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 Posted: Thu Dec 3rd, 2009 08:10 pm
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Think I mentioned in another posting that we have a open challenge on the Gnatterbox to build a "rail" crane.

Thought I would post a couple of pictures here just to encourage any you to visit us and join in ...............

















This one is about 95% scratch built,

and for those who don't know its 1/24 scale on 15" gauge track.

Look forward to some of you joining in

 

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 Posted: Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 05:03 pm
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Couple of shots showing the finished paint job.

Not exactly how I wanted it to look but my painting needs a bit more practice





 








 

 
Its ended up a bit too well worn and rusty.

Need to go lighter on the weathering!




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 Posted: Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 06:08 pm
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Nice job...and I like the effect you achieved with all the dirt and grime.

A piece of equipment like this would be well used and I don't see anyone really cleaning it up that much.

Too much rust...maybe...but maybe not.

I certainly like it.




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Looks fine - as it is.

Equipment like this would have been abused - thrashed - bashed - left outside in all weathers - and not maintained very much.

I'd expect one of these things to be dog rough - and covered in rust - if it weren't, I'm not sure it would be credible.

OK, that's a personal opinion, but I don't think I'm alone.

Excellent work.

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Huw.

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Gordon-that's a fine job! It looks like I think it should-all nasty & rusty and well used. What happened to the outriggers?  They would be beat up, maybe more than the crane. With large scale, you can go crazy with detailing. I love it also.

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Looks terrific from here Gordon.

Fantastic. :s:





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I can't picture a piece of used equipment looking anything other than that!!

Super job!:2t::2t:

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W C Greene wrote:  What happened to the outriggers?  They would be beat up, maybe more than the crane. 
            Woodie



Here you go Woodie, got round to finishing of the stabilisers/ outriggers .... hope they are beaten up enough?







Thanks for all the positive comments.




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gfadvance wrote: Here you go Woodie, got round to finishing of the stabilisers/ outriggers .... hope they are beaten up enough?

I don't know what anyone else thinks, but I think you've nailed them - excellent!

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Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!!

Excellent job there...and the pedestals look like I would expect them to look.

I like the contrast with painting the pedestals yellow and dirtying them up, too.




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