Sunday, January 15, 2017

Merchantile Store and Gas Pump

Hi everyone, I had spent almost 4 months not building any miniature houses to take a break, but I was going crazy from boredom and was inspired by the picture on the right to build my own Mercantile Store.  I created the house out of a ton of cardboard and paperclay for all the bricks, lots of popsicle sticks for the porch floors and interior floors and match sticks for all the railing spindles.  I think one of my favorite things to create was the vintage gas pump out front of the building, which I scoured my junk drawers and boxes to find small pieces that might all go together to create the gas pump.  I just wanted to share my latest project to hopefully inspire others.  I did get to inspired building this house I again forgot to take a lot of step by step pictures. Have a wonderful month everyone!  Stan 


The only picture I found that inspired me to create the building from. 























The house painted brown base color before I paint on the crackle paint, and then the white paint on top of the crackle paint once its dry, then I wipe on and smear it with a watered down brown paint to give it a dirty aged look.

all the little pieces I found to create the gas pump from.  Then painted red, printed up some small gas station signs to glue on and then aged with some brown paint. 



8 comments:

  1. Hi Stan! Your mercantile and gas pump are Great! Love the wrap around porch which for me brings a flavor of the Old West to this building. I think that your composition of different components to make the gas pump is Amazing!
    I always love looking at your work, and I am happy to see that you are back at it once again. :))

    elizabeth

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  2. The building looks very realistic and old,well done! Greetings

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  3. Hi Stan,
    By chance, I found your blog on the Internet. I was immediately impressed by your houses you did. Everything looks so realistic. I have linked you to our blog, so I can now regularly look at you. Perhaps you visit our blog, our small group. We would be glad.
    http://freundeskreisschwaben.blogspot.de/

    LG Alexandra

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  4. Your productivity is amazing and the results so beautiful. Can I ask how you created your lovely store sign? I am currently trying to finish a quilting shop in 1/12th scale (based on a Greenleaf Willowcrest kit) and it needs a sign for the front and I don't know how to tackle it. I'm hoping I can do something with my PC and printer as I wouldn't be able to hand paint one.

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  5. I'm new to your blog! I absolutely love your miniature work! Amazingly talented!

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