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Sunday, 24 June 2012

Corners & Cutting In...


Well yesterday I had a spare two hours to complete some more detail work on the first structure to be placed on the L&T Branch.
The next step of the scratch building for this project was to join the Walthers Modular Buildings (Left & Right sides) to the Walthers - Cornerstone Commissary Building Kit (Centre).  The Commissary Kit is itself a building flat and as such is only 50-75mm (2-3") in depth, the modular kit sections are around 30mm (1-1/4") so I had to tie the two sections of buildings together.
Because both the modular sections are higher than the Commissary Kit and go further back to the backdrop I had to join and modify these at the commissary kit roof level so that look prototypical built as they can be seen up close and in detail.
This shot shows how I have joined the right hand modular kit section to the commissary kit...
As can be seen the modular kit extends back to the backdrop to form the parapet, of the right side of the building.  In order for this to tie into the commissary building I cut down the return wall section (back to backdrop) and the corner pillar so that it finishes flush with the top of the commissary roof.  I will cut a piece of 2mm Plastruct styrene sheet to form a new section of roof for the commissary building and modular section.
The next step involved cutting a small section from the commissary parapet to allow the modular section to mate flush with vertical commissary wall, this was done with a razor saw and touched up with an Exacto blade
This photo shows the vertical join of the commissary wall & modular kit wall, this will eventually have a downspout running down to further hide the join...
The next stage involved finishing of the left side parapet that required a small section to be added.  It will also involve some more work on the join between the modular kit & commissary kit as the rook is higher on the modular kit were it joins.
This will be achieved by adding a small section of brick work parapet against the commissary building parapet and joining it into the modular kit wall.  The roof will then sit on top of this and be flashed accordingly.
This photo shows the join between the left side modular kit & commissary building kit...
The join between the two walls in the corner will be hidden again by a downspout and also a scupper on this section, the scupper will help hide the cut section at the start of the parapet.  One distinct advantage when scratch building two structures like this is a background in the building & constructions trades, this has helped immensely to ensure that the structures actually look prototypical in the way they are joined and co-exist.
More to follow shortly as we progress with this project...
Jas.

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