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Spruced Up Some Of My V-Tippers !
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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2009 03:56 pm
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After reading about the techniques here i decided to give sea salt and rubber cement a try, it worked out great!

I started with red primer on both, the V's done in yellow tractor paint (really, that's what the can said!) and light grey mist on the frames.

Frames in primer and V's with salt still on them:




Salt on the frames, stuck there with water and a bit of spit:



Salt and rubber scraped off, a coat of dullcote:













I'm either lucky or good! :bg:

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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2009 05:56 pm
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Looks good!!!

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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2009 07:41 pm
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Nice job ytter_man!  Is that your home layout?         Russell

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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2009 07:55 pm
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Thanks guys :)

Russ- Yep, but it may get torn down by the end of next year when i move. It's also HO and i'm switching to On30 and have the makings of a micro started. There's more on that layout
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 Posted: Fri Oct 23rd, 2009 06:46 pm
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OMG...

After seeing my V-tips, a friend showed me this picture from a display in Kimball, NE




Off i go to find a bachmann trolley, it's just too tempting not to...


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 Posted: Sat Oct 24th, 2009 12:53 pm
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L:Looks like you have a plan.   Keep us posted on the progress!



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 Posted: Sat Oct 24th, 2009 05:09 pm
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Thanks!

It's more like planning-in-progress, i know i want my micro to use 4 wheel stuff (12" diameter curves!) and i'd like it to be more fun than a serious attempt to model any one area. I'll have these and some logging disconnects tooling about behind my porter and i have a railtruck or critter in the making, i'm gathering parts as we speak
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 Posted: Tue Oct 27th, 2009 09:22 pm
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Jake-the v tippers look great! That salt technique really makes the paint look like it's peeling. Keep em' coming. The proto photo is cool, I will look for some pix I made up at Clifton, AZ of some v's and other neat mining cars. Very nice work. Woodie



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 Posted: Wed Oct 28th, 2009 12:29 am
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Thanks Woodie :)

I'm told the stuff i ordered for my porter and some other goodies were shipped yesterday airmail :glad:

In other news i have a cough and am very tired, uffda.

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Jake-get better & peel more paint!       Woodrow



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