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General Category => Modellers At Work => Topic started by: eTraxx on July 16, 2014, 06:04:38 PM

Title: O Scale Shanty#1 – 901
Post by: eTraxx on July 16, 2014, 06:04:38 PM
This little O scale kit from AM Models is about a simple as you can get. A door and two windows are all cast into the walls. The clapboard siding structure measures 1-5/16 x 1-5/8 in. No instructions but .. none are needed. It lists for $6.75 .. I picked it up for $6.08 at my LHS.

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I had fun seeing what I could do on the cheap. Interesting to the guys on this forum .. I used the normal hairspray technique .. but the white paint is Krylon Flat White from a Rattle Can. Dang stuff chipped very nicely!

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Title: Re: O Scale Shanty#1 – 901
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 16, 2014, 08:50:12 PM
Impressive! Sure doesn't look like it started out as a simple plastic kit.
Title: Re: O Scale Shanty#1 – 901
Post by: finescalerr on July 17, 2014, 12:33:00 AM
Nice work. Do I see a cat hair at the upper left corner of the door? -- Russ
Title: Re: O Scale Shanty#1 – 901
Post by: mad gerald on July 17, 2014, 01:09:59 AM
Quote from: finescalerr on July 17, 2014, 12:33:00 AM
Do I see a cat hair at the upper left corner of the door? -- Russ
... eventually recess of glue - there's something similar on the right (coming from edge of roof leading to door frame) ...

Quote from: finescalerr on July 17, 2014, 12:33:00 AM
Nice work.
... FULL ACK ...
Title: Re: O Scale Shanty#1 – 901
Post by: eTraxx on July 17, 2014, 03:52:30 AM
dang cat
Title: Re: O Scale Shanty#1 – 901
Post by: lab-dad on July 17, 2014, 05:07:35 AM
I guess you can put lipstick on a pig.

You did good!

-Mj
Title: Re: O Scale Shanty#1 – 901
Post by: Lawton Maner on July 17, 2014, 09:40:05 AM
How did you do the roof?
Title: Re: O Scale Shanty#1 – 901
Post by: Chuck Doan on July 17, 2014, 09:57:07 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: O Scale Shanty#1 – 901
Post by: eTraxx on July 17, 2014, 10:52:02 AM
Thanks guys. I figure while not Fine Scale modeling .. it's at least Medium :) ... and will work fine on my layout.

The roof .. that is printed. I used Clever Models textures. The 'wood' is cardstock with a plain paper print glued to the bottom .. the tar paper printed on paper ..

I added a little weathering powder this morning. Little excessive on the weathering I suppose but  I'm trying to control that .. really I am! I need to get a better light for taking photos .. it is so dim in my room that I have to process the photos too much. This is pretty close to correct .. and .. the pinwash is too dark .. again .. next time won't be so.

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Title: Re: O Scale Shanty#1 – 901
Post by: mabloodhound on July 17, 2014, 04:55:29 PM
And no more Miss Kitty hair.
Nice job Ed on making plastic look like wood.
8)
Title: Re: O Scale Shanty#1 – 901
Post by: okiecrip on August 08, 2014, 04:41:17 PM
Quote from: mabloodhound on July 17, 2014, 04:55:29 PM
And no more Miss Kitty hair.
Nice job Ed on making plastic look like wood.
8)
very nice ed i like redoing cheap plastic kits :)