Converting Doug’s Drugs
by Tom Bishop
This building started life as IHC’s Doug’s Drugs – a single story building. The extra 2 stories were made from 1/8 inch thick foam core board.
Using a really impressive computer program by Evans called “Brickyard”, I created the stone and brick surfaces for the addition.
Instead of using regular printing paper, I selected presentation paper to print the bricks on. It’s a little thicker than standard paper, giving it a little more texture.
The window treatments were done with another Evans computer program called “Windows”. I printed my selections on transparent sheets.
The roof was made with tissue paper cut in 1″ by 2″ strips. They were slopped on any which way using white glue. Slopping it on gives a crinkled effect to simulate a tar roof.
The weathering on the fence was done with Cream Coat. First I put on some gray, let it dry a little bite, and then rubbed it with my finger.
Then I painted tan over it , again rubbing it with my finger. Then came black followed with burnt Siena, again rubbing with my finger to blend it all together.
As for some of the detailing parts used:
The Coke billboard on the back was put on foam core board then edged with plastic strips.
The awnings were left over from the Life Like Belvedere hotel: widows were leftover from several different kits
Model power lights, people, and park scene with interspersed with Wooland Scencis trees
I also use pieces from various Central Valley sets: ladders, fence, and bridge girders. Front balcony is Central Valley ladder.
I glued plastic strips on for window ledges and the cornice around the top. Gutter is made from Evergreen plastics
Photos by Jeff Junker