A Line on the Water

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Postby Bilco » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:27 pm

David, I really admire the speed with which you produce these cute little critters, and the originality of the designs. Great work! :D
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Postby dieselwater » Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:40 am

Thanks Bill :D They're so much fun to make. Often like a 3D puzzle... what and where and how? 8) :wink:
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Postby dieselwater » Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:14 pm

Hi guys,

I've been working on the diesel's bottom edging:

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I've just started painting the main structure, before adding more detail.

It's going to be a yellow one.
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Postby chris69 » Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:50 pm

Hi David,
cumming around nice! I am starting on my new one toady.Do you have any idea yet on the color?

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Postby dieselwater » Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:13 pm

Well, with this one I'm going for a rusty hue :twisted: ... with a hint of dirty yellow :twisted: :wink:

I'm working on the exhaust, thinking of having it carry over the top of the cab like this one here:

http://www.ingr.co.uk/images/angers05.jpg

Does anyone know what the elevated paneling is on top of the hood, next to the exhast?

I've also got most of the cab details worked out, just painting them up :)

Pics to come soon, stay tuned... 8) :wink:
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Postby dieselwater » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:03 am

Hi chaps, It's rusty, it's mucky and it's yellowy :roll:

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Postby SOUTHPASS » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:57 am

G,day David....just a guess but I would say it is there to protect the orange flashing light unit. More than likely they go through an area with low hanging branches. Loco is looking good :) .
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Postby chris69 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:15 am

Not fair,you are too far ahead of me...pout...pout......

Well she looks great,love the old paint.And look forward to see how you will detail her.

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Postby dieselwater » Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:14 am

SOUTHPASS wrote:G,day David....just a guess but I would say it is there to protect the orange flashing light unit. More than likely they go through an area with low hanging branches. Loco is looking good :) .


Thanks :D I think it's an interesting feature that I may include on this model, but what about on the bonnet? across from the fat part of the exhaust?

Thanks Chris :D You'll soon be stuck into yours :wink: for me it's a case of deep breath and... go for it :roll: :lol:

I'm not sure what to do for the windows :? I thought about some mesh or maybe glazing or... :? any ideas?
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Postby SOUTHPASS » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:16 am

Sorry David....different part of the world, to me the hood is the part over the drivers head :D
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Postby dieselwater » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:26 am

No worries :D Infact I'm curious about both parts, thanks :D
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:36 am

dieselwater wrote:Thanks :D I think it's an interesting feature that I may include on this model, but what about on the bonnet? across from the fat part of the exhaust?


Looks like a dust cover over the air filter, at least, I think that is what you are asking :lol:
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Postby dieselwater » Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:41 pm

Thanks Steve :lol: Do you think it's worth including on this loco?
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Postby dieselwater » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:00 pm

The critter now has a roof, cab detail (more to come) and wire mesh for windows. This thing is propper rusty :twisted:

Still to add exhaust and whatever else I can think of :wink: 8) :lol:

Here's four shots showing all the sides so far:

Controls, seat and side door panels:

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Front window mesh and sheet panels, where exhaust will go up past and over the cab roof:

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Otherside, showing side vent panel and inside cab. The gap is to gain access to the switch. I'll cover more when I know how much space I have:

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Back window mesh:

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I hope to get better pics in daylight. Also, when I've done more details and painting (drybrushing details and darker tones around the bottom skirting).

Pottering on :D :wink:
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Postby Glen A » Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:39 pm

And just like, that another is created! Nice work David.

What did you use for the wire mesh?

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Postby dieselwater » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:17 am

Thanks Glen :D I used some netting from a "action man" type toy set I found in the model shoppy. I have a large sheet of it. Very useful 8)
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Postby michael » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:25 am

Great looking critter David it looks like it has had a good work out, well worn but cared for.
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Postby dieselwater » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:16 am

Thanks Michael :D It has a few stories to tell :wink:
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Postby altterrain » Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:30 am

dieselwater wrote:Hi chaps, It's rusty, it's mucky and it's yellowy :roll:


It looks like something that got stuck in the swamp and then dragged back out after a month or so. Kind of has that dead fish smell.... :lol:

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Postby dieselwater » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:36 am

:lol: :lol: It sure has... from hence forth it shall be known as Swampy! :lol:
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Postby dieselwater » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:43 am

She's finished... well almost :wink: After burning the midnight oil this is how "Swampy" looks so far. I had alot of fun adding all the details.

Drivers side, with oil dripper, flask of tea under the control stick thingy and tarp under the brake wheel other side of the seat:

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And with "Drive" in position:

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Mesh/ panelled window, side door panelling, exhaust up and over cab.

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Front on, showing circular vent:

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Postby chris69 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:49 am

Hi David,
I am impressed excellent job.You outdid yourself. it is 22:50 HRS here and I am still working on mine(paint drying at this time).
Love the inspiration I am getting,not only from you,but also from all the other chaps in the Forum.

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Postby dieselwater » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:01 am

Otherside, showing side vent, exhaust, gas tank, oil can, bucket, brake wheel and tarps. I would like to add some spot lights from a Minni rally car kit. I have used black insulation tape to disguise the battery. I have to maintain enough clearence for the operating switch, of the motor unit:

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Back window mesh:

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Once Swampy is propperly dry... It'll be taking a trip around "The Line on the Water" 8) :D :roll: :wink: :lol:
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Postby Little Andi. » Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:32 am

You know it appears one could spend the rest of ones natural producing little speeders and critters like these. Each one just exercising ones imagination.
I know there are only so many prototypes but! - certainly at Belle Lane I know Tolly Eakins [who runs/owns the blacksmiths shop] will be knocking them out by the dozen.

Thanks for the inspiration, I simply love the way you've been "Having at it"! Smashing little details which sit so well, it's easy to work out the back-story for oneself just by "reading " them.

GREAT JOB! I'm feeling breathless just trying to keep up!

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Postby Bilco » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:40 am

Another cracking critter, David! Image
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