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My Little Layout - By Finno
High rises still need painting - just kind of temporary for now...
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While I still wait for my VSD's to arrive (Very Special Deliveries), work continues on my City-Country layout. 

Time to paint my styrofoam packing blocks and turn them into city buildings.

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Went for stone grey for the buildings.

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I cut out some pieces on the left hand building (below) so the trains will run through this one. The middle building is a bit of a strange shape so I'm putting some windows on  the front and sides and an air conditioning unit on the roof to make it more like a modern office building.

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While that paint dries I went back to the tracks and put some grey mat down in the city area because I figure you don't have grass growing in the middle of the city. It's a roll of drawer liner I picked up for a few bucks in a homeware store.

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Next I spent quite a bit of time searching, downloading and editing a bunch of Japanese logos and signs to use on the city buildings. Because this city is set in a fictionalised Japan I went for a lot of Japanese brands and train signs with a sprinkling of other stuff that caught my eye.

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Once I got the dimensions right I printed them on high quality gloss paper and cut them all to size. A lot of them will be made into billboards so I cut and glued them on to cardboard so they will be rigid when attached to the side and roof of the buildings.

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This part is fun but quite time consuming. If anyone wants the signs I have them laid out correctly to scale in a Microsoft Publisher file. Otherwise I can send you the image files.

More soon when the buildings go up!
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Fantastic Finno, you have a great imagination and I love to see homemade one of a kind customs. Excellent work.
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Wow - took ages to do all the signs but finally put them on. Not 100% happy with the big building so might make some tweaks but generally happy to have 3 DIY city buildings made from scraps.

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That looks pretty cool. Great job Finno..
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I love it. A one of a kind imaginative costing next to nothing work of art. I like how you just didn't stick signs to the building but had them extended out. Did you use toothpicks for that? Gives the buildings more of a 3D look. I like the idea, it would be a great context of who could make the neatest Layout by only using things that were trashed, found or just lying around to create only using ones imagination with those items.
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  • Finno
(06-05-2019, 10:49 PM)Super Wrote: I like how you just didn't stick signs to the building but had them extended out. Did you use toothpicks for that?

Yes they are toothpicks! If you look at pictures of Tokyo you see they use a lot of vertical signs sticking out from buildings. I was using that as a guide in my mind. Like this:
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It shan't be around for much longer, so for prosperity, I present to you: Town & Country.

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I really like how the layout is coming along. Are you having to dismantle it? Anyway, thanks for posting the video!
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Oh that is really nice. I like how the windows in your custom high rise buildings 'glow' like the lights are on in the offices and apartments and the high resolution is fantastic. What camera are you using if I may ask?
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