Structure Build Photos – Reaghan Feed Mill Part 2
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It only took five years, but the RFM kit is finished. I still need to build a diorama to house it. A little humor in the name I gave this particular kit: Murray’s wife insisted on the building being painted … Continue reading

Kitbashing Contest Part 5
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  Traxler Tool Model Railroad Products   I added static grass, bushes, and trees to complete the diorama.  I used Woodland Scenics’ Fine Leaf Foliage (light green, olive green) for the saplings, trees, and bushes.  I also used Scrub Grass … Continue reading

Kitbashing Contest Part 4
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Getting Down to the Wire   The last two weeks have been hectic to say the least!!!  Time to attach the building to the diorama base.    I cut out the building base from a piece of foam core board.  … Continue reading

Kitbashing Contest Part 3
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Making Some Progress   I ordered some concrete block foundation pieces from Monster ModelWorks.   I assembled these as per the kit instructions.  I painted these with a gray acrylic craft paint.  Jimmy Simmons recommends using the paint full strength, without … Continue reading

Kitbashing Contest Part 2
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The Structure Takes Shape   I have assembled the structure using the mock-up from my last post as a guide.  Assembling this model required cutting and lengthening walls for the central building and the smaller attached building.  This was accomplished … Continue reading

Kitbashing Contest Introduction
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Back on May 20, I attended a division meeting of the Gateway NMRA in St. Louis.  I signed up to participate in their 2013 Kitbashing Contest.  Almost 2 months have passed by, and I am thinking I better get started!! … Continue reading

General Rope and Wire Co Diorama
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I recently built the General Rope & Wire Co. free card stock kit posted on the Shortline Modelers Lounge web site. The kit comes in O Scale, but I printed mine out in HO. I just finished building a diorama … Continue reading