Design Preservation Models kit

A modified build-up of a Walthers HO kit.

  • Wayne Crews (Private)
    5 years 8 months ago
    P1030001A (2)
    Chester must love this one Ken. A fitting tribute to him that I am sure he is honored to have.
    • Khamilton Premium user United States (Private)
      5 years 8 months ago
      Ha!  Yes, Chester DID get a kick out of it!
      Thanks, Wayne.
  • Roger Sekera (Private)
    5 years 10 months ago
    Ken
     
    Just saw your slide series on urban building fronts using DPM pieces. Terrific work that has made me look closer at local area urban scenes such as Baltimore  as well as some of my own work.
     
     But I did wonder how you cut those DPM pieces as they are thick and pretty tough???

    But great work!
     
    Roger Sekera
    Potomac, MD
    • Khamilton Premium user United States (Private)
      5 years 10 months ago
      Hi, Roger:
      Thanks for the kind words.  Modeling storefronts opens up a wide range of possibilities and DPM structures make for some terrific raw material.
      I rough-cut the pieces with an X-acto saw, then smoothed the edges with a belt sander.  It took quite a bit of time, but it really wasn't all that difficult.
      Thanks again,
      Ken
  • 7 years 9 months ago
    P2220008
    Ken,
    I was back looking at this model you did because its so good. I was looking at how you got styrene to look like cement and don't think I've seen any this good before. I wouldn't even guess it was styrene if I didn't see the build before.
    D

    Hi, Dave:
    Thanks for the nice words. This project was a ton of fun...glad you like it.
    Hope you're well,
    Ken
  • Bob Brooks Premium user United States (Private)
    8 years 2 months ago
    P2220013
    Two words . . . . Shear Genius !! I found your work at Rail-Line Forum on this project and had to check out your Fotki. You are a true artist sir. Thank you for sharing your work and the inspiration.

    BobB
  • Bud (Private)
    8 years 4 months ago
    P9140005
    The fire escapes look great! Are they scratch or commercial modifications?
  • Stuart (Private)
    8 years 5 months ago
    PC010001
    Ken--

    Great work as always. How did you get that great years-worn look on the stoop?

    Stuart: Send me an e-mail & I'll give you the technique. Thanks for the nice comments.
    Ken