BORDELLO & POOL HALL "Builtup Model/Diorama" Scale Model Masterpieces/THOMAS
A YORKE HOn2/HOn3/HOn30
Finally! It here And it is AMAZING!! The
design of this fantastic Craftsman kit much more like the 'original' 1979
version (SEE Image) than the southwestern version Tom Yorke did a number of
years ago. But that's almost where it ends. We have used Tom Yorke 'original'
hand-carved masters and created totally new castings to replace all that wood
and time-consuming construction of the 2nd Floor Bordello, multi-pitched roofs,
and both front facades.
And, instead of just 10 or so castings,
there are now 27 LabStone high-quality castings, Precision Cut Roofs, Glazing
and Signs (the Baba O'Rileys Pool Hall sign is like not other!), 4-Color Laser
Signs and window glazing, meticulous instructions and Options, lots of images,
and Doctor Ben's How-To #2: The ABCs of Staining Castings booklet. So, for the
few drooling in anticipation and the curious wondering about the changes that we
have in store, the first change is obvious; an exterior stairway up to
"Roxanne's" Bordello. Why you ask? Well, the building has a new owner and rent
paying tenants are needed to pay the mortgage. The enclosed interior stairwell
that 'use' to allow patrons up to Roxanne's now heads down to the basement where
"Max's Barber Shop" now resides.
The stairway is an old iron and concrete
unit from another property that the new owner had which mysteriously burned down
a few years back and managed to cobble it up to the stone wall up to Roxanne's.
Word has it that the tenant on the other side of the stonewall ("The Iron Horse
Saloon") wasn't too thrilled about all the hammer drills used to attach the
stairway to the wall. It seems that all the vibrations caused more than one
whiskey bottle to hit the floor and sounding more like a shotgun going off in
the bar. All the half-drunk patrons (yes, during the day) also hit the floor
until the all clear was given that no one was shooting in the bar; yet.
Did you know that the position of the
Bordello/Bar and the Pool Hall can be reversed while building this model? Yes,
it can which makes a very unique structure and might even look better installed
in you layout!
Products used for Bordello &
Pool Hall Pilot Model:
Doctor Ben’s Weathering Stains:
Durty Black (#1091), Antique White (#1094), Depot Buff (#1068), Realistic Oak
(#1081), Worn Concrete (#1095), Faded Boxcar Red (#1069), Black Mahogany
(#1086), Nautical Teak (#1084), Knotty Walnut (#1087), Depot Olive Green
(#1193); and Rail Brown (#1092)
Doctor Ben’s Weathering
Solutions: Instant Age (#1152), Realistic Rust (#1150), Weathered Rust (#1154),
Huck’s Whitewash (#1157), and Granite Ballast Grey (#1156)
Doctor Ben’s Industrial
Weathering Pigments: Back Soot (#1340), Titanium White (#1387), Weathering
Pigment Sampler Set (#1315)
Folks ask, if I decide to purchase this kit
and build it myself, what Doctor Ben's Weathering Stains & Solutions and glues
will I need to construct this model? Well, If you follow the instructions
everything that you will need is in the photo at the right. Yes, it's that easy!
Want to know 'more' including why this is
such a terrific new kit? "The Story" continued in the instruction booklet... The
Pilot Model Foot Print: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4"