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Old 09-05-2014, 09:03 AM
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Ghostbusters' Firehouse in N-Scale

I made a few mods on the original model (found here). Glued the whole thing to some heavy black cardstock and simply cut out the windows rather than building the window boxen provided. The heavy cardstock added some needed thickness to the detailing pieces.

At this scale tiny boxen tend to look pretty bad because you have so many angles you could get slightly wrong, so in order to make the sign, I laminated several pieces of heavy card and sandwiched the Ghostbusters logo inside some frame pieces. Then I cut the outer edge all at once. It's a solid thing rather than a hollow box.

One very nice touch from the designer: the detailing pieces function as tabs on the outside of the model -- I thought that was pretty clever. Also, the cornice details pull the 45 degree mitred edges together very nicely so there's no gap.

Hopefully some kids at the Maker Faire will recognize it. I donno, do kids even watch Ghostbusters any more?
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