Deserted Service Station
#1
For this competition I'm going to build something I've wanted to do for a while, an abandoned service station in the Googie Architecture style, the kind of place you could see on Route 66.
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It's kind of difficult to work on a comp entry when you're about 7000 Km from your tools and supplies but now I'm back home I've at last had a chance to do some substantial work on this project. 

I started by cutting the walls, roof and canopy from 5mm foamboard. The canopy support beam was made from a length of 12.7mm styrene I beam. 

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Wall parts
 
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Roof and Canopy parts

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Canopy support parts

The walls looked too ordinary so an angled extension was added to the end of each main section.

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Much Googier (it's a thing).  An angled doorway and window frame will be added later.

I cut an I shaped slot in the pump island/support base and inserted and glued the I beam into place.
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A classic Googie structure needs something to give it a distinct kitsch look, preferably something that says Atomic or Space age.  Since the plan is for the place to sell Rocket Brand gasoline I decided to make a classic sci-fi style rocket (single stage, big fins and a cigar shaped body) mounted on the roof to grab the attention of the passing motorist.

I made the fins from some dental flosser/toothpick combination things (I purchased them a few years ago purely because I thought the shape had building potential).  The body was made from a bamboo skewer cut and sanded to shape.   
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Rocket bits (and flosser/toothpick thing)
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Assembled rocket

That's all so far, hopefully I'll get a few more bits added in the next few days.  
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I think I see where you are going with this Dave, and I like it. When I first saw the picture of the flosser, I thought it was your foam-embossing tool Blush , but now I see the modeling  potential you did. I'm going to have to see if we have them here in the States. Looking forward to the completed station.

Don
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The fuel pump was made with a 10mm foamboard core encased in layered card with a print for the readout and plastic sheet for the window.  A logo was added and a broken fuel line attached and the whole was painted in stained rusty colours.

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I decided to make the broken remains of the second pump out of assorted bits of scrap.

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The canopy support and pumps were glued together.

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The roof was layered in corrugated metallic card and the rocket and stand added and painted as rusting metal.

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The main structure was assembled and interior details added.

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Finally everything was based on a piece of 5mm cork tile with sand for adding ground texture and scrubby vegetation made mostly from assorted Woodlands Scenics material.
Time for the final entry pictures.
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