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Les Tindall
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« on: May 06, 2019, 01:04:39 PM »

Just thought I would share a photo of a scratch built (other than the wheels) G.R.Turner (wagon builders) 2ft gauge wagon. Built in styrene and wood from drawings of one that ran on the Ministry of Defence's Calshot Railway near Southampton in the UK. 


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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2019, 02:41:42 PM »

Just thought I would share a photo of a scratch built (other than the wheels) G.R.Turner (wagon builders) 2ft gauge wagon. Built in styrene and wood from drawings of one that ran on the Ministry of Defence's Calshot Railway near Southampton in the UK. 

Very nice! A little tutorial on the painting would be much appreciated!
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2019, 02:59:05 PM »

Nothing special on the painting. My usual method is spray Humbrol Tank Grey, then use a variety of weathering powders, different shades of rust, grimy grey, brown and one called "gungy green" which represents the "pantina" that appears on metals.  The wood is basswood, distressed with a brass wire disc, knot holes added, chips taken out of the wood and the whole thing stained with a brown/black dilute paint.


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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 12:50:25 AM »

Excellent work , Les . You are going to have to go into a bit more detail with regard to how you achieved the finish .   

   Oh, and I’ll have two in 1/35th Scale , please .
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 05:21:26 AM »

very good! Is that a toothpick-knot on the right side of the lower plank?
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2019, 10:27:50 AM »

Bill, I just use a knife blade for knot holes, varying the depth of hole for variety. 

Nick, sorry can't do it in 1/35th for you, the re-tooling costs are too high (another blade for the knife) and the hassle of product re-ordering (another sheet of plasticard). Thanks for your comments though.

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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2019, 01:02:56 PM »

found it ! Outstanding quality excellent finish
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2019, 11:14:28 PM »

Wow, that looks great! Really love the color and texture of the wood.
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2019, 01:43:59 AM »

Thanks Ray
as mentioned I just us the circular equivalent of a wire brush for distressing the wood, along with knifed knot holes, then stain it with dilute brown/black paint, plus in this case a little bit of green to "age" the wood. I also added some more grey and brown powders, again to make the whole thinmg look weather-beaten.

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