Jukes Boat Rental is a cardstock model from Clever Models. Originally called Jukes Boat Livery it has been expanded a bit in the latest version from Clever. My version was created using the original model.
Location .. Location
I had the perfect place for Jukes. Right next to the river .. the only downside is having to destroy the little scene. I know some people who will rip out a section of a layout to put in something new. Me .. I like working as if it were real .. modify the area like it would have been if real.
Legos are great for a quick mold. I printed off a copy of Jukes and used it to stack Legos to form the foundation. To make use of this you use tape to hold the Legos to a flat surface. Plaster is poured into the mold and you simply have to wait until it hardens.
There’s a lot in this one photo …
With everything ready I simply moved the assembly around until happy with the placement.
I have to admit that cutting into Building Insulation Foam is a lot easier than doing the same with plaster.
The Swanson Tool Company 6-in Cross Check Level is perfect for leveling the base. I simply applied glue to the bottom of the base, slapped the level on top, made sure everything was level and let the glue set up.
I printed a copy of the walls and glued them to the foam core shell. Stripwood was then clued to the cardstock to create the trim.
Here the model is mostly finished ..
I decided that I didn’t like the printed door. I could have layered it also but instead made a new one from stripwood. Hangers are styrene. I have also by this time added a pole for the end of the I-Beam to hang from and added a street light.
The scene HAS changed since .. around Jukes .. but that is worth another article.