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« Reply #240 on: November 02, 2016, 03:29:03 PM »

Thank you Russ for your kind words.

As for the finish on the timber, well you have to start with a decent timber, or, you'll get a crap finish if you use crap timber.

I use Tasmanian Myrtle ( http://www.wood-database.com/tasmanian-myrtle/ ) which is an excellent timber to use because there is virtually NO pore holes showing, then I use a Thickness Sander that I made, to reduce it to the thickness that I require. This does leave an excellent smooth finish on any pieces that have been thru the sander. The sander can sand a bit of timber down to 0.010" thous and you can actually see thru the timber, when you hold it up to the light.
Once it has been fully assembled in the raw, I then break it down, to each individual colour I require.
The ONLY primer/undercoat I use is ---- Testors SAND FS33531 - Flat Enamel Paint, it does cost a bit, but it's the only stuff I've come across that sticks like 'shit to a blanket' and is the most NEUTRAL colour in the universe. I avoid using grey, like I would avoid the plague, as it's made from the two most violent colours in the colour spectrum, black and white. It takes a couple of colour coats just to try and hide this 'snot' grey colour which then fills in any detail you want to stand out.
Once it's dried, I then just scrub the surface with a clean dry old toothbrush, this removes any bits of fluff/dust that might have stuck to the wet paint. Any bigger bits get flicked of with a fingernail.
The finished coat is just very ordinary enamel house paint, you can buy this stuff for a fraction of the cost of hobby paints, they will even mix the right colour for you as well.

As you can see, nothing special in the painting process at all.

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« Reply #241 on: November 02, 2016, 03:51:12 PM »

Maybe I missed something (the model is exquisite, btw): How do you apply the coat and color? By air brush? I hope so ... Shocked

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« Reply #242 on: November 02, 2016, 06:11:15 PM »

Another masterpiece! Simply stunning work!
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« Reply #243 on: November 02, 2016, 07:05:44 PM »

Hi Volker, just use an el-cheapo air brush, nothing special at all.

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« Reply #244 on: November 10, 2016, 05:12:59 AM »



All finished with the lamps being added, and then tucked away in the cupboard.


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« Reply #245 on: November 10, 2016, 06:06:01 AM »

I missed this one, when you first posted your latest in your series of fantastic models. Well done!
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« Reply #246 on: November 10, 2016, 06:43:07 PM »

Your work is truly deserving of the phrase "museum quality".

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« Reply #247 on: November 10, 2016, 07:11:23 PM »



Much appreciated gentlemen for the ' kudos '.

Not quite museum quality, still got quite a distance to go before that happens.  Roll Eyes


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« Reply #248 on: March 18, 2017, 06:13:00 PM »

Another one for the cupboard, this time it's a Country Storekeepers Waggon, made in 1/12th scale again. Drawings were printed in the Coachbuilders and Wheelwright on July 15 1908.















Here's what got me interested in making it, just a picture on the back cover of a book called Tom Downers Legacy.

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« Reply #249 on: March 18, 2017, 06:29:51 PM »

Absolutely drop-dead gorgeous!  Your work perfectly reproduces the superb craftsmanship and artistry of the prototypes, and does it in a much smaller size to boot!

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« Reply #250 on: March 18, 2017, 09:27:01 PM »

You know, if you keep practicing, one of these days you'll probably build a pretty good model. Incidentally, your wagon looks better and has nicer graphics than the picture that inspired it. -- Russ
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« Reply #251 on: March 18, 2017, 10:02:13 PM »

Thank you Ray and Russ, it is much appreciated with those kind words. :-)

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« Reply #252 on: March 19, 2017, 08:19:45 AM »

Great model!
Are those wheel rims CNC cut plexi?
I'd love to see how you made the wheels.
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« Reply #253 on: March 19, 2017, 09:34:44 AM »

Another terrific wagon, and the wheel construction does look interesting.
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« Reply #254 on: March 19, 2017, 02:46:09 PM »

Really nice work!
Is the lining decals or hand painted?
Not that it really matters, it looks very good regardless of the technique used.
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