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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Wed-nes-day the 14th
« on: August 14, 2019, 07:49:17 AM »
Morning all.

Hump day. 33 weeks left now until that magic R-day.

Very humid in SE PA, overcast, but not as hot as it's been recently.

For the regulars here recovering from procedures, tests and such (goes with the age bracket), wishing a speedy rebound.

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Kit Building / Kitbashing Fundamentals
« on: June 07, 2018, 03:40:37 PM »
Just about all who post on this wonderful site work with wood kits. I've not advanced to that point as yet, still working with plastic.

I've always been intrigued with the kit-bash aspect for structures be it making one standard structure larger by using two or three kits, or "expanding" one structure by making an addition using another different  kit.

The magazines and books talk about "looking at the parts as ingredients for a unique structure." I can do some of that.  But right now, I'm more comfortable with the above paragraph aspect of the discipline.

But what I need to know from the members here who I feel have been down that path, is some in's and out's for blending the parts.  Things like window height when laying out walls, wall heights themselves and the accompanying mating of the sections so they match up nicely. Roof lines would be another challenge I can use some insight on.

The articles from Art Curren over the years feature a lot of trimming, filling, and grafting blank sheet cuts. No wonder people have developed scratch building skills. Not much more effort it seems. Anyway, if you've been down this road, any thoughts you can share about this designing process are welcome.

In particular, I'm pondering taking several of the "Superior Bakery" kits to make a larger edition of that design and then show an add-on using Walthers Paragon Plumbing which is one of their modular offerings. The wall sections are different heights which may not be a giant problem being this will be an add-on rather than a blend.

Another kit source I've been intrigued with also goes back in time: the Life Like Belvedere Hotel. It's easy to make it higher, but not wider. Suggestions to that end would be helpful.

And just so you know, I'm working in N.

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