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HERE IS A LINK TO 16 PHOTOS IN MY PHOTO BUCKET ACCOUNT OF MY LATEST O SCALE SCRATCH BUILD

#504 THE ROAD KILL DINER

http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x169/madmike3434/THE%20ROAD%20KILL%20DINER/

 

ONCE ON THE PAGE, USE THE RED BUTTON ON UPPER RIGHT AND SEE FULL SCREEN SLIDE SHOW OF THE 16 PICTURES.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS BUILD  ????



MADMIKE3434......MIKE LYNCH

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Mike, is that a Bachmann coach or a wood kit?

The way you have finished it...... it looks like wood. 

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Dave , its a standard plastic bachmann on30 coach.  Roof has strips of kleenex split to single ply , painted weathered grey or grimey black ?? then kleenex applied to soak into paint. Then another full coat over top to seal it down. Gives a nice fine almost cloth look to roof.  Those pointed vents on top are FSM HO units .

tan shade at top of sides and window trim is floquil earth, orangy shade is thinned floquil rust, green shade is either depot olive, coach green or pullman green. Been 7 months cannot remember. Its my basic technique of dipping brush lightly into thinners then same into paint with wide 1/2" flat end brush. Gives the semi faded/worn look to paint. Shows up better on cookhouse.

 

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Thinned Floquil rust.....I will have to remember that next time I need to paint something plastic to look like newer wood...Thanks!

I have begun to call that technique you like so much " Bleed painting".

I know it is a technique used by all you "Old School" modelers, but have never heard a name for it.

As you use it to get the undercoat color to bleed through the top coat, it seems to fit.

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yes, but not sure how many others use the technique, i have been using it for a long time as a throwoff of the fine scale miniatures techniques i learned in HO.  I like the semi weathered look it gives to the paint without having to use rubber cement method or varsol.

You could paint a structure say boxcar red, then take coach or depot olive or blue or whatever top coat and make it look like the last coat of paint is flaking off or wearing off of the under colour, have not done that for a while.  Its great effect in HO or O.

Basically as far as i understand what i am seeing when i do it, is that the dipping the brush into the thinners before lightly into the paint gives more than enough thinners to **activate** the basecoats i may use..........grime...earth....foundation...sp lettering grey.

 note---I just make one pass over the base coat, any more than that and the TOPcoat becomes mottled and not right.  IF YOU MESS IT UP YOU WILL SEE IT RIGHT AWAY .

mike

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Another fine  looking lineup Mike.

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Hi Mike :wave:

Great work on the ROAD KILL DINER !

:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:

( the burgers sound a bit dodgy though ! ;) )

Check out Mikes photo-album...
...loads of great views of this cool diorama !

How did you do the 'spray-can' style lettering on the diner Mike ?
It looks really authentic !

:bg:

Si.

Hope you don't mind me Posting 1 of the pix.

Attachment: road-kill-diner2-4.jpg (Downloaded 108 times)

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SI, i went to michaels crafts and purchased a sheet of stick on lettering, for whatever type it is ??? and they are peel and stick letters. Take them off the sheet using #11 xacto blade and placing into position, then press down with thumb to set.

I have various sizes and colours and types of print.

i used to always joke about ROAD KILL hamburgers and built the diner based on that single thought.

mike lynch

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Reminds me of a diner, I used to eat at when I worked on the North Coast, much classier though. The diner used an
old bus for the kitchen and an old milk truck for the cooler. Brings back memories of the time late 1960s.
Wish I had taken photos.

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that's a very nice diner  and great tree also have the tee shirt to go with it

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the fantastic tree was made for me by Dave DENO, its a real big knarly oak, maybe 10--12" inches tall.  Have to be carefull where you use them ,as they can easily overpower a low building like the road kill .


I swapped him, a bunch of hydrocal building castings.


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Hi Mike. A word of thanks. I've just been looking back through my research material of photos of diners and found yours among them. As I built Dougy's Diner for Updah in 2012 http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7457&forum_id=4&page=18, it's clear that I drew much inspiration from your efforts as well as the Stoney Creek model so many thanks for that. I should have acknowledged it earlier.

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YES AND YOU BUILT A GREAT DIORAMA STRUCTURE.........10 MOOSIES TO YOU SIR, THATS DOUBLE THE NORMAL 5 MAX


YOU COULD ALSO CONSIDER USING THE BACHMAN TROLLY BODY AS STRUCTURE FODDER


 MIKE LYNCH    


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Thanks Mike, you're most kind. The trolley body's a fine idea for a building but the only two I've got found their way into Updah's steam tram and trailer car.


u (10) by slateworks, on Flickr

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a lot of people bought those 3-4 years ago when they were down to $30 usa each, for the flat mechanism and just sold the rest for whatever they could get or trade.
I think i mounted one on the bachman railbus chassis, not sure, so many builds have been done.
Maybe have a poke thru some older pre 2012 CDR and see what pops up.
I think i shortened the trolley by one window on the side and cut the clerestory roof off one.
Take a BIG BOW on your diner build , you deserve it, tried to give you 10 moosies but was using fast reply and it would not allow it .
Only thing not up to rest of it was a cabinet inside in a muddy brown.

mike   :moose:

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Yup, I agree. The cabinet was a cheap plastic furniture unit and a bit of an afterthought. I messed up on the paint and thought it wouldn't be seen, not intending then to take any photos, especially damning close-ups!
I've started another thread on Bachmann street car bashes so do add yours Mike.

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went thru a few sections on freerails looking for the pictures, they are there, question is where.  i looked at a ton of pages.
Yes never a good idea to use 14---20 mega pixel digital camera, SHOWS ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING.......i know because i have done same thing myself.
mike        :bang::old dude:

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Nice job Mike. The whole thing is great. It shows what can be done in a lot of areas. On the camera issue, I found that it helped me tune up the techniques a little. It shows just where my work said to me "that's good enough" The camera helps show me where I could do better. Thanks again for the pics.
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Mike,
That is great looking piece and I like the humor. How long did the build take you from start to finish.
Sincerely,
Robert

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Another great madmike inspirational build....someone send him a moosy steak and a moosy beer ;)

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Great work Mike, next how about a McKeen Motor Car Diner?


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