Not bad, just rusty

Emporium Seafood: Part III

Picking up where I left off — I started with the small office building on tall stilt legs. As this is pretty similar to the main building in terms of materials and technique, I thought I’d instead highlight what each of my stain steps look like. I use thin/light stains in multiple layers, so any […]

by RR on February 27, 2021, filed: ROCKY POINT HARBOR (HO)

Emporium Seafood: Part II

Got some more work done to Emporium Seafood over the weekend. Picking up where I left off, I got to putting the roof together. First up, the trusses: Using pastel chalks, I aged and weathered the roof. The nuts on the trusses were painted using a rust effect paint by Modelmates (now Dirty Down, a […]

by RR on February 22, 2021, filed: ROCKY POINT HARBOR (HO)

Emporium Seafood: Part I

I said to myself I’d leave this kit for last. It’s the focal point of the harbor and thought it would be great to build last up. I’m diving in already. First order of business was priming all the castings. I separated everything out by material and worked from there. It’s the easiest way, I […]

by RR on February 17, 2021, filed: ROCKY POINT HARBOR (HO)

Finished Siekirk’s Seafood

First of all, let me start off by apologizing for not having any more in-progress photos to show for this build. Time crunches put me on a schedule and any build time was spent doing just that. Here’s what I did between then and now, to bring it across the finish line: Finished the small […]

by RR on January 15, 2021, filed: ROCKY POINT HARBOR (HO)

Siekirk’s Seafood – Part I

This week I made a start on my new structure for the tribute to Rocky Point Harbor. On George’s original, he has the “Izzy Fish Co.” next to Saulenas’. I debated for a while on whether to scratch build the whole thing or kitbash. During a flick through FOS Scale’s catalog, I noticed that “Gordon […]

by RR on January 8, 2021, filed: ROCKY POINT HARBOR (HO)

Finished G.S Scale Supplies

It’s time to move on to a new structure on the Rocky Point Harbor tribute, but before I could do that, I needed to bring all the most recent builds to 100%. With Saulenas’ and Swee’Peas in the bag, my G.S Scale Supplies building remained. I present the finished build: Up next is my take […]

by RR on January 3, 2021, filed: ROCKY POINT HARBOR (HO)

Finished Swee’Pea’s Rooming House

Since bringing Saulenas’ across the finish line, I turned back to Swee’Pea’s and did the same. Extra details like scuppers, window shutters, curtains, awnings, lamps, pigeons, organic growth etc… all still had to be added, so I spent the last two nights doing all that to bring the build to 100%. I have left out […]

by RR on December 31, 2020, filed: ROCKY POINT HARBOR (HO)

Finished Saulenas’ Tavern

Over the past week I’ve been pretty busy with work and life, especially as we’re on the runway to/from Christmas. That being said, I’ve found time where I could to bring my scratch-built Saulenas’ Tavern across the finish line. I began this build on November 22, so it’s taken me exactly one month to complete […]

by RR on December 25, 2020, filed: ROCKY POINT HARBOR (HO)

Saulenas’ Tavern: Part III

After finishing the main walls of the structure, I started making a roof cap. Using a chunk of regular, corrugated cardboard I traced the structure from the inside and carefully cut it out. 10 minutes later, I had my roof. Black construction paper was then lightly misted with flat-gray, rattle can primer and strips cut […]

by RR on December 12, 2020, filed: ROCKY POINT HARBOR (HO)

The Tavern’s Walls – Part II

With Thanksgiving done and dusted, I got back to the bench and started work again on my full-size Saulenas’ Tavern build. For posterity, here’s the reference of the original seen on F&SM again: First, with the walls still flat on my work surface, I got all the base painting done. I started with a wash […]

by RR on November 30, 2020, filed: ROCKY POINT HARBOR (HO)

Full size Saulenas’ Tavern – Part I

I’m still finishing Swee’Peas’ Rooming House, but as that build winds down I’ve already begun working on the next: Saulenas’ Tavern. Bar Mills makes a kit that’s been around for years and I’m using it as a base for my build. I’m only using it in this way because it’s not the full, original Tavern […]

by RR on November 24, 2020, filed: ROCKY POINT HARBOR (HO)

Swee’Pea’s – Part II

I got busy painting all my 3D printed parts, including printing some new pieces like a chimney stack, workbench (not used on this structure), a tire, scuppers, downspouts and more. These fine details will be added over the course of the next week or more — which will complete the build. For now, I got […]

by RR on November 20, 2020, filed: ROCKY POINT HARBOR (HO)

Swee’Peas Bar & Grill – with Rooming House

I have started the structure for Swee’Pea’s. The walls I’m using are from FOS Scale Models. Some have been cut to length, others have been added to for height. All lumber not specified is from Northeastern. Also, I got some new 3D parts printed, including a cornice and storefronts. These all look wonky right now, […]

by RR on November 14, 2020, filed: ROCKY POINT HARBOR (HO)

G.S Scale Supplies

With all of the blog posts detailing my journey into HO scale modeling lost forever, I’m using my current build to start again. This time making sensible backups as I go. Each and every day I find new inspiration from George Sellio’s wonderful layout, the Franklin & South Manchester Railroad. I think many of us […]

by RR on November 13, 2020, filed: ROCKY POINT HARBOR (HO)