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Who did the best flat car?

sw1000b
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Ian MacMillan
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daves
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Voting closed: April 09, 2006, 11:12:54 PM

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March Voting
« on: April 02, 2006, 12:38:02 PM »
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Started with a Walthers 89' flat car. Scatchbuilt ends and iron bracing.
I used Poly S washes and gouache. The end wood beams are bass wood glued together and painted. I used black mulch for the scraps on the deck.  Boy, looking at my photo of the model beside the prototype, I sure can see I messed up on the center iron "beam" placement. I wish I had more time to work on this but ran out of time with work and travel. I'm even running out of time to post this.

Ok here is my entry.....Some issues with it, its a MT car and the molding of the bulkheads was not very good on it. I decided that they had been "replaced" with steel plates at some point in its life. I wanted to do more to this like airbrush, some boards, dry rust the steel with chalks, and lower the car, but did not have the time to do it.







Here is my entry, A IM 60' Wood deck flatcar. I modified the car to match the prototype by adding
the side panel along the stake pockets. Custom mixed the yellow used 2 Microscale decal sets to
make the OTTX reporting marks. I weathered the car with gouache and powders.




« Last Edit: April 03, 2006, 11:13:20 PM by tom mann »

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Re: March Voting
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2006, 01:04:56 PM »
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Can we possibly see a little more of Tom Mann's car?  What little was shown looks great, but what is it? In what scale?

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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2006, 01:43:18 PM »
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Can we possibly see a little more of Tom Mann's car?  What little was shown looks great, but what is it? In what scale?



i'll second that :)

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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2006, 01:49:44 PM »
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Re: March Voting
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2006, 02:05:41 PM »
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Ok, ok, I'll take another photo.

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Re: March Voting
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2006, 04:21:10 PM »
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...I don't know, sw1000b first picture looks a littlebit fuzzi for me so I've downloaded it and resized it to 800x600.
the original picture posted by sw1000b was 1024x768 but the forum software downsizes the pictures to 800x600 max and then they can look very fuzzi...

1024x768 (downsized to 800x600 by the forum software)


800x600


do not post pictures bigger than 800x600 resolution !

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Re: March Voting
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2006, 11:14:18 PM »
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Ok, ok, I'll take another photo.

Couldn't get a better shot... ??? ...car too long for my photo dioramas.

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Re: March Voting
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2006, 03:02:25 AM »
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Ok, ok, I'll take another photo.

Couldn't get a better shot... ??? ...car too long for my photo dioramas.

Then you lose, plain and simple!
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

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Re: March Voting
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2006, 05:23:58 PM »
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What?-No critique posts? Or were they outlawed? Oh well, if so, a moderator can delete this. I don't care.


Three to choose from this time, since Mann's is outta the picture.

Butch did a good kitbashing job. However, he did miss on the center beams. He nailed the rust spots, but the deck is a bit too "organized." I do like the mulch or whatever that is.

Ian, Ian, Ian...I like what you did with the wood. I like what you did with the deck. But, the inside-ends aren't "wooden" enough.

Dave did a great job on the deck. I don't know if the lighting sucks or what, but I want to say he went too light on the sides. I dunno. Overall, a great car.


Matt

Edit: I just found an outside photo of Dave's flat on his "public" Photobucket site(I'm doing anything illegal or immoral Dave!). Turns out he nailed the sides.



Sue me if you wish for posting it, but it's better than the indoor photos.







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Re: March Voting
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2006, 05:26:11 PM »
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What?-No critique posts? Or were they outlawed? Oh well, if so, a moderator can delete this. I don't care.

No .. they were'nt .. constructive comments are always welcome ..

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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2006, 05:41:26 PM »
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What?-No critique posts? Or were they outlawed? Oh well, if so, a moderator can delete this. I don't care.

No .. they were'nt .. constructive comments are always welcome ..
John, Hehe, I kinda figured that. It was more of a smart-aleck way to say "What's up with this...No critique posts?"

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Re: March Voting
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2006, 03:11:52 AM »
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Ian, Ian, Ian...I like what you did with the wood. I like what you did with the deck. But, the inside-ends aren't "wooden" enough.




Yeah, I can blame it on bad casting by MT. The boards were pretty much "not visible" on the car, so I went more as they were replaced with steel and its kinda weathered. I'm not happy with them, I really wanted to airbrush the boards in 4 different colors, but with them being F'ed up it was gonna just look weird.
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Re: March Voting
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2006, 06:55:23 AM »
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I went with Ian.  Kudos for the replacing the MT deck.

Dave's car looked good except one part, the sill bit just under the deck looks too light and too new to match the rest of the car to me.  The rest, however, is awesome.

Butch's car did not have the deck just perfect.  It could have used just a tad more wash (or chalk).



I myself once again tried, but I have no white Alps cartridges and thus could not do decals.  I tried the ex DODX flat down on Radio Island that is painted for NCPRA (North Carolina Ports RR Authority).  I kitbashed it from a Deluxe flat, which was the correct length.  I had to move the bolsters in so that I could put on three axle buckeyes.  Probably my biggest challenge would have been getting the 'DODX' stencil onto the trucks (decals on delrin?).

Maybe I'll attempt the caboose this time because I have one I've been meaning to do for a while.  I THINK I have everything already except decals, and I can get those from Microscale.
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Re: March Voting
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2006, 01:03:01 PM »
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Probably my biggest challenge would have been getting the 'DODX' stencil onto the trucks (decals on delrin?)

That's what I did when I made up one of the AC 12 axle flat cars (1.something type, white, ALPS decals). Worked nice, the reporting marks stencilled onto the trucks are very prominent on this car. One of these days I'll get photos of it posted here.