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« on: September 14, 2016, 05:54:52 PM »

Hello everyone,
I recently finished this dio of a kit bash I did on an old Sheepscot HO scale kit. I enjoy water scenes and have built several others.
Comments welcome.


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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2016, 06:23:57 PM »

Hey thanks for posting picts of your Dio and welcome to the forum.
I love the outdoor setting of your pictures.
The one thing  that jars my eye is the minimal amount of timbering under that steel tank
that I presume holds some form of liquid at about 8 lbs per gallon.

Very nice work, and again welcome, and thanks for the great picts of your work
Rick
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2016, 01:04:44 AM »

Satisfactory. Charismatic. -- Russ
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2016, 08:08:09 AM »

Congratulations on a great model that was photographed skillfully. just ask why show the weather vanes in different directions or deceive me something?
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2016, 11:19:00 AM »

Thank you Rick, Russ and Helmut. Appreciate your comments.

Rick- The support framing under the fuel tank is supposed to be angled steel. It was supplied in the kit etched brass and soldered together. Agreed it is a bit thin.

Helmut- Thank you for noticing the weathervane issue. That was not intentional, I will repair.
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2016, 12:00:09 AM »

Beautiful modeling and photography, especially for such a small scale.
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2016, 10:44:09 AM »

Thank you very much Ray.
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2016, 05:38:31 PM »

I also installed nearly 30 SMD Led lights. Taken indoors...


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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2016, 06:14:31 PM »

Those night shots look awesome!
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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2016, 03:19:04 PM »

Thanks again, Ray.
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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2016, 06:21:03 PM »

Now those night shots are great.
Lighting makes all the difference, when bringing a scene to life.
Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2016, 01:47:43 AM »

That's some very fine modeling - especially in H0 scale. And I agree: the night shots bring it to life, ever since. The only major giveaway are the ship's and derrick's ropes in the first both pictures, which to my eyes are a bit to thick and don't follow a natural pendulous habit. Which isn't easy to achieve, admittedly. What did you use for it? Maybe you could try lead wire which comes in diametres down to 0.2 mm or even less. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2016, 10:56:55 AM »

Thanks again Rick.

Thank you Volker.

The ropes are indeed a tad big and were common sewing thread. However, they were tight until I brought them outdoors for these photos. I live on the gulf coast of Florida and the humidity caused the sagging. As soon as I returned indoors, they became tight once again. Angry

For the derrick, I actually used brass wire.

Appreciate your input!
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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2016, 11:29:12 AM »

Awesome photos. The lights are incredible.....Allan
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« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2016, 12:28:58 PM »

Hi Carl

Love both the night and day shots. Hard to believe its HO scale.
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