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2 level ,4 room Corvette Grand sport Garage

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2 level ,4 room Corvette Grand sport Garage
Posted by Jaredsvettes on Friday, March 09, 2012 10:00 AM

This pic shows the first & second floor of the garage installed in the hutch. All the photos I have so far are located at http.//s1050.photobucket.com/albums/s401/Greenhead6610/Corvette%20Grand%20Sport%20Garage/. I hope this is the correct address. 

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Posted by peanutgallery on Friday, March 09, 2012 6:06 PM

this looks interesting so far...nice job on the brickwork....Keep us updated

Dennis

 

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Posted by Jaredsvettes on Friday, March 09, 2012 7:36 PM

Will do. It's almost ready for the equipment , some wall decoration, benches, shelving etc. Just have some light fixtures to hang & the structure is completed. My goal is for an interesting back ground for the GS race cars that will be displayed here. Thanks for the comment.

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Posted by kvwildhare on Monday, March 12, 2012 11:48 AM

That looks really good.  Great job on the brick.  The lighting works well, too!

Ken Hamilton khamiltonsa@aol.com http://public.fotki.com/khamilton/models/ www.wildharemodels.com
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Posted by Jaredsvettes on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 10:01 AM

Here is a pic of the other 2 rooms. The 4 sections are designed to fit in a hutch ,that became available after a divorce, and hopefully fit together as one large garage. On the back wall of the previous pic is my rendition of a service elevator for moving cars etc, from level to level. The roll up door on the right leads to the other first floor room in this pic.   

 

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Posted by Jaredsvettes on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 10:10 AM

On the back wall of the previous pic is a personnel elevator, on the left is the roll up door that leads to the other first floor room, & the roll up door on the left leads to the "street". Here are several close up pics of the different rooms.

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Posted by Jaredsvettes on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 10:20 AM

I thought I would share pics of a couple of the Exoto 1:18 scale Corvette  Grand Sport race cars from the mid-60's that will be displayed here when finished.

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Posted by Dannyi on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 12:13 AM

WOW..very nice Jared! I especially like the second floors wood planking. That last shot of the Roger Penske #9 is very convincing in that setting. Great work my friend.......

Danny i
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Posted by gunn on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 4:08 PM

really nice job

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Posted by Jaredsvettes on Saturday, March 17, 2012 1:31 PM

I've been very busy lately but I've made a little progress on my garage. Below are some pics of an elevated storage platform for  one of the upper level sections with a tail section of a '57 vette.

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Posted by Jaredsvettes on Saturday, March 17, 2012 1:37 PM

Below are pics of the elevated storage platform in the other 2nd.floor room with a front clip of the iconic '53 vette.

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Posted by Jaredsvettes on Saturday, March 17, 2012 1:53 PM

Here is a pic of a "full"car ramp  with the #9 GS ,winner of it's class at the 12hours at Sebring in 1966 that I had in a shadow box, but decided I would build another one for this garage. In the foreground are the Ivanhoe lights ready to assemble & hang. Most of you will recognize them as Danny Iacoangeli"s creation shown in his build of the "old"warehouse garage , that was the inspiration for my attempt here.The second pic is one of the lockers that will be displayed as well

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Posted by Jaredsvettes on Saturday, March 17, 2012 2:03 PM

And finally for today, here are pics of the "full" car ramp built for this garage. It's ready for primer, paint, then the diamond plate tread but I'm not so sure about it. When i put it in the setting & put the car on, i thought it looked a little too tall/high. So I'm thinking of building another one for use here & I'll use this in a shadow box later. I'm really new to model building & many times don't get the scales right. I would welcome any comment on this

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Posted by Jaredsvettes on Saturday, March 17, 2012 5:16 PM

Ken; Thanks so much for the comment on the GS Garage.I'm very new to diorama building & for YOU to make such a nice comment is very rewarding. I saw Dennis's Garage dio with the brick walls & was so impressed that I thought I'd try one.I don't scratch build much beside the structure yet , most everything is from other builders & I may not live long enough to ever be as accomplished as you & some of the other builders i see. I am truly amazed at what you do in such a small scale. Thanks again for the encouragement. Jared

