Modelling at last

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Modelling at last

Postby greengiant » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:01 pm

I have at last got down to some modeling after too much reading of forums.
No prizes for identifying the kit manufacturer.

My locos, lots more to do to them, but getting there.

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Now some rolling stock.

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Been fun so far, these kits are so quick to put together.
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Postby Simon Andrews » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:41 pm

Great start Martin :D You've done a good job on the rolling stock 8)

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Postby Jon Randall » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:02 pm

Looking good Martin, 8)
Gnice paint-work on your rolling stock, can't wait to see the locos painted.
What have you made the tarp from :?:
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Postby greengiant » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:20 pm

Thanks fro the comments.
Not sure what the tarp is made of, I bought them on eBay from someone who does model truck details, following a recommendation from this forum.
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Postby Catweasel » Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:30 am

I think you'll find it came from KFS and is made with resin. They do a lot of bits we can use. The etched brass set of nuts is brilliant. Just be careful when fitting them.Tiny is not the word. I think that their parts are very good value and quality.
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Postby michael » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:52 am

Great Start Martin, as you already gnow the hardest part is making the start. You have done that and congratulations on your jourey of creative play that will take you places that no other stimulant can!!!!!!!
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:34 am

Nice start Martin, especially like the paint finish on the wagons. Looking forward to seeing the loco's painted.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:42 pm

Looking great Martin, you've used a similar diameter exhaust pipe to my Bachmann conversion shown in Davenports on Parade!.
I've now added a cap to top using a Brad to keep the rain out - modelled in open position.
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Postby greengiant » Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:17 pm

No, not resin, they are folded sheets of something and tied with thread.
I have trawled through my eBay account and the trader is no longer registered, at least, not with the name I bought from.
Hopefully the locos will be painted in the next few weeks, but I need to finish the figures first.
I have baseboards ready and raring to go, just got to finalise the track plan and firm up the scenario, which should be so heavy duty warehousing and tight clearances.
Looking forward to meeting some of you at Expong shopping list in hand.
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Postby Catweasel » Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:57 pm

You can,in fact,make your own tarps quite easily.A sheet of A4 is about big enough to cover a load on a typical '50s truck. First, lay out the sheet portrait style.Then fold the bottom up to meet centre line. Then fold the top to meet it. Fold again to meet in the middle. Then fold over each other.The next step is to fold again to the centre. Once that's done, roll from the doubled up portion to the end. And there you have it.One correctly rolled sheet for your wagons. Next step is 1/24th scale dolly knots :roll:
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Postby Peter » Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:49 pm

Next step is 1/24th scale dolly knots

First, get you scanning electron microscope.... :lol:
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Postby chris krupa » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:04 am

Tarpaulins can be made from toilet tissue - which gives a useful slight texture. For a folded version simply cut a single thickness of tissue and fold it to size. For something spread over a load attached one end of it to the load with wood glue and allow it to dry. Then spread the tissue into position and hold it. Now gradually soak the tissue with thin super glue. This will cause the paper to stiffen and go hard and it can be smoothed over the load with fingers.

Whatever you do , do NOT allow your fingers to become attached to the paper - they are over scale! Having said that, it's only necessary to keep your fingers moving and the dry glue can be peeled off fingers once it's set. I've never had my fingers stuck to anything using this method and I've been doing it for years.

The folded tarpaulin can also be soaked in super glue to hold it in position.

Finally paint the dry tarpaulin with acrylic. I use a dark grey mix with ligher colours dry brushed over it.

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PS By the way I use the same method for making canvas tilts for vehicles. The tissue is spread over a frame made from bent wire.

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Postby Jon Randall » Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:32 pm

chris krupa wrote:
Whatever you do , do NOT allow your fingers to become attached to the paper - they are over scale!

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