Cheating on your buildings

MRLdave Apr 3, 2022

  1. MRLdave

    MRLdave TrainBoard Member

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    Just curious.......How many people "cheat" on your structures? Do you use blank walls (unpainted/undecorated) on the backside (unseen) walls of your buildings ? What other "shortcuts" do you use to save time or materials? I know people that use sheet styrene for unseen walls and then use the original walls to kitbash new buildings. In my downtown area, I'm not painting windows between structures or anything that can't be seen. I'm interested in ideas.
     
  2. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    I did somewhat cheat on the backside of my grain elevator. There is no mack to anything that meets the backdrop. Just some supports to hod the roof up in a few places. On other buildings, I have used the back wall and painted them but didn't do anything in the way of details.

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  3. minesweeper

    minesweeper TrainBoard Member

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    The station on my layout is a kitbash of the front and back walls (with the decoration on the angle and two doors joined together for the booth of the station dispatcher - do not know how to translate from italian).
    Obviously the roof had been completely built from scratch.
    The back is standard cardboard.
    The same is for all my other station buildings and village houses on the back side of the modules.

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  4. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    I have done the same thing. Except on some buildings that I love so much that I want to do a 360 just so I can use it later on as part of a new layout.
     
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  5. Shortround

    Shortround TrainBoard Member

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    All of mine were free standing so they needed to be complete.
     

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