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GWIX Hopper
« on: November 04, 2009, 08:17:01 PM »
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Atlas Cylindrical hopper:





Thoughts?

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Re: GWIX Hopper
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2009, 08:18:41 PM »
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Nice .

should the wheel tread be polished metal?

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Re: GWIX Hopper
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2009, 08:20:45 PM »
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Gee Mister, that looks swell!
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Re: GWIX Hopper
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2009, 08:27:31 PM »
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Nice .

should the wheel tread be polished metal?

Eventually :)

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Re: GWIX Hopper
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2009, 08:28:50 PM »
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WOW!!! thats what i aim for but fail to reach  :-[

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Re: GWIX Hopper
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2009, 09:46:17 PM »
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Nice Tom!

Am hoping to see some SSW 4650's next - can't model the Stormy with out 'em!
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Re: GWIX Hopper
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2009, 10:20:50 PM »
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Needs an etched metal roofwalk!!  ;D

The car looks fantastic.  8)
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Re: GWIX Hopper
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2009, 10:48:02 PM »
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Fantastic Tom.  How about a little tutorial on the rust treatment.  This is not salt is it?

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Re: GWIX Hopper
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2010, 10:12:36 AM »
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Not sure how I missed this thread previously, but that sure looks terrific!

I'd like to echo Gary's request -- can you please tell us about your techniques on this one, esp the rust?

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Re: GWIX Hopper
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2010, 11:27:00 PM »
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Nice work.  I like how there is the over-all weathering feathered out and then the heavier over the top.  Its also interesting the perfect horizonal weather lines just under the walkway to the right of the rib.  How were they achieved? and did you remove the walkway, weather, and then reaply?

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Re: GWIX Hopper
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2010, 08:04:32 AM »
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Sorry guys, I forgot this thread was started by me and didn't see the questions!   8)

Let me comment on this in early June:  a photo (similar, but not exactly this one) will appear in the July MR that will explain the technique.  Once the issue hits, I can take questions and comment on the matter further.  ;D ;D

Hint:  the removal, and not the application of paint is key.


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Re: GWIX Hopper
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2010, 10:29:38 AM »
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Tom, you're making me glad I kept up my MR subscription!

Ed

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Re: GWIX Hopper
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2010, 11:11:30 AM »
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Tom, you're making me glad I kept up my MR subscription!

Ed

Well, it is only a trackside photo, but I do explain the technique in the caption (assuming they keep the text as is).

A lot of hoppers have a similar weathering pattern, so it is a pretty handy technique.

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Re: GWIX Hopper
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2010, 01:11:11 PM »
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(assuming they keep the text as is)

A risky assumption...
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Re: GWIX Hopper
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2010, 01:39:43 PM »
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(assuming they keep the text as is)

A risky assumption...

Yep, they just changed the text to:

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Tom weathered the hopper using Woodland Scenics ground foam applied with a Micro Brush (available from MicroMark).  You can learn more about weathering by picking up Pelle K. Soeborg's book "Done in a Day" from Kalmbach.com.

 ;D ;D