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13 Apr 2017 7:18 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Maxim C Gatling13 Apr 2017 3:26 p.m. PST

https://fallout15mm.wordpress.com

There's more pictures on my blog. I just got some of my HO scale freeway overpass sections put together and I need to show someone… I'm going to spend some quality time with them this weekend, mounting and painting.

This is a Rix kit in case you were wondering.

Have a nice Easter weekend everyone!
Max

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 3:48 p.m. PST

I have that exact same kit somewhere!

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Even a semi-collapsed bridge could provide elevated shelter from roaming bands or dangerous animals (zoo escapees).

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Dan
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 4:11 p.m. PST

I wonder if a post-apocalyptic fishing community would risk inhabiting things like this:

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Dan

Maxim C Gatling13 Apr 2017 4:19 p.m. PST

In the Fallout games, a lot of action happened on Freeway overpasses.

I intend to build toothpick bridges to connect to the tops of nearby buildings, maybe a scaffold, definitely some shacks on top…

I have to figure out graffiti. I've never done it and you can't have an overpass without some choice graffiti. There's apparently several different methods.

Also, I have to scratch build "the broken end". I'm going to try some plasticard, guitar wire for the rebar and a heat gun.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2017 6:59 a.m. PST

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Well, I can't wait to see where you take this next. You need to take lots of pictures too.

Dan
PS. Here are some suggestions about graffiti:
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Maxim C Gatling18 Apr 2017 1:14 p.m. PST

First part of the painting is done. Just a light cover of Woodland Scenics "Concrete". I got some fingerprints, so I'll fix those, then I have a darker "concrete" (Dr. Abe's) that I'm going at the cracks with.

I think I've figured out how I'm going to handle the "broken end". I think I'm going to get bold and carve some chunks out of the roadbed sections. If I ruin one section, it shouldn't be a total disaster, as I have enough to go 3/4 of the way down the dining room table.

I'll post pictures, for sure!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2017 3:11 p.m. PST

I've seen real abandoned bridges and overpasses with damage similar to this:

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This is interesting. More of a cleaner cut:

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I think you'll like this:

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Dan

Maxim C Gatling03 May 2017 3:14 p.m. PST

Maxim C Gatling03 May 2017 3:15 p.m. PST

Maxim C Gatling03 May 2017 4:02 p.m. PST

I'm still working on how the "broken" part will work. I like the idea of incorporating a big-rig trailer underneath it.

deflatermouse Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2017 3:10 p.m. PST

excellent pics, thank you for posting.
I think I could copy that and scratch build a very basic version.

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