Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fill 'Er Up!

I started this project probably 6 months ago.  I got part way through. got discouraged and went onto other things.  I finally sat down last week and made myself finish it.  It turned out ok considering I almost threw it away when I made a few mistakes on it all those months ago.
This gas station is from World Works Games.  I don't remember what set I bought it with but I believe this model is included in a couple of their sets.  It also came with a red, white and blue version.  I may build that version at a later date.
It is a straightforward build.  The canopy and pillars can be a bit fiddly, as can the pumps.  With patience it can come together well though.  You can see my canopy is a little wonky but I'm just saying this is an older station that has some wind damage...
You can't see it really well but I did the sign differently.  The cardstock legs looked spindly to me so I made a different base.  I used some flat black foam sheet material I got at Hobby Lobby a while back.  I sandwiched the bottom of the sign between two pieces and mounted it to another piece with some supports.  I think it looks okay.
Here it is with some models for scale.  Looks like something bad is going down at the local gas station.
Until next time...Peace.

17 comments:

  1. Very nice mate, the servo has turned out good, thats it Car jack that dude... but why is carrying a sawnoff?

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    1. Thanks! Not sure why that model has a shotgun. Shaun never has one in the film... Oh well, I guess in the zedpocalypse everyone needs one.

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  2. I started my version of this build about ayear ago and like you, I was pretty disillusioned by it. One day though...

    Your's is a good build btw (I like the van too)

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    1. Thanks. It went quickly once I decided to just finish it. I also got past my perfectionistic tendencies. Turned out fine...

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  3. You did well, I never even started mine!

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    1. Thanks. It's worth having the model. I'm not aware of anyone else that does a gas station like this.

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  4. Damn fine work Ironmonk. I've had the same problem with a number of builds - kudos to you for coming back and persevering through to completion!

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    1. Thanks. For me it's really a matter of getting over my perfectionism. If it looks good at arms length, it's good enough...or so I'm trying to convince myself. ; )

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  5. I sense there is going to be trouble at the station! Nice work on the build :D

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    1. Thanks. It sure does! Trouble is the name of the game in ATZ...

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  6. That looks superb, really well done mate

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    1. Thanks! I'm pleased with how it turned out in the end.

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  7. I commend you on your perseverance, Ironmonk. It's come out very well in the end.

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    1. Thanks. Perseverance pays off, apparently. That and getting over my expectation that it is supposed to be a museum quality diorama piece...

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    1. Thanks! I appreciate you taking time to take a look.

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  9. Nice job! I just finished mine scaled down to 15mm. The bowsers look like a truck has hit them! :oP

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