Ridgway Depot started:After being kinda intimidated by this wonderful but complex kit, I finally dove in and began working on the Ridgway depot kit. This was offered by Raggs to Riches, and is now out-of-production.
So, here's the workbench, and the beginning of the work.
Here's my work bench. There's a LOT of windows and trim in this kit, all wonderfully lasercut. For the brown, I decided to spray a base coat on all of it, then add a final brush coat to get the color closer. I'm using a fairly warm brown, Vallejo Flat Earth for this color.
The base is three pieces, with another piece for the floor. Weights are - of course - actual RGS spikes!
The framing for this kit goes together very nicely - an inner layer which interlocks, and then outer detail layers applied to it.
I wanted to add interior lighting, which means I needed at least some basic interior detail. And because the first floor section has a 2nd floor going in, I had to work on that detail now. Some printed pictures from the internet, scaled to about 1.5" high, and some flooring images, did the trick. A couple figues complete everything I think this needs:
And finally, let's see how this looks with the lighting turned on...