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Re: Awesome Art Deco Buildings

PostSun Jun 29, 2014 5:31 am

And here's a quick mod I just did to the platform roof:
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Glued some thin clear styrene that I got at my local train/hobby shop.

IT HAS SKYLIGHTS NOW!!!! lol
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Re: Awesome Art Deco Buildings

PostThu Jul 03, 2014 2:04 pm

Curious, as I just finished working on 15 more of their buildings...

How was the wood to "punch out"? The initial review kit I did was fine, but these buildings took well over 24-man hours of labor just to remove from the "sprues"....the laser cuts didn't go through and we ended up carving a lot of them out with a knife.

Hoping I just got a bad batch?

Regardless, ordered the train station and the car park :)
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Re: Awesome Art Deco Buildings

PostThu Jul 03, 2014 2:56 pm

This is my first buy from them, the international shipping SUCKS for me. lol

I had like a quarter of one sheet that seemed a bit rough, the rest almost simply fell out of the sprues. ;)

Contact Blotz and let them know. Maybe a setting got bumped, or maybe the sheets for your batch where just a bit denser, thus the laser didn't cut as deep etc.? But definitely email them and see what they say/just to let them know they need to QC the sprues a bit better.
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Re: Awesome Art Deco Buildings

PostThu Jul 03, 2014 3:33 pm

Slade wrote:And here's a quick mod I just did to the platform roof:
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Glued some thin clear styrene that I got at my local train/hobby shop.

IT HAS SKYLIGHTS NOW!!!! lol


Did it come in small squars that fit, or did you get one big piece which you then cut out yourself? :mrgreen:
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Re: Awesome Art Deco Buildings

PostThu Jul 03, 2014 4:18 pm

The glass?

I bought a sheet of clear acrylic, then cut it to fir around the under ribs and thankfully the acrylic i used didn't fog much from the super glue i ended up using. lol.

The clear styrene sheet before cutting
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Then underside of the roof, shoring the ribs and how I glued it.
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Re: Awesome Art Deco Buildings

PostWed Jul 23, 2014 9:00 am

piperider361 wrote:Curious, as I just finished working on 15 more of their buildings...

How was the wood to "punch out"? The initial review kit I did was fine, but these buildings took well over 24-man hours of labor just to remove from the "sprues"....the laser cuts didn't go through and we ended up carving a lot of them out with a knife.

Hoping I just got a bad batch?

Regardless, ordered the train station and the car park :)


Interesting - I am currently doing a review of the buildings from Blotz, Sally 4th and Eleven Tree Designs and one of the things I noticed was just how much a pain I had with the Blotz getting them off the sprue. I thought it was just me but apparently not

I'll email him and let him know
Razorworms are just Mother Natures way of reminding you why it is important to man the walls.

Ferrums are the UCM's way of reminding you to take enough AA
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Re: Awesome Art Deco Buildings

PostWed Jul 23, 2014 10:23 am

I just ordered 3 or 4 more items from Blotz and I will let you know how they turn out. ;)
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Re: Awesome Art Deco Buildings

PostWed Jul 23, 2014 12:06 pm

Yup - it wouldnt stop me buying more but it was a pain
Razorworms are just Mother Natures way of reminding you why it is important to man the walls.

Ferrums are the UCM's way of reminding you to take enough AA
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Re: Awesome Art Deco Buildings

PostFri Aug 01, 2014 3:25 pm

My 4 new buildings:

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