Saturday, November 18, 2017

28mm Abandoned Gas Station

This model is based on a number of an abandoned gas station.  I think it might have been a Texaco station originally, but not sure.  The original structure was all white with a dull almost patina green trim.

Photo of actual building

I started out by estimating some dimensions on the photos and then sketching out a roughly scale plan of the building and lot.  Then adapted the footprint of the lot to mate with my modular terrain. 

The model is constructed from styrene plastic sheet, using .06 inch thick for the base (concrete pad and sidewalks), and .08 inch for the walls. Evergreen and Plastruct strips and shapes were used for the detailing.  The plastic was solvent-welded together, using a disposable syringe as an applicator.

Here is the day by day progress so far:

Day 1: Scale drawing and layout of the concrete pad and
sidewalk around the building.
Day 2: Start of wall construction.  Only had a about 25
 minutes to work on it, so not much progress. 
Day3: Completion of the outer walls.
Day 4:  Added the roof. 

The completed building measures 12.75"x 6"x 5.5", and will mate to a base made of extruded polystyrene insulation foam, measuring 12"x24".  I'll add some detail and debris tomorrow, and hopefully paint it through next week.


  1. Hey that is great! And given that most older gas stations of this type have a second life as some sort of fixit or retail store after the tanks are taken out, you could go a number of different directions with its decoration (or go with the great atmospheric look of the original!)

  2. Nice work. I envy your skills cutting foamcore square and straight... Can't wait to see the final product

  3. That's looking very effective already!

  4. Looks great. If you read TWD novels, you'll remember that a group of survivors were holed up in one prior to arriving at Woodbury. Might have even been this one!