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Old Sign inspiration
« on: July 25, 2020, 08:13:11 AM »
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https://www.shorpy.com/node/25765

It dawns on me that not many model this era like what is depicted in the photo.  Instead, this era is usually modeled run down, with faded signs and broken concrete.

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Re: Old Sign inspiration
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2020, 10:52:11 AM »
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Well not many model 1905 specifically or do traction.  By the 1930’s a lot of that was less pristine.
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Re: Old Sign inspiration
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2020, 12:43:13 PM »
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https://www.shorpy.com/node/25765

It dawns on me that not many model this era like what is depicted in the photo.  Instead, this era is usually modeled run down, with faded signs and broken concrete.
Does anyone attempt to simulate deposits of horse "exhaust" on their model streets?

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Re: Old Sign inspiration
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2020, 01:55:31 PM »
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This is what the colorizer did to it:

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Re: Old Sign inspiration
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2020, 03:48:06 PM »
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And this is what time did to it:



(Not 100% sure this is the right block, but it seems to be, based on a bit of Googling.)

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Re: Old Sign inspiration
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2020, 01:11:46 AM »
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It definitely lost some character over time.  Some details in the historic photo of interest - the curbs are granite, the sidewalk and street appear to be concrete.  The street car tracks go from two tracks on the cross street to one track on 28th St.

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Re: Old Sign inspiration
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2020, 01:37:50 AM »
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It definitely lost some all of its character over time.

The new buildings look like they were built with Legos.  Devoid of any life or character.  :(

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Re: Old Sign inspiration
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2020, 09:56:58 AM »
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Re: Old Sign inspiration
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2020, 10:39:11 AM »
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Check this out - a modern day city block that begs to be modeled:

https://www.google.com/maps/@45.6614898,-110.5601557,3a,75y,16.72h,101.66t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sGhXnptHpMO2N8O2TYrfNUA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Oooh! A DPM ad!

I mean, those places still exist, but honestly, scenes like this are a lot more common.

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Re: Old Sign inspiration
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2020, 10:50:45 AM »
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This is what the colorizer did to it:


That blue on the Coke sign is highly doubtful. Blue pigments of the era were notoriously unstable. Probably a red, especially considering red being their signature color since like... forever.
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Re: Old Sign inspiration
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2020, 11:21:22 AM »
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https://www.shorpy.com/node/25765

It dawns on me that not many model this era like what is depicted in the photo.  Instead, this era is usually modeled run down, with faded signs and broken concrete.
Here is that scene as a color postcard:
https://c7.alamy.com/comp/M779G8/twenty-eighth-street-sign-on-building-for-buxton-and-parker-edison-M779G8.jpg

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Re: Old Sign inspiration
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2020, 03:01:16 PM »
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Here’s another DPM add... downtown Cuero, TX. I’ve always thought that tiny building wedged between the two larger buildings was particularly interesting.

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Re: Old Sign inspiration
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2020, 08:53:58 AM »
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We need someone to 3D print some facades!

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Re: Old Sign inspiration
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