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Started to build a garage for my models

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    January, 2010
Started to build a garage for my models
Posted by junkman01 on Sunday, January 17, 2016 4:51 PM

I found some 3/8" sheetrock, peeled off the paper & scribed the blocks into it.

I finished the bathroom today.

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Posted by litespeedsae on Sunday, January 17, 2016 6:55 PM

Did not know the sheet rock trick.This is going to be good to follow!

Little Rock, Arkansas

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Posted by junkman01 on Saturday, January 23, 2016 11:02 AM

The sheet rock thing is messy but I like the way it looks. I cut out & added some windows & a front door. I'm not sure about making a small office I put some stuff in just to see how it might look.

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Posted by junkman01 on Saturday, January 23, 2016 11:07 AM
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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, February 08, 2016 4:52 PM
That is really neat. The brick look like real cinderblocks. Inspiring. Keep up the good work.

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by kardar2 on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:46 AM

I have never done a diorama yet. So how did you make the door and window?

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Posted by junkman01 on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 11:43 AM

Hi, I hope this helps. For the window I figured out whare I wanted it, cut out the space then cut a piece of clear plastic (I used a piece from a Barbie doll box from my daughter) the same size & put it in the hole. I then used thin basswood cut to fit each side to frame it out & did the same for the cross piece to make it look like 4 pieces of glass. You can glue them in or if you make them fit tight enough just leave them. The door is 2 pieces of the same Basswood glued together cut to fit the opening & I made the hinges & kobs from scap pieces of plastic. Again I hope it helps & good luck on your build!

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  • From: Battle Creek MI
Posted by Wallyk on Wednesday, November 02, 2016 9:25 PM
You sir should get the tip of the year award!
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  • From: Alamogordo, New Mexico
Posted by Tiburon on Thursday, November 03, 2016 11:46 AM
The word is- WOW! Great job, but one other remark is you made me want to build one too, Thanks, in a good way. Your sheetrock idea rocks.

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