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Weekend Update 3/16/14
« on: March 14, 2014, 07:26:27 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 3/16/14
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 07:29:35 PM »
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Weren't early railroad rails made out of wood?  :D  Judging by the track fasteners, this setup looks to be European.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/16/14
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2014, 07:37:35 PM »
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Does the Brits consider themselves European , if so yep .

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Re: Weekend Update 3/16/14
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2014, 08:19:57 PM »
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It's like a Code 80 to 55 transition piece...must be Peco.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/16/14
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2014, 08:22:46 PM »
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The amazing leaning walls were finished to start the weekend off right. Will be sending them to Superturbine for his version of cloning magic. Robert

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Re: Weekend Update 3/16/14
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2014, 08:28:32 PM »
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Does the Brits consider themselves European , if so yep .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europe
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Re: Weekend Update 3/16/14
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2014, 08:31:31 PM »
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Thats what comp bars are for :)
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Re: Weekend Update 3/16/14
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2014, 12:22:52 AM »
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Few small projects started...

Added gloss medium to the creek bed


Kitbashed an Atlas bridge


Pulled up some track to make the trackplan a bit more "operations-friendly"


*Since the photos I have completed the track work and weathered the bridge
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Re: Weekend Update 3/16/14
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2014, 09:18:33 AM »
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Indiana Railroad SD90MAC #9025 aka their 25th Anniversary paint scheme from 2010.  Finished this one over the last few days since it was just a simple paint job without all the extras added. Decals are by Highball Graphics and I used Polly Scale paints as required.  Laying those black pinstripes was the hardest item to tackle.  The "warbonnet" curve was easy to mask because the decal sheet includes a template.





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Re: Weekend Update 3/16/14
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2014, 10:33:11 AM »
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Indiana Railroad SD90MAC #9025 aka their 25th Anniversary paint scheme from 2010.  Finished this one over the last few days since it was just a simple paint job without all the extras added. Decals are by Highball Graphics and I used Polly Scale paints as required.  Laying those black pinstripes was the hardest item to tackle.  The "warbonnet" curve was easy to mask because the decal sheet includes a template.





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Brian

What kind of tape did you use for the mask?  I tried blue painters tape on my last effort and was terrible.  Didn't stick well enough in the depressions.  Think I'll go back to Tamiya. But It's a thin strip so I'm curious about what you used for such a curve.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/16/14
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2014, 12:08:35 PM »
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Trying to get my "modeling mojo" back... and it's been a real challenge, what with health issues, life changes, etc., etc. But it's also been a way to help maintain sanity. So, back in January I decided to tackle a random project. I decided to revisit a favorite model, Wally's Service Station, and to do what I did 15 years or so ago, only do it better.

It's really slow-going. I get the best work done first thing in the morning, for an hour or two, before the shakes start to set in. I'll do one small thing, then go off and work on other stuff. I also use a lot of tools and jigs to compensate for loss of hand coordination.



Here's a video that provides an overview of the project: Not a valid vimeo URL
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Re: Weekend Update 3/16/14
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2014, 12:23:39 PM »
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What kind of tape did you use for the mask?  I tried blue painters tape on my last effort and was terrible.  Didn't stick well enough in the depressions.  Think I'll go back to Tamiya. But It's a thin strip so I'm curious about what you used for such a curve.

Thank you, Craig

Hey Craig,

I only use Tamiya tape for masking and they have a couple of different widths available (6, 10, 18, and 40mm).  I have a few rolls of each size on the bench and went with the 18mm, traced out the curve for the mask with a knife and viola...  :D

I normally get them from Tower Hobbies: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0095p?FVPROFIL=&FVSEARCH=tamiya+tape&search=Go 

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Re: Weekend Update 3/16/14
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2014, 01:32:51 PM »
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Awesome, thanks. I have the two smaller sizes but I wasn't aware of the larger. Better get some. Thanks again.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/16/14
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2014, 02:48:59 PM »
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Awesome, thanks. I have the two smaller sizes but I wasn't aware of the larger. Better get some. Thanks again.

Tamiya masking tape is one of the best ones available out there. But it is pricey.  Instead of buying wider tape,  use the narrower stuff for the actual paint demarcation edges. Then I cover the rest of the masked areas with standard blue masking tape.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/16/14
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2014, 05:09:48 PM »
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pushing myself to decal 12 trainworx 85' flats

I very much dislike having to put 6 very small indivual numbers in a straight line  :scared:
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