HOn3 boat house

Brian’s been back in touch with his HOn3 boat house.

But before we start, I know some of you missed yesterday’s post. Here it is.

Now to Brian:

“Hi Al,

Hope you can use it as you said that you were running a bit thin on articles.

As a follow on of the previous post of the RAM boat suppliers.

I used the same plans of the above scratch built model to make a full size Boat builder building with full interior, lights and people working around it.

Below, again using photostat copies of the plan, cut out and taped together to get the size of it and position on the layout.

HOn3 building card mock up

The wood siding cut according to the paper templates.

HOn3 building construction

The side office (plaster) assembled and a base coat of red painted on the exterior.

HOn3 brick building

Here it has been weathered and highlights added.

NOn3 brick building

The building has been painted inside and outside with interior details added.

HOn3 boat house

Folding doors added above the boat ramp.

HOn3 boat house

A view from above showing some of the interior detail as well as the upstairs office.

model railroad HOn3 boat house

Lights have been added both inside and outside.

HOn3 boat house

A night photo of the exterior of the boat builder/repair shop.

HOn3 boat house

Another night shot of the fully detailed and lit interior.

HOn3 boat house

The same plans used for two different buildings and in two different size’s around the layouts waterfront.

That’s all for now until my next building project.

Kind regards

Brian – the HOn3 guy from Knysna RSA”

A huge big thank you to Brian for sharing what he’s done since his last update.

In fact, his last post gives a really good overview of his layout: HOn3 shelf layout.

That’s all for today folks.

Please do keep ’em coming.

And if today is the day you get going on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

12 Responses to HOn3 boat house

  1. Peter Briggs says:

    Attention to detail is really of an olympian standard. It won’t be long before models are indistingishable from the real thing!!!! What a standard to aim for, well don.e

  2. Gary M from Long Island says:

    Brian…,. Beautiful piece of work.

  3. Chris Munson says:

    Nice work! Are the boathouse plans available?

  4. Peter Schafer says:

    An excellent building! Although if it is possible some details on how you set up your lighting.

  5. Darlene says:

    Incredible!! If I saw that photo and hadn’t been told it was a model I’d think it was the real deal. I kind of thought there’d be water on the other side. Amazing none the less.

  6. John Bullock says:

    That’s a WOW! Thanks for sharing this experience with us.

  7. Bill in Virginia says:

    Beautiful work there Brian! Looks fantastic!

  8. Brian Olson says:

    Creative. Innovative. Real.

  9. George Zaky says:

    Exemplary work. Modelling by the master. Much thanks for the submission.
    Big Al- thanks

  10. Dave Anders says:

    Your boat house is impressive. I have 2 questions:
    1. How did you get the brick impressions on the office?
    2. Any tips on how to make the precise cuts/openings for doors and windows?
    Thank You,,

  11. Chuck in Roanoke, VA says:

    Really neat, matey!! Arf arf!!

  12. John Meyer says:

    The overall project is simply superb. I was particularly impressed with the PROPORTIONAL lighting! So often the lighting is too bright to be realistic. You have mastered the art.

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