first floor with the lights on (I am using Model Power LED 12- 16 volt - polarity required)


Second floor with the lights on



Whole building


The base fully populated. The aux tank, garbage cans and coke machine are not glued in.


I drilled holes in the sign posts and the roof so it will be easy for the customer to attach.



The hanging sign will be shipped separately.




Joe Fauty


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Norm Charbonneau posted:

Good job so far! I built one 10 years ago for a pal (custom named for a family member). He did not have the detail kit at the time. I wouldn't mind building one of these again with the full interior and lights. I'd probably paint it a little differently. I have a collection of BV/Chooch kits. The BV Plumber's Supply kit is real nice too.


Wow! Now that green really makes the model POP! It nicely accents the bricks as well as the red Coca Cola button signs. Really classy!

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It is always the last spark plug..........................

Every thing was done except for the decals. I cut them out and place one in the water where upon it promptly disintegrated. Same for the second then the third. These decals were simply too old or I missed in the instructions where it said to spray them.

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Fortunately I have a friend Stan (Cedarleaf Decals) who prints decals using Alps printers. So he can print white text. I use his decals on dark color backgrounds. I believe he prints white then prints color over it so his decals show up spectacularly on dark background paints. the silver lining - I can now make the decals specific to 'Cambria' drugs.

Joe Fauty


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Stan to the Rescue! His decals came out great.

This puppy is done

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The roof is not glued on, neither are details like the garbage cans / tank, hanging sign etc and the building is not glued onto the base. I will ship these as is to help protect against damage.

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The cupola support is crooked - it is not glued in

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Joe Fauty


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Shawn_Chronister posted:

Bob (RRDOC),

I would like to thank you for this post that was taken down because you used the E-word.

FYI the #808 Corner Drug store kit and the #809 detail kit are on E-word right now

I bought them and they are in great shape.

Glad you got one. I did not realize that you couldn’t use the E word. I thought only links to items there were prohibited.


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