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 Posted: Wed Jun 13th, 2018 04:15 am
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A little more progress...

Four strands of fine copper wire were soldered to the large smoke stack. The other ends of these wires were tied to tiny eye hooks, which I got from the jewelry section in Michael's:




I sprayed the entire exterior of the building with self-etching metal primer. Then I sprayed a bit of white primer onto the "wood" portions of the cupolas and trim:




I painted the doors and window frames, beginning with a coat of white primer. Next I applied various shades of brown and gray, to simulate the appearance of old wood. When that was dry, I liberally brushed on some Testor's enamel thinner. While this was wet, I added the white/green color coats, using a modified dry-brush technique. The enamel acts as a "resist", and this effect combined with the dry-brush technique results in a look of worn, peeled paint:








I also painted the removable interior of the building's main room. It's a bit rough, but doesn't need to be perfect. Much of it will be obscured by the generator and other items, and most of it will only be visible from one angle when seen through the windows:






The "wood" portions of the cupola and exterior trim were painted in a similar manner to the doors and windows:




Then I had to mask off these areas in preparation for the next step. I will be spraying the building with Rustoleum "Cold Galvanizing Compound". This will give the building a realistic appearance of galvanized metal:






That's all for now, more later. Enjoy!


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I used this photo of the control panel at the Diamond Tunnel mine in Nevada to create the electrical control panel for the model:





I started by importing a copy of the photo into Photoshop, where I retouched it, cleaned it up, straightened it out, and cropped it. Then I printed it onto self-adhesive vinyl. I mounted this on 6mm Sintra. I also printed a second copy to use as a guide in making some details that would stand out in 3D. I mounted these on 1mm Sintra, and cut them out:





I added some thicker pieces of Sintra as needed, and sanded them to shape. Then I glued the details to the main panel:





Next I cut out the slots for the switch levers, and removed the remaining vinyl. I also added some dials made from slices of styrene rod:





The switch levers were made from brass and glued in place:





Next I made a frame for the control panel, using styrene strips and a piece of heavy brass screen:





I painted the frame, and also painted the switches and other details to match the photographic print. Then I glued the control panel into the frame, and glued the entire assembly into the building's interior:







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 Posted: Sun Jun 17th, 2018 10:35 am
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Hi Ray  :cb:



:!: :!: :!: :!: :!:



It looks really DANGEROUS !  :w:



Love it !  :P



:bow:



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WOW.  Really nice looking.



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Ray

Great looking electrical panel, I made one up in 1/48th of the panels used by the Silversmith Mines Ltd plant, still in service from 1920+/-. Sometimes think modelling in 1/24, scale might be easier to do.



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