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Title: "Cubierto" 0n30
Post by: lucas gargoloff on March 20, 2010, 06:04:26 PM
Since a long time!! I have no much time for the hobbie, but last week had a little extra time... so let´s show what I did...
This is a box car (called cubierto here), from La Trochita, the glorious Old Patagonian Express. I made it from styrene with many fittings from Grandt Line, couplers are from San Juan. Here´s a pic of the prototype, the model in procces and how it looks today, still needs lettering and light weathering.
Hope you like it!

(http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq60/lucas_gargoloff/La%20Trochita%20in%200n30/Cubierto.jpg)

(http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq60/lucas_gargoloff/La%20Trochita%20in%200n30/Cubierto011.jpg)

(http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq60/lucas_gargoloff/La%20Trochita%20in%200n30/Cubierto013.jpg)

(http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq60/lucas_gargoloff/La%20Trochita%20in%200n30/Cubierto016.jpg)

(http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq60/lucas_gargoloff/La%20Trochita%20in%200n30/Cubierto017.jpg)


Title: Re: "Cubierto" 0n30
Post by: lab-dad on March 20, 2010, 07:12:21 PM
Welcome back!
Nice to see you modeling again!
Very nice model, I look forward to seeing it finished!
-Marty


Title: Re: "Cubierto" 0n30
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 20, 2010, 07:39:57 PM
Nice work!


Title: Re: "Cubierto" 0n30
Post by: SDwn on March 21, 2010, 06:50:27 PM
      Nice looking model Lucas. I was curious on how you painted the trucks. Do you mask off the unpainted areas or scrape the paint off from the wheel/ flange? I am always looking for an easier way to paint them. Thanks  Sean


Title: Re: "Cubierto" 0n30
Post by: lucas gargoloff on March 21, 2010, 08:58:33 PM
Thanks for the replies guys!
Sean: I painted the trucks and wheels separately, then when paint was dried, I mount again wheels on trucks and roll them over a rag dipped in thinner, easy way to remove paint from flanges.


Title: Re: "Cubierto" 0n30
Post by: SDwn on March 23, 2010, 12:37:06 AM
    Thanks Lucas, I will have to give that a try.  Sean


Title: Re: "Cubierto" 0n30
Post by: lab-dad on March 23, 2010, 06:13:41 AM
Sean,
I made a jig with 4 holes in it the size of the wheels and the thickness about 1" by 3" - 2 pc.
Place the wheels in the jig and rubber band the two plates.
Paint away!
-Marty


Title: Re: "Cubierto" 0n30
Post by: marc_reusser on March 25, 2010, 01:38:48 PM
Neat project and subject Lucas. Thanks for posting. Look forward to your progress.

Marc


Title: Re: "Cubierto" 0n30
Post by: lucas gargoloff on April 02, 2010, 04:06:25 PM
Thanks Marc!
Lettering is completed as seen on the prototype. Started in weathering too.

(http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq60/lucas_gargoloff/La%20Trochita%20in%200n30/Cubierto023.jpg)

(http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq60/lucas_gargoloff/La%20Trochita%20in%200n30/Cubierto024.jpg)


Title: Re: "Cubierto" 0n30
Post by: lucas gargoloff on June 03, 2010, 05:09:41 PM
Now, I can say the "Cubierto" is finished in 99%, maybe some adds after your comments, why not? Weathering is done with Bragdon Powders mixed with MicroSet.

(http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq60/lucas_gargoloff/La%20Trochita%20in%200n30/Cubierto028.jpg)

(http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq60/lucas_gargoloff/La%20Trochita%20in%200n30/Cubierto029.jpg)

(http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq60/lucas_gargoloff/La%20Trochita%20in%200n30/Cubierto030.jpg)

And some closeups from the underbody...

(http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq60/lucas_gargoloff/La%20Trochita%20in%200n30/Cubierto032.jpg)

(http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq60/lucas_gargoloff/La%20Trochita%20in%200n30/Cubierto031.jpg)

Thanks for watching!



Title: Re: "Cubierto" 0n30
Post by: Tom Neeson on June 03, 2010, 05:23:44 PM
Nice model there Lucas. What couplers are you using?

Tom


Title: Re: "Cubierto" 0n30
Post by: lucas gargoloff on June 03, 2010, 05:26:11 PM
Thanks Tom, couplers are San Juan 0n3 Evolution.


Title: Re: "Cubierto" 0n30
Post by: marc_reusser on June 03, 2010, 05:47:22 PM
Looks good, but you are missing the wood stringers/beams that were used to hold down the currugated metal roofing at the outer ends. This was common/typical practice on corrugated roofs, and you look closely, you can see them in the prototype photo.

Sorry, the only image/example I could quickly find. Note the stringers/beams on the roof towards the car sides.

(http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=114.0;attach=690;image)




Title: Re: "Cubierto" 0n30
Post by: lucas gargoloff on June 03, 2010, 05:51:33 PM
Yes Sir!!! you´re right!! How could I forgot this?? So, thanks for note that, will work on this next weekend.
Thanks again!


Title: Re: "Cubierto" 0n30
Post by: lab-dad on June 04, 2010, 06:56:24 AM
Looking really god, nice to see you back!
You swing in and out like a pendulum!
The only comment I can make is the "rust" seems too monochromatic to me.
Some darker/other colors should be present.
And may be some wear on the grab irons (done with a graphite pencil)
-Marty


Title: Re: "Cubierto" 0n30
Post by: finescalerr on June 04, 2010, 01:10:34 PM
Yo, Lucas!

I would take Marty's comment one step further: Tone down the rust around the hardware on the sides and ends of the car by at least 50%. It's too strong and there is too much of it. Any rust should be much more subtle. Aside from that the car looks pretty good. Remember, a delicate touch is the modeler's best friend!

Russ


Title: Re: "Cubierto" 0n30
Post by: lucas gargoloff on June 04, 2010, 02:39:22 PM
Thanks for your comments! I will keep in mind and work in that this weekend. Now, I can see much rusted in those areas... again, you´re right!
Thanks!