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Offline Thunderchicken

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New Victorian Boozer - WIP (Update 09/02 - page 9)
« on: August 26, 2012, 02:45:20 PM »
I decided I wanted another pub for my Victorian layout before I start working on some shops. Unfortunately commitments outside the hobby have piled up leaving me no time at the workbench, as a result I almost lost my wargaming mojo (sounds like a confession to Wargamers Anonymous doesn't it). Anyway, some recent great build projects (namely AndyM's, Jimbibbly's, Trull's and Pappa Midnight's) have fired the old mojo back up so its back to the workbench.

The pictures of the work so far aren't exactly exciting but I know if I post the project on here I'll stop mucking about and get it finished. I've only got one evening a week I can spare at the moment so bear with me.

I'm going for a corner pub, the sort that would have been prevalent in Victorian London and alas now being demolished on an all too regular basis. The build is modelled on this pub which stood on the Old Kent Road:



A lot of thought and planning has gone into this one and I decided I would build and paint the main sections before fitting them together as it will be too fiddly to paint them otherwise. I made these templates to start with (thinking of making some more and having them as generic starters for future builds):







These will make up the ground floor sections and as per the original pub will stand forward of the main structure. They are cut and styled from styrene sheets and mounted on foamed pvc. The columns are plastic half rods from Plastruct:





Four sections painted and ready for some weathering. You'll see on one of the bar sections I'm experimenting with half frosted windows. Svennn suggested using A4 document wallets and it works for me (cheers old fruit  :)):





This build will be quite detailed so I'm going to be more adventurous with guttering etc. With that in mind I bought a pipe bender and its my new favourite toy. I'm using brass rods inspired by Trull's recent build thread:



That's it for now, I'll try and update each week, hopefully you wont find it too tedious to follow.


    
« Last Edit: February 09, 2013, 04:53:43 PM by Thunderchicken »
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Offline Steve F

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Re: New Victorian Boozer - WIP
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2012, 02:49:45 PM »
That's it for now, I'll try and update each week, hopefully you wont find it too tedious to follow.

Quite the contrary, if your posts resemble this one.

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Re: New Victorian Boozer - WIP
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012, 03:20:47 PM »
Excellent work.....I'll keep watching this one!

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Re: New Victorian Boozer - WIP
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2012, 03:47:12 PM »
You have done quite a lot already.  I will repeat myself and say the sections should have been moulded before you painted them though ;D ;D  (I could have knicked some for my project ;))
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Re: New Victorian Boozer - WIP
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2012, 03:54:43 PM »
Bloody hell, Thunderchicken!
That is your mojo returning with a serious bang.
 :-*

What a great start. I will be watching this with great interest.
Even greater interest than usual as I grew up within a few minutes walk of the Shard Arms.
It is, as you say, now gone. Along with almost every other pub on the Old Kent Road.
 :'(
It had several attempts at 'rebranding' before closure, finally being called 'Cockney's'
just before it closed..... ::)


What you cant see in the picture is the old water trough that was outside.
It must be behind the car that is parked outside.
It was still there right up to the 90's.
 ;)

Thanks for the memories....
 :)


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Re: New Victorian Boozer - WIP
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2012, 04:30:08 PM »
What is the source of your exterior brickwork? Is it plastic sheeting?
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Re: New Victorian Boozer - WIP
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2012, 04:46:48 PM »
Nice stuff TC - keep up the new mojo
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Re: New Victorian Boozer - WIP
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2012, 04:49:28 PM »
Feck sake, that's a start and half!!!!! :o :o :o :-* :-* 8)

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Re: New Victorian Boozer - WIP
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2012, 05:11:15 PM »
Feck sake, that's a start and half!!!!! :o :o :o :-* :-* 8)

Sneaky little bugger ain't he  ;D

That looking great TC  8) The colour for the brickwork is particulary nice  :-*

Where did you get your pipe bender?

cheers

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Re: New Victorian Boozer - WIP
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2012, 07:43:58 PM »
Thank ye chaps!  :)

Svennn, I know, I know but I got all impatient and wanted to paint them.

Alfrik, they are embossed plastic sheets (styrene). I buy them from two UK manufacturers direct - Plastikard and South East Finecast but I know you can get them through third parties such as Antenociti's. For my builds I use 'O' gauge 7mm. I'd be surprised if you cant source some in the U.S.

Jimbib, they are made by a company called Dubro (Du-Bro). I got mine on e-bay but it looks like there are none listed in the UK at the mo, plenty in the U.S where they come from.

I'd bookmarked these sites in the UK if that helps:

http://www.sussex-model-centre.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=15860

http://www.activescalemodels.co.uk/5513722-tubing-bender-17595-p.asp

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Re: New Victorian Boozer - WIP
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2012, 08:49:45 PM »
Your builds just get better and better,I love the little touches, especially the plastic wallet for frosted glass is inspired, good old Svenn. :)
« Last Edit: August 26, 2012, 09:56:19 PM by Malamute »
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Re: New Victorian Boozer - WIP
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2012, 09:01:50 PM »
Some start :o :o :o :o
That looks great :-* :-* :-*
You should have got molds made, they would have sold well.

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Re: New Victorian Boozer - WIP
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2012, 09:22:27 PM »
Outrageous!  :-*


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Re: New Victorian Boozer - WIP
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2012, 09:37:05 PM »
I'm speechless... :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Re: New Victorian Boozer - WIP
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2012, 09:39:04 PM »
Very cool build. You need to check your emails though.
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