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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2012 02:32 pm
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At first I thought that that was one heck of a big exhaust pipe,

for what, in proportion, had to be a rather small motor.


Then, I realized that the engineer could climb into it,

and get out of the rain, or stay warm


Good job!


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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2012 02:45 pm
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I think you're right Herb.

Hiltz almost fooled us with this cute and beat up critter,

but the stack clearly indicates he is hiding a turbocharged Caterpillar motor under the hood.





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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2012 03:36 pm
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Hi Hiltz

The only dude I know with that name...

...is Steve McQueen, in 'The Great Escape'...

...well, this is just as cool !!!

Nice critter bro. !

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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2012 04:11 pm
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Si. wrote: Hi Hiltz

The only dude I know with that name...

...is Steve McQueen, in 'The Great Escape'...

...well, this is just as cool !!!

Nice critter bro. !


You're on to me Si.

One my favorite characters of all time in a great movie. 

Thanks guys for all the kind comments.

............John


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Nice Steve...

Did you use the 'Hairspray' bit, for the chip's/rust...?

Dunno...

Looks pretty good... whatever...

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 Posted: Sat Mar 10th, 2012 12:52 am
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Si. wrote:   Did you use the 'Hairspray' bit, for the chip's/rust...?

Dunno...

Looks pretty good... whatever...


No hairspray.

Just salt stuck down with a water and rubbing alcohol mix.

..................John


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 Posted: Sun Mar 11th, 2012 10:01 am
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Hi John,

The excellent colouring and weathering of your model,
leads the viewers eye over the little technical contradictions.

And as I state for myself,
"I don't try to model reality but an as good as possible Illusion of it"


What of the various G-scales do you (mainly) apply 1:20, 1.22.5 or 1:24 ?

Modelling in "Gn30" myself.
I focus on 1:22.5, but are using bits of the 1:24 range as well.


And my Lister is from the British 1:19 range.
It has to go as larger variant of the usual 2foot vehicle.

Especially built for the count of my island,
and the islands larger track gauge of 750mm, which is 29.5"


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 Posted: Mon Mar 12th, 2012 01:36 am
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Thanks for the kind comments Toe.

I try to model non prototype subjects with a touch of "what the heck is that for and what does that do" flavor.

I did skip around on this project with diminsions 1/24 and 1/22.5 with no ill effects.

.........John


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"I have been jumping around on this project using both 1/24th and 1/22.5 with no ill effects"


Some of the very best Gn30 scratchbuilding I have ever seen, top quality work Hiltz.

Your superb painting & detailing show your tramway nicely, in all its rusting glory.

Rob


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