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« Reply #45 on: September 10, 2010, 08:21:39 AM »

Philip, a V-8 would've been nice, but the 4-banger was easier to build!

Progress to date includes the first stages of paint:

Got the side panels done, too....
...and the see-thru grill:


I concur!  Grin  NICE!
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« Reply #46 on: September 10, 2010, 10:23:51 AM »

how'd you do the radiator? layers of mesh?
What technique did you use on the yellow, hairspray, salt or?.....
Love the seat too!
-Mj
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« Reply #47 on: September 10, 2010, 12:21:42 PM »

Thanks, guys:
Chuck, the motor won't be hidden TOO much by the side panels.  You'll be able to look
down from the top and see most of it:



What I'm trying to hide (or at least underplay) is the huge, unprototypically bulbous
lower portion of the engine block.

The grill was done using Detail Master 1/25th scale photo-etched "Radiator Screen". 
This closeup really shows how cool this stuff is:



Looking at the right side you'll see that the cooling fins are relief etched so the vertical channels stand out.
I glued thin floral wire behind the vertical channels to give the radiator more depth, then covered
the backside with a piece of small, generic mesh screen.

The finish is:
1)  Plasti-Kote T-235 (gray) Sandable Primer (My favorite primer);
2)  A dusting of Rustoleum American Accents "Sandstone", a very fine texture paint that's right up
there with Rustoleum "Terra Cotta" on my new favorite list;
3)  Rubber cement dabbed on with a small iece of Scotchbrite pad;
4)  Brush-coat of Jo Sonja Yellow;
5)  Pulled off the rubber cement with tape;
6)  Went over the whole thing with a thin wash of yellow;
7)  The last step will involve adding flecks of dark rust here & there with some streaking, etc.
using pastel chalk dust.

Thanks again for all the comments. 
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« Reply #48 on: September 10, 2010, 12:51:38 PM »

Oh, OK I didn't remember it was going to be topless.
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« Reply #49 on: September 10, 2010, 03:32:55 PM »

This model makes me happy. -- Russ
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« Reply #50 on: September 10, 2010, 08:00:20 PM »

Sweet!
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« Reply #51 on: September 11, 2010, 05:10:06 PM »

Hamilton, I had to beat you to the post and share the eye-candy with your fans here:

This picture, like Russ says, makes me very happy.

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« Reply #52 on: September 12, 2010, 07:47:06 AM »

The paint of the Davenport is wonderful, Ken.
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« Reply #53 on: September 13, 2010, 06:46:56 AM »

Ken, sorry if I asked this before, but is this one able to run on the track, or did you remove the motor and wires etc.?
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« Reply #54 on: September 13, 2010, 10:53:17 AM »

Oh, OK I didn't remember it was going to be topless.

Chuck your embarrassing ssuR!!!!!

Ken beautiful work.

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« Reply #55 on: September 13, 2010, 01:08:04 PM »

......is this one able to run on the track, or did you remove the motor and wires etc.?
This one runs, Crank.  I just removed the DCC chip.



Thanks for the nice comments, gentlemen.
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« Reply #56 on: September 13, 2010, 05:12:09 PM »

I have four Davenports - all about to become Steam Punk reincarnations on my Gn15 layout. Bet they don't look like this one or look as good either. But I am taking notes.  Grin
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« Reply #57 on: September 21, 2010, 03:30:17 PM »

Can't believe I missed the progress on this....So cool.  I really like the different coloring and textures  in the scene.

Thanks for the tip/info on the radiator mesh.

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