Emett inspired mallet "Pushmepullyou"

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Postby Mark Goodwin » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:50 pm

Dear Chris, Simon, Ken, Terry and Martin,

Thank you for your kind comments. I gave the model a wash using "The Army Painter" dark shade as this is the only wash type that was available. Then I let it dry and removed some of it using a cotton bud soaked in rubbing alcohol. This tries to simulate how a locomotive would be cleaned to give a sort of "greasy" but clean look. I've also panted the boiler to get a wood effect. Following the wash application, I also repainted the lettering and banding. The lettering and panel details were then lined with a black ink roller ball pen to emphasize the out line. I'll upload a photo soon.
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Postby Mark Goodwin » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:03 am

Following on from my previous post, here's a photograph of the black ink roller ball lining.

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This view shows the wood paneling on the boiler. This requires black ink lining as shown in the photo above. I just need to wait for the paint to harden a bit.

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The final finish will be a protective matt varnish (Army Painter anti shine) applied by aerosol. Then the lettering and number on the panels with be highlighted with brush applied gloss varnish to represent polished brass and the wood finish on the boiler will get a coat of satin. This should vary the visual appeal.

Photos will be uploaded when the task is completed.
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Postby Jon Randall » Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:03 pm

Looks very good Mark.
The Army Painter dips are something I've looked at in the past after watching videos on YouTube but I couldn't work out how to dip a loco in :!: Did you brush it on :?:
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Postby Mark Goodwin » Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:18 pm

Hi Jon,

I use it like any other wash. It describes itself as "ink" on the label, but is acrylic based and when dry, it cannot be removed with water (hence the alcohol).

What I like about it is the simplicity - I find that the dark shade works for the majority of my steam engine related subjects. It brushes on fine and dries quickly. I think the dipping application is meant for large numbers of small figures in batch production. The other good thing about it is that it is sold in tins which is very economical.
Hopes this helps,
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Postby Jon Randall » Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:35 pm

Perfectly, thanks Mark, another couple of items for my Christmas wish list :D
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Postby Mark Goodwin » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:47 pm

Fellow GN15 fans,

The MG & FT "Emettesque" mallet is complete. I have added the cab detail, name plates and lamps, plus a final coat of varnish. Here's a side profile shot:

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This 3/4 shot shows the tank and nameplate detail close-up. The gloss of the nameplate is due to vigorous polishing by Driver Firestone in preparation for the publicity shot.

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Close up of the cab detail.

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A final view of "Fenton" simmering on shed. The name "Pushmepullyou" was too large to fit anywhere on the loco.

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Now its back to baseboard building over the winter months.
Keeping on modelling.
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Postby chris69 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:38 pm

Just LOVE it! Amazing how you brought out an other CHARACTER machine!
CONGRATS!!!!!
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Postby Mark Goodwin » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:35 pm

Hi Chris,

I was wondering that myself. Sometimes you think to yourself that the design won't work or will look wrong. The sketch at the beginning was just an idea to get the proportions right and it simply evolved from there. It's a bit like being addicted to something. The simple facts are that I like trains and Roland Emett.

My advice to those who doubt their own abilities - is to start - and see your project through to the end.

Thanks for your comments.
Keep on modelling and having fun.
Warm regards,
Mark

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Postby Nevadablue » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:30 am

I love it too! What a neat model, and the look on the driver's face is priceless. Thanks for the smiles. :D
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Postby Trevor Coburn » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:39 am

Hi Mark,

That is a cracking job (as always from you) well done.


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Postby Tomo » Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:12 am

Excellent build!

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Re: Emett inspired mallet "Pushmepullyou"

Postby docnjoj » Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:53 pm

Thank you for the inspiration, Mark. I just came back to GN15, and your Mallet is beautiful!
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