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Old 03-31-2018, 01:50 AM
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So Becky......what do you plan to do with all your spare time this year?
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Old 03-31-2018, 06:07 PM
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Sitting in the garage for one thing....









And a mountain of other stuff that we'll be selling all summer long. I sold about 50% of the pictured toys last year though.
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Old 03-31-2018, 11:17 PM
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Oh. Well it does (did) look neat and well organized.
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Old 04-01-2018, 04:05 AM
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Loving the selection of Gundam !!
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Old 04-01-2018, 05:59 PM
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Loving the selection of Gundam !!
They went without much fuss! As did the AT-AT!
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:33 PM
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OK. Time for some new pics! Not much excitement I'm afraid, just A LOT of upgrading and enhancing this year!


First up, Pirates of the Caribbean needed a better roof:





I've been using that tile roof texture longer than I can remember! The new one looks better imho:






Of course, redoing one part of a paper model often leads to other things. So, one wall needed to be redone, the parapet on the roof needed straightening (which necessitated mixing paint to match the original red cardstock with a few years of sun fading) and while I was at it I replaced the original blue cobblestone base (which was so warped it looked like the building was on a hill) with a new red brick texture that's more complimentary than the blue. Here's a side-by-side with the original build photo on the left:





Considering this model has been in and out of boxes for 6 years it's holding up fairly well.


This one earns the "most obnoxious paper model" award.





Why? Certainly not because of the buildings. Nope. What's new is the tiny little town square plot which replaces this:





At first glance you might think the only paper model involved is the plaque at the base of the flag pole. But that overlooks the "death by a thousand cuts" fencing! Which is also a paper model! Anyhoo. While I had Main Street out of storage I added signage to the storefronts.











I had planned to light them up but figured it would be too difficult to retro-fit them. Oh well!


Lastly, so far, I upgraded the trees on and around Tom Sawyer Island:





Lichen is nice, but not terribly durable for a model that has to be moved around so much. My new type trees are more forgiving:






And I uprooted and re-flocked the pine trees:





Today I started making new trees for Sleeping Beauty Castle enhancements.
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:19 PM
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Hi Becky, I admire your fantastic work very much. May I bother you with a question that you must have given answer to somewhere in your thread(s). It is what is the scale of your Disneyland models and how do they fit in an N scale railroad system? How much should the downscaling be for the N scale?

BTW, I have no idea what the scale of the models obtainable from The Disney Experience site, would you know?

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Old 07-23-2018, 01:48 AM
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Hey Becky,
Great pics and wonderful modeling, as usual! Thanks for sharing.

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Old 07-23-2018, 11:48 AM
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Hi Becky! Always look forward to your next post. The PotC building looks MUCH better now and the Town Square fences are amazing. The new signs look great but I, too, wish they were retrofittable (is that a word?) with lights. The upgraded trees look fantastic too! All in all, you've obviously been busy and with great results.


btw, how'd the yard sale a couple of months ago turn out? Were you able to sell the sectional canoe?
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Old 07-23-2018, 01:13 PM
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Those are some very good upgrades and repairs. That display always looks great.
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