Downtown Deco Bus depot complete

I got this kit cheap as it had a broken front wall. By the time USPS had it's way it had two broken walls (ebay seller not manufacture) No big deal...so cheap I didn't mind fixing it. On the front wall can still see crack...I call it character!!  I added a base made from 1/8" MDF, roof detail including a stack and swamp cooler. I replaced kit signs that were black and white with custom signs. Some weathering and a utility pole and it's ready for install. It's lighted with 3 12 volt LED's. Colors are flat white, Tamiya Coral Blue and chrome silver.  A chrome pen was used to make door headers.  Thanks

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A typical rundown, nondescript bus depot. Very nice. The visible crack adds realism and character. How do the other two sides look? Had I been confronted with the crack, I might have tried to seal it with Woodland Scenics Foam Paste. Now you need a bus!

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Very nice job and great additions and revisions to the kit (particularly the signs). As far as the crack, I've built almost every Downtown Deco kit and have rarely NOT broken a wall section or two during construction. Just the nature of hydrocal if you're not careful. I, like you, call it character and it fits in perfectly with my aesthetic of run down, "other side of the tracks" structures. 

BTW, did you make the swamp cooler or is it a manufactured piece? 

 

Jerrman posted:

BTW, did you make the swamp cooler or is it a manufactured piece? 

 

The swamp cooler is just Evergreen HO scale lap siding, 1/8" Plastruct angle for corners and sheet stock. Two plastic tubes and two Grandt NBW. Simple but works for me. thx

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