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Old 04-26-2017, 06:20 PM
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Our youngest son, then 6-7, and I flew kites in the narrow area between the buildings, where there was an almost constant breeze. I guess the buildings acted as a kind of venturi. We also flew paper airplanes off the balcony. Don
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:28 AM
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Hello guys, thanks for all the kind words!

Ruben, the statue looks swell, but I don't think I can do it in 1:500 I'll be more like the Gagarin monument made out of a match.

Don: sounds cool. As a side story - with my then 5yo son we used to parachute the Apollo CM (1:144 scale) from our balcony when we lived in a block estate.
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Old 04-28-2017, 03:12 PM
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Well. One more. A real big one this time.

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So, I returned to this project after some break.

Here go two trafo buildings.

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And the aerial pedestrian pass got railings.

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I intend to do aerial pipeline across the street into the boiler room builind. Also have some cars handy already, maybe I'll fight with a bus.

Any ideas on what else can I add? Some shrubbery? How to do it in such a scale? Or trees? You guys think sponge will be good for that?

One more thing is TV antennas on the roofs, but I'd need a real fine wire for that I suppose...
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:44 AM
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Shrubs are easy.

A blob of white glue, then sprinkle it with railway modellers vegetation - just the green flock. If you can get Model Scenics stuff that's perfect.

If you cant, then use anything the right size - in small scale, I have used bicarb of soda and even salt, and painted it afterword. Tea works well too - you can mash it up to make it smaller. Open a tea bag and see what you think! Have a look at your herbs and spice as well!

Leave the aerials - too small.

How about some bits on the roofs - maybe the odd few shapes. Some very thin card - cut some little squares or rectangles to represent vents or roof things! Have a look at the building in Google Earth or Maps to get ideas?
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Definitely has the look of a grim and cheerless metropolis!

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Old 10-14-2017, 01:32 AM
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Thanks for the advice, Kevin. I'll defintely try tea an print some roof decals.

Also some progress - steam pipeline. We did have those back in the 80's in my hometown too.

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It is looking grim indeed.
Don't forget to put some u bends in the long runs of the steam pipes.
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Godai - ideas for the roof decals or paper cutouts. Try some ordinary paper cutouts - just to give that visual depth, but not too much!
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Old 10-15-2017, 02:56 AM
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Now this. This is the monument to the glory of. And some flower bed in front of it. I migh wwork more on the flowers, I'm not satisfied.

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