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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Mon 13 Nov 2017, 8:47 pm

That's looking great
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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Tue 14 Nov 2017, 6:07 pm

Awesome development! The corner posts look fantastic and the windows are spot on.
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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Thu 16 Nov 2017, 9:19 pm

Window opening and doors are all trimmed out, and I was able to get to WalMart and picked up some 50 cent bottles of craft paint and had a go at starting the brick painting.

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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Thu 16 Nov 2017, 9:32 pm

Brilliant Clay, has the makings of a masterpiece.
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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Fri 17 Nov 2017, 1:11 am

Lookin' good!

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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Sun 19 Nov 2017, 12:12 pm

With glue setting, I thought I'd see how the planned light globes that line the underside of the over hang.
I use a lot of super glue that I get at the Dollar Store ($ 1.00 for a 2 pack)



Early on, I figured the tips of the caps might work on this project, so, I started saving them. I think it'll work.  Needless to say, the plastic is not all that great !

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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Sun 19 Nov 2017, 9:50 pm

Cool idea with the CA cap tips, looking forward to seeing how they work.
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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Tue 21 Nov 2017, 11:15 am

Joining the walls. While the glue is setting, I took a closer look at those cast metal gas pumps. Those puking things are really well made !
Starting to think I might be better off scratch building some rather than fight trying to rework these. It was a bear just getting this one disassembled only this far ! I think I'd rather  deal with plastic!



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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Tue 21 Nov 2017, 3:14 pm

Great project. Are you converting it to a clock face pump?
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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Tue 21 Nov 2017, 3:48 pm

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Great project.  Are you converting it to a clock face pump?

Yes, this one I will. The other Spencer pump is square and I plan to scratch that one. The tall one in the center, maybe try to just mod the graphics.

I went thru two Dremel cutoff wheels to get this far ! As one of the young guys I used work with, coined, "it ain't easy being Geezy "



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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Sat 25 Nov 2017, 12:37 am

Rough test mock ups.
The carved Shell pump top looking not too bad, and the station mock up soming along.



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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Sat 25 Nov 2017, 1:57 pm

Building looks great with the roof on.

Is that car a 1/32 scale? Looks a bit small.
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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Sat 25 Nov 2017, 9:06 pm

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Building looks great with the roof on.  

Is that car a 1/32 scale?  Looks a bit small.


Thanks,
Yes, the car looks small in the photo ! Hmmmm, that's a heavily modified 40 Ford coupe. 'Twas a salvage yard body,1/24 or 1/25 scale.
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co/t4085-40-ford-butchery
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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Sun 26 Nov 2017, 5:53 pm

Great work! The modified pump looks great and the building is just so.
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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Mon 27 Nov 2017, 4:43 pm

Made the little gismo that the hose comes out of. Dang, I wish I could see better, cause it's a little crude!




Whoever left this little smell thingie laying in the back of my van for the last couple of months, can kiss it goodbye. It's perfect for the end of the pump island !

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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Tue 28 Nov 2017, 4:02 pm

And it smells good too!
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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Wed 29 Nov 2017, 3:36 pm

Have the overhang lighting bases on and am stating to put the CA tip globes on. Plan is to install the station to the underside of the roof like this, and then turn it over to glue to the base. Everything after that will have to be done 'in place'.

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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Fri 01 Dec 2017, 10:44 am

I got an order of small Scallop shells from Amazon and will see if I can get something better than the lame Bondo one for the pump globes. Only problem is. that the natural shells are not quite symmetrically round. I'll have to tweak them a bit.
I'm also reworking that small glass thingie that the hose comes out of. Even with my bad eyesight that was too lame to let slide by !


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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Sat 02 Dec 2017, 10:18 pm

1st pump finished, reworked, and with natural scallop shells for the globe



Started on the 2nd one. This is more modern, and so, far it's scratch built with mat board and card stock.

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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Sun 03 Dec 2017, 3:12 pm

Great looking clock face pump. And you do awesome work with that mat board.


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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Sun 03 Dec 2017, 5:51 pm

Thanks, Mike, for watching.
I really love doing this stuff !
Cheers,
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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Sun 03 Dec 2017, 6:59 pm

Awesome!! The real shell is just brilliant. The work you're putting into this shows, looking forward to seeing what comes next.
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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Thu 07 Dec 2017, 7:58 pm

Second pump now completed. Had to fix up the natural shell for rounder edge and a better 'flange'



The 3rd pump will be built on the cast metal base in the center. Should be interesting, for it has twin cylinders at the top beneath the shell globe !



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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Fri 08 Dec 2017, 11:30 am

That looks awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Gilmore Shell   Sat 09 Dec 2017, 12:07 pm

kpnuts wrote:
That looks awesome.


If your comment is based on that last photo, That's the real deal. Reference photo. Gilmore also has an old time, working diner on the campus ! Awesome auto museum !
There's a reason that they were voted Michigan's top attraction last year !
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