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    • #30598 Quote

      It is scratch built but not a car..
      Thought I’d start a thread on the construction of my new track scenery project for the Targa Florio.

       

    • #30599 Quote

      Some of you may recognize it as this corner in a small village of Collesano near Palermo in Sicily.

      Hopefully I can come somewhat close to the actual thing!

    • #30602 Quote
      Avatar photoGI

        This looks really interesting!

      • #30603 Quote
        Avatar photoKen

          Bill,

          That’s a very cool looking building!

        • #30604 Quote
          Avatar photoMiA

            Now that’s dedication!!

          • #30606 Quote

            Great looking “Billding”!! :>) … Care to Bill’d this??

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          • #30609 Quote

            That’s another I’d like to build. You should try it!

             

          • #30610 Quote

            I worked on the raw stone texture on the back of the buildings hand drawing/ indenting the stone shapes with a dull pencil. Windows will be framed in with balsa wood. Stone texture needs to be more roughed up but I think I’ve made a good start.

          • #30611 Quote

            Here’s a photo of the back side I used for reference.

          • #30613 Quote

            I took a larger more blunt instrument and further burnished the stone surface to give it a little more depth. Not sure if it will show on the picture but it adds more realism and definition for when the paint gets added.

          • #30615 Quote

            Atsa mahvellous stonework “Rocco”!!! :>)

          • #30617 Quote

            Progress on the stonework continues…

          • #30618 Quote

            Time for some stucco…

          • #30649 Quote
            Avatar photoGI

              WOW!!

            • #30654 Quote
              Avatar photoKen

                Amazing progress!

              • #30665 Quote

                Thanks guys.
                Giuseppe and the roofing crew came over and knocked up a few tiles.

              • #30666 Quote
                Avatar photoKen

                  Nice roofing work. Are those tiles guaranteed for 25-years? 🙂

                • #30672 Quote
                  Avatar photoArt

                    Looks fantastic F1nutz!

                  • #30674 Quote

                    Very impressive, detailed and beautiful work F1nutz!

                    It pops…  its really coming together nicely

                  • #30675 Quote

                    Spectaculare, bravo paisan! I can almost see Maria and her Beautiful Cannelloni’s singing Puccini from the balcony!!

                  • #30676 Quote

                    Thanks guys!

                    Not guaranteed for 25 seconds, this thing would leak like a sieve.

                    The roof is the most time consuming. That’s about 15 feet of plastic tubing all cut and split by hand. Took about 4 hours so far.

                    Considering other options.

                    Maria got knocked up by the roofers when they finished knocking up tiles. Hence the enormous Cannelonis!

                     

                  • #30677 Quote

                    …and that wasn’t Puccini she was singing.  😉

                  • #30707 Quote

                    Finished the first roof section and base coat applied. Roofing is hard, slow and time consuming. Good thing Maria was around with some Aperol spritzers.

                  • #30708 Quote

                    Also making progress on the front side. Windows and doors cut and base coat of stucco applied.

                  • #30709 Quote

                    Installed and painted some door framing as well as the first balcony!

                  • #30710 Quote
                    Avatar photoKen

                      F1Nutz,

                      That building is coming along beautifully! 🙂

                      Don’t forget the crowd control cop that’s usually leaning on the inside of that corner. You can see him in the first photo.

                    • #30713 Quote

                      F1Nutz,

                      Excellent work!

                    • #30719 Quote

                      Amazing work F1nutz!

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