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#1 Hoexbroe

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:20 PM

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Hi all,

Here is one of the center-peices in the upcoming MegaMOC 2012;
A North-American petrol station inspired by the real-world Jack Colker "Union-76" station in Beverly Hills, CA, a great example of the Googie-style architecture.

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Some more photos here;
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Thanks for watching and commenting! :-)

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#2 lightningtiger

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:41 PM

Your most fantastic :grin: , AWESOME, beautiful :wub: , clever, etc., work yet 'Hoexbroe' !  :excited:
Hello, the 1950's USA.....street/traffic lights, the driveway roof and the Union-76 sign help set this one off ! :excited:
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:03 AM

Those cars are amazing. :oh:  :sweet: And I love those traffic lights. :wub_drool: I want more closeups of that roof! :moar: :drool:
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:53 AM

Your style kills me. Keep making those beautiful cars. Love that you thought to put a transformer on the light pole, your attention to detail really sets you apart.
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:04 AM

That roof!?! :oh: I can't believe that sucker, brick built...that's a great new addition, lovely intersection. Great streetlight build. Oh! I can't wait to see the final product. :drool:
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:14 AM

That roof is amazing. Its so smooth and delicate looking.  :wub:

The cars and traffic lights are also amazing.  :classic:

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:39 AM

:wub_drool:  I'm astounded. The cars themselves are really nice, but the gas station tops it off perfectly.
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:00 AM

Great M.O.C. ! The building is very good, but the cars are even better !
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:12 AM

Thanks for the comments, guys!

View PostCapt.JohnPaul, on 26 June 2012 - 01:03 AM, said:

Those cars are amazing. :oh:  :sweet: And I love those traffic lights. :wub_drool: I want more closeups of that roof! :moar: :drool:
I dont have any other photos, except one where you can see the underside of teh roof. (But it might be the opposite of what you wanted...)
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Your style kills me. Keep making those beautiful cars. Love that you thought to put a transformer on the light pole, your attention to detail really sets you apart.
Yeah, I always wanted to make a trafo like that. Here´s a close up;
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View PostThe Blue Brick, on 26 June 2012 - 06:14 AM, said:

That roof is amazing. Its so smooth and delicate looking.  :wub:
I assure you that the roof is actually quite sturdy! -And very flexible!

Ciao!
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 10:05 AM

Gorgeous! The colours are wonderful! It would be nice to see some interior photos of the gas station :)

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 10:40 AM

Wow, great work, HB.

The garage roof is brilliant.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:00 PM

View PostLegoJalex, on 26 June 2012 - 10:05 AM, said:

Gorgeous! The colours are wonderful! It would be nice to see some interior photos of the gas station :)
I´m afraid there isn´t much to see, but I´ll post a photo later this evening...
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:32 PM

That roof is impressive  :thumbup:
The cars and traffic light are my favorite though  :wub:
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:13 PM

Wow, thats awesome ! would love to see more of this :D

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:35 PM

Very nice, I like the traffic lights and the cars are great as usual  :thumbup:

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:48 PM

This does indeed look fantastic. Add this to the other cars you've already shown us, and your lovely Painted Ladies, and we all know that the whole thing will look absolutely gorgeous when it's done. You are uncannily good at recreating that '50s atmosphere, and your building style can't really be mistaken for anybody else's - which is one of the true hallmarks of a really great builder. Please keep us drooling!

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:53 PM

This is AMAZING! I just love the way you made that roof all the way down to the detail of the lamp post :wub: :wub: :wub: .I cannot wait till you finally piece everything together.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:38 PM

I've been looking at hundreds of pictures before I made my garage MOC, but yours might even be a tad more fancy looking.
It's spot on and really rock 'n roll! :thumbup:
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:56 PM

That is a very beautiful gas station Hoexbroe, not to mention the beautiful cars.
The 76 sign is a great detail.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:05 PM

Wow! Just wow!  :oh3:

The is nothing in that scene that isn't mind blowing. The streetlights. The CARS! And that roof. How does it curve like that while still seeming sturdy? That's just incredible.
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:48 PM

What an epic gas station! The roof and the cars just make it pop out even more, great work, I hope I'll be able to create cars like that!  :wink:
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:10 PM

One word for this MOC.
WOW, WOW, wow :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:07 AM

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:06 PM

Now this is really top-notch stuff like already said on MOCpages. But I am seriously interested in how you actually shaped the roof. Is it only because of the small distances between the bricks?

Anyway, it's all fantastic, the cars too. Looking forward to your Mega MOC which probably will be even greater than the ones we have seen before.  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 02:10 PM

View PostER0L, on 28 June 2012 - 01:06 PM, said:

Now this is really top-notch stuff like already said on MOCpages. But I am seriously interested in how you actually shaped the roof. Is it only because of the small distances between the bricks?
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Yes, it is done simply by the small gap. I think LDD permits up to 3º between bricks, but in reality you can go further without permanently deforming the bricks. In any case the curve used here is much softer than when I make boat-hulls.

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Anyway, it's all fantastic, the cars too. Looking forward to your Mega MOC which probably will be even greater than the ones we have seen before.  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Well, I hope to improve. At least it will be growing by one base(road)-plate more (From 10 to 11 plates).

(Now I wonder who "ER0L" is on MOCpages¿?  
Never mind; I found out! :laugh: )

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