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Postby dieselwater » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:34 pm

Hi chaps,

Finally had a chance to dust off the workbench, get out the knife, pen and rule and get stuck into some critter modelling! :D

This one is from a tea box, I'll use my J94 Hornby chassis as the base. Its been a while... let's see what happens 8)

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potterin' on...
Little old lines to somewhere.

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Postby Glen A » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:00 pm

Good to see you back in action.
I'm sure its going to be great, just like all your other ones.

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Postby chris69 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:38 pm

Good to see you back,happy new year.
Looking forward to see the next steps.

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Postby Bilco » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:50 pm

Great to see your creative juices flowing again - the world is agog ....
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Postby scott b » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:21 pm

So you posted at 10:34, are you done yet? :wink: it`s like watching speed modeling :shock:
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Postby dieselwater » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:31 am

Hi Scott, Bill, Glen and Chris, good to be back amongst you fine fellows once more.

He, he, yes I guess when the potterin' starts... :oops:

Too be honest, the first pic is how far I got ever since I left it on that old familiar shelf over 6 months ago...

Here it is since this morning: A little more progress in the cab area, plus I've got the body mounted on top of the chassis. As ever the body can just pop on and off to allow for multiple critters and just the one motor chassis unit.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:55 am

Hi David,
That's certainly a Mighty Midget as compared to your previous critters. 8)
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:04 pm

As goodly sized as it is, it needs a name, how about paint it orange and name it Pekoe.
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Postby ian_g_griffiths » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:19 pm

Or paint it green and call it Mentha. :)

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:39 pm

No David, has to be painted black then you can call it Mountaineer. :wink:
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Postby dieselwater » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:04 am

Good naming ideas chaps 8)

Here's the beast so far:

I'm gradually adding the main structural elements forming the cab and hood.

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Postby Booga » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:15 am

Nice work, David. What are you using for the trim around the "door" of the cab and the top of the bonnet?
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Postby dieselwater » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:23 am

Thanks Dave,

For the trim I'm using lengths of modelling wire encased in paper.
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Postby Artizen » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:52 am

Yes - paint it black and call it Russian Gunpowder (tea). Or paint it pale blue and call it Chai Wallah (a tea we recently purchased).

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Postby Oztrainz » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:30 am

Or you could paint it yellow.....
http://www.ilrms.com.au/miniature_railway.htm

Great work and good to see your creativity back in full flight again.
Gneed more potterin'... :D
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Postby ian_g_griffiths » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:04 pm

Oztrainz wrote:Or you could paint it yellow....

That would be primrose, then.

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Postby dieselwater » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:23 pm

Hi Chaps,

I've added some more trim to the skirts and windows. Plus I've started to form the coupling block/ buffer beams. It's fun, though challenging modelling the card in the proper scale again :wink: :)

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Postby dieselwater » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:55 am

Hi chaps,

Here's a shot of the underside of the model, showing how I put these beasts together. A bit iffy, but there you go... :roll:

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This next shot shows three stages in one- unpainted and yet to be constructed elements, under painted (sepia/ raw umber poster paint) sections, and the top coated areas (light blue/ yellow ochre poster paint). A hectic yet fun way of doing things 8)

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Little old lines to somewhere.

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Postby Tomo » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:49 am

Your doing brilliantly in one of my favorite mediums, paper card!

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Postby dieselwater » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:42 am

Thanks Tomo 8)

Painting continues:

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Postby PeterH » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:21 am

I love your paint job.

How do you apply the blue top coat? I have got a similar effect by stippling acrylic paint on with a brush (not too much paint on brush; apply with an up and down action) but it leaves a rough finish which is OK for the rust but not so good for the top coat.
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Postby dieselwater » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:11 am

Thanks Pete 8)

I use poster paint such as Pentel and Janua brands. Poster paint is ideal for card.

I use a slightly damp brush, and stipple the paint on using a light dappled motion.

I'll do a SBS on the cab roof section :wink:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:41 am

As with all your creations David a superb finish making for a great looking loco. 8)
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Postby Bilco » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:52 am

Brilliant painting again, David. You produce subtle effects I spend hours failing to achieve. :(
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Postby PeterH » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:27 pm

dieselwater wrote:I use poster paint such as ...


Thanks David
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