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Gas Pumps for Old Barn Gas Station Project

February 3, 2012

by Iggy Perez

 

As I’m making a gas station, I think it is about time to start with the gas pumps and do some styrene work besides all the woodwork I’m doing, right?

GAS PUMPS FOR OLD BARN GAS STATION PROJECT

I stared by printing the scaled templates out of the bonus material coming with our book “Gas Pump – Making a Gas Pump model from scratch” (the book comes with templates in different scales – if you wanna learn more, click here). To cut the openings out of the styrene piece, I first hold the template with a piece of tape. Then, I softly cut through the paper following the lines on the template. The idea here is not to cut the plastic right through but only to mark it. Later, I removed the paper template and finished the cut.

GAS PUMPS FOR OLD BARN GAS STATION PROJECT

Making the side panels is the easiest part, I would say. All you need to do is to cut the styrene according to the template that comes with the book twice and glue both pieces together. Then, you sand around it to give it some curved edges and that’s it.

GAS PUMPS FOR OLD BARN GAS STATION PROJECT

The assembly isn’t that hard either, as you can see, all you need to do is to glue the parts together. Of course, there is much more to do. Such as the globe, the hose and nozzle and finish the details. But I just wanted to keep you posted on the progress.

 

I’m also thinking on how to finish the front of the shop. I will surely add some more windows (as the ones on the side structure of the old barn). I can’t wait to have this project finished!!

 

 

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