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    • January 9, 2019 6:47 PM EST
      • Vail, Az
         
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      Craig Townsend said:
      David Maynard said:

      I wasn't successful in bribing Devon, can I bribe you? I will trade 3 days now for 3 less days at the end... Please? 

      Dave Taylor is the ONLY one that could do that, be careful, he's dangerous with his coal shovel...

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • January 9, 2019 8:09 PM EST
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      Not a chance Craig.... three days to wait...

       

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    • January 9, 2019 8:51 PM EST
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      Dave Taylor said:

      Not a chance Craig.... three days to wait...

       

    • January 9, 2019 8:56 PM EST
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      Dave Taylor said:

      Not a chance Craig.... three days to wait...

       

      Well this might end up ending even before it's started. This model is all messed up from the prototype.

       

      Wrong: roof, ends, brake wheel, yellow stripe, side sills

      Right: Paint scheme and road number.

       

      Damn you prototype modeling. Now I know too much about this car series number and want to scratch build the entire thing and then weather it. MIK 2029? 

    • January 9, 2019 9:59 PM EST
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      Craig, just for fun do a folk art model, you can always park it in a park and claim the kids vandalized it!

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • January 9, 2019 10:14 PM EST
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      OK Chris.... If you are going to reference the Book of TAYLOR Chapter 3 verse 16,  you should follow it thru and "Quote"  Ch 3:  verses 22-23 also..

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    • January 10, 2019 12:57 PM EST
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      I hope I don't get banned from the challenge...

       

      I started early. Or I started practicing the oil dot filter technique on a different model. 

      I'm also practicing replicating the rusting. Technically this is unrelated to the build, so I'm off the hook right?

      I can't ruin the model I want to ruin yet, so I have to ruin a different model? 

      Film at 2300 as Jon likes to say.

    • January 10, 2019 1:02 PM EST
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      Don't feel to bad, I also started a little early...well, sort of. I found the battery drive needed a little TLC to be made reliable again. Nothing big, just making sure wiring connections were fixed and secure.

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    • January 10, 2019 2:33 PM EST
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      SCOFF......I am building a flat car to curb my desire to build while waiting.

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    • January 10, 2019 7:30 PM EST
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      Here are some grab shots I took when I got home from work today. This is of a Aristo drop end gon.

      I forgot to leave panels blank, except for the end. It did have a previous attempt of "spray and pray" type weathering, but I think the overall look isn't too bad. You can see the evidence of the "spray and pray" method by the grab irons. Definitely not doing that again! I think I was 10 years younger and dumber when I did that.

      I need to work on the rust spots. The rust I tried was a AK Interactive Rust wash. Not really impressed on individual rust lines, but I think with refinement it could work in some situations. 

      Fire away with what needs improvement! And maybe I will have this model take a nice bath in 91% iso as well.  :D 








    • January 10, 2019 9:01 PM EST
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      I will say, I rather do like the grime build up around the rivets and rivet seams. 

    • January 11, 2019 10:33 AM EST
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      That's a fancy schmancy gon you got there with a gold ladder! Or don't you see the brass look?

       

      So is this a practice piece your showing off?

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • January 11, 2019 11:15 AM EST
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      John Caughey said:

      That's a fancy schmancy gon you got there with a gold ladder! Or don't you see the brass look?

       

      So is this a practice piece your showing off?

      This is an old Aristo Drop end Gon that I was practicing on. It's one of those projects that gets set aside for years, and then when you need a weathering test bed you grab the aristo gon. 

       

      Yah those grab irons look huge! Kind of reminds me the LGB grab irons.

    • January 11, 2019 1:46 PM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      SCOFF......I am building a flat car to curb my desire to build while waiting.

      I am buying cars to kill my urge to build while waiting until everyone gets a weeks head start!

       

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    • January 12, 2019 10:15 PM EST
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      It's not perfect, but it's a start... I think I can manage to recover. 

      Ended up sanding off the lettering with 220 grit (should have used 400 or something lighter), so there are some sanding marks above and below the lettering. Also somehow the masking on the white strip bled through. Need to fix that as well. 

      One layer of oil fade. Doesn't look too bad, but definitely needs more work.

      Under the kitchen lighting


      Under the workbench lighting

       

      Went and bought my 1 bottle of paint on my way home from a teacher workshop. Big mistake, I should have known better than to buy paint at a LHS that only has a few bottles of paint.

      I had previously bought paint from them with no problem. Trying to restore the paint with some water, will give it 24-48 hours and see what happens.

    • January 12, 2019 11:58 PM EST
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      Looks great Craig.

      Something to consider, you can sometimes use a little lacquer thinner on a brush or rag and pull some of the white downward in a streaking below the lettering.

      If done in moderation it can look really good. Try it on something else first

    • January 13, 2019 12:08 AM EST
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      Rick Marty said:

      Looks great Craig.

      Something to consider, you can sometimes use a little lacquer thinner on a brush or rag and pull some of the white downward in a streaking below the lettering.

      If done in moderation it can look really good. Try it on something else first

      Are you talking about the white lettering? Hum I might have to try. 

      The other white areas that look like streaking from the oils are actually overspray from when I masked the stripe. I thought I sealed the tape enough to spray, but enough white bled through. At this point with a oil filter on top of the factory paint I don't think much is going to change. Thankfully this is only panels I did with oil. 

      I figure worse case scenario the whole model gets a dip in 91% isop. and Stan gets a order for new white decals. 

       

    • January 13, 2019 10:45 AM EST
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      Craig,

      I took a look at one of my N.P. boxcars with the idea of cutting off the sills.  Big problem,  the lower door guides are on the sill.  

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    • January 13, 2019 10:54 AM EST
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          Off to a great start. Craig, really. Good touch on the sandpaper, and I'll remember to use the 400 grit. I'm watching closely and learning every step of the way.

       

         

       

       

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