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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #45 on: July 17, 2018, 04:40:12 PM »
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Yes, they are finely-detailed.  MIcorscale used to use silk-screening process - I think they still do.  That results in excellent quality decals.

Curious... you didn't seem to think so before...  :trollface:

Microscale makes several generic graffiti decal sets that can be used on buildings, but being silk-screened, they are not all that great quality-wise.

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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #46 on: July 17, 2018, 05:15:49 PM »
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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #47 on: July 17, 2018, 05:18:14 PM »
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DKS,

That tower looks great . . . er, looks sh!tty.  Nice job!

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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #48 on: July 19, 2018, 08:28:22 PM »
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https://t2decals.ecrater.com/

I've used a few of these recently and I like them very much.  They have no white ink in them and they are slightly translucent, so they're best applied to a light background.  Also, many of the pieces are quite large and require a correspondingly large canvas (e.g. most of a 50' boxcar side).

The tower looks great!  I agree that the larger graf could stand to be toned down just a notch, but wow.


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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #49 on: July 20, 2018, 12:52:22 AM »
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I've used a few of these recently and I like them very much.  They have no white ink in them and they are slightly translucent, so they're best applied to a light background.  Also, many of the pieces are quite large and require a correspondingly large canvas (e.g. most of a 50' boxcar side).

The tower looks great!  I agree that the larger graf could stand to be toned down just a notch, but wow.

I've used his ghost decals on several projects over the years; I enjoy working with them and the results they provide.
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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #50 on: July 20, 2018, 06:36:13 PM »
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Thanks, all, for the comments! I have some T2 decals in my sample lot. Also just got some Blair Line ones, but they're the big colorful crap almost everyone sells; it seems like Microscale is the only one with the small stuff, too, so I know I'll be ordering more of them.

Right now I'm working on a totally trashed gas station, which will be a good victim for just about every kind of graf I can find.



It will be totally repainted before it's anywhere near done. And all of the details are based on reference images:

http://davidksmith.com/modeling/pcsb-4-10.htm

 
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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #51 on: July 20, 2018, 11:30:23 PM »
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The layout needs some sort of a greasy spoon or burger joint: http://www.esmc.com/9150/Item9151.html
Unless, of course, you'd prefer pizza: http://www.blairline.com/pizzaland/
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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #52 on: July 21, 2018, 03:16:14 AM »
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That's wild.  On its own, it looks a bit like a caricature, but when you compare it to the reference photos, it's spot on.  Looking forward to seeing this in context, on the layout.

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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #53 on: July 21, 2018, 01:31:23 PM »
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The layout needs some sort of a greasy spoon or burger joint: http://www.esmc.com/9150/Item9151.html
Unless, of course, you'd prefer pizza: http://www.blairline.com/pizzaland/

Actually, I was thinking more along the lines of a corner bar. I do have the Pizzaland kit, and it was part of an earlier version of the plan.

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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #54 on: July 21, 2018, 01:52:22 PM »
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The layout needs some sort of a greasy spoon or burger joint: http://www.esmc.com/9150/Item9151.html
Unless, of course, you'd prefer pizza: http://www.blairline.com/pizzaland/

I'd say it needs a Chinese takeout place.

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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #55 on: July 21, 2018, 01:54:30 PM »
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Actually, I was thinking more along the lines of a corner bar. I do have the Pizzaland kit, and it was part of an earlier version of the plan.
You could do a derelict version of the ESMC White Tower/Castle kit.

Something along the lines of this one in southern NJ:


It could even be taken a step further:
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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #56 on: July 21, 2018, 02:22:15 PM »
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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #57 on: July 21, 2018, 02:34:50 PM »
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I'd say it needs a Chinese takeout place.

Funny, I had one of these on an earlier plan.

You could do a derelict version of the ESMC White Tower/Castle kit.

Something along the lines of this one in southern NJ:


It could even be taken a step further:


Ooh, I like these! My problem, though, is space. It would take some rearranging to work something like this in, but I'm not adverse to trying.

 
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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #58 on: July 21, 2018, 03:56:47 PM »
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Ooh, I like these! My problem, though, is space. It would take some rearranging to work something like this in, but I'm not adverse to trying.
Is the empty lot (location 7 on your plan) available for "development" with an extra dose of urban blight?

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Re: Penn Central Stockton Branch
« Reply #59 on: July 21, 2018, 04:39:45 PM »
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that tower look sooooooo real, very nice. Brian