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« Reply #150 on: August 13, 2017, 07:43:07 PM »

Thanks Franck!

Finished the builder’s plate and mounted it. McLeod model RR nuts finished it off. These were made of cast steel, but I don't know if the letters were polished or not. So, I just painted it.











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« Reply #151 on: August 13, 2017, 09:11:12 PM »

Looks fantastic Chuck!  The little details like the builder's plate really make a huge difference in the overall effect.
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« Reply #152 on: August 14, 2017, 11:42:09 AM »

Most satisfactory. -- Russ
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« Reply #153 on: August 14, 2017, 02:12:16 PM »

That looks right, and good!
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« Reply #154 on: August 14, 2017, 10:23:25 PM »

Extremely nice job!
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« Reply #155 on: August 17, 2017, 02:53:16 AM »

chuck i think you should give up your day job -nice
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« Reply #156 on: August 17, 2017, 09:23:03 AM »

Fantastic work , as always , Chuck ........ Very inspiring for us mere mortals  Grin

Thanks for the info on grease and wear &  tear on the gears might well come in useful to me shortly
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« Reply #157 on: August 19, 2017, 05:38:19 PM »

Very nice indeed

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« Reply #158 on: September 03, 2017, 09:14:27 AM »

You are really one of the best modeler I've ever seen!!!

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« Reply #159 on: September 05, 2017, 08:50:48 PM »

Thanks for the nice words!

I made some more progress this weekend. Dry fitting the haulback (trip) drum (pardon the drill bit). The 3/8” diameter (.024 actual) wire rope is 7 x 19 strand stainless from Mcmaster-Carr (the more strands, the more flexible it is). I wrapped 25 tedious feet around the core using super glue to hold it (excess easily removed with acetone). Hardest part was keeping it from kinking and away from the cat. The core is separate from the ends to facilitate handling and do-overs (already needed). I used a heavy wash of black oil paint to simulate well kept and oiled rope. Will make a nice contrast to the war weary look of everything else. The end fitting (closed spelter) was also 3D printed and buffed with Rub N Buff and oil warshed.

Much more to do, thankfully. I haven’t enjoyed a model like this for a long time.





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« Reply #160 on: September 06, 2017, 01:09:57 AM »

Sacré bleu! -- Russ
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« Reply #161 on: September 06, 2017, 06:16:32 AM »

Chuck, Sacré noir! The wire rope looks well oiled. Glad to read you are really enjoying this project, I'm really enjoying seeing it.
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« Reply #162 on: September 06, 2017, 11:52:11 AM »

It is the subtly of your work which is the real joy to look at , that and the accuracy of your observation ..... The way the inside of winch drum is rusted being a great example . Lovely just lovely


p.s. Thank for info on the wire you used, managed to track down some 0.8mm dia stainless steel wire in the UK which should work for a 1/35 scale project


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« Reply #163 on: September 06, 2017, 05:34:09 PM »

Most excellent Chuck!  I echo Mr. Fergusson's comment on your observational skills.  This is the key ingredient in making the model believable!
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« Reply #164 on: September 06, 2017, 09:27:56 PM »

All those little details. Your the master at making them look so real.
As always exceptional work.

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