The plaster castings

October 2, 2011

2011 is the year that "subscribers" to the FSM kit of the year plan get a big surprise. FSM JS14 Yehuda's Heating Co. is a brick structure. George has done a plaster kit in 2011.

This brick structure is the reason behind all this dribble I'm typing. It isn't just an excuse for me to take lots of photos. It is the incentive behind my effort to provide a different perspective on building an FSM kit. I am not a contest winning modeler. Why I'm just barely an average modeler. It was not my luck to be born in Lake Wobegon or I'd be above average. Therefore, I purpose to build FSM's Yehuda's Heating Co. - JS14 according to the instructions penned by George Sellios.

Thus far I've shown you what you've perhaps seen a dozen or so times in your very own man cave, the insides of an FSM kit. Now, I'll show you what is different about Yehuda's. I'll show you what sets it apart from all the yellow boxes stacked on your shelves of unbuilt kits. Plaster castings.

Actually, I'm only going to focus on one of the 4 plaster castings. This one:

I was blown away by the detail found in these plaster castings. They are very crisp with lots of definition. But what really took me by surprise was the stucco already cast onto the wall. I was not aware that was possible. Perhaps this has been done before a lot by someone else. I do not know of it. But, I welcome examples of it. I'm truly excited about it.

Here is a closer look at the stucco:

Yehuda TheStucco

click the image above to view the full size photo in glorious detail

I wish I were better able to show the detail of the stucco cast onto the walls. Perhaps once I've colored the castings the stucco will pop out at you. It did to me on postalkarl's build thread. I had to find out right away. Was this stucco George's work or Karl's. It is George's.

I am confident that those that have purchased Yehuda's and dare open the kit and unwrap the plater castings will be just as pleased as I am. If you are not, please let me know why.

Next up, the build begins.

© Jaime E. Zepeda 2012