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Posted by Jaredsvettes on Saturday, March 17, 2012 5:22 PM

Dennis; Thanks for your kind remark. I see that you've been very active on this forum & when someone of your experience takes the time to comment , it means a lot, especially to a newcomer to the hobby such as myself. Thanks again & I hope you will build as it comes along. I must tell you , I don't scratch build much of anything except the structure. Most all the detail parts come from other builders with the talent to create. Maybe some day I'll be able to build all my own stuff. Jared 

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Posted by Jaredsvettes on Saturday, March 17, 2012 5:25 PM

Gunn; Thanks so much for your comment. It means a lot coming from an experienced builder like you. Jared

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Posted by Jaredsvettes on Saturday, March 17, 2012 5:29 PM

Danny I. thanks so much my friend, you inspired me to take on this project & have been so very helpful in so many ways. I hope with years of experience I can approach the level of quality that i see on this forum. Thank you for bringing me to this site. Jared

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Posted by Dannyi on Sunday, March 18, 2012 1:30 AM

....your welcome Jared, this is a great place to hang around and learn from. You just keep building, your skill level will improve with time. The main thing is to have fun, enjoy while learning! Your doing fantastic, keep after it.............Danny

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Posted by Jaredsvettes on Friday, March 23, 2012 10:58 PM

Here are pics of my over/under car lift in flat black. I built 2 of them but don't think I'll have room for both. I may put a gloss black on one. The other 2 pics are the full car ramps in a kind of aluminum color with the diamond plate treads. I think I'll be able to use both in the second floor rooms. Makes the "back" car more easily viewed. 

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Posted by Jaredsvettes on Friday, March 23, 2012 11:09 PM

Below are pics of "possible" configurations. I'm a little like the kid who's eyes are bigger than the stomach! I've got way too much stuff to use than will ever fit so I'm just experimenting on placement. I'll probably use museum wax instead of glue to "fix' most of the equipment. That way it can be rearranged according to my desires. 

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Posted by Jaredsvettes on Friday, March 23, 2012 11:17 PM

Here are a couple more pics of one of the first floor rooms in "possible " decor. I am trying to find instructions on "weathering" so that I can treat the equipment to look more realistic. As I said earlier , I'm really new to this experience. Also, i have a lot of little detail items to add as this project develops. Any 7 all comments / suggestions are welcomed. Jaredsvettes

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Posted by DAYTONA on Sunday, March 25, 2012 7:55 PM

most impressive...I particularly like the red 06 with the shaved nose

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Posted by Jaredsvettes on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 11:49 PM

At least for now ,I've got the lower level room on the left side as you view, finished. Below are pics of the configuration I opted for . The first pic shows the left side of the hutch so you can see how they fit together.

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Posted by Jaredsvettes on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 11:52 PM

Some close ups.

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Posted by Jaredsvettes on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 11:55 PM

More close ups. Hope to have the room above this done soon.

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Posted by Jaredsvettes on Friday, March 30, 2012 11:45 AM

Here are the pics of the finished second floor room directly above the "work shop" just shown. It has a 'cleaner" look than the work shop, more for storage, light work & prep of cars.

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Posted by Jaredsvettes on Friday, March 30, 2012 11:59 AM

Here are a couple more pics.

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Posted by kvwildhare on Friday, March 30, 2012 8:49 PM

You've got some nice things going on in  there, Jared.  Convincing finishes and just enough weathering.     Nice job..!

Ken Hamilton khamiltonsa@aol.com http://public.fotki.com/khamilton/models/ www.wildharemodels.com
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Posted by Jaredsvettes on Friday, March 30, 2012 9:33 PM

Thanks Ken. 

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Posted by JM485 on Thursday, April 05, 2012 2:31 PM

Looking really nice.  The clutter and grime is very convincing, I like it a lot.

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