Sunday, June 24, 2012

The older part of town.

Here's a few snap shots I took this weekend somewhere on the back roads of Georgia while out on a drive. The Ford is I believe a 1937 and is somewhat worse for wear. The building is an ols cafe that is still open. Not sure if I'd want to frequent it though. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

First kit available soon

I am currently working on the first kit in what I hope to be a small series of "Mesker" style storefronts. The first one, appropriately named Storefront #1 (wow! How do I come up with these catchy names?), will make its debut here very soon. It is a single story with brick sides and Meker facade. The windows are large to enable the interior to be viewed and the rear wall can be made removable. The roof can either be finished with ceiling and felt roofing, or a removable piece of clear plexi.

The kit utilizes my own cast resin details and sheets of Balsa-Foam covered in brick plastic veneer for the walls. This initial design is done to familiarize the builder in the assembly of these structures. As things such as these go, it is fairly easy to construct.

Stay tuned...

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Another new storefront

Just finishing up work on the latest two story metal sided building. The panels represent Mesker-style cast iron and stamped tin decoration. The entire front on this one is a collection of special resin castings. Also shown is the onion dome for another structure. It is copper clad and only one facet is aged so far. I hope to have finished photos next week of the two story.