For my next project, I've chosen Carrick's corner by RailScale Miniatures. My layout plans call for an extension into the next room for a turnback loop, and I thought a "town scene" would fit there well, so I need some of these type structures. Also, I've never built one of Dario's kits and since he'll be at the Expo I can tell him my likes/dislikes about it. The kit actually builds into four separate structures. A bakery, cigar store, bookstore and hairdresser's. These are based on actual structures. The box is chock full o' stuff.
new tricks. He also doesn't brace the resin walls, but you can see that this one viewed on edge at the right has warping in two different axis, so I'll be bracing it as well. Time for more bracing!
I don't know why that picture won't come up, just click on the link and you'll see it. Some of the walls are resin, some clapboard, and others will be wood covered with stucco. Plastic windows, some metal detail castings, signs, stripwood, all the usual "goodies". I decided to build the smaller wood structure (cigar store) and the smaller resin structure (hairdresser). The resin castings needed a bit of cleanup and filing out to fit the windows correctly. Primed it with Krylon camo tan and then painted with Polly Rust. I'm glad I didn't have to apply all these shingles! In the instructions, Dario paints/details the walls and then braces them, but I decided to brace them first. One of the long flat wood walls had a slight bow already, and I figured painting, etc. could make it worse. Plus this is just how I do things and you can't teach an old dog