Tuesday, November 1, 2011

B.J. George - Paper West Side Warehouse

While the Schreiber-Bogen "Pfalz bei Kaub" project is ever so s-l-o-w-l-y progressing I managed to work on some other things. Yesterday Toys & Stuff featured the Marx Westside Warehouse from their 'Untouchables' playset. Today we feature the paper version, courtesy of B.J. George. B.J. is the 'mayor' of PapervilleUSA, a Yahoo Discussion Group concentrating on paper building structures mostly but other paper modeling is also entertained. Over the past months B.J. has been taking my photos of various Marx tin-litho structures featured right here on Toys & Stuff and turning them into paper models! Today's project is the first to be featured. You can download the file here:

He faced a challenge converting the original photos to a paper version because of all the plastic add-on's to the original tin building. B.J. had to erase them out of the finished artwork and design a separate loading dock. I had run out of time to complete the entire project and was only able to build the warehouse for today's post. You can tell I rushed a little - a big no-no for any project, as my loading dock didn't go on straight, but when placed on base, the discrepancy can be camouflaged by placing crates next to it. The finished building measures 7 1/8" (18.1cm) L x 3 1/4" (8.3cm) W x 2 15/16" (7.5cm) H. B.J.'s project includes an REA delivery truck, a bunch of crates, and people for a complete setting! Here's photos of the completed Warehouse. Total build time was less than 1 hour. Enjoy!

 A size comparison - the car shown below is the type of car included with the original Marx tin-litho West Side Warehouse.

Here we have a couple of Marx 45mm figures standing on the dock.