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 Posted: Fri Jan 4th, 2013 01:46 pm
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OhioMike wrote: I thought i recognised that shed! OR & W? Great looking Brookville, reminds me of a Plymouth critter!
I really don't know what railroad it's from. As I recall, I was just surfing old railroad pictures and just liked this one. I reckoned it was simple enough for a first scratch build but detailed enough to give me some experience doing a few things beyond what I might encounter building an outhouse.

I like Plymouth critters quite a lot. They are very rugged looking to me so it would make sense that this one appealed to me too and that you saw the similar aesthetics. Of course, it didn't look too cool at first but I'm pretty happy with it now.

As I look at the flat car I did last night, it needs some bigger beams around the ends and sides. It's little too wispy looking like it is now.



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 Posted: Fri Jan 4th, 2013 03:12 pm
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My comment (only 5 cents--what a bargain!) on all of the above, is that there is more than one way to skin a cat (sorry for the analogy, Jake).

I think that I would leave the side skirts off the deck, however. I like to watch the siderods flailing around. Siderods are like certain female appendages--if you have 'em, show 'em.


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 Posted: Fri Jan 4th, 2013 03:16 pm
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Well, I'd planed on detailing them a little. Maybe I should take them off and take some photos of it like that to see what it looks like. I find I get a better perspective of the model from the photo. Is there any precedence in full scale for opening up the skirts only in front of the wheels and rods themselves?

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 Posted: Fri Jan 4th, 2013 03:41 pm
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I could do something like this to the side skirts.



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 Posted: Fri Jan 4th, 2013 05:11 pm
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Yes, that's it! Then you got both...side frames and side rods. Nice...

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Congratulations! You've turned "newbie to scratchbuilding" into a nearly-completed project (and then some) ... the curved end beams on the loco are a nice touch ... keep going! :thumb:



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Thanks guys. This is a pretty cool little project for me. It's got to be as close to instant gratification as any scratch build could be. Ill open up the side skirts over the wheels. I have to get some NBW castings. I wanna add some junk to the deck too. While I wait for some of that stuff to arrive, ill start on the building. Then, scenery... That's going to be a completely new experience for me. I've built models before... Not scratch built but I've fabricated parts on my planes so this was easy. Scenery.... Suffice it to say ill be asking questions.



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 Posted: Sat Jan 5th, 2013 03:53 am
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mwiz64 wrote: I could do something like this to the side skirts.That would work, do it, it has a nice "layers" visual effect.



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 Posted: Sat Jan 5th, 2013 02:19 pm
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OK, I cut in the side access ports. They look good, BTW. I've filled the seams and stuff. I've finish sanded it. I've ordered some NWB castings. As soon as the NWB's are installed, just a few of them, I need to paint. The thing is, I've never painted a little model like that where I was even slightly happy with the result. That's likely because I used paint like Rustolium.

So now at the LHS I see railroad paints in these little bottles. I'm assuming I'll have to use the airbrush to use these colors. I'm sure hand painting wont turn out very well. Is true? Will a single action airbrush be OK for painting things like this? I have some old HO box cars that I can practice on.

Also, I want to paint this little guy black and I of course want it to look pretty beat up with some rusty patches. I so, would you prime this with a rust color and then paint the black and chip it off? I also bought myself an assortment of Bragdon weathering powders. Would I be better off dusting on the rusty looking spots over the black paint?

I know, that's a lot of it depends questions but I thought I'd ask them and see what kinds of advice I get back.

Thanks in advance!



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 Posted: Sat Jan 5th, 2013 08:59 pm
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A single action airbrush is fine for this. There are some great spray can paints available also, my favorite is Tamiya. They have several blacks, scale black is nice. If you airbrush, then practice some on the old boxcars. Weathering is where you will get 38 "how to's" from 32 different guys. I would use the Bragdon chalks since it can be washed off if you ain't satisfied and try again. There are some techniques like using rust color as a base and then putting salt on the areas you want rusty and spraying the color, you come back and scrub off the salt and you have rust spots. This is shown here on FR but I don't remember where. Take it easy on this, we have seen one example of bad weathering that made a critter look like a Holstein cow! Take your time and experimant on the old boxcars, you'l be glad you did.

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