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« Reply #105 on: February 26, 2012, 04:18:25 AM »

Miniature engineering and realism of the highest quality -great stuff -keep feeding us more.
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« Reply #106 on: February 26, 2012, 03:51:37 PM »

Thanks guys!
The cast paint is just primer and refer grey
The pulleys were polished on the lathe (boy did I f%^k up the large one! twisted it to sh&t)
The polished steel surfaces is AK interactive dark steel powder.
Glad you all found it interesting/enjoyable.
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« Reply #107 on: February 26, 2012, 07:00:01 PM »

Congratulations Marty.

Absolutely stunning detailed work.

Now you gotta actually use it to make all the rest of your models in the future !

Still inspired ?

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« Reply #108 on: February 26, 2012, 11:06:17 PM »

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Publish?..printing?...dude, that's so yesterday....it's already on Facebook.

Marc,..... when all the lights go out there will always be BOOKS. they are so tomorrow it is not even funny!! Tongue

cheers michael
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« Reply #109 on: February 27, 2012, 12:46:45 AM »

I do hope the Facebook splash has Worcester spelt correctly. (As I am from just east of there - Bromsgrove.)
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« Reply #110 on: February 27, 2012, 01:51:37 AM »

I do hope the Facebook splash has Worcester spelt correctly. (As I am from just east of there - Bromsgrove.)

  Just to be pedantic , it's more North than East .
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« Reply #111 on: February 27, 2012, 02:27:32 AM »

Marc,..... when all the lights go out there will always be BOOKS. they are so tomorrow it is not even funny!! Tongue
cheers michael

Apologies to all you bright young things ................. But I've got to stand in Michaels queue - being a dyed in the wool dinosaur you understand?
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« Reply #112 on: February 27, 2012, 02:34:06 AM »

Actually it was an oblique reference to my new 4mm plank called West of Bromsgrove. Which is anywhere on the GWR with an obscure name but unfortunately Upton Snodbury is too far south so maybe I will settle for Commins Coch.

Getting back on topic again, the concept of getting laser cut letters and a template to apply them with, is something I would like to explore on my upcoming 1:12 plank for the nameplates on the loco etc. Beats hand lettering or printouts or even waiting six months for a brass etching.
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« Reply #113 on: February 27, 2012, 07:07:25 AM »

Jesus Christ Artizen!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
I thought I had spelled Worcester wrong on the model!!!!!!!
You gave me a heart attack!
See dave at vectorcut for any letters!
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« Reply #114 on: February 27, 2012, 08:59:10 AM »

That is just spectacular Marty! It should make a great centerpiece on your no doubt upcoming diorama. 
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« Reply #115 on: February 27, 2012, 04:27:38 PM »

I am sure Dave of Vector Cut would not knowingly let a template out of his sight with a spelling error! I don't want anyone on this site or this build having heart attacks - but the catalogue page is so good that the single word spelt incorrectly just jumped out at me because I used to live near there! Mind you, Worcester was a bit posh - we lived in Bromsgrove because my dad was able to afford to buy land and build his own house there. Still standing too - drove past it the other day on Google!
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« Reply #116 on: February 28, 2012, 09:54:54 AM »

Does it matter what primer color you use with these powders? Did you seal them with anything?

Thanks, great build!!

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« Reply #117 on: February 28, 2012, 10:17:51 AM »

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Does it matter what primer color you use with these powders? Did you seal them with anything?

ABSOLUTELY!!!!!
For lighter silver use white or nothing at all on styrene.
On the bed i used the grey so the "steel" would be darker.
Compared to all the surfaces on my real machines the color/sheen/finish is a perfect match.

No, I did not seal it. Once it is on it is pretty hard to get off!
I dont expect too much touching of the parts anyways.

I found applying it with a Q-tip the best way to somewhat control it. It is VERY fine powder.
I also used my fingers to apply then polish it.
On the bed I used a microfiber for glass (very soft/fine) to polish.

-Marty
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« Reply #118 on: February 28, 2012, 10:22:14 AM »

Thanks for the info. I've always used Rub-N-Buff for metal finishes but this looks very cool!

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Does it matter what primer color you use with these powders? Did you seal them with anything?

ABSOLUTELY!!!!!
For lighter silver use white or nothing at all on styrene.
On the bed i used the grey so the "steel" would be darker.
Compared to all the surfaces on my real machines the color/sheen/finish is a perfect match.

No, I did not seal it. Once it is on it is pretty hard to get off!
I dont expect too much touching of the parts anyways.

I found applying it with a Q-tip the best way to somewhat control it. It is VERY fine powder.
I also used my fingers to apply then polish it.
On the bed I used a microfiber for glass (very soft/fine) to polish.

-Marty
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« Reply #119 on: February 28, 2012, 01:41:01 PM »

Brilliant work! Will we see the Death Valley Plymouth parked outside this enormous shop?

Anders
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