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The most work I've done on a car
« on: April 07, 2007, 09:37:48 PM »
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 ;D

I bought this old Arnold 8x'* car from Steve (SAH) a few weeks ago.  I was delighted to see it almost match a Milwaukee car!  I just needed to file down the sill a little bit.  Lowering it was a challenge:  think Euro n-scale flanges combined with an already high ride height.  I stripped it from it's original chessie blue and made my own decals for MILW, using the Morning Sun MILW book as a guide.  I shaved off the grabs and added BLMA 18" drop grabs - 16 in total.  The stirrups are BLMA parts.



Weathering is with only two colors:  Burnt Umber and Ivory Black.

*it is short for an 86 footer, I think it scales out to 82 feet or something.
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Re: The most work I've done on a car
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2007, 09:47:35 PM »
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Looks super , but given the weathering on the roof and sides , would that end walkway be so clean lookin' ?

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Re: The most work I've done on a car
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2007, 10:14:01 PM »
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would that end walkway be so clean lookin' ?

just a little bit of swamp gas leaving a reflection... ;)

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Re: The most work I've done on a car
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2007, 10:40:16 PM »
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Essential for the 80s.

At least in Texas.

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Re: The most work I've done on a car
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2007, 10:52:11 PM »
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Tom, try to post only pictures with max 900 width to the RailWire...
...the software resizes the pictures and then they look blurry



look at your copyright text to see what I mean...

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Re: The most work I've done on a car
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2007, 03:06:43 AM »
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the software resizes the pictures and then they look blurry

I was wondering what was up with the sill.  Thought you might need a new file.
 

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Re: The most work I've done on a car
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2007, 05:30:11 PM »
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I bought this old Arnold 8x'* car . . . . . .

Weathering is with only two colors:  Burnt Umber and Ivory Black.

Very well done Tom.  Gets me itchin' to play with the acrylics for weathering.  Another good example of an old shell that makes an excellent model with some effort.  You done better with it than I woulda'.

Steve