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Solva loco

Postby adamc » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:03 am

I really liked the Solva loco, http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=6233

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and have started on an interpretation of it too.
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So far just a scratchbuild,but will work on it make a resin copy. Just need to work out how to make it mouldable ,based on the BEC 4wd 34mm chassis
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Re: Solva loco

Postby Nevadablue » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:17 am

Nice start! And thank you for the link to Bill's thread. I had missed it somehow... probably the strange title. :shock:
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Re: Solva loco

Postby Bilco » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:31 am

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Strange? Me??
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Re: Solva loco

Postby adamc » Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:31 am

First up was to bend the roof supports.Plastruct bar pinned and then held over the kettle steam for a while and cooled. Actually stayed in shape
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Initial plans are for a bec chassis. although i now have a 54mm wheelbase halling chassis that i might use. really nice with twin flywheels

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Re: Solva loco

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Re: Solva loco

Postby Nipissing » Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:19 am

Nice work ! :D
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Re: Solva loco

Postby adamc » Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:38 am

found a nice colour to paint in, tamiya XF-4 , called yellow green, but looks like an old faded yellow
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rust powder,grime to follow

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Re: Solva loco

Postby Bilco » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:51 am

It's looking very good!
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Re: Solva loco

Postby adamc » Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:19 am

thanks for the comments,but look at this idiot. Transporting an outboard and its leaked oil out and all down the side of the loco :(

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Re: Solva loco

Postby adamc » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:31 pm

In hindsight a bit too dirty so I've redone with a wash of the original colour
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Re: Solva loco

Postby adamc » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:41 pm

Tackling the headlamps with some hobbycraft jewels. Filing off the silver, flipping them over and painting the outside and making a lamp surround from plasti strip
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Re: Solva loco

Postby adamc » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:42 pm

This was the paint set, really like it and wouldn't have thought of using these colour washes to do the rust otherwise
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Re: Solva loco

Postby adamc » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:54 pm

New headlamps and tail lights
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Re: Solva loco

Postby lesmond » Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:32 am

Thats lovely - thanks for sharing.

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Re: Solva loco

Postby rue_d_etropal » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:06 am

does look nice, but I have found that the liquid gunge I get from cleaning and leaving paint brushes in tub of water provides nice(FREE) weathering paint. One disadvantage is the smell, which you get from any old PVA/acryllic liquid unfortunately.
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Re: Solva loco

Postby KEG » Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:30 am

leaving paint brushes in tub of water provides nice(FREE) weathering paint.


Never heard of someone who leaves his paint brushes in the water (or thinner). Most people wash the brushes and dry them with a rag or paper towel.

Anyway, would love to see one of Simons rust washes on a Gn15 seize model. Simply to see the difference from Adamc´s technique.

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Re: Solva loco

Postby adamc » Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:57 pm

I've left a couple in by accident and the wooden stems go soft :) I think the sludge from the bottom might be OK for general grime, but my sludge is mainly black or grey, not orange and yellow.

It's still early days with these rust washes, and I've probably gone a bit overboard and applied too much. A bit more restraint as I practice, but these were basically the first ones i did by just daubing it on, over a plain grey primer in some cases. Very crude, but more than good enough for me. Even had Mrs. C "slightly" impressed, only very very slightly.


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Re: Solva loco

Postby adamc » Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:12 am

Found some mesh offcuts I had bought at an exhibition from AGL associates, did the job.

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Re: Solva loco

Postby adamc » Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:23 am

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Re: Solva loco

Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:33 am

my pot of gunge was built up over time. I started when I was running shop, and was painting stuff with all sorts of colour. I had 3 pots, one started as clean water, and when that got too dirty , it became pot number 2, and pot 2 was pored into pot 3. pot 3 gradually got more gungy, and I used it for wet weathering. Messy, but gravity and water takes rust effect to where it actually would be. If colour was not quite right i just dabbed a spot of different coloured acryllic or emulsion paint and then either more very dilute gunge of plain water. Gravity did the rest. Messy .
I now remember I did not tend to leave brushes in water, as have found that eventually destroys them. I found that dipping paint brush gummed up with dry pain, in bottle of liquid plastic glue(the plastruct one was always to hand), actually cleaned brushes, but probably also shortened life of brush. Glue might not have been as good, but I had enough spare. One reason I only buy cheap paint brushes.
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I find it even easier with my 3D printed models as any water based works. For proper plastic, I only need to prime plastic with a preferably flat grey acryllic paint, then use matchpots of emulsion paint bought from my local Wilco store.

For examples of how I apply weathering then pictures of my buildings are best as I do more with buildings and they photograph better. One on my building is to the side of messages here. I am not saying my method is better, but I think people should try out different methods to see what suits them, and you can not lose my trying something for free.
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Re: Solva loco

Postby adamc » Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:12 pm

Look back on Bilco's build I added some hinges, and also as this sits a little high, adding a skirt to hide some of the chassis. Need a seat and a charging plug next before moving onto mark 2 !
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Re: Solva loco

Postby adamc » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:04 am

quick paint with halfords grey primer, a base coat of metallic grey xf-56 and then a few washes and a fitting, all within 20 mins
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Re: Solva loco

Postby Bilco » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:56 am

Very nice, Adam. You can't have too much rust on this one!
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Re: Solva loco

Postby lesmond » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:34 pm

Lovely job.
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Re: Solva loco

Postby adamc » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:55 am

Thanks Bilco, agree with the rust. I'm going to try that maskol and paint method and then peel it off to get some bigger rust spots on the front! Cab controls next and painted solder wire and a spotlight should see it finished.


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