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Is it officially fall yet? Well it’s officially past Labor Day, so this is the first unofficial episode of Fall and we were very excited to bring Doug Foscale from FOS Scale Models back on the podcast to talk about his newest limited run kit, Atlas Gorge!
Not only did Doug go over the inspiration and work it took to make the kit, but he dove into some of the specific modeling skills and techniques he had to use to create the diorama and scenery around the entire build.
This episode is packed full of neat modeling tricks and tips, so keep your ears peeled for little hints and ways Doug created some of the effects he did.
More on the Atlas Gorge Kit (very limited quantities left):
Description & Photos credit FOS Scale Models…
2,500 years would go by before the mapmaker’s mill would be built. On a warm spring day two and a half millennia ago, an ice dam broke, sending a torrent of glacial water blasting though rock and earth at sixty miles per hour. By the end of that spring day, the Atlas Gorge was born. Carved and scarred by ice age turbulence, the Gorge would eventually be home to Hachey & Varga Cartography. By the late 1800’s Thomas Michael Hachey and Francis Varga came upon the Gorge during one of their map making expeditions. With its ever-rushing waters, it seemed fitting that they built a great mill over the Gorge, harnessing its natural flow to power their map and atlas printing efforts.
The main building, Hachey & Varga Cartographers, sits grandly above the gorge. It’s distinct and prominent tower, defines its landmark status in town. An adjacent boiler house, churns black smoke from its stacks supplying auxiliary power when the river runs low. With its intricate printing and binding equipment, a sturdy concrete block machine shop provides support and maintenance.
Across the road sits J. Prater, Carpenters, a wood working and hardware shop. Its main structure branches off into smaller ones, each clinging to the shear rock of the gorge.
Fresh steak chops sizzle on the grill, waiting to raise your cholesterol levels at Mulder’s Diner. Should your pickup need a tire repair, stop by Buddy’s Flat Fix. Buddy will have some colorful words for you if you don’t pull up in a Chevy, but he’ll fix your piece of junk anyway (his words, not ours).
Fos Scale Models is proud to bring you Atlas Gorge, our 27th Limited Run HO Scale kit since 2002. This multiple structure kit features laser cut walls, parts and details along with numerous new metal cast details from all new tooling. The kit also includes Tichy mold injected windows and doors, color signage, templates and detailed instructions for assembly.
The Basic Kit features Hachey & Varga Cartography, the Machine Shop, Mulder’s Diner and Buddy’s Flax Fit. The Prater Carpentry Shop is an optional add-on:
Building 1 – Hachey & Varga Cartographers; main mill with boiler house.
Foot print: 6” x 16.5”
Building 2 – The Machine Shop.
Foot print: 2.5” x 3.75”
Building 3 – Mulder’s Diner
Foot print: 2.5” x 4”
Building 4 – Buddy’s Flat Fix.
Foot print: 1” x 1.5”
Building 5 – (optional add-on) Prater’s Carpentry & Hardware . Adds: $74.50
Foot print: 7” x 10”
Additional Add On – Concrete Spillway Wall Kit – Adds $9.95 – this are lasercut wall sections where the water enters and exits under the building and street through archways painted to look like concrete.
We strive to put as much value into our Limited Run kits. Priced as Stand Alone items, the basic kit would be $421 – together with all four structures the kit is great value $375. The add on, as a stand alone would be $110 – add it here with your basic kit and get it for $75.
Kit Contents and Materials:
Kit includes lasercut clapboard, scribed, board and batten walls, lasercut and etched concrete block machine shop walls, lasercut roof cards and details. Metal cast detail parts as well as plastic details, windows and doors. Kit includes assembly template and diagrams and weathering and assembly instructions. Also included, laser cut shingles, rolled roofing, corrugated metal panels, lasercut sidewalk sections, hydrocal loading dock, color signs and posters..
NOT INCLUDED: Figures, stone retaining walls, foundation, scenery or vehicles.
Don’t forget the kit ships December 15th, 2020. You will receive an email when it ships.
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