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elogger

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My first attempt...
« on: February 08, 2006, 10:59:09 PM »
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hey guys,

i've been a member here for a few months now and this is my first car. it was done for my buddies home road, the Coal Belt Railroad. i started out with weathering powders and hairspray and alcohol and acrylic paint washes and never could get anything to look right. so i eventually ended up using mineral spirits and artists oil paints...

so here it is, any comments would be greatly appreciated

thanks
jeremy


















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3rdrail

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Re: My first attempt...
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2006, 11:27:15 PM »
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Iff'n that's your first attempt, look out guys, there's a new master in yer midst. Summa us been at it fer years and the results ain't near as good!  :o

Seriously, congratulations, it's a really excellent job.  8)

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Re: My first attempt...
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2006, 11:39:53 PM »
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Yeah!
Thats really good stuff!!

Would his Coal Belt be related to the same one of turn of the century fame? I LOVED that layout.

elogger

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Re: My first attempt...
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2006, 02:12:23 AM »
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thanks for the comments guys...

they are greatly appreciated :)

i'm pretty train ignorant, having just gotten into the hobby last may when the same buddy took me along to a hobby shop... soon after i found my way to this site and one other weathering site and after i got over the sensory overload of all this great work i was seeing, i decided i wanted to give it a try...

ed- no, this Coal Belt is a modern era rr based in eastern kentucky dealing with modern day coal operations in the appalachians... here's a link to his website, it's got some pretty cool stuff on it

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/9111/library/library.html

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Re: My first attempt...
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2006, 12:46:19 PM »
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Damn, if that's only your first attempt, I think the rest of us are pretty much screwed...
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elogger

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Re: My first attempt...
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2006, 12:57:28 PM »
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Damn, if that's only your first attempt, I think the rest of us are pretty much screwed...


lol :o... it did take me four months to complete if that's any consolation... besides, who's to say that i'll get any better at this stuff...

jeremy

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Re: My first attempt...
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2006, 01:55:14 AM »
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i don't think you have to worry about getting better. your work is awesome. you'll be at the top not too long from now. keep posting your work.

elogger

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Re: My first attempt...
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2006, 11:28:01 PM »
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thanks cr...

i'm working on a railbox right now... hope to take considerably less time with this one than the last one...


jeremy

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Re: My first attempt...
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2006, 02:51:47 AM »
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elogger,

                    take all the time you want. it's makes for a better model. never rush perfection.


matt a.

elogger

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Re: My first attempt...
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2006, 11:47:02 PM »
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elogger,

                    take all the time you want. it's makes for a better model. never rush perfection.


matt a.


i agree matt, i just think it should take a whole lot less time than the coil car considering the coil car was basically a whole lot of trying this and that and not being totally sure if what i had done was right... i think i have a little better grasp of what i want to do now that i've done one...
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Re: My first attempt...
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2006, 05:14:37 AM »
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Jeremy-looking forward to seeing your Railbox when it's finished-what type are you
modeling?
Myself I have several in various stages-3 "blue box" Athearn ACF cars, 1 MDC ABOX,
1 Athearn PS, & 2 Athearn FMC cars. (1 of the FMCs came out totally screwed, so
I'm gonna completely repaint & decal it!) The other FMC has only it's # removed at
this stage! (The "challenge" car is 1st prority for the next few weeks though!)

But you DO have the "touch" -& definitely looking forward to seeing MUCH more
from you!


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elogger

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Re: My first attempt...
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2006, 04:06:48 PM »
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hey mitch,

it's an accurail fmc kit that i just started this week... i've got the patches done on one side, well, partially done... now i've been looking for rooftop shots for a little extra inspiration for the roof... i have yet to really find much of anything...

thanks for the kind words and good luck on your challenge car... i love checking out the entrants from month to month...


jeremy


whoops... spoke too soon... it's an acf car...
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