Friday 10 March 2023

American Hardware Supply build - Part 3

I figured that I'd have this build all wrapped up by now.  Well, it's not quite there yet, but it's close.  I just want to add a little more bit to it still.  Just small things, like blocking out some windows, I want to try some static grass around it, throw a bit of paper litter around.

But, the good news is, I got it mounted onto a piece of MDF, and some scenery along the loading dock sides.  The roof also has an air unit and some vents added, so the model looking pretty good now.

View of the roof

I thought I had sealed up the MDF base, but it warped on me I think as a result of getting wet  with the diluted white glue I used on the scenery ground cover.  A little disappointed about that.
Here's the sign I made up for the closed down door.  I had it mounted on the door, but it lookeed quite oversized there, so I moved it to the wall.
One end of the building. Still need some ground cover put down here.
The truck loading docks .
This would actually be the street side of the structure.  It doesn't show up in the photo, but I used some fine mesh as screening over the "basement" windows.

Another look at the rail side of the building. I should point out that we can't see through the building on the lower floors.  That's because I blocked the view using strips of cardboard that I placed diagonally across the inside of the building.  I left the top floor open on purpose, just to make it different.

So that's it for the time being. Time now to go shovel some snow.  Again.

I like the way the model has turned out, pretty close to what I had envisioned for it, but I'll have to find a way to overcome the warp in the base.  Maybe I should have tried using the "Gatorfoam" product that I've read about.   


  1. Hi Jim...I have an extra piece of Gatorfoam you can have that will help with this or future projects. I also have a copy of my book for you as you are mentioned in it...George Dutka

  2. Hi George, thanks very much. A very generous offer. And you mentioned me in your book? I didn't know that. I gotta see this !