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Author Topic: Fred and Red's Burger and Chilli  (Read 658 times)

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Fred and Red's Burger and Chilli
« on: December 23, 2017, 08:43:56 pm »
I've taken delivery of a new Blair Line wooden kit for Fred and Red's burger shack.  This is such a neat little kit, and I'm really going to enjoy building it.  Then I'll be putting it on my new Cascade layout, next door to a gas station.

Andy
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Re: Fred and Red's Burger and Chilli
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2017, 09:22:03 pm »
Then I'll be putting it on my new Cascade layout, next door to a gas station.


Too much chilli and they'll be producing their own gas :-X

(Yeah yeah, I know. Gas is the liquid stuff in the States)

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Re: Fred and Red's Burger and Chilli
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2017, 09:47:39 pm »
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Love it! 

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Re: Fred and Red's Burger and Chilli
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2017, 01:14:37 am »
Hi Andy

Nice looking kit!
I never had a chance to build wooden kit so I'm very curious about it.
Please let me know how you think about the kit.
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Too much chilli and they'll be producing their own gas :-X
Speaking of producing their own gas, I sometimes seriously think that I might be able to go to the moon with my own gas. I have a quite amazing stomach capacity.  :-[

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Re: Fred and Red's Burger and Chilli
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2017, 04:31:41 pm »
I have to admit, Dats, that I am always a bit nervous with wooden kits.  This will be my third.  I learned the trick that if you don't put a coating of acrylic paint on both sides before construction, the wood will warp over time.

I think that as long as you take your time with a wooden kit, they come out really great.  I've seen some outstanding photos of wooden kits on the internet.

I'm not commenting on the gas.  I have problems of my own in that regard!

Andy
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Re: Fred and Red's Burger and Chilli
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2017, 08:25:09 pm »
HI Andy, that kit looks very nice. I've not built a Blair Line Kit yet, my last wooden kit was from Laser Art.

It's an Esso gas station :doh: How did we get on the topic of gas???
 



I'm looking forward to seeing your Fred and Red's Burger and Chilli build.

 
Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Fred and Red's Burger and Chilli
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2017, 08:05:47 am »
Good job with the Esso station, Rich.  You probably saw on my layout thread that I just finished a Shell station kit on Christmas Eve!

Andy
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Re: Fred and Red's Burger and Chilli
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2017, 02:35:58 pm »
I have to admit, Dats, that I am always a bit nervous with wooden kits.  This will be my third.  I learned the trick that if you don't put a coating of acrylic paint on both sides before construction, the wood will warp over time.

I think that as long as you take your time with a wooden kit, they come out really great.  I've seen some outstanding photos of wooden kits on the internet.

I'm not commenting on the gas.  I have problems of my own in that regard!

Andy
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Interesting to read re the warping Andy, I have only made smaller laser cut kits so not something I have come across before, will keep it in mind.
I'd agree about the quality, if you take your time over them they can be stunning, nice to see this type of modelling is making its way across the pond.  Ancorton models has some interesting British stuff that I am keen to try out.

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Re: Fred and Red's Burger and Chilli
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2017, 10:08:47 pm »
New Year's Eve, and I'm not wasting my time in the pub, at a friend's or watching TV.  I'm busy building Fred and Red's!  If I say so myself, it's going better than I expected!

Andy
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Re: Fred and Red's Burger and Chilli
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2018, 12:31:35 am »
New Year's Eve, and I'm not wasting my time in the pub, at a friend's or watching TV.  I'm busy building Fred and Red's!  If I say so myself, it's going better than I expected!

Andy
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Hi Andy, Can't wait to see pictures of the finished product. Take your time and enjoy the build.  :thumbsup:

Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Fred and Red's Burger and Chilli
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2018, 12:16:29 pm »
Finished!  I deliberately made my verison of the kit look a bit run down and grubby.  Food's still good though!  The restaurant is going to share a car park with my gas station, so that you can fill your car and grab your lunch at the same time!

Andy
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Re: Fred and Red's Burger and Chilli
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2018, 07:15:58 pm »
Hi Andy

The details are amazing!
Must be a bit tricky to build this thin/small scale size structure.
You've done outstanding job, Andy.
Thank you for sharing this. As I might give a shot on a wood kit in the future.

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Re: Fred and Red's Burger and Chilli
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2018, 09:25:59 pm »
Finished!  I deliberately made my verison of the kit look a bit run down and grubby.  Food's still good though!  The restaurant is going to share a car park with my gas station, so that you can fill your car and grab your lunch at the same time!

Andy
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Hi Andy, Your model looks fantastic. I like the weather beaten look with the loose sign. It reminds me of a few Mom & Pop stores I've seen that have lasted long after their prime. Great job.  :thumbsup:
Cheers,
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Re: Fred and Red's Burger and Chilli
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2018, 09:38:30 pm »
Thank you for your kind words guys.  I enjoyed building this little model.  I figure Fred and Red were brothers who opened this roadside restaurant just after the Second World War ended.  In the year I am modelling, 1979, both the original owners have passed on, and the little restaurant is now owned by Fred's son, Chester and his wife Irene.  They have kept the original name of the business though.

Chester is always telling Irene he must get round to fixing the signs and painting the restaurant.  He's already finished the inside, but has to cook all the food, while Irene is the hostess with the mostess, taking orders and looking after the customers.  There just aren't enough hours in the day to whitewash those walls outside!

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