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A Little Putty, Little Paint...
« on: June 10, 2007, 12:51:09 AM »
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I received this beauty in a lot of stuff I purchased recently.  It doesn't fit any of the prototypes I model, so it was added to the Laurel Valley roster...


It's an ancient resin casting, with very coarse details.  I added a strip of Evergreen strip stock to clean up the edge of the roof, and cut off the cast on grabs on the side to replace them with wire.  I also modified the bolsters to lower the ride height, added MT caboose end railings and roof walks, and BLMA etched ladders.



As you can see, there's a ton of flash to clean off, and some of the castings are pretty bad, especially on the vestibule steps.  I may yet re-do them.  But for now...



It's another fine example of the old saying "A little Putty, A little Paint, make it somethin' that it ain't!"  I was anxious to get a picture up, so please pardon the Micro Crystal Clear being a little white in the corners...

Lee
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Re: A Little Putty, Little Paint...
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2007, 10:37:18 AM »
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I was anxious to get a picture up, so please pardon the Micro Crystal Clear being a little white in the corners...

Lee

You got me laughing, Lee, I had just been thinking, he was in such a hurry to take a picture he didn't even wait for the Crystal Clear to dry!!  ;D ;D

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Re: A Little Putty, Little Paint...
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2007, 12:55:53 PM »
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Wow, nice work Lee, you've managed to make something very presentable out of it.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2007, 02:20:30 PM by SirTainly »

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Re: A Little Putty, Little Paint...
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2007, 02:01:39 PM »
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yeah, nice work Lee.

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Re: A Little Putty, Little Paint...
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2007, 02:22:25 PM »
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I'll be weathering this one up a bit.  The idea is that this paint scheme pre-dates the Green and Yellow Laurel Valley Scheme.  Any pointers?
Lee
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Re: A Little Putty, Little Paint...
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2007, 04:44:59 PM »
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Quote from: wm3798
  Any pointers?
Lee

Just one Lee. It says on the buggy that it's "Radio Equiped".
Where's the antennae?  :D

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Re: A Little Putty, Little Paint...
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2007, 04:52:04 PM »
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Looks like a little firecracker is in order...  Stay tuned...
Lee
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Re: A Little Putty, Little Paint...
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2007, 04:07:01 AM »
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It's another fine example of the old saying "A little Putty, A little Paint, make it somethin' that it ain't!" 

I believe the actual saying is: Beat to fit, putty to fill, file to smooth, paint to hide.

Bob in IDaho