Dave's Auto Repair

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The starting point was Cornerstone's Al's Victory Service kit. I got about this far when I decided to totally trash it.

Here's a progress shot from 18 July 2018. The collapsed roof is posed over an abandoned car in the bay, visible through the decaying remains of the roll-up doors. I'm working on the "sign," such as it is, although I'm not all that happy with it; I have a feeling I'll be starting over with painting and weathering. The details are all derived from the reference images below.

Reference

There's more than enough reference material available for abandoned service stations. I wish the first one was in color; I love the hand-rendered sign—it inspired the name (no, it wasn't named eponymously).

This one provided guidance for the roll-up doors.

This image helps with the graffiti, and also convinced me to leave the large corner windows open and graf the office interior.

Sadly I won't have room in the scene for gas pumps.

I wasn't sure how far to take things with respect to the building's structural condition until I came across this photo; the collapsed roof totally sold me.

Since the interior of the repair bay will be visible from above, I needed to know what a  collapsed roof looks like from the inside. Image search to the rescue.

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